Have you ever wondered if the place you call home is truly conducive to your overall well-being? Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, suggests that the climate of your surroundings can significantly impact your … More »
Meals prepared with love are one of the cornerstones of Ayurvedic cooking practices. Local, doshically appropriate, and seasonal are what I consider to make up the other three corners. One of the cookbooks I grew … More »
Proper rest is essential for the well-being of any person. The body utilizes sleep as an opportunity to use its energy for healing and repairing damage to the body that accumulated during the waking hours. … More »
Tamas describes a mind/consciousness union that lacks higher Self-awareness. This is called ignorance in Ayurveda and Yoga. Tamas is one of the three mahagunas or great qualities of the mind. Rajas and tamas are causative … More »
There are different reasons we feel tired. Of course, if you don’t sleep well, you’ll be tired. But there are other reasons to consider including “burn-out”, and acute or chronic illness. From an Ayurvedic perspective, … More »
I worried about everything as a child. By the time I was 10 years old, I was experiencing horrible stomach aches. I had intense school anxiety. I would feel okay eating breakfast in the morning, … More »
Due to the rise in popularity of Ayurvedic herbs, such as Ashwagandha, and lifestyle techniques, such as Yoga, many still reduce Ayurveda to a science focused on the physical body. While Ayurveda does heal the … More »
Earlier we learned about the three Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tammas. Today we are going to explore how a Kapha natured personality is different depending on the Gunas of the mind.