The Three Doshas in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha

Articles on the three doshas by Dr. Marc Halpern.


The Five Elements: Air in Ayurveda

The element air, called “vayu” in Sanskrit, is the second of the five great elements (pancha mahabhutus).  It comes second because it evolves from ether. As the potential inherent within…

The Way of Success? Vata Style!

There are many roads to success. One of those is the path of inspiration. The inspired individual is one who draws inspiration from above and brings it down through their…

Ayurveda: The Art of Stress Management

“Ayurveda” literally translated means the “knowledge of life.” It is the traditional healthcare system of India. Ayurveda is based on the idea that a life and lifestyle of harmony is…

The Three Types of Tamas

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….