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Identifying the Doshas: What Does Vata Dosha Look Like?

Do you wonder if you might be vata dosha? Vata is the dosha comprised primarily of air and ether (space), and the qualities associated with these two elements (cold, dry, light, mobile). Below you will find the physical characteristics which are typical of vata. 

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Ayurveda and the Seven Dhatus (Tissues) of the Body

“Dhatu means tissue. The seven dhatus are the seven types of tissue that make up the human body. Since Ayurveda considers both a physical and a subtle body, the seven dhatus make up both of these bodies. The seven dhatus are rasa, rakta, mamsa, medas, asthi, majja and shukra. 

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Ayurveda and the Art of Eating Consciously ~ Healthy Eating Guideline #2: Say Grace Before Meals

“Sometimes, when a person thinks about saying grace before meals, an association is made to some past negative experience while growing up, or an association is made to a religious ritual. Either is often enough to put aside grace and just get to the food. Ayurveda and yoga offer another way of looking at grace. 

The Many Benefits of Yoga Nidra and How to Become a Certified Yoga Nidra Practitioner

Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the California College of Ayurveda, utilized Yoga Nidra many years ago as a tool for his own healing during a debilitating illness. His life was profoundly transformed as a result. He later went on to create the California College of Ayurveda and to teach others countless healing techniques, including Yoga Nidra. 

Ayurveda and Panchakarma: Cleanse Your Body, Refresh Your Mind!

Ever heard of panchakarma? For thousands of years, people have been benefiting from it. Perhaps now it’s your turn? 
Panchakarma (PK) is a deep, all-the-way-to-the-core cleanse. In fact, it is the single most powerful healing therapy used in Ayurveda. And since Ayurveda has been around since the dawn of human history, that’s saying a lot.

Learn What Ayurveda Says About Your Karmic (Causal) Body

The human being consists of three bodies: The physical body, the subtle or astral body, and the causal or karmic body. Each body is an energetic field of different densities that vibrate at different frequencies. In previous posts we gave discussed the physical body and the subtle (astral) body. Here we will discuss the Causal or Karmic body. Below is a quote from the “Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine,” by Dr.

Ayurveda and the Role of the Pancreas

“The pancreas lies between the stomach and the spinal column. While most of the gland is hidden behind the stomach, a portion of it lies close to the duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). The pancreas is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. The exocrine portion is the part that creates digestive enzymes. These enzymes are secreted into the small intestine via the pancreatic duct which joins the common bile duct which in turn leads into the intestine.