Dr. Siva Mohan

About Dr. Siva Mohan

Siva Mohan MD teaches Ayurveda at Loyola Marymount University, has an empowerment-based private practice, and directs Los Angeles’ celebration of Vedic wisdom, Veda MeLA: svasthahealth.com.

Self-Care As Self-Love

Self-care practices rich in nourishment and self-love can be found in Ayurveda. For any operating system, regular maintenance is key to optimal performance and longevity. For our human operating system maintenance includes regular self-care in order to experience a finely tuned physical body, healthy state of mind, a well-balanced emotional operating system, and a daily dose [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Gratitude: 6 Superpowers of Healthy Practice of Giving Thanks

We may take gratitude for granted, or feel it is overplayed. Yet according to the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda, gratitude is not only essential for our well-being, it actually endows us with superpowers. Don’t just save it for Thanksgiving dinner; practice gratitude daily for greater mental health. Superpower 1: Gratitude is your Automatic Reframer [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda – Cycles of Shedding

Cultivating the energy of Spring cleaning allows us to let go and release. The meaning of the Super Moon we experienced at the launch of 2014, I am told, was all about killing off or releasing relationships that needed to go. I consciously released some; in other relationships, I buried the aspects of the relationship [...]

By | April 13th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Five Suggestions for Good Digestion

During this season of gratitude, we express appreciation for our loved ones and various aspects of our lives. If there's one thing to be the most thankful for in life, it's…drum roll, please… your digestive system! Why your digestive system? - Harnesses prana (nutrients from food) to keep you alive. - Affects every other system [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Alleviating Anxiety with Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, vata is one of the three doshas, or organizational constituents that maintain homeostasis in the body. Vata dosha embodies the energy represented by the element of air and space (think wind). If you’ve experienced inspiration and the feeling of being swept away by the creative process, you’ve felt vata dosha at its best. [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Ayurveda|1 Comment

Staying Cool (sheeta) This Summer

The energy of the pitta dosha, according to Ayurveda, embodies qualities similar to fire. For any of us with a dominant amount of pitta in our constitution, researching decisions and operating in a way that maximizes efficiency and logistics are natural; we love reading consumer reviews. We want to know why, and spend a lot [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Ayurveda|0 Comments

New Mom Tea Recipe

Photo by David Young-Wolff New Mom Tea Recipe   This new mom tea provides a nourishing drink to support a new mom's health and well-being. Ingredients: 2 parts cumin 2 parts fennel 2 parts fenugreek 2 parts wild yam (or licorice) 1 part coriander ½ part ajwain (asafoetida) if available 1 pinch fresh lavender [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Ayurvedic Suggestions for New Mothers

A mother-centered approach to balancing health and well-being In Ayurveda, the journey of becoming a mother is acknowledged as a great transition. As in any transition, vata dosha, the energy of air and ether, is elevated after childbirth. Transition involves something leaving as it transforms or gives way to something else. For example, after childbirth, [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Ayurveda|1 Comment

Warm Up and Let Go

Balance the heavy, earthy, wet kapha energy of the spring season  When people ask me what Ayurveda is, I like to describe it as an awareness. Simply stated, the practice of Ayurveda is the practice of being so in tune with the energetic patterns in your mind and body that you are able to make [...]

By | February 27th, 2013|Ayurveda|0 Comments