Ayurveda

Demystifying Tongue Scraping and Neti Pots

Practices for a Supportive Daily Routine   How often do we really observe our tongues?  This may not be a common habit for most people but Ayurveda believes that the tongue reveals information about our internal health; and in the daily practice called Dinacharya, the observation of and scraping of the tongue is as important [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Magic of Maca

Looking for a brew that delivers? We love a steaming mug of filled with a hot drink—comforting and complex in flavor. Coffee (served in the billions of cups), black or green tea, chocolate, or herbal infusions are common choices. Every day there is a new news report about the health benefits—or drawbacks of coffee and [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Magic of Nasya

An Ayurvedic Practice to Awaken Perception By Jeff Perlman Imagine taking a simple inhalation that is far more powerful than one of the hundreds of unconscious breaths you take each day.  This inhalation carries the magic of an Ayurvedic herbal formula that not only awakens your perception, but also stimulates your intelligence and balances the [...]

By | October 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Elixir of Immortality

Sip on this potent herbal tea daily for anti-aging and increased vitality. By Rehmannia Dean Thomas Ancient Chinese history is replete with tales of wise elders (men and women) who lived as recluses in the high forests of China’s five sacred mountain ranges. Legend states they attained immortality by taking elixirs of special herbs. Scroll [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Falling into Autumn Rhythms

Shiva Rea guides an Ayurvedic Fall Practice for Peace   Shiva Rea and Students Yoga for Peace Mala Photo by David Young-Wolff     In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? -Siddhartha Gautama In the Fall Equinox, [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Aromatherapy and Yoga

An introduction to safe use of essential oils for yoga practice. The penetrating aroma of essential oils has a powerful effect on our physiology and emotions, impacting every cell of our being. There are many ways to use aromatherapy for self-healing. By using specific essential oils in combination with our yoga, pranayama, and meditation practices, [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Power of Questioning to Control the Restless Mind

5 Stages for Developing Intellect through Vedanta In the last few decades there has been a phenomenal rise in the standard of living. However, by many measures, the quality of human life has deteriorated. At the workplace there is dissatisfaction, stress, and animosity. At home, spouses are unable to maintain harmonious relationships. Parents find it [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda and the power of the breath

Ayurveda and the power of the breath The breath is the connecting link between the inner world of the mind and the outer world of body and environment.  Meditation works by bringing an effect from the level of Being to the mind.  With the breath, we bring this effect to the physical level as well. [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda and the Athlete

Ayurveda and the Athlete: Recovery begins with the first breath. Skateboarding the Great Wall or base jumping from Mt Everest. While these may be examples on the far end of the sport spectrum, in general, people now are chasing extreme pendulum shifts to extract as much pleasure-seeking juice out of their dopamine receptors as they [...]

By | March 14th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

An introduction to Triphala

  “If all you do is take triphala, eventually the body will return to a state of balance.” These instructions were given to me more than once throughout my Ayurvedic education in regards to the classic blended formula triphala. It is one of the Ayurvedic powerhouses, a must-have in the toolbox and the kind of [...]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Ayurveda|1 Comment