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Yoga Asanas by Doshas & Season

                                                                                                                Yoga and Doshas Yoga has received more than its fair share of attention worldwide – and […]


Ayurveda Summer Diet Do’s and Don’ts

       Summer is pitta season. With the mercury rising, the days are becoming long, warm and dry. As summer progresses and the days get warmer, dryness also starts increasing making the vata dosha also start slowly rising. Pitta is hot, light and sharp. Vata is dry. Our goal should be […]


Modern Living and Aggravated Doshas

           Modern Living and Aggravated Doshas Do you remember your childhood as a simpler time? When food was real and actually bore a resemblance to its original source, when talking to someone actually meant seeing the person in flesh and blood, when time was not such […]


Happy Mother’s Day!

“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done!”. Before all the hardworking dads label me as a feminist, I will clearly state that I do not subscribe to this view. Men don the role of caregiver to perfection in so many walks of life […]


Incompatible Food Combinations

Modern wisdom says, “You are what you eat!”. According to Ayurveda, “You are what you digest!”. So, a dish made from the finest super foods, that is not digested well by our systems, is more harmful, than beneficial to us! In the same light, a simple dish made from a […]


Ayurvedic Tips for Spring Season

The ancient science of Ayurveda imparts practical wisdom on how to live our lives in tune with Mother Nature. Birds, animals, insects and all other living creatures automatically adapt to changing seasons very seamlessly. It almost seems like they are in perfect sync with some invisible force that is orchestrating […]


You are the Healer

  You are the Healer! You – not your doctor, not your counselor, not your herbalist, not your spiritual guru, not your yoga therapist, not your Ayurvedic practitioner – but, you, are your own healer. The role of a doctor, counselor, guru, therapist etc. is that of a guide or […]


Acne Face Mask 2

This acne face mask is a great topical remedy for alleviating symptoms of breakouts, boils, pimples and mild acne on the skin. It can be used standalone or as part of a complete home facial, such as this routine, by replacing the face pack step with the following one. The […]


Herbal Body Scrub

Pamper yourself with this luxurious, chemical-free body scrub that will make you look and feel like a goddess! Using some common kitchen ingredients and some Ayurvedic herb powders, you can make your skin soft and supple. It makes me wonder why I bother to use soap every day! Ingredients: Besan […]


5 Ayurvedic Daily Practices to adopt this New Year

A new year brings with it renewed goals, renewed hope, and renewed vigor to actualize those goals. Whether your goals are weight related, beauty related or just plain health related, Ayurveda has answers for you and offers solutions that actually work! But, if you are new to this vast, amazing, […]


5 Simple Cold and Cough Remedies 2

It’s that time of the year – sniffles, sneezes, runny noses, colds, congestion, coughs, headaches, and sometimes fever. Winter and spring are usually the peak period for colds and other related ailments. Although considered a kapha aggravation primarily, colds also have a vata aggravation association. Moist, cool properties of kapha […]


The “Shift”: 4 Areas to Detox in Your Life

Someone wise once said, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never.”  I am sure many of you, like me, can identify with this. Ignorance is NOT bliss! Before kids, food was just something that had […]


5 step recipe to “mask” your damaged hair woes!

Who doesn’t want a luxuriant head of lustrous, thick and healthy hair? A healthy mane is a sure-shot sign of good health. According to Ayurveda, hair is a waste product or mala (and what a lucrative industry the “hair” industry is!) of the bone (asthi) tissue. There are many factors […]


Fall Season Lifestyle Tips – Do’s and Don’ts

In the previous blog post, we talked about how our diets need to be tweaked to adapt to the fall season. Fall is a transition season – when the hot summer is slowly transitioning to the cold winter! Dryness, windiness, mobility and lightness, coolness, roughness, and erratic weather are characteristic […]


Fall Season Diet Tips – Do’s & Don’ts 1

Fall is the season of transition – after the hot summer and before the onset of the cold winter, when Mother Nature sheds its excess baggage to conserve resources for the challenging weather that is approaching. Falling leaves in dazzling, beautiful, warm hues, the warmth of summer slowly turning to […]


Weight Loss & Ayurveda 4

Obesity, according to Wikipedia, is a “medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” It goes on to say that “Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly […]


Herb-Infused Anti-Hair Fall and Anti-Graying Hair Oil: 5 minute Recipe 7

Here is an easy, effective homemade hair oil using natural ingredients for a host of hair ailments like early graying, hair fall, dryness and frizz etc. All you need for this recipe is some coconut oil (or sesame oil, depending on your constitution and the season), hibiscus leaves and flowers (fresh or dried), […]


Meaning of Navaratri & Its Relationship with (Ayur)Vedic Principles

      I love how the trigunas (sattva, rajas and tamas) are tied into the significance of Navaratri, so thought I’d share it with you all! I heard this beautiful explanation, based on the Vedas, from my beloved Guru, Sri Sri Ravishankarji, a few years ago. These practices may be […]


100% natural, 30 minute @Home Facial 9

Flawless skin is no accident – yes, genetics plays a large role in skin quality, but there are many other factors that dictate the quality of our skin. We don’t just ingest food and water, but also air and perceptions. Toxins can enter our bodies through all these routes. Preservatives, […]


Definition of Health in Ayurveda

“Health” is a very multi-faceted concept in Ayurveda. A person whose annual blood work is excellent with no red flags whatsoever, may not be considered healthy, per Ayurveda. So, what is perfect health in Ayurveda? Sama dosha, sama agnischa, sama dhatu, malakriya | Prasanna atma, indriya manaha, swastha ithiabhiyathe || […]