Soma

Soma

In Vedic philosophy, Soma is the cosmic lunar, cool, calm and rejuvenating principle that balances the Agni, the principle of light, fire, heat and transformation. They can be thought of as Prakriti and Purusha or Shiva and Shakti, the feminine and masculine aspects...
An Ayurvedic Perspective on Weight

An Ayurvedic Perspective on Weight

As with any disease in Ayurveda, becoming overweight begins with the incorrect consumption of foods and lifestyle habits.  These choices result in problems with Agni (digestive fire) and increased Ama (toxins).  Elevated Ama disturbs the metabolic process and creates...
Ayurvedic Facts About Rice

Ayurvedic Facts About Rice

In Ayurveda, food is considered medicine. Foods are categorized according to their taste, their effects on doshas (constitution), as well as their effect on the tissues. This is why when choosing foods it is important to understand nutritional and Ayurvedic...
Basic Food Combining In Ayurveda

Basic Food Combining In Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, every food has its own taste (rasa), a heating or cooling energy (virya) and post digestive effect (vipaka). When two or more foods with a different taste (rasa), energy (virya) and post digestive effect (vipaka) are combined, the digestive fire (Agni)...