Ayurvedic Wisdom for Seasonal Transition

Ayurvedic Wisdom for Seasonal Transition

Here in the Western Hemisphere we are in the period of late summer moving into the cooler season of autumn. In many parts of the country it’s still quite hot, but the waning light is noticeable. Some of the leaves and colors are changing around us into more muted and...
Sugar vs. Sweet Taste

Sugar vs. Sweet Taste

            Have all that leftover Halloween candy sitting around your house tempting your sweet tooth? Maybe your sugar cravings are increasing as the weather gets colder? It is very common to begin to crave sugar this time of year. The holidays bring more fat,...
Using the Six Tastes in Fall

Using the Six Tastes in Fall

            The six tastes in Ayurveda are these: Sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, and bitter. We have discussed these in detail before, but we wanted to do a recap now that we are in this transitional season of autumn. Each of these flavors should find its...
Oil for the Doshas

Oil for the Doshas

            Ayurveda uses medicinal oils infused with herbs to help imbalanced doshic energy. Different oils can help remove toxins from the skin, treat certain disorders, replenishing moisture, and establishing a healthy barrier. Oil massage is the best for pacifying...
Skincare for Fall

Skincare for Fall

            Many of you have already felt it, but the fall and wind are here in all their glory! The weather is cooler and the dry qualities of Vata are in full swing. You might have also noticed that with this change, your body and skin is changing. Dry, tight skin...