Understanding Depression Through Ayurveda

Understanding Depression Through Ayurveda

Depression is caused by losing the connection between you and your Self. For some, this loss is devastating and shows up as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, guilt, extreme weight gain or loss, difficulty concentrating, and more. Life trauma (substance abuse,...
Zoom Fatigue

Zoom Fatigue

“Zoom Fatigue” is a term being used to describe the exhausted feeling one has after a video conference call. During “shelter in place” ūüŹ†, an estimated¬†42%¬†of people are now working full time from home. Zoom calls are so draining because we have...
Respiratory Health

Respiratory Health

At Santa Cruz Ayurveda, we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to those who are fighting the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Santa Cruz and surrounding counties. We extend our hearts to those in the community who have lost their homes to the fires, and...
Creating Morning Routines

Creating Morning Routines

A dinacharya (morning routine) aligns us with our natural circadian clock and nature’s cycles. In this modern world of technology, our inner clocks have been skewed and somewhat disconnected from nature’s flow. In Ayurveda, each time of day is governed by...
Alcohol in Ayurveda

Alcohol in Ayurveda

There is no rule in Ayurveda that says you can’t drink! ¬†According to the Yogi Amrit Desai, people become addicted to drugs or alcohol as a means of escaping imbalances and pain caused by stress or tension. ¬†The mind receives a signal from the alcohol that it is...
Healthy Elimination

Healthy Elimination

Ayurveda is all about using food as medicine. ¬†Strong agni (digestive fire) is indicative of a healthy digestive system.¬†Your stool reveals the condition of your digestive tract. It let’s you know if you have balanced gut bacteria, are drinking enough water, and...