Just Say No to Allergy Season

Just Say No to Allergy Season

Photo by Karolina Grabowska. Ayurveda is an ancient science that is deeply integrated with the cycles of the seasons. Nature and the body are deeply connected: the activity in your gut and the activity in the soil involve and depend on each other…. Both intertwine...
Cellular Agni (Fire) & Emotional Health

Cellular Agni (Fire) & Emotional Health

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes The fundamentals of Ayurveda consider and address cellular nutrition and the connections between overall health and emotional wellbeing. Having agni (digestive fire) strong and functioning is the most important key to nutrition, cellular...
Ālochaka Pitta & Eye Health

Ālochaka Pitta & Eye Health

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes Ālochaka pitta is a subdosha within pitta dosha that is responsible for optical perception, color and light vision, 3-D vision, functioning of rods and cones, eyeball temperature, translucence and more. Our visual health has to do with how we...
Majjā Dhātu & the Chakras

Majjā Dhātu & the Chakras

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes We all have heard about the chakras, yet it may be unclear what they really are. The chakras are energy centers along the spine that are also referred to as wheels of light. Their seat is in the astral and energy body and cannot be seen or...
Don’t Hold Back! On Urges & Tears

Don’t Hold Back! On Urges & Tears

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  In Ayurveda, there are urges to not resist and doing so is harmful to the body. An urge can be yawning, going to the bathroom, burping, sleeping, crying, etc. Holding in these urges can put stress on the body and interrupt proper...