The Subdoshas of Digestion

The Subdoshas of Digestion

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes Most of us are familiar with the three main doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of these doshas have 5 subdoshas that represent each of the 5 elements. Of these 15 subdoshas, there are three with a correlating fire element that are...
Mood and Food

Mood and Food

An event for your Mind, Body and Soul Join us for an interactive & fun community event at Pacific Cultural Center on Saturday, August 21st from 10-2. This meal that heals will show you how food affects your emotions and how you can shift your eating habits to...
Reflections on the 5 Kleshas – Roots of Pain and Suffering

Reflections on the 5 Kleshas – Roots of Pain and Suffering

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  It is February 2nd and we have made it halfway through the winter! February 1st-2nd is celebrated as a Celtic holiday called Imbolc that marks the peak of winter and the halfway point between the winter solstice in December and the spring...
The 6 Stages of Digestion

The 6 Stages of Digestion

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  In Ayurveda there are six stages of digestion from initial food consumption to cellular nourishment. The five elements (ether, air, earth, water, fire) and the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent) work together to...
The 3 Nyāyas (Laws of Nutrition)

The 3 Nyāyas (Laws of Nutrition)

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  In Ayurveda there are three laws that govern nutrition and they are called the nyāyas. Everything we consume must be digested, broken down, assimilated and absorbed at a cellular level in order for proper nourishment to take place. Different...