Love is in the Air: The Medicinal History of Roses

Love is in the Air: The Medicinal History of Roses

With Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s take a moment to appreciate roses. The rose plant has a long history of medicinal uses in ancient and modern practices alike. Pieces, Places, and Properties Every part of the rose plant – petals, fruit, stem and roots are...
Subdoshas & the Air Element

Subdoshas & the Air Element

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes As we descend more into Vata season, we can feel the effects of the air and ether elements more strongly. Within the three main doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) there are five subdoshas each, representing the five elements. The five subdoshas...
Autumn Equinox, Vata Season & Mabon

Autumn Equinox, Vata Season & Mabon

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes Today, September 22nd is the autumn/fall equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. We are transitioning from summertime pitta season to the vata season of fall. Vata season is characterized by colder weather, dry and windy conditions. The sun...
Samprāpti: The 6 Stages of Disease

Samprāpti: The 6 Stages of Disease

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes In Ayurveda, there are six successive layers that lead to the manifestation of a disease. The accumulation of imbalances and toxins is what furthers the disease process, usually behind the scenes before signs and symptoms are very noticeable....
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...
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...