The Nature of Individuality, structure of life in health and disease

The Nature of Individuality, structure of life in health and disease

Each of us is a unique individual. Just consider how inherently and intriguingly different we are in so many fundamental ways. Each of us will react differently to a given stimulus whether diet, medicine, weather, emotional stresses, aging, or disease. The stream of...
The Energetics of Thanksgiving Foods

The Energetics of Thanksgiving Foods

In Ayurveda, every food has an energetic effect on the body. Understanding these principles allows one to use food as a tool for healing. To begin, one must have awareness of their present state. Do you generally feel warm or cold? Does your digestion seam fast or...
Samkhya Philosophy & the Gayatri Mantra

Samkhya Philosophy & the Gayatri Mantra

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes In Ayurveda, there are six philosophies that attempt to explain life and creation. Samkhya (Sānkya) Philosophy explains how all of life came to be and is the most popular philosophy. This was founded by Kāpila as the truth of life and...
The Koshas (Energy Sheaths)

The Koshas (Energy Sheaths)

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes The Koshas are the energy sheaths of the body that represent the layers of our beings and mind. The seven chakras (wheels of light/energetic focal points) are correlated with the koshas as well as the endocrine system and their related organs....