Ayurvedic Practices to Handle the Heat

Ayurvedic Practices to Handle the Heat

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hot! Across the US we’re experiencing a heat wave; this is the season known in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine as Late Summer. For many of us the heat can feel both exhausting and irritating. How do we surrender to the heat and support...
Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Why is it important to cleanse?             The term “spring cleaning” applies to our bodies as well our minds in Ayurveda. With the seasonal shift from Winter into Summer, we must prepare our bodies through detoxification in the Springtime. We want to consume a low...
Agni, Your Digestive Fire

Agni, Your Digestive Fire

Agni is known in Ayurveda as the internal digestive fire, as well as the deity of fire. The devotion to Agni is not nature-worship, but a recognition of the awe inspiring power that softens metal, evaporates water, and may bring life or death. Fire is known across the...
Ayurveda and Jyotish

Ayurveda and Jyotish

The purpose of the Vedic sciences is to promote Self-realization. Known as sister sciences, Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic astrology) have been studied as parallel practices since their conception. Ayurveda translates into “knowledge of life,” and Jyotish...
The Six Tastes: Sour

The Six Tastes: Sour

Our entire psychology is connected with our nutrition. Salt: basis for awakening consciousness; Sour: refreshing, activating; Sweet: general sense of well-being; Bitter: resistance for the will” – Albert Soesman The Six Tastes Taste has been studied for thousands of...
Chyawanprash, Vitality in a Jar

Chyawanprash, Vitality in a Jar

Chyawanprash, also called Chyavanprash or Chavana Prash, is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe that’s over 5,000 years old. A specific blend of herbs, spices, fruits, fats, and honey, it is full of essential vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that can help restore the...