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...
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 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...
What’s Your State of Agni?

What’s Your State of Agni?

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  In Ayurveda, our state of health depends mostly on the condition of our Agni (digestive fire). Looking at the state of our Agni is usually the first thing to address in our healing and will be the most important thing in our longevity. Good...