Ayurveda

Ayurveda: The Way to Wellness & Longevity

May 11, 2015

Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that originated in India over 6,000 years ago. It is a science of life where balance between the physical (body) spiritual (soul) psychological (mind) are maintained for complete health. Shirodhara is a classical...

Experiencing Shirodhara

Dec 08, 2014

I love trying new treatments and natural remedies. So when I was travelling through Nepal and spotted a traditional day spa nestled down a Kathmandu laneway, I decided to book in for Shirodhara. Why Choose Shirodhara? There were two things that prompted...

Your Guide to the Ayurvedic Diet

Jan 31, 2014

Do you struggle with knowing what to eat and what to avoid? Wonder what lifestyle is ideal for you? The ancient system of Ayurveda makes it easy to choose the right foods and get your body back into balance. This article explores the Ayurvedic system...

What is Vastu?

Oct 23, 2013

Are you interested in how your home and environment might affect your life? Like feng shui, the ancient approach vastu shastra looks at how we’re connected to our dwellings. But what exactly is vastu and how can you apply it to your home? Let’s take...

What is Shirodhara?

May 24, 2013

Picture yourself lying on a massage table in a warm, darkened room. You close your eyes and as your body relaxes, a tepid liquid drips onto your forehead and down your temples. As it slides down the side of your face, the sensation reminds you of a soft...

Know Your Dosha: Vata

May 13, 2013

According to Ayurveda, vata, pitta and kapha are the three main doshas (or vital energies) that make up a person’s constitution. The doshas - and the balance between them – dictate your health and how you relate to the world. What are the Doshas?

What's Your Dosha?

Jan 31, 2013

Have you ever noticed how certain foods make you feel light, while others weigh you down? According to Ayurveda, it all comes down to your dosha. What is a Dosha? Ayurvedic medicine assumes that we all have a mix of three mind and body constitutions, called...

Studying to be an Ayurveda Practitioner

Jan 18, 2013

Do you like the idea of helping people re-balance their body and experience optimum health and wellbeing? Working as an Ayurveda practitioner can be incredibly rewarding and allows you to make a positive impact on your clients. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda...

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Apr 02, 2012

The story goes that one day, the supreme Creator remembered the medical science of Ayurveda. He passed this knowledge down through the hierarchy of lesser gods until finally it reached human ears. It was then recorded as the great healing science. This...

Popular Ayurveda Herbs

Nov 14, 2011

Ayurvedic herbs have been administered for thousands of years in India. That is certainly long enough to give them sound integrity when it comes to their efficacy. Now you can find many different manufacturers that offer quality Ayurvedic herbs on the...

Studying Ayurveda

Nov 10, 2011

Are you attracted to the ancient holistic Ayurvedic approach to healing and interested in exploring formal study? Ayurvedic medicine is based on assessing the body's three vital energies (termed doshas) and determining how illness and disease causes...

Ayurveda and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Jun 18, 2010

Ayurveda is a holistic healing tradition, which is focused on a wide range of therapeutic and remedial treatments for practically any condition.  It is one of many natural treatments or therapies that are used on a daily basis to provide relief and...

Shirodhara 101: Benefits and Methods

Dec 14, 2009

Many people treat common ailments like headaches and insomnia with medication for immediate relief. For those who are looking for alternatives to medication, natural methods abound in the treatment of stress and anxiety. These methods promote relaxation...

What is Brahmi?

Sep 30, 2009

Brahmi (bacopa monnieri) is a perennial herb that has long been used in Ayurveda as a natural treatment for a wide range of ailments. This plant has thick and succulent leaves and small white flowers with 4 or 5 petals. The entire plant may be used for...

What is Gymnema?

Nov 21, 2008

What is Gymnema? Gymnema, or gymnema sylvestre, is an Ayurvedic medicine that is used to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.  The name means “sugar killer” in Sanskrit.  It is traditionally used for its suppressing effects on the taste buds, making...

Ayurvedic Skin Care 101: The Basics

Oct 21, 2008

Ayurvedic skin care draws on the ancient system of Ayurveda to care for your skin. Read on to learn more about your skin type and how you can best care for your skin. Ayurvedic Skin Types Ayurvedic skin care begins with finding out your skin type.  Vata...

What is Vedic Astrology?

Aug 18, 2008

“Vedic” comes from the word “Veda” in Sanskrit, which means knowledge, in a very broad context.  Vedic astrology is a system of astrology that is predictive in nature.  Read on to find out more. What is Vedic Astrology? Vedic astrology is an...

Chi/Prana Breathing: What You Need to Know

Jul 01, 2008

We all know that breathing is necessary just to stay alive, but how many of us have thought about the other important things that occur when we breathe?  Chi/prana or life force body enters the body through the breath, and correct breathing means...

Ayurvedic Constitutions: What You Need to Know

Jun 18, 2008

In the teachings of Ayurveda, the five elements – ether, air, fire, water, and earth – manifest in the body as the three doshas or energies.  These doshas are the Ayurvedic constitutions.  Each individual will have a mix of these three energies...

Neti Pots

May 27, 2008

Neti pots are small pots with spouts that are designed to clean your nasal passages.  They are commonly used in India and other parts of Asia, and are traditionally made from copper, silver, or clay, although many neti pots are now made of ceramic, stainless...

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