Category: Articles on Ayurveda

Why the practice of Yoga should begin with Ayurveda

Following Ayurveda along with Yoga  helps us gain complete harmony and balance in body and mind so that we can discover our true Self that is one with all. Most people today practice Yoga, particularly asana and pranayama, for health benefits as the primary factor, extending at times to mantra, mindfulness and meditation to improve

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Ojas: The Power of Immunity in Yoga and Ayurveda

Ojas is the ultimate resort of strength, patience and endurance for body and mind. Ojas is cultivated in Ayurveda for disease prevention, deep healing, rejuvenation and longevity. It is cultivated in Yoga for inner strength, determination and vitality, steadiness and focus of mind and prana for higher meditation practices.   Ojas is the essence of

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Ayurvedic Implications of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

We will explore the extensive relationship and vast interconnections between Yoga and Ayurveda, focusing on the Yoga Sutras. This examination extends to important issues of Yoga sadhana, Yoga therapy and Ayurvedic healing. Yoga, Ayurveda and related Vedic disciplines have more connections than usually acknowledged, particularly in the West. We cannot understand one of these systems

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The Power of Prana in Yoga and Ayurveda

  Yoga and Ayurveda constitute a way of life that allows us to arrive at longevity and immunity, and to provide the basis for the pursuit of Self-realization and Moksha. Their approach to healing is based upon right values, right behavior, and right relationship with our natural environment and humanity overall.   The medical side

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Managing Kapha Dosha Today

This is the third of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today and the necessary lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes involved.   Kapha dosha in Ayurveda is generally defined as the biological water humor but also has earthy characteristics. Kapha physical types tend to hold

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Managing Pitta Dosha Today

This is the second of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today, and  helpful lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes to consider.   Pitta dosha is one of the three main biological forces and mind-body types at the basis of Ayurvedic medicine. Pitta is easy to

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Managing Vata Dosha Today

This is the first  of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today and helpful lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes to consider.   Vata dosha is the most disease-causing of the three Doshas or biological humors of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in Ayurvedic medicine. It represents

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Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

  The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused a massive loss of life, particularly for the elderly, and many millions worldwide have tested positive for the virus. Yet the psychological suffering the pandemic causes may be as difficult as the physical suffering, particularly as it lingers on well into 2021.   First is the psychological suffering that

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Shiva Ayurveda – The Yogic Power of Healing and Transformation

We follow an ancient tradition of Shiva Ayurveda connected to the Himalayan domain of Shiva and the great Yogis, including Yoga traditions from Kashmir to Uttar Khand and Nepal, but with connections throughout India. ******* Most Ayurvedic practitioners look upon Lord Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as the deity of Ayurveda and ideal doctor.

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Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment

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Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment
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  Santosha, the yogic state of contentment, is not ordinary contentment, such as being happy personally with who are, what

The Healing Power of Shakti

Shakti, the intrinsic grace of the Divine Mother Goddess, holds the supreme power of spiritual, psychological and bodily well-being. Connecting