For those living with a chronic condition, facing each new day is often times a daunting task. Our days are catered around how we wake up each morning. Planning often becomes a non-existent reality and we are fortunate if we make it from the bed to the bathroom and back. You are bound by…

  For those practicing the various branches of Yoga, the addition of the yoga diet will greatly compliment your yoga asana/ meditation/ pranayama practice creating a well-rounded holistic yogic lifestyle. The yoga diet also falls into one of the yamas of yoga or lifestyle practices of yoga which is ahimsa, or non-violence. SEE ALSO: The 7…

Doshas, Chakras, and Medicine I love my medical practice. Within the exam rooms, patients are given the space, time and opportunity to ask questions, explore their health, understand prevention, and unload their life’s burdens. It is an unconventional practice of sorts. There is still the process of HIPAA, triage, history, and physical exams, yet in…

Copper is Essential In India, it has been long held that drinking water from a copper vessel can ‘charge’ the water. According to the Vedic texts, this is known as ‘Tamara Jala’. They say this water has the power to balance the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Copper (Tamara) is also one of the…

The Power of Ayurveda Struggling to settle your mind in your yoga practice? Falling asleep on your meditation cushion? There’s a solution, and it’s contained in your food. Sattva is a Sanskrit word meaning “purity.” It is one of the 3 gunas (primary qualities of nature) in Ayurveda, the science of life. Ayurveda and yoga…

The Code Of Ethics The practice of yoga embraces every moment of our lives, and so our ethics—our guiding principles of conduct—are, of course, essential to reflect upon and study. The way you conduct your outer life compliments your meditation. With a balance of inner development and outer restraint, a sense of strength, peace, and…

Live Your Life in Sync with the Natural Cycles of Nature This is Ayurveda 101. We desperately need to connect with the cycles of nature and allow her wisdom to guide our lives if we want to age with grace. Mother nature’s rhythms are powerful, and we need to connect our genes to them so…

Ayurveda According to Ayurvedic medicine, we can all live long and fruitful lives by living with awareness in regard to the three pillars of Ayurveda, which are: diet, sleep, and sex. Each of these pillars plays a vital role in creating the foundation for good health. SEE ALSO: These 8 Herbal Teas Will Make You Feel…

  We are now officially a few weeks into the fall season. The weather has gotten cooler, and the summer heat is fading away. As the season transitions toward more and more cooling, it is important to find ways to help our bodies prepare for this change. Winter will be here soon, and our bodies need…

Yoga is a complete holistic system unto itself. Everything that can be thought of- from the inside out- is included in the methodology. Providing the internal organs with a gentle ‘scrub’ is considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and these Nali Kriyas do exactly that! It takes a while to master, but wow…

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