Ayurveda is an ancient approach to wellness and healing from India that helps you to find balance in an inherently unbalanced world.
Ayurveda focuses on all aspects of the self, unlike much of Western medicine, viewing symptoms as details in a larger picture of health. This holistic approach to wellness means that treatment is individualized, so that two people suffering with similar symptoms may have radically different treatment.
Patterns of symptoms, imbalances and tendencies group into what Ayurveda calls doshas, or individual constitutions. A person has born tendencies, which are their primary doshic balance (prakruti) as well as tendencies that surface in times of imbalance (vikruti).
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Ayurveda, an ancient system of healthcare rooted in the same foundations as yoga, has powerful tools that can bring greater balance, peace and love to our modern lives. If you experience digestive issues, trouble sleeping, stress or anxiety or are simply looking for a harmonious way to improve your overall vitality and joie de vivre,…Read More
In Ayurveda, we view the mind as a powerful generator of both well-being and illness. Your health and happiness (or lack thereof) directly reflect the quality of your mental patterns. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to spend time understanding how this process plays out in your own life. You can learn to disrupt…Read More
The holidays are upon us. Delicious sweets, intoxicating drinks, late nights with friends and a general sense of abundance make this time of year precious. When it comes to the big family meals, I am all for a little indulgence. Personally, I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to whipped cream. Especially when there’s…Read More
Hi! I hope you’re doing well! In this post, I’m taking a quick look at the Vata dosha and how it interacts with the mind. The Ayurvedic perspective gives us a pretty simple framework to understand mental well being that you can use to observe and influence your own state of mind. Ultimately, the more you can understand…Read More
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Are you feeling the summer crazies yet? I sure am. I feel like all the hectic activity of summer is still full force, while, the “return to school” vibe has caused my work load to massively multiply as my web clients get back to being productive. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that…Read More
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If the title of this post inspires thoughts like “Oh man, this woo-woo stuff is NOT for me”, then you might just be right. But that doesn’t change the fact that you still have an energy body! This is one of those topics that the more you know about it, the more you’re able to…Read More