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Guggulu is one of the most important purifying herbs in Ayurveda. Learn how to use it for a variety of ailments like clogged sinuses, obesity, inflamed joints, and skin disorders.Read More
Shatavari is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Find out what it is and if you should add it to your supplement line-up.Read More
Augmented reality gadgets and gizmos are all the hype, and for good reason. New technologies are enabling experiences to appear and feel real, but are actually in the digital realm. The HumaGram is one impressive example.Read More
The Seven Spiritual Laws are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. If you put them into practice, you'll realize that you can manifest whatever you've been dreaming about.Read More
If you take nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and suffer negative side effects, boswellia might be a good alternative. Unlike NSAIDS, boswellia is easier on the stomach while aiding inflammatory conditions.Read More
Indian Gentian (Andrographis paniculata) and has been renowned in India for thousands of years for its detoxifying and anti-infectious properties. The tropical shrub has delicate pink-purple flowers that produce small fruits containing six to 12 flattened seeds. It tastes intensely bitter , which...Read More
Historically it's been used to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Find out what it is and if you should add it to your supplement line-up.Read More
Butter and health benefits? You bet. Learn why ghee, a form of clarified butter, has been a staple in Ayurveda for thousands of years, and why you should consider adding it to your mind-body practices.Read More
Ginger tea is one of the oldest medicinal drinks. From aiding the digestive system to opening inflamed airways, it can act as a health-promoting elixir for the full body. Learn how it heals and how to make it.Read More
Yoga can help you maintain balance in your dosha. Learn which poses suit you.Read More
Amalaki, commonly known as Indian gooseberry or amla, is considered one of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. In Sanskrit, Amalaki means “the sustainer” and has traditionally been prescribed to strengthen the immune system and cool the body. Amalaki is a small tree that’s native to...Read More
Accumulated toxins are often the cause of fatigue, disease, weak digestion, and more. You can restore your energy by clearing out the toxins. Start here.Read More
There is at least one element in nature that can help each dosha heal. Whether you need to balance Vata, cool Pitta, or energize Kapha, Mother Nature can help.Read More
How you see other people is a reflection of how you see yourself. If you can embrace the negatives along with the positives, you'll be one step closer to self-acceptance. Start with this exercise.Read More
Solid sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. Follow these sleep-time tips to ensure you get the rest you need.Read More
Giving up those unhealthy habits can seem like an impossible task. Follow these steps to make the transition easier and sustainable.Read More
Routines can help keep your body and mind in a balanced and peaceful state. Vata types are vulnerable to imbalances and illness in the absence of consistency. Try this routine for at least one week to help align your daily rhythms with nature.Read More
As a Pitta type, you’re naturally strong and probably like to move and sweat. Here are a few Pitta-balancing exercise tips to help you harness the power of physical activity to create radiant health and emotional wellbeing, without burning out.Read More
The ability to clearly communicate what you want in life directly relates to your emotional well-being. The key principles of conscious communication can help you do just that.Read More
Take a week to reset your body and clean up your digestive tract. This detox routine will help eliminate waste and encourage your body to create healthy tissue.Read More
If your inner fire is strong, your body is better able to absorb nutrients and process experiences. Give your Agni a boost with these small acts of consciousness.Read More
Herbal remedies can help soothe inflammatory conditions and promote detoxification for Pittas. Learn which herbs are best for promoting balance in the mind, body, and spirit.Read More
Find out which herbs are best to help balance Kapha and promote a dynamic integration of mind, body, and spirit.Read More
Herbs can help enhance the integration of mind, body, and spirit, and help correct subtle imbalances. These three herbs are especially helpful for Vatas.Read More
Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins. Follow these steps to perform a garshana.Read More
Nutrition and diet are great tools to help you keep your doshas in balance. Balance your Kapha with light, dry, and warm foods, starting with this delicious nutty broccoli soup.Read More
One of the best ways to balance your dosha is with your diet. Pittas should eat foods that provide a steady flow of energy. Try this tabouli salad with flavors and ingredients that help balance the Pitta dosha.Read More
Keeping tabs on what you eat is a great way to keep your dosha in balance. Since Vata is drying, cooling, and light, you should favor foods that are moist, warm, or heavy. This simple recipe features pumpkins, which are soothing to Vata doshas.Read More
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga unite mind, body, and spirit to raise you to higher levels of consciousness.Read More
In the age of digital devices and social media, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever. Primordial Sound Meditation is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation.Read More
Routines can help keep your body and mind in a balanced and peaceful state. Since Kaphas are prone to being sluggish when out of balance, try this easy-to-follow daily routine to stay energized and keep yourself on your toes.Read More
Routines can help keep your body and mind in a balanced and peaceful state. Avoid Pitta imbalances like irritability and impatience with this easy-to-follow daily routine.Read More
Kaphas possess many wonderful qualities that arise from the combination of earth and water elements. While sometimes Kapha types are teased for being “too slow” or set in their ways, Kaphas are extraordinarily kind, accepting, and strong.Read More
Pitta gives rise to many powerful qualities in your body and mind. Although Pittas are sometimes teased for being “hot-headed” or domineering, when they are in balance, Pittas are kind-hearted, enterprising souls with the courage to follow through on their dreams.Read More
While Vata types are sometimes teased for being “spacy” or overly sensitive, when they are in balance, Vatas are extraordinarily creative and open to the gifts of nature, intuition, compassion, laughter, and love. Find out more about why Vatas should count their blessings …Read More
Aromatherapy uses smells to relieve pain, ease anxiety, and more. Learn how warm, spicy, and stimulating aromas can balance your Kapha dosha.Read More
Aromatherapy uses smells to relieve pain, ease anxiety, and more. Learn how to balance your Pitta dosha with sweet and cooling aromas.Read More
Aromatherapy uses smells to relieve pain, ease anxiety, and more. Learn how to balance your Vata dosha with warm, sweet, and sour aromas.Read More
As a Kapha type, you’re blessed with great physical strength and steady energy. Because of this, you can excel at physical activities that require endurance, such as long-distance running, rowing, cycling, and hiking. You also have well-lubricated joints and are the least likely of the three dosha...Read More
As a Vata type, you like moving fast and being active. You may be drawn to playing sports and trying new workouts. As long as you don’t push yourself too hard, your love of movement is a gift. As thousands of studies show, physical activity is one of the most powerful ways to create radiant health...Read More
The practice of self-care is essential for balancing all of the dosha types. For Kaphas, the key to good self-care is stimulation and movement.Read More
The practice of self-care is essential for balancing all of the dosha types. For Pittas, the key to good self-care is moderation and rest.Read More
The practice of self-care is essential for balancing all of the dosha types. For Vatas, the key to good self-care is rhythm and regularity.Read More
Our bodies are designed for physical activity—to move and breathe and circulate our vital life energy. More than 5,000 years ago, the master Ayurvedic physician Charaka wrote, “From physical exercise, one gets lightness, a capacity for work, firmness, tolerance of difficulties, elimination of...Read More
Most of us can remember getting so absorbed in a suspenseful movie or masterful novel that the rest of the world dropped away and we were completely identified with the plot and characters. It’s just as easy to get caught up in our own stories and reactions – particularly when we’re feeling threatened in some way. For instance, imagine that you’re giving a presentation at work and a client sharply criticizes your ideas.Read More
Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to expand our happiness, create loving relationships, and even improve our health.Read More
One of the guiding principles of mind-body medicine is the interconnection of all things, including the mind, the body, and the environment in which we live. Each of us is an inseparable part of an infinite field of intelligence, and in this very moment, with every breath, we are exchanging...Read More