Discovering Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Rituals Of Self-Love
Ayurveda believes that your Self chose your body to fulfill your life’s purpose; it is crucial that you honor your life as a gift from the universe. The body you inhabit is an essential part of your journey as it is the carrier for your soul. Which is why it is important to express love towards all aspects of yourself.
Understanding Nature’s Role In Ayurvedic Healing
The human body is the product of five elements of nature: Akasha i.e. Space; Vayu i.e Air; Agni i.e Fire; Jal i.e. Water; Prithvi i.e. Earth. In Ayurveda, each body is considered to be a blend of these five elements
Five Qualities that Help Balance Pitta Dosha
To keep Pitta from being aggravated, a few simple key words should be kept in mind. Healing words for Pitta dosha are Cool, Dry, Bitter, Sweet, Moderate.
Ayurveda for Spiritual Well-being
Ayurveda is the traditional healing system from India that is literally translated as "the science of life." Through healthy daily practices and aligning with natural rhythms, one can prevent disease and create health on a daily basis. And although the outcome of Ayurvedic lifestyle and medical treatment is a healthy body and mind, the true aim of Ayurveda is to...
Ask Dr. Sheila: Understanding Vikruti, Your Current State of Health or Imbalance
Our prakruti, or nature, doesn’t change. It’s like our unique fingerprint, or DNA. Our individual proportions of the doshas are what makes us unique. However, since we have all three of the doshas within our constitution, any of them can accumulate and get out of balance, which is our vikruti.
How to Cultivate Peace and Calm through the Healing Properties of Tamo Guna
Imagine a day without night, or a summer without winter. Things would be out of balance. Through proper application, quantity, and timing of tamas, it can be a medicine for us to arrive at a state of peace and harmony.
Transforming Our Habits Through Mindful Resolutions
For many of us, ringing in the new year with fresh resolutions is a great opportunity to bring awareness and attention to our aspirations to break free from our current unhealthy habits.Our vices fall under a category called Prajñāparādha, which is one of the most common hetu or causes of disease according to Ayurveda. It can be described in its...
Ask Dr. Sheila: How Do I Create an Ayurvedic Self-Care Routine?
Every month, Dr. Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer, will be answering questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness, please send us an email to, and your question may be the one she answers next month.Thank you for your questions this month. Many people are beginning to learn about the wide...
Ayurveda for Millennials: Career vs. Education
This is the third installment of our series, Ayurveda for Millennials around the decision between career vs. education.
Ayurveda and the 6 Tastes of Life
Ayurveda gives us a lot of great information about healthy eating, and one of the most important is understanding the six tastes of life: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Ask Dr. Sheila: Do Certain Doshas Do Better with Different Styles of Meditation?
Every month, Dr. Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer answers questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness. This month sha answers questions around meditation and preventing boils, abscesses, and cysts.
Understanding Ayurvedic Terminology: A Simple Dictionary
Ayurvedic terms are spread throughout this website, app, and our community as a whole. You’ve probably picked up on the meanings of a lot of them, but why struggle when we’ve made this simple guide to understanding common Ayurvedic terms with definitions and examples of how to use them in sentences. Enjoy! Agni: Translates to "fire" and is commonly referred...
An Introduction to Panchakarma: The Ayurvedic Art and Science of Detoxification and Rejuvenation
Most people think of a detox as a superficial process. You change your diet, take supplements, or abstain from harmful substances, and the body does the rest. I am an advocate of all of these things. Unfortunately, many of my patients have health concerns that go beyond a poor diet. They need a multifaceted approach to rid their bodies of...
Ayurveda for Millennials—A Series
Starting this month, we will explore a series of articles about helpful Ayurveda tips for millennials.Now more than ever before, the younger generation is questioning a lot of the fundamental ideas and notions that have become a staple in an established society. As a millennial myself, with a family background and professional education in Ayurveda, I’ve come to understand this....
Ayurveda for Millennials: How to Apply Ayurvedic Principles for a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Happiness lies in striking a balance. As millennials, we are entering the phase of life where we end up focusing on work, hoping and believing that work is the only thing that is going to make us happy. What we tend to ignore is the inevitable burnout. Your body is going to give up at some point! That is the...
Ask Dr. Sheila: Does My Dominant Dosha Change?
Every month, Dr. Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer answers questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness, please send us an email to, and your question may be the one she answers next month. You can also submit questions during her Instagram Lives that take place every Wednesday at noon (PST)...
Get Grounded with Sweet Potato Chai Pancakes
In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re in the midst of Vata season, with cold, windy days that increase the Vata dosha in the body, mind, and emotions. If you accumulate too much Vata, you’re likely to feel nervous, spacy, or overstimulated. To keep your Vata in balance, start your day with a grounding breakfast routine to feel rooted, warm, and nourished.Discover...