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Desserts & Doshas: Skimming the Surface of Ayurveda

Or, shall I say, skimming the ghee off butter…

About a month ago, on a Sunday very like today, when the sun was shining here in Portland, me and my friends A and Z went to Mount Tabor to establish what I hope will become a ritual: picnicking with naturally-sweetened desserts ( 1,729 more words


Health secrets of the Indian subcontinent

By Fiorila Hell 


The word Ayurveda comes from Sanskrit and means “to have the knowledge of life”. It is an alternative medicine coming from the Indian sub-continent. 536 more words


Avoid a Vata overload this season…embrace Kapha!

As the season (here Minnesota at least!) turns to beautiful autumn, I’ve been musing and mindfully monitoring my doshic energy, and its clear to me that Western society in general often encourages us away from trusting nature’s design. 455 more words

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Digging into Vata dosha

Ayurveda is a combination of complex analytic knowledge and simple practical solutions.

It encompasses a deep understanding of the intricacies of our environment, our bodies and the elaborate mechanisms that operate them and at the same time it suggests clear, coherent, intelligent and uncomplicated information and practises for dealing with disharmony in body and mind. 1,148 more words

Introduction to Ayurveda: the Doshas

“The state of ill health is a moment to moment happening.  Healing is a moment to moment balance, bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and how we respond.” 534 more words

Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda is the Vedic science of healing for both body and mind, developed in ancient India around 1500 BC. The word means “wisdom of life”. It’s a vast subject, and I like the way it’s summarized in the book, … 639 more words

Yoga In India

Moving Into Autumn: Vata Season

Pitta, Kapha and Vata are the three Ayurvedic doshas or ‘types’ which express certain mental and physical characteristics, and each person usually expresses dominant characteristics of one or two of these doshas.Working out your own dosha is extremely useful in discovering why we do the things we do, and how to find balance in life. 849 more words