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Mind, body, and spirit: A primer on Ayurveda

One of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda has its roots in the Vedic culture of India. It continues to be one of India’s traditional health care systems, and for years now, it has been gaining a strong following worldwide. 252 more words


Ayurveda: The Repository of Indian Saints’ Knowledge

What has come to scientists lately is what was established by the Indian saints centuries ago: the Mind, Body and Soul connection. The tripartite relationship was advocated by them and the science that defined this relationship with respect to one’s health was called Ayurveda (life-knowledge). 368 more words

Aromatherapy for Ayurveda 101

First, allow me to apologize for the lack of posts recently. I have been teaching a seven week massage course that I’ve not taught before and it has taken me away from writing here in the interest of creating lesson plans and grading quizzes. 477 more words


Simple Ayurvedic Tips For Your Best Skin Ever


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Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Indian science of natural medicine, is as much a lifestyle guidance on an individual’s well-being as it is a powerful system of medicine that delivers long-lasting results by addressing the fundamental, root causes of disease. 760 more words


How to Simplify Life with Ayurveda (no joke!)

A few weeks ago I was chatting to a fellow yoga teacher and mentioned that I love Ayurveda because it has really simplified my life. I think he literally snorted, possibly rolled his eyes and said something like, “Ayurveda and simple, never heard those two words in a sentence together.” 1,064 more words

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An Invigorating Homemade Coffee Scrub.

There’s a certain coffee scrub doing the rounds lately, causing quite a stir. And for good reason. The exfoliating effects, plus its’ purported cellulite and scar reducing abilities, plus just the generally incredible smoothness it imparts to your skin are all pretty incredible results from a 200gm bag of coffee grinds. 477 more words


The Doshas.

Before I discuss any of the other parts of Ayurveda, I thought it best to first begin with the basics: the three doshas.

Dosha in Sanskrit refers to bodily humors, kind of like energies or forces. 1,120 more words