The Art of Discernment

The Art of Discernment

In Āyurveda, Śatāvarī has become a popular herb that is often called adaptogenic. Taking this herb without understanding its innate properties, combinations + methods of use is wasteful at best + harmful at its worst. This is from Caraka Siddhisthāna 2.24-28. The...
Vāta’s Imbalance is a Path of Destruction

Vāta’s Imbalance is a Path of Destruction

Vāta’s Domain We’ve discussed previously that Vāta is the King. When we say it this way, it makes the potential of Vāta seem kind of cute. We associate “Vāta’s” with being spacey and forgetful. We discuss having too much Vāta as a cause...
Basti, What’s the Point?

Basti, What’s the Point?

I will of course get into this more once I complete the program in June, but since there are so many kinds of enemas in the world, I thought it would be nice to elaborate on the differences. In Āyurveda, there are many types of Basti – some are...
Tantra Yuktis – Methods of Āyurvedic Thought

Tantra Yuktis – Methods of Āyurvedic Thought

Tantra Yuktis In the workshop on Sunday I referenced the Tantra Yuktis of Āyurveda. Tantra means scientific system on a particular topic. Yutki is the process of thinking that comes from experience related to textual knowledge. Yutki also...