What are Doṣa?!

What are Doṣa?!

We are diving into the world of Doṣa. It is complex – partially because it requires some unlearning. I love this quote from Ganesh Mohan that speaks to the importance of waiting for right knowledge before consuming it! Visit their website for more goodies! What...
A Comparative Overview of Health

A Comparative Overview of Health

When we think of health outside of the Āyurvedic paradigm, some of the things I look for as definitions are :  Absence of Pain – The body does not ache regularly and any pain does not last longMental Clarity – Thoughts feel unfettered and...
Essential Oils, the Good, the Bady, the Caustic

Essential Oils, the Good, the Bady, the Caustic

Not all Oils are the Same Before we go into Essential Oils themselves, let’s examine the differences between Oils prepared Āyurvedically and those that are not.  The way Oils (Tailams) are made in Ayurveda is very different than how they are often made...
The Empty Promise of “Sweating Away Toxins”

The Empty Promise of “Sweating Away Toxins”

…and a deeper look at Sweat and its functions In a variety of ways, we have peered into the management of health. In summary, the means to protecting your health is through your gut – by managing the proportion of space around your digestive fire, the...
You CAN Drink too Much Water – aka What is Kleda

You CAN Drink too Much Water – aka What is Kleda

Last week we learned about the 6 tastes of Ayurveda and how a balance of these tastes is a prerequisite for health. We discussed how we are only healthy if we can digest what we consume and if what we consume contains the balance of the 6 tastes that we, in...
Shad Rasa – the 6 Tastes

Shad Rasa – the 6 Tastes

Rasa means many things in Sanskrit. It can mean the Divine play of Lord Krsna, it can mean energetic characteristics in Yoga Tantra, it can mean the first tissue made in Ayurveda – the one we mentioned often carrying Āma in last week’s conversation. It...
What is Āma?

What is Āma?

Often when a practitioner asks you to stick out your tongue they are looking at many things, but one of those things is the coating that may reside there. There are times when that coating can indicate health and other times when the coating can indicate ill health....
Ayurveda, Tell Us! Why do Summer’s Fly By?

Ayurveda, Tell Us! Why do Summer’s Fly By?

Ayurvedically, the Summer Months, or Grisma Rtu, are ruled by Air (Vayu) and Fire (Agni). The combination brings Movement (chalatva) and Intensity (tiksnatva) to our lives – even in (or perhaps especially in) COVID times. Our feeling of lightness makes us feel...