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Ayurveda and Nourishment of Rasa Dhatu

According to Ayurveda, healthy nourishment produces healthy rasa dhatu. Rasa dhatu refers to all of the fluids within the body, including plasma, lymph, breast milk and menstrual flow. Healthy rasa dhatu feeds all the other tissues of our body.

New Year's Ayurveda Message from the President: Looking Forward


Isn't that what the New Year is about… looking forward?  We are reminded that there is a cycle to life. There is the past, the present and the future. On the New Year, we put the past behind us. We welcome the future and try to set a clear intention, an affirmation, and a vision as we move forward.

A Famous Quote from the Classical Ayurvedic Text, the Ashtanga Hrdayam

 “Persons desirous of (long) life, which is the means (instrument) for achieving dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth) and sukha (happiness) should repose utmost faith in the teachings of Ayurveda”; thus said Atreya and the other great sages.” ~ Ashtanga Hrdayam

Ayurveda & The Human Body: 7 Signs & Symptoms of Stomach Disease

As we begin the New Year, many of us have New Year’s resolutions that involve being healthy ~ and for many of us, losing weight.

Ayurveda and Homemade REAL Ginger Ale

Ring in the New Year with Homemade Ginger Ale!

Om Shanti: “The Peace That Passeth Understanding”

In Yoga class, OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI is often chanted. What Does It Mean?

For eons, the sacred sounds OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI has been chanted. OM (also spelled AUM) is a sacred sound and mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. OM can be said to be the universal sound of creation.

Ayurveda & 3 Steps to Building a Healthy Foundation for Optimal Weigh

Healthy weight is a reflection of a balanced mind and a healthy lifestyle. When the mind is at peace, and the lifestyle is balanced, the mouth knows what to eat and what to avoid.


Ayurveda, Love and Ojas - and Wishes for a Happy New Year!

 As we greet the New Year,  let us remember that all challenges to our health and well-being come from a state of low ojas. Ojas is the foundation of our ability to love to be loved; it is that which sustains, stabilizes and nourishes us.

The Simple Premise Behind Healing According to Ayurveda

“The path of healing is based on a simple premise. If there is an excess of a particular quality in your body or mind, then reducing your exposure to that quality and taking in the opposite quality will assist your body and mind in returning to its proper balance. It is really just common sense. By adjusting the qualities we take in, the elemental balance of the body is changed and with that, the physiological forces (doshas) that govern its function.

Ayurveda and Weight Loss: Step 1 - Eat your biggest meal at noon!

 Already laying plans for losing weight after the first?


Step #1: Eat your biggest meal at lunch!