Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Inflammation in the skin is challenging to treat, especially when our environment is hot or irritating. Ayurveda offers several herbs that can help reduce heat in the skin. Herbalist James Bae from Veria Living Ayurvedic TV presents 3 simple, Ayurvedic treatments for inflammed skin. As always, consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner for details regarding herbal remedies. Namaste
by Lissa Coffey
The Vata dosha controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain. When Vata is out of balance, anxiety and other nervous disorders may be present...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Lissa Coffey who is Ayurveda expert and renowned authority on Ayurveda and Relationships, has agreed to share her Ayurveda wisdom related articles with us ! In this article, she tells us all about Vata dosha. According to her, the most important thing to know about Vata is that it leads the other doshas. Vata usually goes out of balance first, which causes the early stages of disease. Please read through her article. Namaste.
by Richard Gold
Writing poetry is a way to grow emotionally and intellectually, as language articulates and frames experience symbolically...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you can't think of a reason to write poetry, here is a list that will inspire you to pick up the pen and write!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Sharada Hall
Are you attracted to people who are exactly like you or exactly the opposite? Do you and your partner's different ways complement one another or are you like two peas in a pod?...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Relationships can be tough, especially those where constitutions may clash. Dr. Sharada Hall, DOM offers some first hand insight into how two people with opposite prakritis may benefit each other and complement one's weaknesses with their strengthes. This refreshing account on a Vata and Pitta/Kapha relationship demonstrates how understanding Ayurvedic principles and doshic energies can facilitate communication and help couples reach common ground in their relationships. Many thanks and blessings for this wisdom, Dr. Hall. Namaste
by Alex Duncan, PhD
Gandusha (gargling of the mouth) should be done frequently, using cold water. Gandusha removes Kapha, thirst, dirt and cleanses the interior of the mouth. Gargling with comfortable warm water removes Kapha, loss of taste, dirt, diseases of the teeth and bestows lightness of the mouth...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Oral care for teeth, gums and tongue begins with regular daily cleansing. But, there are some simple Ayurvedic practices that you can add to your oral care regimen that further benefit in your health. Cleaning the srotas throughout the day via water gargling known as "Gandusha" will help remove excess Kapha from the mouth and throat. Also, the Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling known as "Gandusha Snehana" helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Vaidya Alex Duncan discusses both techniques for optimal oral health. Namaste
Editor's Note: It's easy for Vata dosha to get out of balance in the cold and windy weather. This video from Banyan Botanicals reminds us how to ground and regain balance as we enter winter months.
by Dr. Baljot Bharaj
In Ayurveda many herbs are described which are used as a single herb or in combination. Combination is done to increase the efficacy of herbs to enhance the action on a particular organ or disease...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this article the author Dr Baljot Bharaj has described specific combinations of Ayurveda herbs which enhances the efficacy of herbs and their combined effect and action on the body systems. These herbs have been grouped according to the part of the herb used or according to the number of herbs indicated in various body conditions. Please have a read.
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