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by Faith Hunter

Within the science of Ayurveda, it is believed that fibromyalgia symptoms are a result of a Vata imbalance. Vata is the main imbalance and Aggravated Vata destabilizes the nervous system and can create hypersensitivity leading to pain and tenderness...


Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: If you are in pain most of the day, it's possible that your Vata Dosha is unbalanced. Read more about the Ayurvedic and Yogic paths to feeling better and finding relief from pain.



by Shubhra Krishan

Cross-posted from

Vata, governed by the quality of air, is typically restless and commitmentphobic. Vata people find it hard to stay interested in one person, and not everyone can cope with their mood swings and indecisiveness. However, their creative and slightly mysterious personality makes them very attractive, too...


Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: In this interesting piece, the author Shubhra Krishan,tells us about the beautiful characteristic features in the three different dosha personalities viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha types; what is their basic nature and how they would react to an external stimulus. No doubt, an avid understanding on this topic could help us simplify our lives as well as relationships! Worth reading.




Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: There are particular foods and diet options for your particular dosha type! Ayurveda lays much emphasis on the right food intake. It has been specifically acknowledged that a dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) tends to get aggravated mainly by undertaking Aahara with the properties similar to the respective doshas. This is because 'like increases like'. Hence, the vitiated or aggravated dosha can only be nullified by taking foods which mainly oppose that particular dosha in properties. Pleasew watch the video with Ayurveda Diet Chart specific for the 3 dosha types - Vata type, Pitta type and Kapha type.





Kapha dosha is defined by the characteristics of cold, heaviness, stability and dullness. If you have a kapha constitution or kapha imbalance, this video demonstrates how you can customize your yoga practice to encourage the opposite qualities that naturally bring kapha back into balance.




Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: As we grow deeper in our understanding of Ayurveda, we can begin to incorporate its principles into our daily yoga practice. After consulting an Ayurvedic practitioner and determining your prakriti (doshic constitution), one can use this knowledge to more accurately approach their yogic practice. This interesting video by Melissa West, PhD demonstrates a full-length strong, active Kapha practice as she offers some modifications for Vata and Pitta. Enjoy! Note: The first 12 min of the video discusses business and then an introduction to Ayurveda. Asana practice begins about 14 min into the video.



by Alex Duncan, PhD

Ayurveda includes fasting amount its preventative and curative therapies. Fasting from food or “Kshut” in Sanskrit helps to pacify aggravated Doshas (biological principles governing movement, transformation and cohesion), increase and balance Agni (digestive enzymes), purify the body of toxins, wastes, dead cells etc. Fasting can be used for maintenance (for example day-long fasts once a week or so) or for cure (stronger longer lasting fasts)...


Editor´s Note from Julie Cerrato: An incredibly timely discussion on fasting and Ayurveda is provide by instructor Alex Duncan. Fasting as a means of cleansing the body is often performed in early fall and springtime along with the season change. It is known to pacify aggravated doshas, stimulate agni, and rid the body and mind of waste and toxins...




Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this video, Dr Greg Emerson highlights the medicinal usage of turmeric as anti-oxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti cancerous. He calls turmeric as a Super Herb ! Turmeric is surely on of the few Ayurveda herbs which as per Ayurveda, turmeric is believed to be a destroyer of aggravation in all the three basic humors of the body viz. vatta, pitta and kapha. These humors or doshas when remain in their balanced state, provide us with the fruit of health. On the contrary any distortion among any of the same results in the production of a disease. Therefore, turmeric is recommended in a large variety of ailments! Please have a look.



by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda

Facing digestion doldrums often ? You need to understand that for maintaining natural well being, proper digestion of whatever the food you eat is so essential...


Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: In Ayurveda text, the exact translation of the word, Agni means fire which is the manifestation of the fire body humor or the Pitta Dosha. Thus, Agni contributes to all the metabolic activities in the body. Please have a read of my article. Namaste.



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