Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Trouble falling or staying asleep? Ayurveda can help!
Dr. John Douillard speaks with Waylon about Vata & Pitta disturbances that prevent individuals from a good night's rest. Ayurveda points to a Vata imbalance if there is difficulty falling asleep due to restless monkey mind, overexcitment or exhaustion. Individuals who wake up throughout the night are more prone to a Pitta imbalance and may experience emotional or hormonal upset or excess heat due to metablolic disturbances. Ayurveda offers several suggestions for balancing Vata and Pitta including lifestyle and nutrition modifications. Dr. Douillard discusses some of these suggestions to provide individuals with adequate energy to properly prepare the body and mind for bed.
Sweet Dreams ;) Namaste
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Low on Energy? Ayurveda aims to continuously restore balance to the doshas and supply fresh energy for the body and the mind.
In this lovely YING & YANG LIVING video interviewing Ayurvedic expert Jenny Ahn, several Ayurvedic suggestions are offered to restore energy to each of the doshic constitutions known as Prakriti.
For Vata, Pitta & Kapha prominant prakritis, different self-care steps can be taken in diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Jenny discusses yoga styles, nutrition and bedtime routines to benefit each constitution.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What is your doshic phenotype? Deconstructing the Ayurvedic body and mental phenotypes can get confusing. Vata, pitta and kapha are present in all individuals in various combinations, but how do you know which doshas predominate within you? This brief, but clear video by Dr. Neelesh Korde discusses numerous features, mental/emotional states and behaviors of each dosha. Take a moment to explore the differencs among the three doshas and how they may present within you. Namaste
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 Lisa Belisle
Ayurvedic oils, like sesame and sunflower oil, have been used for more than 5,000 years as a potent medicine for maintaining and improving well-being...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Hot, dry, pitta summer is here! As the sun and heat roll in, our skin is more susceptible to damage by tejas, so we must take steps to protect it. Abhyangha self-oiling massage is a wonderful way to nourish the skin during this season and a great method for relieving several bodily ailments. In Ayurvedic Practitioner Lisa Belisle's article "The Importance of Ayurvedic Oils," she discusses how beneficial herbal oils like sesame and sunflower can be to relieve skin conditions, insomia and muscle pain as well as help detoxify the body. Check out Lisa's article and then watch ATH's Abhyanga video to learn how to give yourself a daily massage. Namaste, Julie
by Debby Andersen RYT, C. Ayu.
Today I’d like to share a little more in depth about Pitta dosha, the principle of transformation. If you need a more basic introduction to the doshas be sure to check out this previous post...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Pitta imbalances can be hard to spot for some individuals. Although we aim to keep agni strong, subtle signs of fire organ disturbance can arise in the liver, stomach, pancreas and even less pitta known outlets such as the skin, blood, muscles and eyes. Ayurvedic practitioner Debby Andersen reviews 6 key areas to observer for pitta fire disturbances. As always, we encourage you to read further about Ayurveda and contact a practitioner if you notice any of these pitta imbalance signs. Namaste
by Dr Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Musk Melon - An important fruit in summer season
Summer is one of the most horrible season with increase of heat in environment we lose our energy, we perspire a lot due to which there is fluid loss and at the same time body heat increases...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Summer is upon us! With the hot, dry weather conditions, Pitta rises and is sometimes fueled by warm summer Vata winds. To keep the body hydrated, Ayurveda recommends cooling foods and water-filled fruits like melon. Dr. Krishnamoorthy offers a great suggestion for a lovely, refreshing summer fruit, the Musk Melon. Other hydrating melons include watermelon, honeydew, sharlyn, casaba, galia and santa claus. Enjoy!
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Yoga is one of the most beneficial healing modalities. Each Ayurvedic dosha can be balanced via a unique yogic practice. For Pitta, soothing asanas and cooling pranayama will relax and quell rising fire and water elements. This Chopra Center video offers a beautiful demonstration of a Pitta soothing Yogic practice. Namaste.
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