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by Shubhra Krishan

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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.



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Does the color of some rooms make you squeamish? Itchy? Antsy? Does the color of other rooms make you soft? Calm? Wonderfully wobbly and weak in the knees?


Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: We live in a technicolor world. But, we may not be aware of how much color truly affects us. For example, some colors like blue or white evoke a sense of serenity and calm, while firery colors like red or orange possibly enhance anger or rage. Ayurveda views color as an influential source that can affect our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Choosing colors that will benefit our doshic constitution can create significant energetic changes and enhance our overall health. Vatas respond best to grounding colors such as earthy tones but may also be creatively stimulated by yellows and greens. Firey Pitta can be managed with cool blues and Kaphas require vibrant, bright colors to motivate and keep them active. This interesting article on color and Ayurveda discusses the spectrum in more detail with a unique eco-friendly paint line developed specifically with the wisdom of Ayurveda. After reading it, I'm sure you'll never look at color the same way again. Namaste



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.




Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Acid reflux, known as "amla pitta," can manifest as a persistent burning condition in the stomach, esophagus and mouth, thus creating great discomfort. Ayurveda views amla pitta as a displacement of sour acid from the stomach, driven by the irregular or excessive upward movement of udana vayu. In essence, vata literally pushes pitta (acid) up into the esophagus and mouth. Ayurveda recommends certain vata and pitta-reducing foods as well as specific spices to quell amla pitta and keep acid in the stomach...




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.



by Roshan Baskota

In Ayurveda headaches can be approached from three basic principle of Ayurveda; Tridosha – Vata, Pitta and Kapha...

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In Ayurveda science, headache can be approached from three basic principle of Ayurveda; Tridosha – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Roshan Bastota's article Migraine Headache Treatment in Ayurveda explains this in details and also about the herb based natural solutions what Ayurveda therapy has in store for combatting the migraine headache.



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