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by Alex Duncan

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue featuring skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease and varying degrees of inflammation; all associated with a deranged immune system...


Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Ayurveda considers skin disease a multi-doshic disregulation of vata, pitta and kapha, whereby one dosha often dominates upon examination of signs and symptoms. There are n easy ways to resolve skin disorders, however the general Ayurvedic approach includes a combination of langhana (purification) and samana (balancing) the doshas, often though panchakarmic methods.




Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: This is a beautiful and practical video that demonstrates how Ayurveda envisions Yoga as a daily practice! It speaks to the customization of Yoga according to your doshic constitution. Vata, Pitta and Kapha predominant constitutions can all benefit from Juliet Jivanti's Ayurvedic Yoga video. Enjoy!



by Meenakshi Joshi, BAMS, PG PPHC, PGCPK

Oil massage is advised before any other ritual. According to Ayurveda, oil massage is bahy snehana bahy. Outer sneha means oil and love, too... to wrap and nourish the body with love that is the application of oil. It is basically vata shamak or pacify vata dosha so the best anti ageing, anti stress methods if done daily...


Editor's Note: Bathing is a daily ritual to cleanse the body. These days with the advancement of the leisure industry this ritual has become more than a mundane daily washing. There are more lines of products with fancy names than ever before. The technology and advancements have surely given us lots of choices and options, but with all this array of good products there comes a trolley full of unavoidable confusions, too...



by Dr. Baljot Bharaj

Post natal period is like a second birth for a woman. It is the period to replenish the vital elements lost during pregnancy and giving birth to the baby. Ayurveda emphasizes on regulated dietary regimen during this period to gain strength and pre-pregnancy state...


Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Significance of Postnatal diet finds importance in Ayurveda woman-care. Not only does this diet help in nourishing the tissues of the woman, replenish the vital elements lost during pregnancy and giving birth to the baby; and also balances the body humors or doshas viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Dr Baljot Bharaj has brought us with these details in her nicely authored write-up 'Post Natal Diet and Ayurveda'. Please have a read.



by Susan Westfall

There are energetic vibrations on many levels of the body, but there is a source of fundamental vital energy which ultimately connects the mind, body and spiritual consciousness. The doshas represent the gross bio-energies whose balance is critical for physical and mental health...


Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is another brilliant article by Susan Westfall wherein she focuses on the merits of prana, tejas and ojas, which are essential for the spiritual connection as well as maintaining self-awareness. She also narrates about the Ayurveda philosophy of the three doshas vata, pitta and kapha; which impart the doshic energy which in abundance imposes a transcendent, spiritual health for it links the physical state to a higher state of consciousness!




Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a great video from Deepak Chopra's Chopra Center for Wellbeing which portrays Ayurvedic Techniques to balance your dosha or mind body type especially for the Vata dosha type of individuals.




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. ~Christina



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.



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