Give Ayurvedic Herbs some Credit!

When I was studying Ayurveda in India, it struck me that the Ayurvedic materia medica (herbs, etc) was largely unexplored, under-researched, and forgotten relative to that of Chinese medicine. (Just to be clear, it still is.) And I thought if there was more research...
What are Adaptogens?

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are certain plants that ‘adapt’ well to their environment, by responding well to stressors and other factors. ‘Well, that’s nice, but what does that have to do with health?’ You ask. Many of these adaptogens have been made into...

Infographics: Human Chakras

Guest post, or should I say image, today on the Chakras, which is kinda fun for me because my yoga class has centered on chakras a lot lately. There’s one common misconception about chakras that a lot of people fall in to that keeps them from true chakra balancing:...

Ayurveda Recommendations for Autumn

Having shared the Chinese medicine guide to a healthy autumn and my own tips for staying healthy in the fall, now its time for the seasonal adjustments Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) recommends for autumn. Ayurveda believes that fall is a time of increasing...

Sounds For Chakra Balancing

This is a long overdue guest post, but somehow good timing as I’ve been reading about Chakras a lot recently. Sound is vibration and can affect change in our bodies at energetic and cellular levels. Our Chakras, the energy centers that absorb and translate the...
5 Natural Ways to Relieve Headaches

5 Natural Ways to Relieve Headaches

If you’ve ever talked to me about health, and probably also if you’ve read this blog, you know I prefer natural approaches to health and wellness as well as for curing disease and illness, whenever possible. And so, while the most common thought for...

[Recipe] Meals for Pitta in Summer

In Ayurveda, everyone is classified according to their pakruti (dominant constitution-Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and should adjust their lifestyle according.  Ayurveda also recommends adjusting according to season and even time of day. And given that its the peak of summer,...

Products, Supplies, and Supplements

Perhaps it’s a surprise that someone (me, hehe) who advocates for such a natural approach to health takes supplements and uses products. Then again, perhaps not… How else can I stay healthy, in great shape and form, and never get sick such that I can avoid...