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Dosha News Archives

The Doshas and Friends

Vatas can be the class clown.  They are fun and spontaneous and always up for an adventure.  The downside is ...

Mala Beads for Japa and Meditation

Malas are made of 108 stones or beads. The number 108 is meaningful in the Vedic tradition. This number comes ...

Ayurveda and Attention

According to the Ayurvedic system of health, good mental function is composed of three attributes: the acquisition, the retention, and ...

Bollywood

Most of you know that I'm a big movie buff.  I have movie reviews that I post on familyeveryday.com.  And ...

Ayurveda and Relationships

Ayurveda is “The Science of Life." And life is all about relationships. It's about our relationship with our selves, our ...

The Path of Knowledge

In Vedanta, which comes from the same roots as Ayurveda, there are four “yogas," or paths, through which to pursue ...

The Path of Work

In Vedanta, which comes from the same roots as Ayurveda, there are four “yogas" or paths, through which to pursue ...

The Path of Meditation

In Vedanta, which comes from the same roots as Ayurveda, there are four “yogas," or paths, through which to pursue ...

The Path of Love

In Vedanta, which comes from the same roots as Ayurveda, there are four “yogas" or paths, through which to pursue ...

The Clock

Just as the seasons contain elements of the doshas, so do the hours of the day.  6 am to 10 ...

Health in Four Areas of Life

According to Ayurveda, good health is present when we have good, healthy functioning in four areas of our life.  First, ...

Self Healing

Ayurveda explains that we are our own best healers.  We know ourselves best, after all!  We can educate ourselves and ...

Samadhi

Samadhi is a Sanskrit word meaning “divine peace." It's something we all aspire to, that calm, clear peace of mind ...

Nature’s Call

Ayurveda explains that our bodies have certain natural urges that are necessary for our good health.  When we suppress these ...

The Sri Yantra

A yantra is a geometric figure from the Vedic tradition.  It is a visual expression of a mantra, or sacred ...

Helping Widows in India

There is a movie out now called “Water" which is about the plight of widowed women in India.  I have ...

Chetana

Chetana is a Sanskrit word meaning “nature's intelligence." Food that is fresh and wholesome is abundant with chetana, so it ...

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an important tool in Ayurveda, for maintaining wellness and for healing.  It can be used to protect prana, ...

Everything is Coming Up Roses

Roses have always been associated with love and romance, so it's no surprise that Ayurveda uses roses as a remedy ...

Lakshmi

In Vedic philosophy, the goddess Lakshmi represents abundance, both in love and in wealth.  Lakshmi is often pictured in bright ...

Watching the Moon

In Vedic philosophy there are many cycles in nature to which we are subtly attuned.  The moon (“candra, in Sanskrit) ...

Dosha Gefluster

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail the other day.  My “What's Your Dosha, Baby?" book is now available ...

Saraswati

In Vedic philosophy, Saraswati is the goddess of wisdom.  She is often illustrated playing the sitar.  She represents both art ...

Balancing Pitta

Here in the northern hemisphere it's getting hot, which signals the official start of Pitta season.  Whether or not you ...

What’s For Breakfast?

With our western penchant for busy-ness many of us skip breakfast, thinking we don't have time as we're rushing around ...

Bathtime!

Sure, taking a bath is a nice way to get cleaned up.  But in Ayurveda a bath is so much ...