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Dosha News Archives

Adding Spice to Your Life, and Meals!

According to Ayurveda, a balanced diet contains all six tastes at every meal: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent ...

Beneath a Vedic Sun

William Levacy is one of the most well known, and well loved, Vedic Astrologers in the United States. I reference ...

Malas

Mala beads are an important accessory for those of us into the Vedic way of life. They can come in ...

Bringing in Prosperity

Vastu is the Indian science of architecture and placement. It is a sister science to Ayurveda, and the seed from ...

Dhanvantari

Today I'd like to introduce you to Dhanvantari. He is known as the father of Ayurveda, or the Hindu God ...

The Kama Sutra

“Kama" in Sanskrit means pleasure, or desire, and “Sutra" literally means “stitch" and also lesson. The Kama Sutra is a ...

Ayurvedic Peace of Mind

Ayurveda explains that our state of mind is instrumental in the condition of our health and well-being. Ayurveda also gives ...

Ayurvedic Music Therapy

In ancient India, music was practiced as a form of medicine. Classical Indian music, or “rags" has been shown to ...

Heart Health and Ayurveda

Ayurveda explains that the heart is the root of prana (life force) in the body. Our heart, mind, and breath ...

Sleep and Ayurveda

Our sleep affects our health and our general mood throughout the day. If you're tossing and turning, are restless, snore, ...

Turmeric and Ayurveda

Curry is abundant in Indian cooking. Curry is actually a blend of herbs, and the herb that gives curry powder ...

Amla and Ayurveda

Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry and it is used in Ayurveda as a fruit, a tonic, an herb ...

Ayurveda and Stress Relief

Stress. We can't seem to get away from it with the busy lives we lead. It can come from work, ...

Fall Foods

In the northern hemisphere we're right in the thick of Vata season, when the weather is cold and dry. There ...

Blissful Relationships

Ayurveda teaches us that there is a connection between our behavior and our health. Positive behaviors have a positive impact ...

Oral Health

The health of our mouths is an important factor to our overall physical health. In Ayurveda, brushing and flossing the ...

Durga

In Hindu philosophy, there are several forms of the Mother goddess, each with her own personality and purpose. Durga is ...

Hand Therapy

Mudras are kind of like yoga for the hands. Mudras are hand positions, or exercises, used to balance various energies ...

Hanuman

Hanuman, the monkey god, is celebrated at this time of year because his birthday is December 20. Hanuman is known ...

The Peacock

The peacock is the national bird of India. The peacock's tail, with its iridescent “eyed," feathers designed to attract the ...

Pitta Season

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

Breakfast and Ayurveda

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 ...

Vastu and Altars

Vastu Shastra is India's sacred science of architecture, and it is a sister science of Ayurveda, both dating back more ...

Awesome Almonds

Almonds are one of the best foods for pacifying Vata. They're sweet and warm, high in protein, and loaded with ...

Puja

A puja is a kind of prayer, a Hindu ceremony of devotion. In India this is performed either in temples, ...