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Dosha News Archives

Triphala – 3 Fruits

Triphala is a traditional ayurvedic herbal compound. “Tri" means three, and “phala" means fruit, so Triphala literally translates to three ...

Ayurvedic Eye Care

These days, we spend so much time in front of the computer screen, watching TV, driving, reading, we're using our ...

Valentine’s and Doshas

Thinking of what to do for your Valentine this year? Let Ayurveda help you out! Use your honey's dosha to ...

Hair Care and Ayurveda

Ayurveda teaches us to care for our hair both inside and outside. Hair is a by-product of our bones, and ...

Ayurvedic Spa Treatments

When you go to an Ayurvedic spa you'll see quite an offering of wonderful treatments to choose from. Some of ...

Allergy Season

In the Northern Hemisphere, we're into Kapha season now. One of the issues that comes with this time of year ...

Ayurvedic Cooking

Ayurveda sees cooking as an important part of the whole digestion and nutrition process. Anyone can cook ayurvedically, we just ...

Weight Management

In Ayurveda, weight management is individual, and a lot of its depends on your dosha. Even Vatas, who are normally ...

Neem

Neem has a long history of use in Ayurveda. Neem is a large evergreen tree in the mahogany family, and ...

Anti-Aging and Ayurveda

Living an ayurvedic lifestyle helps us to feel energetic and look good! Most people who live ayurvedically look a lot ...

The Yoga of Sound

Ayurveda understands that sound has a profound effect on our well-being. Sound can be used to reduce stress, maintain health, ...

Delicious Dahl

Many people who follow an ayurvedic diet are vegetarian, and vegetarians need plenty of sources of protein. Beans and lentils ...

Sanskrit

Many of us are first introduced to the beautiful, ancient language of Sanskrit in yoga class. The greeting “Namaste" means ...

Chai Tea

I absolutely love Chai Tea, but as a Vata, I really can't have caffeine, so most of the time I ...

The Five Tibetans

My friend Maryanne introduced me to this amazing practice called “The Five Tibetans." This is a yogic system of simple, ...

Swedana

According to Ayurveda, swedana, or sweating, helps us to detoxify the body by liquefying ama, or accumulated toxins. It also ...

Foot Massage and Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Massage typically uses warm sesame oil, or a blend of oils and herbs specifically to balance your particular dosha ...

Buddha

The story of the prince who awakened to become the Buddha is one of the most dramatic and compelling stories ...

Women’s Health

Ayurveda has recommendations to help alleviate PMS, or Premenstrual Syndrome. In Vatas, PMS usually shows up as anxiety, insomnia, or ...

Men’s Health

The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. Most men are unaware of their prostate until middle age, when ...

Gunas

“Guna"is a Sanskrit word that represents the three qualities of nature, or types of energy. The three qualities are:Rajas: Comes ...

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga combines the Sanskrit words ha, meaning sun, and tha, meaning moon. Together hatha means “force."The word yoga means ...

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola (also known as “Brahmi") is a perennial plant native to India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The leaves ...

Summer Skin Care

In the northern hemisphere, we're well into Pitta season. The sun is hot and the days are long. The sun ...

Organic Farming in India

Approximately two-thirds of India's population depends upon farming for their livelihoods. In Ayurveda, many of the herbs that are recommended ...

Mandala

A mandala is a circular design, often very colorful, with representations of the world illustrated within it. The word mandala ...