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Dosha News Archives

Ayurvedic Color Therapy

Colors can have a powerful effect on our moods. They can energize, inspire, calm or heal. Each color vibrates to ...

Rice: An Ayurvedic Staple

Rice is used in India for many different ceremonies. It is used in offerings, and colored, powdered rice is used ...

Back to School with Ayurveda

Ayurveda explains that there are three aspects to mental function: learning, retaining, and recalling. When we have problems in any ...

Ayurvedic Weight and Cravings

A big part of controlling our weight is controlling our cravings. We have these cravings and we want to eat, ...

Hanuman

Hanuman is also known as the Monkey God. He has the body of a man and the face of a ...

Ayurvedic Energy

Having a lot of energy is a sign that we are very healthy. When we feel a lack of energy, ...

Ayurveda and Appetite

In Ayurveda, our digestive fire is called agni. When our agni is strong then our appetite is strong. To maintain ...

Ayurvedic Cleansing

In Ayurveda there are three seasons, with the properties of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. How these are labeled depends on ...

Ayurvedic Scalp Massage

Ayurveda recommends that we treat ourselves to a scalp massage once a week. If you have dry hair or dandruff, ...

The Lotus

The lotus flower shows up a lot in Indian artwork. The lotus is known as the "king of flowers" and ...

History of Ayurveda

The texts of Ayurveda date back 5,000 years. But Ayurveda was an oral tradition long before that, so the science ...

Easy Altars

Altars are a beautiful and meaningful addition to any home. Altars in India originate from the Hindu tradition, and honor ...

Chai

Chai means “tea". Some stories say it was invented by a royal king in the ancient courts of India and ...

Kundalini

Kundalini is basically energy. Loosely translated from Sanskrit it means "coiled energy." Kundalini is often depicted as a snake, coiled ...

The Language of Yoga

In yoga class it sounds so elegant and exotic when the teacher uses the Sanskrit names for the different poses ...

Ayurveda and Pomegranates

Pomegranates are hailed as a kind of wonder fruit and this is something Ayurveda has been aware of for centuries ...

Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences. Many westerners are introduced to Ayurveda through Yoga. We find so many benefits from ...

Ayurveda and Raw Foods

There's a big trend now toward eating raw foods. I can understand the principle behind it, raw foods and juices ...

Christmas in India

Even though most of the population in India is either Hindu or Muslim, Christmas is still celebrated with much fanfare ...

Panchatantra

The Panchatantra (the five books) is a collection of ancient Indian folk tales, originally written in Sanskrit sometime around 200 ...

Karma

Karma is action, the cause and effect of what we do. According to the classical scriptures from India, there are ...

Vedic Symbolism

The classic paintings of Indian gods and goddesses are filled with symbolism. Every item depicted has meaning and serves a ...

The Jewel in the Lotus

“Om Mani Padme Hum” (Ohm Ma-Nee Pod-May Hum) is one of the most prevalent mantras in Tibet. It is recited ...

Ayurvedic Foot Care

Ayurveda says that it is good for us to give our feet as much air as possible. Shoes trap energy ...

Good Morning!

The morning is the start to our day, and when we get a good start, it’s likely that we’re going ...

Amruta

Dr. Vasant Lad is one of our greatest teachers in Ayurveda. He runs the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico ...