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Dosha News Archives

Kosha

Kosha in Sanskrit means layer, sheath, or subtle body. It also means, “to unfold.” The koshas were first written about ...

Yogic Spirituality

Russill Paul is the author of one of my favorite books, “The Yoga of Sound.” Now he has a new ...

The Ayurvedic Way to Improve Attention

With all that we have going on in life, it’s easy to get distracted and forget things. We’re stressed, and ...

Ayurveda and Adaptogens

You might be thinking, adapto-what? Not to worry! Most people have not yet heard about this relatively new class of ...

Tongue Diagnosis

When we go to see an ayurvedic practitioner, he or she will ask you questions to help determine your dosha ...

Eye Examination

Another way that Ayurvedic practitioners can evaluate our doshas and diagnose our condition is with an eye examination. It is ...

Brahmacharya

Ayurveda teaches us to create and maintain health by bringing attention to our lifestyle, and three areas in particular: our ...

Subtle Aspects of Vata

We don’t necessarily need to know all the subtle qualities of each dosha in order to stay in balance. However, ...

Subtle Aspects of Pitta

We don't necessarily need to know all the subtle qualities of each dosha in order to stay in balance. However, ...

Subtle Aspects of Kapha

We don’t necessarily need to know all the subtle qualities of each dosha in order to stay in balance. However, ...

Lassi

Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage that is often served with an ayurvedic lunch. Lassi, made by blending yogurt with ...

Energy from Food

Ayurveda explains that we get much of our energy from the foods we eat. And we can maximize the energy ...

The Bindi

Bindi (or sometimes called bindu) in Sanskrit means “seed” or “point.” It is a point where energy converges to create ...

Ashwaganda

Ashwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry, is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. It has been called the Indian Ginseng because of ...

Ayurvedic Bad Breath Remedies

According to Ayurveda, because the mouth is governed by the kapha dosha, bad breath, or halitosis, is a kapha disorder ...

Spiritual Jewelry

A traditional Indian mala has 108 beads, that can be used for reciting mantras, or prayers. A mala can be ...

Ayurveda and Sleep Cycles

Ayurveda says that it is best to get to bed by 10 pm. But that can be difficult for us, ...

Ayurveda and Indigestion

Digestion is very important to our health, and Ayurveda has many suggestions for how to improve our digestion. Many times ...

Orange and Ayurveda

Orange is sweet, spicy and warming. Great for balancing both Vata and Kapha, and especially wonderful during this time of ...

The Guru

In Sanskrit, the word Guru comes from the verb root gri, meaning “to invoke” or “to praise.” Guru is also ...

Ayurveda and Organic

Ayurveda teaches us to eat the freshest food possible. Organic is best because besides being fresh, there are no pesticides ...

The Holy Cow

In India, all animals are sacred. But the cow, referred to as Gau Mata or Mother Cow, holds a special ...

Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is known as one of the greatest statesmen who ever lived. But as a child, he had his ...

New Year’s Traditions

In India, the New Year is celebrated much the same way as it is here in the west, with parties, ...

Psyllium

Feeling a little out of balance from overindulging during the holiday season? You’re probably not getting enough fiber. The lack ...

The Four Goals of Life

According to Vedic texts, there are four basic goals of human life. The purpose of Ayurveda is to keep humanity ...