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Dosha News Archives

Surya

The Sun in Sanskrit is called “Surya.” The sun controls leadership, authority, and a strong self-esteem. The sun shines light ...

Garam Masala

Garam Masala, found on spice racks and in recipes, is not a spice in itself, but a blend of spices ...

Boost Immunity with Food

There are many ways that food can help to boost our immune system. First, choose food that is fresh, and ...

Ayurveda and Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that affects more than 85% of the population at some point in their lives ...

Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras

Patanjali is the author of the “Yoga Sutras.” He is also thought by many scholars to be the author of ...

Maya 2

In Sanskrit, maya means “illusion.” And often, maya is used to refer to material existence. In the Tao of Physics, ...

Ayurveda and Family

There is an ancient Indian principle that says if you want to check if your rice is ready, then you ...

Ayurveda and Vegetarianism

Although a vegetarian diet is preferred in Ayurveda, it is not mandatory. There are certain instances when eating meat, or ...

Nirvana

Nirvana is a Sanskrit word that has made its way into western vernacular. We use “nirvana” to describe a heavenly ...

Nail Care

According to Ayurveda, our fingernails are a by-produce of our bones. And the condition of our nails is a reflection ...

The Four Immeasurables

The Four Immeasurables are a series of virtues and Buddhist meditation practices designed to cultivate those virtues. They are also ...

Ayurveda, Stress and Skin

According to Ayurveda, stress can trigger, or aggravate skin disorders such as acne, hives, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, warts, cold sores ...

Ayurveda and Education

Ayurveda is the Science of Life. It is comprehensive, and applies to all aspects of life, including education. The Vedic ...

Ayurveda and Water 2

Water is essential in our lives, and in Ayurveda it is considered therapeutic. Water helps with digestion, cools and balances ...

Ayurvedic Relationships

Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle is all about living life in balance. It is a holistic approach to food, work, sleep ...

Dosha Strategies

When we get out of balance, it is usually because we have too much of our lead dosha in our ...

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is known in Sanskrit as chandana, which is also a word meaning “excellence.” The Sandal tree is highly regarded ...

The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Jackal

In the west, we understand the concept of “You are what you eat.” Ancient Indian texts explain Aahara, or diet, ...

Ayurveda and Learning

Ayurveda is the Science of Life. It explains the nature of everything in the universe. When it comes to learning, ...

Ayurvedic Head Massage

According to Ayurveda, massage can help us looking and feeling both youthful and healthy. It gives a beautiful luster to ...

Tongue Diagnosis

When visiting an Ayurvedic Practitioner, he or she will ask you to stick out your tongue. This isn’t to look ...

Ayurveda and Anxiety

Fear and anxiety often come with the territory of the busy, complicated lives we lead. They have become a part ...

Raisins

Raisins are balancing for Vata because they are sweet, and especially balancing for Pitta because they are also cooling. Because ...

Swasthya

Swasthya is a Sanskrit word that translated means “established in oneself.” This is joyfulness, contentment, and perfect health. In our ...

Neem Oil

Neem oil is one of the favorite medicinal oils used in Ayurveda. Neem is unique in that it is antiviral, ...

Paint by Dosha

I created Dosha Design to help people understand how we can bring the healing power of Ayurveda into our homes ...