Spring Ritual in Ayurveda

“The strength and complexion of the person knowing the suitable diet and regimenfor every season and practicing accordingly are enhanced.” Charaka Samhita Spring has arrived. Along with it, it brings a plethora of symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, allergies amongst other things. In Ayurveda, this seasonal junction is called RituSandhi. Wash your eyes with…

What really is Panchakarma?

There is detox. Then, there is Ayurvedic detox. As you see in this post–a regular detox may involve some fruits, smoothies or pills. And, it is generally aimed at clearing in a general way. It is not specific to an area of the body. For example, detox for kidneys. (TCM has a lot more specific…

Yoga and Meditation for Balance

By Susan O Conner Meditations are most effective when consistently performed. For this reason I believe, one minute meditations for all individuals is best. Everyone can meditate for one minute! Early morning upon awakening is best. If unable to meditate upon awakening, choosing the same time each day to meditate is best. After the habit…

How many ways can you cook Pumpkin?

During my grocery trip, I noticed how HEB and Walmart are selling pumpkin galore for so cheap. Even other squashes are so affordable and bountiful. Then, I went to Whole Foods. The squashes started at $3 and Pumpkins from $3.99. I think I am buying different squashes everytime I visit a store in the last…

Soups for Fall Weather

Ayurveda cooks love soups. In Fall, as it gets colder and rainy -our digestive fire called Agni becomes weak. This grows weaker if we continue to stuff ourselves with heavy duty foods, full meals with grains, legumes, or animal based proteins. It is suggested to switch to rice or quinoa for grains, avoid salads all…

Ayurvedic Medicine in USA

  Excerpts from Ronnie Meyers-Student of Ayurveda Level 1 Course   Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years.  It has been passed   down and translated.  The more I learn about it the more I see Ayurvedic concepts everywhere, just in other “languages”.  I will continue studying, and ultimately I hope to be part of…

Suppression of Urges

Natural Urges are called Vegas. According to Ayurvedic Scriptures, These Vegas or Natural Urges include, but, are not limited to: 1. Urge to Belch, Sneeze or Burp 2. Urge to pass Stool, Urinate, or pass gas 3. Ignoring the bodies need to Eat (Hunger), Drink water(Thirst) and, Sleep 4. Cough, Yawning, Hiccups, Heavy Respiration (intense…

So, you want to learn some Ayurvedic cooking!

Ayurvedic cooking is a highly meditative and healing process. It is also pretty hard for someone for anyone to whom spices, and, herbs, dont come easy. Some months ago, a couple came to me who were stressed because of jobs that took most of their time–my prescription was –cook one meal together and eat it…

Preparing for Panchakarma Cleanse

Before we decide and star to prepare for Panchakarma, we need to decide what season we will do it in. Starting a DETOX program after New Years Day in the middle of the winter while your body is dormant and storing energy is a NON STARTER. I always laugh at this–because the BEST TIME to…

Wonders of Haridra

Recently a friend of mine bought her toddler over. He bumped his head and had a nasty blue bump, there was crying, there was the usual toddler drama. 10 minutes later he was playing again. I had fresh root turmeric in my house, and, the powder. I grabbed some aloe vera gel, ghee and sandalwood…