By Bhava Ram As a foreign correspondent for network news, I witnessed tragedy firsthand, over and over: Afghan children with missing limbs, faces ravaged by shrapnel, bodies burned by napalm. Drug-addicted kids living in holes dug into dry riverbeds in Bolivia. Young girls forced into Thailand’s sexual slavery trade. Starvation in Africa. Scores of innocents […]
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. If you want to learn more about this 5,000-year-old system of natural healing and balanced diet, you’re in the right place.
An important component to any celebration is the inclusion of a little something sweet, created with loving intention. In the Kripalu tradition back in the day, that little post-celebration sweet was often a small ball of dried fruit and nuts rolled in coconut or more nuts. In the Indian tradition, when food is offered as […]
By Sarajean Rudman Kitchari, traditionally made of yellow mung dal and basmati rice, along with digestive spices and ghee, is used as a cleansing and detoxifying food in Ayurveda. This may be a little hard for us to wrap our Western minds around, as we hear more and more about grains being inflammatory and bad for […]
by Sarajean Rudman The cold months, coupled with a heavier, acidic diet, often induce feelings of lethargy and inertia. To counteract the sluggishness (which might be seen as a kapha imbalance through the lens of Ayurveda), try incorporating three simple routines into your morning. Regular practice will pacify the heavy kapha elements of earth and […]
By Sarajean Rudman As we shift into crisp, cool weather, there’s a palpable change in energy. In Ayurveda, autumn and early winter are governed by the vata dosha, comprised of air and ether. The vata season is characterized by dryness, mobility, lightness, and coolness. If our lifestyle mirrors these qualities, we risk depleting our ojas—our […]