Alakananda Ma, AD, MB, BS, CAP

Alakananda Ma, AD, MB, BS, CAP

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Teacher, Author

Alakananda Ma is a co-founder of Alandi Ashram, spiritual mother, teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, flower essence maker, and storyteller. She is also an accomplished writer with many published articles. Highly respected in the Ayurvedic community, Alakananda is a member of the board of directors of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). Learn more about Alakananda Ma at her website.

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Articles by Alakananda Ma, AD, MB, BS, CAP
  • Mantra and Meditation for Challenging Times
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 02, 2020
    Mantra and Meditation for Challenging Times

    During these complex times, it is important to have a supportive practice that increases our hopefulness and keeps the mind light and buoyant, rather than grim.

  • Remedies for Allergy Season
    • Respiratory System
    • February 10, 2019
    Remedies for Allergy Season

    Alakananda Ma's Ayurvedic insight on the topic of seasonal allergies. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • How Understanding Your Ayurvedic Constitution Can Change Your Life
    • Ayurveda 101
    • April 22, 2016
    How Understanding Your Ayurvedic Constitution Can Change Your Life

    Your constitution can help you tailor your diet, exercise, and other aspects of life to your needs, and can clue you in about your relationship to the seasons.

  • The 7 Things That Indicate a Constitution Imbalance
    • Ayurveda 101
    • March 03, 2016
    The 7 Things That Indicate a Constitution Imbalance

    Here is a simple way to keep in touch with your present condition. With this self-check under your belt, you can better take charge of your daily well-being.

  • The Healthiest Way to Transition from Summer to Fall
    • Seasonal Topics
    • September 16, 2015
    The Healthiest Way to Transition from Summer to Fall

    September is a month of transition, hanging as it does between summer and fall. Here are a few quick Ayurvedic tips to make a healthy transition between seasons.

  • Ayurvedic Support for Menopause
    • Women's Health
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurvedic Support for Menopause

    Alakananda Ma's professional insights on menopause. Please note that the information in this article does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Ayurvedic Specific Condition Review: Affective Mood Disorder
    • Nervous System
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurvedic Specific Condition Review: Affective Mood Disorder

    Alakananda Ma's professional insights on mood disorders. Please note that the information in this article does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Remedies For Premenstrual and Menstrual Problems
    • Women's Health
    • September 20, 2013
    Remedies For Premenstrual and Menstrual Problems

    In this article, Alakananda Ma shares Ayurvedic insight on menstruation. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views. 

  • Pulse Reading
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 20, 2013
    Pulse Reading

    In this article, Alakananda Ma discusses the science of pulse reading. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views. 

  • Vata Digestion
    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 20, 2013
    Vata Digestion

    Ayurvedic wisdom on vata digestion from practitioner Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Ayurvedic Strategies for Sugar Addiction
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurvedic Strategies for Sugar Addiction

    Alakananda Ma shares Ayurvedic wisdom on the topic of sugar cravings. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Punarnava—The Renewer
    • Herbal References
    • September 19, 2013
    Punarnava—The Renewer

    An overview of punarnava and its medicinal benefits, by Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Memory
    • Nervous System
    • September 19, 2013
    Memory

    Ayurvedic insight on age-related cognitive decline, by Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Rejuvenating Vata
    • Nervous System
    • September 19, 2013
    Rejuvenating Vata

    Ancient vata-rejuvenating practices from the wisdom of Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Chronic Fatigue Case Study
    • September 19, 2013
    Chronic Fatigue Case Study

    A chronic fatigue case study by Ayurvedic practitioner Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Caffeine and Your Ayurveda Practice
    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 19, 2013
    Caffeine and Your Ayurveda Practice

    A perspective on caffeine from Ayurvedic practitioner Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • An Ayurvedic Home Pharmacy for Pitta
    • September 19, 2013
    An Ayurvedic Home Pharmacy for Pitta

    Pitta-balancing suggestions from Ayurvedic practitioner Alakananda Ma. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Rakta Shodhan - Blood Cleansing
    • Circulatory System
    • September 10, 2013
    Rakta Shodhan - Blood Cleansing

    Ayurvedic practitioner Alakananda Ma on rakta shodhan (blood cleansing). Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Almond Rose Ojas Drink
    • Recipes & DIY
    • March 19, 2013
    Almond Rose Ojas Drink

    Cultivate ojas with this delicious and rejuvenative almond rose drink. Its ingredients not only taste great but also help enkindle agni (the digestive fire). 

  • Nourishing Manovaha Srotas
    • Nervous System
    • October 25, 2012
    Nourishing Manovaha Srotas

    Alakananda Ma's recommendations for nourishing the channel of the mind. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Alakananda Ma's Rehydration Tea
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 09, 2012
    Alakananda Ma's Rehydration Tea

    Rehydrate the Ayurvedic way with Alakananda Ma's refreshing tea. This tasty blend infuses the benefits of brahmi with mint and other natural ingredients.

  • Nourishing Sthanya
    • Men's Health
    • August 27, 2012
    Nourishing Sthanya

    In this article, Alakananda Ma shares recipes for supporting lactation. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Shukra Part 2
    • Men's Health
    • July 03, 2012
    Nourishing Shukra Part 2

    Part 2 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing shukra with herbs. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Shukra Part 1: Shukral Foods and Recipes
    • Men's Health
    • June 07, 2012
    Nourishing Shukra Part 1: Shukral Foods and Recipes

    Part 1 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing shukra with recipes. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Rakta Part 2
    • Circulatory System
    • September 14, 2011
    Nourishing Rakta Part 2

    Part 2 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing rakta with food and herbs. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Rakta Part 1
    • Circulatory System
    • August 08, 2011
    Nourishing Rakta Part 1

    Part 1 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing rakta for mental health. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Rasa Part 2
    • Lymphatic System
    • July 05, 2011
    Nourishing Rasa Part 2

    Part 2 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing rasa by using milk. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

  • Nourishing Rasa Part 1
    • Lymphatic System
    • June 06, 2011
    Nourishing Rasa Part 1

    Part 1 of Alakananda Ma's series on nourishing rasa for rehydration. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views.

More About Alakananda Ma

Alakananda Ma is a founder of Alandi Ayurveda Clinic, a traditional gurukula in Colorado that was a recipient of the Banyan Botanicals Community Grant Fund in 2019. She offers a post-graduate gurukulam for Ayurvedic studies at Alandi Ashram.

Highly respected and well known in the Ayurvedic community, both nationally and internationally, Alakananda is an Ayurvedic expert and graduate of a top London medical school and is recognized by her teachers as an embodiment of the all-embracing love and compassion of the divine feminine.

She is a member of the board of directors of NAMA and Vice President of Colorama (Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association) and has been a keynote presenter and popular speaker at NAMA conferences and at the Swasti International Ayurvedic conference in London.

 

Alakananda Ma giving a pulse reading

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