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The Deeper Connections of the Hair

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Jul 28, 2017

We often look at our hair as a beauty statement or as a way to express our personality. We may want our curls to bring on a fun and adventurous look, or gloss our straight hair for a clean shine. But Ayurveda would encourage you to look deeper at your hair, as it can say so much about what is going on inside your body, particularly the bone tissue (asthi dhatu).

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Internal Housekeeping: Part Two

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Sep 07, 2016

In Part 1 we explored how dysfunctional ways of thinking and perceiving contribute to the development of toxins (ama), on both a physical and subtle level, dirtying our perception of the world much like dirt distorts the view out of a window. As the toxins accumulate further and for longer periods of time, Ayurveda teaches us that they crystalize on the gross physical level of our being, blocking passages for communication and for the transport of nutrients.

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Internal Housekeeping: Part One

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Sep 01, 2016

Ever have those days (or periods of time) when everything seems a bit foggy? You can’t think clearly, figure out right from wrong, can’t remember things, get upset over things you know you shouldn’t be upset about, feel down for no reason? Your perception of reality just doesn’t seem to match up with reality.

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The Crucial Need to Balance the Vayus—Subdoshas of Vata

  • By Premal Patel, MD
  • Sep 26, 2014

Fall is the season for transition and change. In keeping with this phenomenon in nature, the Ayurvedic dosha that is predominant at this time of the year is vata. As one becomes more familiar with Ayurveda, as a practitioner or otherwise, it is easy to give only a passing thought to the doshas, forgetting how integral and central an understanding of the doshas, their key qualities, and the subdoshas can be in an Ayurvedic perspective of health.

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Ayurveda: An Alternative or Complementary Medicine?

  • By Robert E. Svoboda
  • Sep 20, 2013

The topic of my presentation this morning is Ayurveda: An Alternative or Complementary Medicine? I am not sure, however, that this is the right question to ask. I think we must first ask several other questions before we can answer this one.  

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The Hand of Sadhana - Ayurveda in the Wise Earth Tradition

  • By Roberta Reeves, M.Ed., D.Ay., R.Y.T
  • Sep 20, 2013

The Wise Earth tradition of Ayurveda seeks to revive sadhana, those long lost, grass-roots practices that restore inner harmony by aligning us with the cosmic rhythms of nature. With these practices, food (annavidya), breath (pranavidya), and sound (mantravidya) become templates through which healing comes. Wise Earth’s vision is informed by the spiritual awakening of Swamini Mayatitananda (formerly Bri. Maya Tiwari) and based in the Vedas.  

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Pulse Reading

  • By Alakananda Devi, M.B., B.S. (Lond.)
  • Sep 20, 2013
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Ayurvedic Singularity

  • By Kj. Murari Chaitanya Dasa
  • Sep 19, 2013
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