Dreaming of a getaway? Short on time or finances? Use these tips to create a restful Ayurvedic retreat that can be completed from the comfort of your own cozy home.
Encountering challenges is a very normal part of the meditation journey. But with an understanding of Ayurveda, there’s hope for moving past them.
The holidays bring merriment and celebration, but they can also bring stress. Learn how to cope with social anxiousness so you can fill your cup instead of emptying it.
The holiday season can be brimming with joy, but it can also add to our stress. Find a moment of comforting self-care with these sweet and spiced poached pears.
Here's eight Ayurvedic tips to help you care for yourself while you're taking care of others, so that you can show up with a full and generous cup.
Grind culture—the idea that we achieve success by working harder and producing more—is taking a serious toll. Learn how to encourage more self-care in the workplace and beyond.
In Ayurveda, dealing with hormonal imbalance is all about supporting the emotional and physical body. Learn about herbs and lifestyle tips that can help.
There are two primary reasons couples seek therapy—to stay together or to move apart. Learning the language of the doshas can help couples communicate well and move forward with greater ease.
These Ayurvedic practices for spiritual self-care will build resiliency and the ability to respond to our ever-changing environment in flexible and adaptive ways.
We are all beautiful and unique. Ayurveda helps us balance both our body and mind and helps open the doorway to self-realization so we can step into greater self-love.
If we understand the deeper why and how of intention-setting, it can be an incredibly powerful tool for manifesting our dreams and turning our visions into reality.
As a society, we’re experiencing a great deal of change. Ayurveda offers guidance to help us find inner resiliency when we’re surrounded by upheaval and uncertainty.
Gratitude can have an immediate, measurable effect on our health. Cultivating gratitude also serves to naturally attract more of what we love into our lives.
These tasty recipes incorporate mucuna into pantry staples you can use in a variety of ways, morning, noon, and night—like a happy pill you take with your meals.
The body works hard for us, day in and day out, always doing its best to steer us toward optimal health. Our part of the agreement is to take care of it through the emotional extremes of life.
In essence, the intent of a mental cleanse is to settle your restless mind, give clarity to clouded thought, and allow you to better access your creativity.
Burnout occurs when our unacknowledged stress and anxiousness accumulate and create physical, mental, and emotional ailments. Our bodies tell a story, right?
Many things can pull us out of our hearts. Learn how the pathways of rasa, prana, and manas can expand your ability to experience more love and joy in your life.
Ayurveda has long emphasized the connection between the gut and the brain. The enteric nervous system plays a vital role in this connection, affecting mood, health, and even your gut feelings.
Honoring the natural inward rhythm of winter while avoiding the black hole of melancholy is the dance. Here are a few ways to make the dance smoother this season.
Marma chikitsa, the science of energy points, provides a way to combat emotional disturbances, going beyond alleviating symptoms to support deep, lasting relief.
The first cosmic law of ahimsa, the practice of non-harm, teaches us that to fulfill our humanity as a person we must strengthen our capacity to gain awareness.
If you’re itching to move or thinking of relocating, here are some key considerations from an Ayurvedic perspective to help you feel balanced during the transition.
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.
One of the things that makes Ayurveda so powerful, effective, and unique is that it brings a holistic perspective to health and well-being, considering not only our physical health, but the health of our mind, emotions, and spirit as well. Because these different layers are interconnected and dependent upon one another, Ayurveda recognizes that they all deserve our time, attention, and care.
In the modern world that we live in today, a certain level of moderate stress is inevitable. It is a part of life we are all exposed to, whether in the form of a hectic work schedule, the demands of parenting, financial stress, environmental toxins, or simply a sense of overwhelm from living through a time of so much challenge, suffering, and rapid change on the planet at large.
While there is a time and place for healthy stress, most of us would probably agree that it’s easy to go beyond this point, into the realm of anxiousness and overwhelm that can be harmful to our emotional well-being.
Luckily, Ayurveda offers time-tested wisdom for achieving emotional wellness and a plethora of tools to support mental well-being. Known as the science of life, Ayurveda specializes in the art of longevity, which includes not only physical wellness but also prioritizes living a happy and healthy emotional life. By bringing greater balance to our systems and connecting us to the rhythms of nature, Ayurveda leads us towards the possibility of a life that feels truly joyful, meaningful, rich, and fulfilling.
With a strong focus on self-care and supportive lifestyle practices, this ancient tradition offers a solution to our hectic, stress-prone modern life—it gives us simple tools, techniques, resources, and support for emotional well-being.
Like all Ayurvedic protocols, when it comes to supporting mental and emotional well-being it’s important to cultivate daily routines and practices that are appropriate to your unique constitution. If you don’t already know your dosha, you can take our free dosha quiz to discover your unique Ayurvedic body type and any current imbalances.
Once you know your dosha, you can begin to incorporate the foods, herbs, and daily practices that will support your overall state of balance and lead to greater physical, mental, and emotional wellness. You can also cultivate a self-care routine and techniques for relaxation support, such as yoga, meditation, and pranayama.
When we are struggling with mental and emotional health, it can feel especially difficult to change course and implement the shifts and changes that will support our long-term well-being. Even if we know a thing or two about what will help us to feel better, it can take a great amount of determination and willpower to put those ideas into action.
Ayurveda is powerful because it works with small, daily changes that add up to significant changes over time. This wisdom meets you where you are, with open and loving arms, and supports you in your journey of self-care no matter where you are on the path.
We hope that these blog articles provide a supportive nudge in the right direction, offering just the wisdom and encouragement you need to tune into your body and heart and unlock the mental and emotional nourishment that you so deeply deserve.