Meditation's deeper purpose is inner growth and development of consciousness. And this has many keys when it comes to furthering the practice of Ayurveda.
Sitting in nature gives us the opportunity to connect with cycles and rhythms that are inherently a part of us, as well as all of the elements of nature.
The crazier life gets, the more simplicity we need. Ayurveda has simple tools to help us stay centered in the midst of challenging and unpredictable times.
The magnitude of the global disruption caused by the coronavirus is immense and still unfolding. But there are also tremendous opportunities in this moment.
While there’s no way to live a life completely free of stress and fear, these mindfulness tools are powerful and effective ways to help us manage and digest fearful emotions when they arise.
Bhramari pranayama, the Humming Bee Breath, is known to balance vata, release endorphins, put you in a state of upliftment, and create a sense of inner peace.
Yoga and meditation can be of great help when it comes to mental clarity and focus. Here are some yoga asanas and a meditation technique to sharpen and improve memory and concentration.
Daily stress is inherent to life. Fortunately, Ayurveda teaches us to use preventative measures to lessen the toll it can take on one’s physical health. Each dosha, or individual constitution, will adapt to stress in its unique way, making the pathway to balance multilayered. Read this article learn more.
What do doshas have to do with love? Quite a lot! Check out this article to learn how the doshas play a part in our natural tendencies and attractions towards others.
Have you ever wondered why taking care of yourself and your body is so important? Ayurvedic self-care can help you not only feel great, it can help you decide how you can fulfill your life goals.
When we are able to let go and simply be with the motions of coloring, we are able to create a sense of serenity, detached from our worries and thoughts, where the very act of coloring becomes its own reward. Colors can also offer healing properties. Just as each color has their own wavelength, they also have their own distinct vibration and can be used to balance the doshas.
Stress happens. What we can try to do is recognize it in the early stages and find tools to cope when a stressful situation arises. Stress is usually connected to one or more dosha that is out of balance. One practice I have found helpful in recognizing “the stress buzz” sooner than later, or even when stress crash lands at the front door, is pranayama. Pranayama, an intentional practice of restraining and expanding the breath, is one of the 8 limbs of yoga.
Anger is a natural human emotion. For most of us it feels uncomfortable and challenging, yet it can’t be wished away. Yoga offers us skillful techniques to constructively work with anger rather than deny or repress it.
While diet and lifestyle are absolutely important in cultivating the right response, herbs, like brahmi, were used by the ancient seers of Ayurveda to complement those efforts. Many of these herbs help to maintain the mind’s equilibrium in response to the stressors, just like brahmi helped the volunteers in the study maintain calmness. Tranquil Mind is packed with the wholesome goodness of herbs that do just that.
Whether you love them, avoid them, or cherish them—we all have them. With Valentine’s Day in the air, I wanted to shed light on how we can illuminate our relationships through awareness of the doshas and the practice of meditation.
What if you were taught how to stay in harmony, taking it all in stride while getting a little bit better every day? That, my friend, is Ayurveda.
We can launch change and growth in our lives by being deliberate with the thoughts and language that support our beliefs. Reinforcing our beliefs on a daily basis provides cosmic nutrition so that the universe can support us while we take the necessary actions to move in the direction of fulfilling whatever it is we want.
It is crucial to reduce the amount of stress you are experiencing. If you cannot find a way to alleviate stress, it is necessary to make efforts to ease its impact on you. Here are some simple steps.
Toxic or repressed emotions can crystalize in the body and lead to imbalance. Ayurveda teaches how to skillfully navigate the complex world of our inner emotional experience.
Have you ever been in a relationship—romantic, friendship, or family—where you stayed engaged despite how much it taxed your energy and self-esteem?
Contentment consists of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. These four aspects can be consciously cultivated by following simple Ayurvedic and Yogic guidelines.
Ayurvedic healers believe that our levels of stress are directly connected to our diet. They hold out the promise that if we improve our diet, we can reduce our stress. At the heart of this conviction is the critical principle of Ayurvedic medicine that many diseases can originate in the digestive system. This means that your diet is of the utmost importance to keeping you healthy. Indeed, you may even find yourself in a double bind.
Stress can distract us from making healthy choices throughout each day, but stress also impacts our metabolic processes in very real and detrimental ways.
Now, we all need jobs. We just need to take more breaks. Our minds and bodies need a pause for replenishment so that we can perform at our best without draining our lifeforce.
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.