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Have you just discovered you have a Vata constitution and want to find out more? Or are you familiar with Ayurveda already, but want to dive deeper into your knowledge? This is the right place to be. During this series on the basics of Ayurveda, you will be able to go into detail about what is Ayurveda and the specifics of each dosha, each energy – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. When you understand your imbalances, you can...

During this month, we are going back to basics. We will understand what is Ayurveda, what are the different doshas, and how you can use Ayurveda to improve your life. If you are a practitioner of Ayurveda already, this series can help you go deeper into your practice, and it will make you question some of your beliefs. What does Ayurveda mean? Ayu means life and Vedas means deep study. So Ayurveda is the deep study...

I am a huge believer in using yoga for stress management and stress relief. I do it myself. For that reason I thought I would share some yoga poses that can help you deal with daily stress and even depression. When I think of stress, as an Ayurveda practitioner, I always think about which type of stress we are dealing with. Is it a Vata type of stress? A Pitta type of stress? Kaphas usually don’t...

During this stress series, I’ve been talking a lot about living in rhythm vs. living an arhythmic life. This is because when you are going against the rhythm of the planet, against the most basic laws that created our reality, negative stress will be created. If you do it for a while, you start breaking down. Practices like meditation can help you relax and connect with spirit, so you become mentally and physically stronger. Stress and Spirituality Spirituality...

When I set myself to deeply understand how Ayurveda could help overcome different stress-related issues, one of the topics that popped up was a mindset of stress. There is a deep link between stress and mindset mainly because they feed each other, for better and for worse. After all, some stress patterns are caused mainly by what you think about. Such is the case with people who suffer from anxiety, for example. On the other hand,...

The connection between stress and digestion seems obvious to most people. After all, it is normal to feel your experiences with your gut. This means that many people who struggle with stress, also struggle with gastrointestinal problems. From an Ayurvedic perspective, you try to get to the root of the problem. Stress means you are out of alignment with the natural rhythm. Trying to understand what is going on between stress and digestion may give you...

I decided to start the year addressing stress and its various implications on our lives. In doing so, I looked at long-tail keywords for Ayurveda, stress and sleep. What I found were many searches by people asking how to fall asleep when stressed and anxious, how the lack of sleep causes stress, and tips for how to fall asleep fast. Let’s begin by looking into the first result, from an Ayurvedic perspective: How to sleep when...

I was recently staying with a friend of mine, who confided in me that his teenage daughter is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa. After going in and out of the hospital, receiving both psychiatric and nutritional care, and finally being sent home with laxatives, not much had changed in the state of her health. My friend was feeling frustrated, worried and at a loss of where to turn next. Moved out of compassion for my friend's genuine...

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