Health and Wellness

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to What is the ‘Ayurvedic diet’? on the Yogahealer podcast. When people first learn about Ayurveda, they usually focus on figuring out which is their constitution. Is it Vata Dosha? Pitta Dosha? Or Kapha Dosha? But generally, after they figure that out, they want to understand what is it they should be eating, or not eating, in order to thrive. I first learned about my constitution in my mid-twenties and I was shocked I had not heard about it earlier.  I...

I'm recouping on a surgercation in Guadalajara. What is a surgercation, you ask? It is a cross between medical tourism and a workcation. As I write this blog, I’m on the rooftop pool patio, crutches in sight, and laptop on my lap. I came to need surgery due to repetitive knee injuries, from white water paddle boarding and downhill skiing at high speed. Being the queen of designing my experiences...

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to What are Ayurvedic herbs? on the Yogahealer podcast. In the west, when you think about healing you immediately think about medicine. But Ayurveda is the art of living. It is an ancient healing science. There are no magic pills. That’s why, when I hear about Ayurvedic herbs, I find it funny. What is an Ayurvedic herb? Any plant growing on Planet Earth can be understood by the philosophy of Ayurveda. Some people tend to think of certain herbs as Ayurvedic....

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to Can you lose weight with Ayurveda? on the Yogahealer podcast. When people first hear about Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic diet, they often want to know if they can lose weight with Ayurveda. I find that amusing. Of course, you can lose weight with Ayurveda, it is the science of life, the art of living. Being overweight is to have an imbalance. So when we tackle the topic of losing weight, we need to look at the way modern humans live...

We are doing a series on the basics of Ayurveda. Strangely enough, in all these years, this is the first time we are going over What is Ayurveda, What is Vata Dosha, What is Pitta Dosha, and finally, What is Kapha Dosha. This is great information for beginners, but also for those who want to refresh their knowledge or get a few tips for a new Dosha imbalance they’ve encountered. The Doshas represent different forces, and when you learn to recognize them in yourself, you can finally start to self heal,...

In this series, I am taking you into the basics of Ayurveda. But this is not a series just for beginners. Practitioners will also find a ton of information on how to live Ayurveda in a practical and easy way. If are unfamiliar with the topic, before continuing, go through What Is Ayurveda in order to truly grasp the topic. In this article, we will go deeper into what is Pitta Dosha, one of the three main energies, and what you can expect if your constitution is predominantly Pitta. What happens when...

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 start your self-healing process and thrive. Because chances are, if you became interested in Ayurveda,...

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 of life. It is a study of all aspects of life. It looks at life...

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 experience stress, it is not their disease pattern. So even if someone is overweight, there...

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