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Spring, Allergens and Ayurveda

The shift to springtime weather and energy has begun. Fickle, changing hot-and-cold days send mixed signals to the body. This natural ... Continue Reading →

Spring Detox (Power of the Seasons)

The shift to springtime weather and energy has begun. Fickle, changing hot-and-cold days send mixed signals to the body. This natural ... Continue Reading →

Why Happiness Starts in the Stomach

Why Happiness Starts in the Stomach By Linda Egenes In the 2004 documentary Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock decided to eat a steady diet of ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Cilantro Chutney

This is a simple recipe using the remarkable Coriander leaf (cilantro). It is not only delicious, it is a safe way to begin purifying deep ... Continue Reading →

Recipes for “Ritu Sandhi”, The Gap between Seasons (Foods for a Fall Cleanse)

The change from summer to fall is a period of time called Ritu Sandhi in Ayurveda. It refers to the gap ... Continue Reading →

Kidney Bean Soup

Kidney Bean Soup (Serves four) 1 cup dried kidney beans (or your favorite seasonal legume) 5-6 cups of water 2-inch piece ginger, grated 2 tablespoons ... Continue Reading →

Rustic Polenta Muffins with Pine Nuts

Rustic Polenta Muffins with Pine Nuts These savory, organic pine-nut-studded muffins are wonderful accompaniments to luncheons and dinners, in addition to playing their usual role ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Garbanzo Party Dip

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume. The seeds of this ancient plant – the chickpea – are high in protein. ... Continue Reading →

Better Brain, Better Grades: Ayurvedic Herbs and Tips for Students

Kid’s Brain, Parent’s Brain: ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Turmeric Cooked in Ghee

A bright yellow-orange wonder herb, turmeric is one of the oldest, most significant spices known to man. Turmeric plants thrive in hot climates with light ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Walnut Brainburgers (Veggieburgers)

According to Ayurveda, nuts of all kinds in moderation, nut milks and nut butters, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds are excellent for pacifying Vata. Blanched ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda on the Road: Pacifying Pitta

According to Ayurveda, summer is considered Pitta season. Wherever you choose to ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda on the Road: Grounding Vata When You’re on the Move

Travel stimulates new ideas, creativity, and personal growth. A change of routine and surroundings brings a sense of ... Continue Reading →

Organic Ayurvedic Strawberry-Cherry Chutney

There are two major types of fruit chutneys — fruit that has been cooked with spices, or fresh fruit that has been mixed in a ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Spice Mixture for Emotional Balance

Spice Mixture Recipe for Emotional Balance Most spices enhance digestion, and that’s one of the reasons spices are revered in Ayurvedic cuisine. Not only do ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Phirni (Rice & Milk Pudding)

Ayurvedic Phirni: This is an excellent summer sweet – cool for Pittas, wet for Vatas and usually light enough for Kaphas to digest. When the ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Bulghur Wheat Salad

Ayurvedic Bulghur Wheat Salad Grains are useful because they help in creating whole proteins when combined with legumes, beans or milk products. (Choose organic non-GMO ... Continue Reading →

The Remarkable Qualities of Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus)

What makes Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus) so remarkable? Triphala is one of the most famous herbal formulations in Ayurveda. Triphala literally means “three fruits.” ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is an ancient seed that provides an excellent source of protein. It is closely related to beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. Quinoa is balancing to ... Continue Reading →

10 Ayurvedic Secrets to Uplift the Emotions & Create Inner Calm

The power of the Ayurvedic approach is in its simplicity. The advice can be deceptively simple, but remarkably powerful. Any one ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Fried Plantains (Bananas) Recipe

Plantains are a delicious fruit belonging to the genus Musa, which includes the banana. There is no formal botanical distinction between plantains and bananas. Plantains ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Thermos Lunch – Fast Fresh & Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic Thermos Flask Lunch – Fast Fresh Ayurvedic thermos lunch Ayurveda recommends freshly-made foods. “Freshly-made” is a central principle in Ayurvedic cooking. It is recommended ... Continue Reading →

Amla Berry and Feminine Health

Amalaki (also known as Amla or Amla Berry) is considered good for both men and women, but especially so for women. ... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Organic Rose Petal Thirst Quencher

The essence of rose appears in aroma therapy, and tonics are made from mixing rose paste, water, and spices. Cold poultices ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Herbs and Tips for Menopause

Herbs and Tips for Menopause In many cultures, menopause is looked upon as a time of greater freedom and happiness. While western attitudes are changing, ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic recipe: Organic Coconut-Mint Dhal

Coconut-mint dhal is a cherished food in Ayurveda. It’s delicious, easy to prepare and is balancing to all three doshas (tridoshic). ... Continue Reading →

Maharishi Ayurveda Herbs and Tips for a Smoother Cycle

A smooth cycle is what Nature intended. Modern lifestyles, diets and stress can knock your cycle out of balance. Ayurveda herbs ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Herbs for Dissolving Stress

The modern world is stressful. Ayurveda understands the need to create inner calm in this world without diminishing your alertness. Ayurveda ... Continue Reading →

Spring, Allergens and Ayurveda

Spring flowers, ragweed, dust, mold or pet dander can cause your immune system to overreact to harmless natural substances. The ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda for Performers, Athletes (and everyone else) Part 1

There are three fundamental Ayurvedic principles or goals that support ‘high performance’ – whether physical or mental. ... Continue Reading →

Kapha Season: 5 Ways to Lighten Up in Spring

When spring rolls around, it’s a relief to shed winter hats, boots and coats. But for most of ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Spring Detox

The shift to springtime weather and energy has begun. Fickle, changing hot-and-cold days send mixed signals to the ... Continue Reading →

Healing Emotional Wounds (Part 2)

Whether a person is born with low Sadhaka Agni or whether they acquired it through poor diet, lifestyle or behavior, the solution is the same: ... Continue Reading →

Healing Emotional Wounds (Part 1)

[Note: If you have a clinical condition, or you are under the care of a health professional, we recommend that you ... Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Energy (with food)

Any season is a good time to think about supporting immunity. There are a few good strategies for doing this, and ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda For Teens and Kids (Part 2)

Super Healthy Kids (Excerpt 2) The following article is excerpted from the book: Super Healthy Kids, A Parent’s Guide, with permission from the author, Kumuda ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda and Weight – Find Your Balance (Part 2)

(Article continued from last week) Weak Agni ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda and Weight – Find Your Balance (Part 1)

Your weight and the overall shape of your ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda for Teens (and Kids)

The following article is excerpted from the book: Super Healthy Kids, A Parent’s Guide, with permission from the author, Kumuda Reddy, M.D. To comply with ... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda, Stress and Sleepless Nights

On a typical day in America, 125 million people wake up feeling exhausted. For 50 percent of the nation’s population, ... Continue Reading →

The Maharishi Ayurveda Holiday Survival Guide

It can be a wonderful time of the year—a delightful time of parties, feasts and gifts. So why do so ... Continue Reading →

Ten Tips To Fall Asleep Faster

You toss. You turn. You count sheep. But still your mind is whirling. For 50 percent of the ... Continue Reading →

Creating A Serene Sanctuary for Your Holidays

The holidays are usually exciting and fun-filled. But the holidays can also be hectic, accompanied by worries and a feeling of being ... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Skin at Any Age

When I was a teenager my skin was a huge challenge. Blemishes and an oily nose were two ... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Bad Breath – Ayurveda’s Solutions

From the Ayurvedic perspective, the root cause of bad breath is poor digestion and/or poor oral hygiene. The two are usually ... Continue Reading →

Women’s Health: Six Ways to Have It All without Losing Your Health

For many women today, it’s hard to find a ... Continue Reading →

Happiness Is A Gut Feeling – Elimination & Your Health

Feeling heavy, lethargic, fatigued, worried or a little down? According to Maharishi Ayurveda, irregular elimination (known commonly as occasional constipation) can cause ... Continue Reading →

High-Caffeine Energy Drinks—The Ayurvedic Perspective

A number of recent deaths possibly linked to ... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Dry Winter Skin with Maharishi Ayurveda

Winter doesn’t have to be hard on skin. As odd as it may seem, winter is actually the best time of year ... Continue Reading →

Fine Fall (and winter) Meals: Ayurvedic Soups

Nothing warms and nourishes quite like a hot bowl of delicious soup on a cold fall day. Ayurveda loves soups. They are ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Power Foods

Americans spend millions every year on expensive power bars and shakes to power up sagging energy levels or ... Continue Reading →

Recipes for “Ritu Sandhi”—The Gap between Seasons. Foods for a Fall Cleanse.

The change from summer to fall is a period of time called Ritu Sandhi in ayurveda. It refers to the gap ... Continue Reading →

The Sweet 15: Simple Ayurvedic Tips for Bliss and Beauty

1. Enjoy a walk with a friend, co-worker, or your dog. A daily moderate walk benefits the cardiovascular ... Continue Reading →

Immunity – Your First Line of Defense

Your body’s first line of defense in maintaining optimal health is the immune system. Natural immunity is a core focus of Maharishi Ayurveda... Continue Reading →

Foods for the Blues – 2 Recipes for Emotional Health

When possible, and especially when you are feeling blue, choose intelligent foods. Intelligent foods, in the Maharishi Ayurvedic perspective, are fresh, organic, GMO-free, pesticide-chemical free, ... Continue Reading →

Healthy Skin Begins Within – Good Digestion, The Best Beautician Money Can Buy.

Beautiful skin is radiant, smooth, well hydrated, and even colored. It has firm elasticity with few wrinkles. What exactly is the secret of ageless beauty? ... Continue Reading →

Total Heart Health with Maharishi Ayurveda®

Maharishi Ayurveda recommends the experience of transcendence, through the practice of Transcendental Meditation®, as a balance-restoring treatment of Ayurveda. The benefits of this experience for health and wellness have been repeatedly verified in hundreds of peer-reviewed... Continue Reading →

Soul Food – The Subtle Ayurvedic Techniques for Preparing a Meal

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” To most people this means simply that the vitamins, carbs, and proteins in food build ... Continue Reading →

A Pitta-Calming Mexican Lunch, Ayurveda-Style!

A Mexican menu can work well for cooling Pitta. Below are a few easy, delicious recipes that will help keep Pitta balanced, and will give ... Continue Reading →

How to Fight Fatigue (and Beat It)- Recipes, Diets, Herbs

According to Maharishi Ayurveda, fatigue is caused by overuse, misuse or no use of the mind, emotions or body. Misuse is doing something that is ... Continue Reading →

The Maharishi Ayurveda View of Alcohol

The authoritative Ayurvedic text called Charaka Samhita talks about the consumption of alcohol both for benefit and as a dangerous toxin. The texts of Ayurveda, ... Continue Reading →

Rose Lassi, Rose Milk, Rose Thirst Quencher – Recipe

According to the ayurvedic texts, it is not a coincidence that the rose is associated with romance, because it balances Sadhaka Pitta, the subdosha of ... Continue Reading →

Taking Ayurveda on the Road Part 3: Kapha is King of the Road When Balanced

In the heat of summer, Kapha-predominant folks may have a challenging time getting off the couch and leaving the cozy comforts of their air-conditioned homes. ... Continue Reading →

Taking Ayurveda on the Road Part 2: Pacifying Pitta

Pitta, the dosha made of fire and water, is responsible for digestion and transformation in the body and mind. Its main site is the small ... Continue Reading →

Taking Ayurveda on the Road: Grounding Vata When You Are on the Move

Travel stimulates new ideas, creativity, and personal growth. A change of routine and surroundings brings a sense of freshness to our life and relationships. However, ... Continue Reading →

6 tips to Balance Your Skin this Summer (Includes Recipes!)

Summer is fun, but it’s a season that has its own set of demands. Your skin, overall beauty and digestion can take a hit. This ... Continue Reading →

Heart Health and Ojas: From Tragedy to a Healthier, Happy Heart

Heart health and preventative care are not a vanity issue. Other health issues aside, it’s vastly easier to prevent most heart problems in the first ... Continue Reading →

The Ayurvedic View of Marijuana

It is understandable that some people may think at first that anything that is “natural” and gives a measure of relaxation is a good thing. But with experience, it becomes obvious that not every plant that grows in nature is necessarily safe or without negative side-effects... Continue Reading →

Aci-Balance – Oh What a Relief It Is!

Neighborhood barbeques, county fairs, and family reunions are sure signs of summer. Hot wings, fried funnel cakes, and Aunt Verna’s jalapeño potato salad fill the ... Continue Reading →

Is Stress Keeping You Awake?

You know the feeling—you dread going to bed because you aren’t going to fall asleep anyway. If stress is keeping you awake at night, you ... Continue Reading →

Ginger—Ayurveda’s Remarkable Rhizome

Ginger helps balance Vata and Kapha doshas (mind-body types) and aggravates Pitta. Traditional ayurvedic texts recommend ginger to help with joint pain, motion sickness Continue Reading →

Summer, Sun and Your Skincare

Soaking up the sun’s rays used to be considered a safe summer pastime. My friends would slather suntan oil over their bodies and relax in ... Continue Reading →

Healthy Summer Food for Kids (Recipes)

Finding healthy food for kids can be a struggle, especially in summer, when everyone wants to kick back and relax. It helps to have an ... Continue Reading →

Maharishi Amrit Kalash – The Rasayana of all Rasayanas

Maharishi Ayurveda’s herbal food supplement, Amrit, is a Rasayana of Rasayanas—the quintessential ayurvedic herbal compound for all-around longevity, health and vitality. This super antioxidant contains ... Continue Reading →

A Review: The Use of Antioxidants and Cancer Therapy

It is always inspiring to meet people who have been through and survived cancer, and especially those who have undergone the Western medical treatments for ... Continue Reading →

Brahmi – Brain Power for Deadlines

You’ve been pushing to get a project done to meet your deadline. Fighting against the clock while working long hours, your busy mind resists sleep, ... Continue Reading →

Neem: The Wonder Tree of India

Neem aids in cleansing deep toxins from the teeth and mouth. Neem bark especially supports dental health; in fact, its most common use is as ... Continue Reading →

Balanced Digestion, Balanced Health

If you’re feeling sluggish, dull or occasionally constipated, it’s likely that toxins are building up in your body. ... Continue Reading →

Turmeric

A bright yellow-orange wonder herb, turmeric is one of the oldest, most significant spices known to man. Turmeric plants thrive in hot climates with light ... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Ayurvedic Khichadi (Mung bean) and Basmati Rice Stew

Khichadi is the easiest solid food to digest. Ayurveda offers khichadi, a recipe that Ayurvedic experts consider a vital food for restoring balance to body ... Continue Reading →

Weight Loss, Sleep and Ayurveda: New research on an old Ayurvedic secret

As more and more Americans work hard to keep the pounds off, an interesting study shows that when you eat is just as important as ... Continue Reading →

The Yoga Ayurveda Connection

Yoga has taken America by storm. Approximately one in sixteen Americans now practices yoga—an estimated nearly-twenty million. Most fitness clubs offer yoga classes, and yoga ... Continue Reading →

How to Get Rid of Acne – Common Non-Cystic Acne

Non-cystic acne is the scourge of teenagers and usually disappears once past those difficult years, but for some it continues on and off all their ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic “Panchakarma” on The Dr. Oz Show – Detox and Balance Support Healthy Weight Loss

I just saw Dr. Oz’s special segment on panchakarma – which aired on national TV Friday May 11th. For those who missed it, it was ... Continue Reading →

Spring Allergy Symptoms – Say Goodbye

Every year when the spring grasses grew long enough for their first haircut, Carolyn’s nose started running and her eyes itched so much she had ... Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster at Night

You toss. You turn. You count sheep. But still your mind is whirling. For 50 percent of the nation’s population, getting a good night’s sleep ... Continue Reading →

Natural Detox for Spring Time

Spring is natural detox time for your body. The shift to springtime energy has been scattered across the country, with unseasonably warm weather in the ... Continue Reading →

An Ayurvedic Path to Heartbreak Recovery

A devastating breakup clouded my days, which stretched to months and longer. The stressful situation couldn’t be avoided – I was spending the summer working ... Continue Reading →

Kapha Season: Springtime Strategies

When spring rolls around, it’s a relief to shed winter hats, boots and coats. But for most of us, it’s not so easy to shed ... Continue Reading →

Shilajit – Himalayan mineral masterpiece

We’re juggling it all and feeling the effects. As a professional, a parent and homemaker, it’s easy to plow through days feeling overwhelmed with social, ... Continue Reading →