Try Dosha-Balancing Indian Classical Music for Better Sleep

Try Dosha-Balancing Indian Classical Music for Better Sleep

It’s well known among sleep researchers that listening to calming music before bed helps to quiet the mind and soothe the autonomic nervous system.But did you know that certain types of music can also help to balance your doshas—the subtle energies that govern your mind and body’s functioning? ...Continue Reading →

How to Supercharge Amrit, The Ayurvedic Antioxidant

How to Supercharge Amrit, The Ayurvedic Antioxidant

It was the early 1980s, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was exploring ways to revive the ancient science of health, Ayurveda, which was unknown in the West at that time. He invited Vaidya B.D. Triguna, the preeminent Ayurvedic expert (Vaidya), to discuss how to ease stress, suffering, and ill-health in our modern age. ...Continue Reading →

The Ayurvedic Take on Tea and Caffeine


A comforting, well-spiced cup of chai. A fragrant lemongrass blend. There’s nothing like a warm pot of tea to soothe the senses and press pause on the daily hustle. Generally speaking, Ayurveda recommends caffeine-free, herb-and-spice blends (or tisanes) rather than high-caffeine teas, which can leave you feeling jittery and scattered... Continue Reading →

The Key to Immunity Is In Your Gut

The Key to Immunity Is In Your Gut

As we face a global pandemic, immunity is on all of our minds. The most effective ways to increase the immune system may be deeper than you think. According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, strong immunity is synonymous with strong digestion. In fact, the factors that determine a person’s bala, or immunity, are directly related to digestion. ... Continue Reading →

Discover Your Relaxation Lifestyle

(starting with a do-it-yourself spa day) Discover Your Relaxation Lifestyle

There’s a new phrase floating around—doom-scrolling—and anyone with a smartphone can figure out what that means. Then there are the parents who are valiantly caring for kids while simultaneously conducting meetings and teaching classes via Zoom. Under more pressure are our nation’s valiant essential workers, who venture out every day to work in hospitals, ... Continue Reading →

Zoomed Out? How to Create Balance in the Age of Screens

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I’m perfecting my yoga these days with a weekly class on Zoom. My professor husband spends hours teaching classes and attending department meetings in front of a screen. And for many people during the Covid-19 crisis, online video chatting has been a lifeline—a way to connect with family ... Continue Reading →

Cold Weather Defense

Cold Weather Defense

When your body is adequately prepared, you can more easily stay healthy all season long. vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda has many products that address immunity. In this article, we discuss our formula Cold Weather Defense. It was specifically created to offer nutritional support to help promote your body’s natural defenses,...Continue Reading →

Advanced Ayurveda: Listening to Your Body’s Signals

Advanced Ayurveda: Listening to Your Body’s Signals

When it comes to health, we each have our own unique story to tell. My personal health journey started at a young age when my parents taught me to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and whole wheat bread, a truly revolutionary idea in the 1960s, when Wonder Bread was king. I was rarely sick and only remember going to a doctor twice...Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy this Spring

Six Ways to Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy this Spring

Take a deep breath. Did you breathe through your nose? Did your chest or belly move as you inhaled or exhaled? Did you hear the sound of your breath? Chances are you barely notice your body going about its quiet work of inhaling and exhaling, yet your life depends upon it. The 25,000 breaths you take each day supply life-giving oxygen...Continue Reading →

Why You React to Stress the Way You Do

Why You React to Stress the Way You Do

With 87 percent of America on lockdown most of us are feeling stressed. Parents work from makeshift home offices while homeschooling their kids and prepping meals. Others, less fortunate, have been furloughed or laid off and struggle to make ends meet. Stuck in the house, each member of the family is under stress, yet each handles it differently. ...Continue Reading →

Bio-Immune for Strong Lasting Immunity

A Knowledge Article with Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. Bio-Immune for Long-term Immunity Support

Your body’s first line of defense is a balanced immune system. Ayurveda is founded on the principle of promoting immunity naturally for overall good health and wellness – averting the danger yet to come. ...Continue Reading →

Six Ways to Slash Stress for Health and Immunity

Six Ways to Slash Stress for Health and Immunity

There’s a humorous story circulating that goes something like this: Doctor: Due to a virus circulating in society, you have two options: A or B. Option A means staying at home with your spouse and kids all day for the next two months— Patient: OK, I'll take Option B. ...Continue Reading →

Respiratory and Immunity Concerns  Now is the Time to Boost Your Immunity

Respiratory and Immunity Concerns - Now is the Time to Boost Your Immunity

You’ve probably read the warnings to wash your hands, avoid shaking hands with others, and cough into your sleeve during colder weather or when you are not feeling well. Yet taking precautions can go much farther. For instance, have you taken steps to boost your immunity? After all, a healthy immune system is your best defense...Continue Reading →

The 3 Easy Detox Practices To Add to Your Spring Routine

The 3 Easy Detox Practices To Add to Your Spring Routine

Around the globe, Springtime is a traditional time for cleansing. The snow and ice of winter are melting, and the detritus of the old year is being washed away, making way for new growth. It’s a natural time to detox. Winter is a time of hibernation; regardless of our busy lives we are naturally a bit more sedentary, and cold temperatures and inclement weather have made it harder...Continue Reading →

The Maharishi Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation Connection

The Maharishi Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation Connection

If you’re interested in health, you may have heard of the traditional healthcare system called Ayurveda. And if you’re interested in wellness practices such as meditation, you may have heard about the technique of Transcendental Meditation.
Transcendental Meditation is considered to be a fundamental part of Maharishi Ayurveda. In fact, they both come from the body of knowledge...Continue Reading →

Cardio Support for Total Heart Health

A Knowledge Article with Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd.

Cardio Support for Total Heart Health

Vata dosha, the mind-body principle governed by air and space, is responsible for movement throughout the body. When looking at heart health, movement is the most important activity of the heart. To strengthen the activities of the heart and to support the proper movement, ...Continue Reading →

Ashwagandha the Ayurvedic Adaptogen


One of the “trending” herbs in health and wellness, Ashwagandha, has long been a favorite in Ayurveda. This gentle, yet powerful Vata balancing, single herb reduces the response to stress and helps fortify the body’s natural resistance to stress. ...Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Aci-Balance

A Knowledge Article with Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd.

Aci Balance

When acid, which is necessary for our digestive system to function, becomes hyper-acidity, problems can arise. It is not uncommon to see over-the-counter products for acidity that promise to bring stomach comfort instantly. When acid and alkaline meet, they get neutralized quickly - this is the basis for most modern acidity products. But, for a longer-term solution, it may not be as simple as this. ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Guide: Prioritize Self-Care

Holiday Gift Guide: Prioritize Self-Care

The Holidays are upon us, and this year, we thought we’d invite you to focus on self-care, replenishment, and relaxation. Honor what aligns you to be your best self and reflect on the year ahead. What are your goals, ambitions, desires, and potential detours? Continue Reading →

Balance Through Synergy: The Maharishi Ayurveda Difference


Why is Ayurveda a unique approach to health? And why are the vpk Maharishi Ayurveda formulas so effective? It is all about the synergy of herbal combinations contained in the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda. The term Ayur means “life” and Veda means "knowledge." Thus, Ayurveda is the knowledge of life. Contained within it is the key to maintaining health and vitality at its highest level. ... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Stress Free Emotions

A Knowledge Article with Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd.

Stress Free Emotions

At vpk Maharishi Ayurveda, our process of designing herbal formulas is not simply just combining herbs together. We lean into the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda, which enables our formulas to come into power and truly balance the doshas. ... Continue Reading →

What Your Elimination Says About Your Health

Farmers Market Kale

Digestion is the body’s main line of defense; it supports immune function, emotional balance, and overall vitality. It can also be the root cause of many health issues. And what is the best way to know the overall state of your digestive tract? Your poop ... Continue Reading →

Deep Rest Starts Tonight

Deep Sleep

How is your relationship with sleep? Not where it could be? Don’t throw in the pillow!

Sleep is an essential part of life. It is part of our rest and repair cycle; activity and rest are ... Continue Reading →

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Pitta

Hot Air Balloons Couple

According to Ayurveda, the body is governed by three different elemental characteristics, or doshas: Vata (associated with wind and air characteristics of the body), Pitta (associated with fire and water characteristics of the body), and Kapha (associated with earth and water characteristics of the body). Every one of us contains a unique combination of these three doshas ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Care for Women at Any Age


Women’s bodies are complex—and powerful. From monthly menstrual cycles through pregnancy, early motherhood, and menopause, the female body is constantly changing and adapting to all that life brings. Whether you’re married and raising a family, retired and flying solo, or anything in between, Ayurveda offers a wealth of practical knowledge to help you stay balanced at every age and stage of life. ... Continue Reading →

Chyawanprash: A Powerful Respiratory Tonic


According to ancient Indian lore, Chyawanprash—a sweet paste that’s jam-packed with Ayurvedic herbs—was created by twin Vaidyas (Ayurveda experts) to help the great seer Chyawan Rishi restore his vigor. These days, people use it as a daily immunity booster and a helpful respiratory tonic. ... Continue Reading →

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Kapha


According to Ayurvedic wisdom, our body and its functions are governed by a unique blend of the three doshas, or mind-body principles: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. ... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Do an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Spring Flowers With Tea

As ice drips off the branches and tender buds start to peek through the remaining patches of snow, nature reminds us that spring is (finally) upon us. It’s Kapha season and that means it’s time to shed all the things that may have been weighing us down since winter. We recently talked with integrative neurologist and author of The Prime, ... Continue Reading →

Nourish Your Heart with These 7 Foods

Heart Healthy Foods

An ancient Ayurvedic proverb states, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” Did you know that what you eat can go a long way toward promoting heart health? The Mayo Clinic recommends a heart-healthy diet that’s rich in fresh produce, fiber, and healthy fats (like olive oil and avocados). ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Solutions for Strong, Healthy Hair

Hair Care

Is your hair feeling limp and listless? According to Ayurveda, the health of every hair on your head reflects the health of your body as a whole—and both depend on good nutrition, a balanced lifestyle, and proper care. Beyond those factors, there are many other things that can dictate your hair’s look and feel, ... Continue Reading →

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

Cup Of Warm Water

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines? ... Continue Reading →

Meditation Teacher Bob Roth’s Top Habits for Success

Bob Headshot

New year, new start! For many of us, January is a time when we set the goals and intentions that will guide us toward success in the new year. In that spirit, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bob Roth—one of our country’s most experienced and influential meditation teachers—and ask him what lifestyle habits bring him the most success each day. ... Continue Reading →

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Vata

Christmas Tree decorating

One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that there are three different dosha (mind-body) characteristics and that you are a unique combination of each: breezy, enthusiastic Vata; fiery, impassioned Pitta; and earthy, easygoing Kapha. But did you know that each dosha contains five distinct subdoshas ... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Co worker

One of the fundamental principles of However you celebrate the holiday season, it’s always nice to offer up a few gifts to those friends, co-workers, family members, and loved ones who made your year so special. Here at vpk, we believe that wellness is one of the best gifts life has to offer! So if you’re looking for an alternative to fruitcake and cheese baskets, we’d love to recommend a few of our wellness favorites—specially tailored to the people on your list. ... Continue Reading →

3 Surprising Ayurvedic Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon Raw

Cinnamon’s sweet, spicy flavor is popular in pastries, curries, and lattes worldwide, but did you know that the plant’s therapeutic properties have been lauded in Ayurveda for thousands of years? ... Continue Reading →

The Ayurvedic Take on Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and Raw Diets


The caveman diet. Going keto. Eating raw foods and juicing. Does it seem like there’s a trendy new diet cropping up every time you turn around? If so, you might be wondering how to keep up—which one to ... Continue Reading →

How to Do Abhyanga Without Making a Mess


The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with a pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age. ... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda


Feeling forgetful or absent-minded on occasion? It's perfectly normal (and human!) to feel a little scattered now and then, but if you're increasingly forgetting names and appointments or frequently misplacing your keys, it might be time to give your mind and memory a little Ayurvedic TLC. ... Continue Reading →

Modern Research on Ayurvedic Herbs and Heart Health


As part of our ongoing Evidence-Based Ayurveda series, we recently chatted with Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali about new advances in research on Ayurvedic medicine and heart health—specifically, the plant-based remedies arjuna, garlic, and guggul. ... Continue Reading →

Try Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

(Once you start, you’ll never stop!) Couple-with-Smiles

Do you ever wake up with that pasty, yucky, Morning Mouth feeling? Some days, brushing your teeth and gargling doesn’t seem to eliminate it, and you might even notice a yellowish or white coating on your tongue. ... Continue Reading →

Thrive in Late Summer with These Ayurvedic Tips


Early fall is a transitional stage, as we move from the height of summer’s heat to cooler weather. In Ayurveda, the change from summer to fall is known as Ritu Sandhi, the gap between seasons. This gap can present a delicate time for digestion, because the weather fluctuates—along with the doshas and digestive capacity. ... Continue Reading →

New Study Suggests Triphala Has Prebiotic Properties


A recent study found that triphala promotes the growth of healthy bacteria like Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus acidophilus. In addition to promoting friendly bacteria, this traditional Ayurvedic botanical also seemed to help inhibit the growth of unhealthy bacteria. ... Continue Reading →

Hangry, Overheated & Irritable? 7 Ways to Cool Your Pitta


Feeling the heat this summer? When the Northern Hemisphere tips toward the fiery sun, you may start noticing signs of increasing Pitta dosha in your mind, body, and emotions... Continue Reading →

5 Benefits of Turmeric, Ayurveda’s Golden Botanical


Turmeric (a.k.a. Indian Saffron) is a relative newcomer to American spice racks, but it’s been a mainstay in Indian cooking—and medicine—for thousands of years. The twisty root that gives your bowl of curry its bright, yellow color and distinctive flavor also holds a place of honor in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. ... Continue Reading →

Take a Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Staycation

Hammock Relaxation

Have you ever returned from a trip more exhausted than when you started out? This summer, instead of spending your entire vacation in a blur of travel and hustle-bustle, plan at least a day or two at home on a rejuvenating staycation ... Continue Reading →

Neem: An Ayurvedic Botanical for Inner & Outer Beauty


In India, neem is known as “the wonder tree”—and with good reason. This powerful plant is an excellent cleanser and blood purifier that supports clear, radiant skin and overall health. ... Continue Reading →

Radiant Skin at Every Decade: An Ayurvedic Guide

Radiant Skin at Every Decade

Your skin is a complex organ that changes constantly throughout your life, depending on your age, diet, lifestyle choices, and many other factors. From the perspective of Ayurveda, the skin’s texture and appearance... Continue Reading →

Stress and Immunity: The Microbiome Connection

Older Couple Spring

Life has its ups and downs, and stress is a natural part of human existence. These days, though, American stress levels are at a record high, according to the American Psychological Association. ... Continue Reading →

2 Reasons to Try Guggul—the “Ama Bulldozer”


Guggul (pronounced just like Google) is an Ayurvedic remedy that has been used in India for thousands of years to rejuvenate and cleanse the lymph system. .... Continue Reading →

Healing Greens 101: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Leafy Greens

No longer just a frilly garnish, kale is taking the culinary world by storm. Along with it, leafy greens like spinach, chard, and even collards and turnip greens are gracing plates everywhere from fine dining hotspots to fast food restaurants across the country. .... Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Ayurvedic Self-Care for Your Whole Heart

Brunch Table

Are you taking care of your heart, emotionally and physically? According to Ayurvedic wisdom, your tireless ticker needs more than just a heart-healthy diet to stay shipshape.... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Ayurvedic Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Ayurvedic Holiday Gift Guide

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship," the Buddha is known to have said long ago. With the holiday season upon us... Continue Reading →

Balance Restlessness

Balance Restlessness

If you have ever experienced restless sensations or twitching in your body, arms or legs when you are relaxing, sitting down for meditation, or sleeping... Continue Reading →

5 Time-Saving Hacks for Ayurvedic Meal-Planning

Muffins Milk

Life can get hectic, especially in autumn—a time of new school assignments, demanding projects at work, and the beginning of the holiday season. When your schedule is slammed, it can be hard to find time to prepare healthy, balanced Ayurvedic meals ... Continue Reading →

Boost Your Mind & Memory this Fall: 7 Ayurvedic Tips

Tea Drink Read

Autumn’s just around the corner, and while that marks the end of summer, it’s also a time for exciting new beginnings. This September, you might be starting a new school year, ... Continue Reading →

Your Best Foot Forward: Ayurvedic Foot Care


If there is one part of your body that works hard for you, it is your feet. Every day, walking and other activities bring the weight of your entire body to bear on your feet. And that workload may come with a cost ... Continue Reading →

Keep Your Eyes Cool and Relaxed this Summer

Summer Hat

Your eyes are among the most important organs in your body. Ayurveda identifies all five elements within your eyes: earth (prithvi) — muscular part of the eye; fire (tejas) — the blood vessels; air (vayu) — the color; ... Continue Reading →

Priming Your Microbiome for a Healthier, Happier Life

Microbiome Food

A pioneer in integrative neurology and the author of The Prime, Dr. Chaudhary draws from both Ayurvedic knowledge and Western medicine to treat her patients. In this interview, we talk with Dr. Chaudhary about the microbiome and how it affects our mind, body, and emotions. ... Continue Reading →

Three Cooling Summer Smoothie Recipes

Rose Smoothie

Feeling the heat this summer? When the sun’s rays are stronger outside, you might notice fiery Pitta dosha heating up in your own body. Signs of healthy Pitta on the move include higher energy levels, feelings of optimism, and an overall brightening within ... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Ayurvedic Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

It turns out there’s something to the old adage: early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise. According to Ayurveda, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things ... Continue Reading →

Six Tips to Fight Stress with Ayurveda

"Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea," says a modern philosopher. ... Continue Reading →

One Size “Detox” Doesn’t Fit All

Lemon Water

There is a growing desire among aware and health-conscious people to "cleanse" themselves of toxins in order to become healthy. So, detox has become a trendy, household term. Ayurveda, unlike many other healing practices, has a very systematic, well-structured and clear-cut understanding of removing toxins from our bodies, or cleansing. ... Continue Reading →

Dinacharya: A Routine to Align Our Natural Rhythm

Dinacharya: A Routine to Align Our Natural Rhythm

From an Ayurvedic perspective, following a dinacharya, or daily routine, aligns us with nature’s rhythms each day. There is new evidence that demonstrates that our genes may have, over time, lost their ability to hear the natural circadian rhythms of nature. ...Continue Reading →

New Year's Resolutions - Food! "We are how we eat."

New Year Resolutions - Food! We are how we eat.

The New Year brings new hopes, aspirations and resolutions. It is the time of the year when we set our goals to achieve for the next year. ...Continue Reading →

Improving Mental Health with Ayurveda: The Meditation-Ayurveda Connection

Improving Mental Health with Ayurveda: The Meditation-Ayurveda Connection

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural medicine from India. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, one of the eight major branches of Ayurveda is Mental Health. ...Continue Reading →

Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi is a highly respected ayurvedic expert in the western world and India. He has been practicing ayurveda for 33 years. ...Continue Reading →

5 Surprising Benefits of Abhyanga

We’ve all heard it before: take care of ourselves first; prioritize our own well-being, because only then can we most effectively care for others; we have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else; etc... Continue Reading →

Natural Relief from Everyday Tension

Natural Relief from Everyday Tension

Are you one of the many people that finds yourself coping with, trudging through, struggling to manage, or recovering from occasional feelings of anxiousness or worry? You are not alone in your plight. Many of us experience worry and tension at some point in our lives. For some, it is a daily occurrence...Continue Reading →

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling in India Using Maharishi Ayurveda

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling in India Using Maharishi Ayurveda

India is a place of wonder, a place of adventure and spiritual awakening. It is the ancient birthplace of ayurveda, and it is the source of the high-quality herbs used in vpk® by Maharishi Ayurveda formulas. Staying healthy as a Western tourist in India can be a challenge. ...Continue Reading →

Slowing Down — Living Primed

My Experience with The Prime Program

It is said that approximately every 27 days our skin regenerates itself. The stomach lining replaces itself every four days, and our stomach cells are being replaced by the minute. Our bodies are constantly transforming the food we eat and nutrients we assimilate into life energy. So naturally, what we eat has a major impact on how successful our bodies are at transformation...Continue Reading →

Finding Ayurveda

An Interview with Alan Marks

Alan Marks, CEO of vpk® by Maharishi Ayurveda, discovered Transcendental Meditation® as a teenager. And while Alan found the deep silence he experienced during his twice-a-day meditation life changing (despite his busy schedule of running two companies, he claims to this day he can count on only one hand the meditations he has missed) ...Continue Reading →

Milk and Fruit: Do They Mix?

The role of milk in ayurveda is one that is highly regarded and valued. It has a profound nourishing property for our bodies that is able to help regenerate and strengthen the tissues of the physiology as well as increase our subtle essence known as ojas. Ojas is responsible for maintaining our immunity, vitality, complexion, luster and strength of our entire body ...Continue Reading →

Gut Health and the Microbiome

One of the most important medical discoveries in the 21st century is the role of the microbiome (the population of bacteria that inhabit the human body) on health and disease. This is particularly true of the population of the bacteria inhabiting the human digestive system. It is estimated that 90% of all DNA within the human body is actually bacterial DNA — bacteria effectively outnumber us 9:1. The implications of this on human health are enormous, ...Continue Reading →

Reduce Ama with Garshana Lymphatic Massage

Garshana (pronounced gar-shan), often called “dry-brushing,” is ayurvedic lymphatic massage that helps remove ama (digestive toxins). In Sanskrit, garshana means "friction by rubbing." Garshana massage is usually recommended for people with a Kapha imbalance or predominance — that is, slower metabolism — or with symptoms of ama ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary and The Prime

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary never intended to write a diet book. “I still can’t imagine that I wrote a book about weight loss,” she said in a recent interview. And yet, men and women everywhere are getting to know Dr. Chaudhary and learning ayurvedic principles through her first book, The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss, which was published in January. ... Continue Reading →

Balance Digestion with Asana

The practices of ayurveda and yoga honor the connection between our mind and body — and more specifically, the connection between our brain and gut. Ancient ayurvedic texts tell us, "Rog sarve api mande’anau." Translated from Sanskrit this means, "All diseases have their basis in dull digestion." It’s clear that digestion is an all-important consideration for our health and well being... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Approach to Spring Cleaning – Home, Body, Mind

You can almost taste it. You can certainly smell it. From that first rainfall on a mildly chilly day in late winter, there’s that quality in the air — is it the scent of softening soil? A change in the wind? The beginning stages of new life — buds and grasses and flowers — still invisible beneath the earth, but nonetheless preparing for their emergence? Continue Reading →

Ayurveda and the Healthy Heart

To say that the heart is an astounding feat of nature would be the understatement of the year. The heart is the epicenter of life itself. Circulating approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body on a daily basis (that’s almost 1.4 gallons every minute), the average heart beats 100,000 times per day as it works to supply almost every cell in the body — roughly 75 trillion of them — with oxygenated blood. Continue Reading →

An Ayurvedic Perspective on Healthy Relationships

Let’s not argue! There is no arguing that relationships require real communication, commitment, and work! Keeping a partnership happy, healthy, and mutually fulfilling is certainly worth the effort. Knowing your partner's predominant dosha(s) can help shed light on their tendencies and personality. Knowledge allows for insight, and insight for patience and compassion. ... Continue Reading →

Dosha Balance: Kapha

If I could just get up from this comfy couch and make my way over to my computer, I could tell you all about the Kapha dosha... Kapha, made up of the properties of earth and water, embodies structure and stability. Earth and water… slow, stable, down to earth, slow to anger, and easygoing! The Kapha-dominant take their sweet time, too. If you’ve heard the expression, “Slow and steady wins the race,” that’s a good example of Kapha. Continue Reading →

Dosha Balance: Pitta

The Pitta dosha governs metabolism and all things heat-related — it is the dosha of transformation. Think flow and fire! Our digestion — our digestive fire — known in ayurveda as agni, is what we use to transform food. Named for the Rigvedic element of fire, agni is responsible for the transformation of food into fuel for our bodies. Pitta is responsible for this “fire” in our bellies, and if it’s out of balance, our entire physiology can be thrown for a loop. Continue Reading →

Dosha Balance: Vata

Vata dosha governs flow and motion in the mind and body — the movement of thoughts across our minds; memory; food moving through our digestive tract; elimination of wastes; the flow of our blood; and our breath. For the movement of all three doshas — Vata makes it happen; it’s the leader! Since the other doshas, Pitta and Kapha, cannot move without it, it is important to keep Vata in balance. Continue Reading →

The Evening Routine to Unwind and Recharge

It’s no big secret: for many of us, it’s extremely difficult to unwind — especially after a long day of answering emails, attending meetings, taking phone calls, taking care of kids or pets, and battling traffic on the way to and from our jobs. It seems increasingly difficult to find the “off” switch once we enter our personal sanctum — home, at the end of the day. Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Time and Balanced Sleep

There was no siren nor light nor gentle nudge that woke me up. Nothing external interrupted me and yet, suddenly, in the middle of the night, I was awake and my brain was racing. I wanted sleep; I needed sleep; and none was coming. All I could do was lie there, frantically making mental lists and composing what seemed to be brilliant and urgent plans that I would no doubt forget in the morning. Continue Reading →

Balance Vata with Yoga Asana

The transition to fall is in full swing…it’s tangible. The leaves are changing around us, the days are becoming shorter and we feel a cool change in the air. During the fall and into the winter season, Vata dosha reigns (October - February). Vata is comprised of the elements air and space… air + space = movement! That’s right, Vata is the essential dosha which governs movement within our physiology (bodily functions)... Continue Reading →

Eating the Ayurvedic Way: 7 Tips for Good Digestion

Do you suffer from everyday digestion problems: gas, bloating, stomach discomfort, occasional constipation, occasional heartburn, or fatigue after eating? A simple solution to these common complaints is to consider not only what we eat but how we eat... Continue Reading →

The Morning Routine to Kick-start Your Day

All right, Vata season, let’s do this! As the season changes, what’s going on around us? The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing colors and falling, and we feel change within. Vata — light, airy, dry and governing movement — has great qualities. In our bodies, when Vata is in balance it is expressed as mental alertness, ability to fall asleep easily, good circulation, calm demeanor, balanced digestion and elimination, and balanced body temperature... Continue Reading →

Maharishi Aromatherapy: Four Ways to Use Essential Oils for Natural Immunity

As the weather begins to cool and the days become drier, our physiology can become more susceptible to Vata imbalance. It’s easy to understand why, and taking steps to balance Vata dosha is essential. So, how can we begin to boost our natural immunity? One powerful technique is with natural, therapeutic remedies that enliven our own self-healing mechanisms — pure essential oils! Continue Reading →

The Magic of Rose: Not all Triphala is Equal — The Organic Digest Tone Difference

I was first introduced to vpk’s® Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus) by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary. Her recommendation was given to me as part of my comprehensive detoxification program. When I first received the suggestion, I remember thinking, "Oh, it is just another bottle of Triphala!" I was wrong. Continue Reading →

Worry Free

Worry Free is one of my favorite herbals to balance a state of increased Vata. This preparation is a masterpiece of the traditional Ayurvedic art of composing herbs for efficient and fast action. It consists of seven herbs and one mineral component. Continue Reading →

Tender Loving Cauliflower

Healthy sauteed cauliflower and quinoa recipe to satisfy the whole family! Continue Reading →

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry muffins. Vegetarian cooking for lifelong health the ayurveda way from heaven’s banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Continue Reading →

Balance Kapha with Yoga Asana

Yoga asanas are the ideal non-strenuous ayurvedic exercise. We can stay balanced during Kapha season by incorporating asanas that fire us up and make us move. Uplifting, heart-opening backbends will open up the chest and lungs, helping with congestion and upper-respiratory heaviness. Continue Reading →

Four Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Grounded

The concept that we are a continuation of everything around us — ever-present consciousness underlying all creation — lies at the heart of Ayurveda. When we cultivate and experience this underlying field of silent awareness, we can begin to understand what is happening within and around us, as well as how to manage it… we become more integrated with our world. Continue Reading →

Earth Day and Beyond: How I Stay Grounded with Ayurveda

I always wanted to be one of those “morning people.” You know, the kind that wakes up easy as pie, flies out of bed and checks off seven to-do list items before noon. Those kind. But, alas, I seemed to inherit the midnight adrenaline gene and its morning melancholy defect. Even as a child with two alarm clocks ringing intermittently across the room, I’d slam the snooze buttons for an hour — only to fall back asleep until my dad sang Broadway show tunes in my ear. Continue Reading →

Know the Skin You’re In: Soaptherapy

Have you ever tried a skin care product and found it just doesn't feel right for you? Ever wonder why? Based on our dosha makeup, we all have different skin types — which can vary from soft, smooth and unwrinkled to sensitive, “rashy” dry, or even a combination of a few different types. Nobody knows the qualities of your skin better than you! Continue Reading →

Yellow Squash Couscous with Garbanzo Beans

This Middle Eastern-style dish is a delight for the eyes. The color and aroma are heartwarming. Serve as a side to a more opulent main dish, or as the entrée itself. Continue Reading →

Ginger Pear Crisp

Comfort food at its best! Continue Reading →

Creating Balance Where Imbalance Exists: Aci-Balance

Are you one of the many Americans who experience occasional acid indigestion or heartburn? The feeling of hyperacidity is due to excessive production of acid by our system (more on that later…). A very simple and immediate solution, logically, seems to be to take some alkaline product to immediately neutralize the acid. This is OK, if all you want is a temporary fix. Continue Reading →

Peas and Potato Curry

Try this delicious Pea and Potato Curry recipe — a vegetarian delight from the ayurvedic cookbook Heaven's Banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Continue Reading →

3 Tips for #HealthyBeginnings

3 simple tips for healthy beginnings

Date Chutney (Khajur Chatni)

Try this delicious Pea and Potato Curry recipe — a vegetarian delight from the ayurvedic cookbook Heaven's Banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Continue Reading →

The Bringer of Balance, The Golden Elixir

I used to think sesame oil was for cooking — until I met Doctor Kulreet Chaudhary, the Maharishi Ayurveda expert and neurologist who has remade my relationship with the aromatic liquid. “There’s nowhere we won’t put oil!” she once said, and as her patient, I attest. Parts of me previously unexplored can personally validate this. Continue Reading →

The Yoga Ayurveda Connection

Yoga in America has grown exponentially over the last several decades. As popularity continues to increase, many practitioners have started to realize that Yoga is not just a physical exercise — it creates balance of body and mind, emotions and consciousness. Continue Reading →

Tortilla Soup

Vegetarian Cooking for Lifelong Health the Ayurveda Way from Heaven’s Banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Continue Reading →

De-stress During Seasonal Chaos

With looming to-do lists, invite lists, gift lists, wish lists, and grocery lists, the most wonderful time of the year can quickly become seasonal chaos. It’s no wonder that many of us feel so stressed out during the holiday season! Continue Reading →

Dissolving Vata Derangement

vpk, or Vata, Pitta and Kapha, are the mind-body elements of which all of us are uniquely comprised. Knowing our Prakriti, or our underlying dosha combination, allows us to understand our nature, physically and emotionally. Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Balance Vata

According to Ayurveda, from October - February the Vata dosha reigns. If you are Vata-predominant, you may notice imbalances in your physiology that did not exist during warmer months of the year. Whether you're Vata-predominant or not, attention to the season and efforts to stay balanced during the cooler months are recommended. Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Essentials: Reasons to Practice Tongue Scraping

Tongue scraping, or Jihwa Prakshalana, has long been an important part of the recommended Ayurvedic daily routine. Have you ever noticed a film or coating (which can range in color from clear to white, yellow, or green) on your tongue in the morning? Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Beauty Secrets

Before there was yoga, there was ayurveda, the “science of life.” This complete healthcare system strives to restore and maintain balance and purify the mind, body, and emotions. In fact, yoga asana practice is a branch of ayurveda. Continue Reading →

Pitta’s Plight & Vata’s Dream

The summer season of Pitta heats us during the longest and warmest days of the year: July - October. Pitta dosha, represented by fire and water, governs metabolism, particularly digestion, and is in charge of transformation in the mind and body... Continue Reading →

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 →

Kidney Bean Soup

Ayurvedic recipes for kidney bean soup, satisfies all 6 tastes and does not imbalance the doshas... 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 toxins (known as garavisha) from the body. You can eat cilantro chutney with holy basil (tulsi) as an addition to your diet... Continue Reading →

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 between seasons. This is a delicate time for the digestion, because the doshas are fluctuating and digestive capacity can also waver. This time of fluctuation provides a natural opportunity to cleanse the body, and ayurveda suggests that we make good use of the natural tendency of the body to cleanse itself... 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 Bean Party Dip

Party's can be healthy too! Enjoy this recipe for Ayurvedic garbanzo bean party dip, goes great with pita chips. This slightly-tart, slightly-sweet dip is perfect for a party. It can also be used as a stuffing for quesadillas or as a pesto-type sauce... Continue Reading →

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

The timeless principles of ayurveda can help busy students - especially teenagers - thrive in today's tough academic and social environments.... Continue Reading →

Ayurvedic Turmeric Cooked in Ghee

Cooking with turmeric is a key component to an ayurvedic diet. Turmeric helps balance the doshas, reduce inflammation, and provide antioxidants to your body. 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)

This recipe for walnut veggie burgers is not only delicious, but follows the ayurvedic principles of providing all six tastes and balancing the doshas. 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

Travel can be stressful, especially for Pitta people. Follow these tips to avoid the stress and sit back to enjoy the ride! 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

Traveling can be stressful. Learn how to ground Vata to maintain calm when you are on the road. 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

Ayurvedic recipes for strawberry-cherry chutney. Goes good on toast or to add a little sweet & tart flavor to any dish. 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

Use this ayurvedic spice mixture to balance emotions AND add delicious, oriental flavor to any dish! 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)

This ayurvedic rice-pudding mixture is a sweet and delicious after-meal treat any time of the year. 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 Bulgur Wheat Salad

Ayurvedic recipe for bulghur wheat salad - makes a refreshing summer salad for lunch or dinner. Ayurvedic Bulgur 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 →

Ayurvedic Quinoa Pilaf

Make this ayurvedic quinoa pilaf for a tasty lunch or light dinner. 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 →

Uplift Your Emotions and Create Inner Calm

Use these 10 ayurvedic secrets to avoid stress, be happy, and create a sense of inner tranquility. 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)

Fried plantains and bananas can be a delicious ayurvedic dessert that is both sweet AND healthy! 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

Ayurveda favors fresh food - use this simple trick to have a hot, fresh and ayurvedically delicious lunch! 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 - or Amla Berry - is one of the revered ayurvedic herbs. Learn how it contributes especially to 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 →

Ayurvedic 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 Peak Performance

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 and Weight – Find Your Balance (Part 2)

(Article continued from last week) Finding and maintaining your ideal weight doesn't have to be difficult - ayurveda has a no-nonsense approach to being healthy and fit... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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, published scientific studies over the last 30 years... 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 →

Ayurveda on the Road: 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 →

Ayurveda on the Road: 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 →

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 →

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 →

Summer, Sun and Your Skin Care

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 →

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 →


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 Kitchari (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 & 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 →

Spring Allergen Reactions — 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 →

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 →

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 →