Ayurveda in Depth

Staying Cool - Summer Challenges to Natural Balance
June 07, 2015

Staying Cool - Summer Challenges to Natural Balance

The dog days of summer have arrived. In Ayurveda, our goal is to bring back your unique balance. That balance can be aggravated by the season.

Abhyanga – Love your Skin!
December 15, 2014

Abhyanga – Love your Skin!

Basically, abhyanga is applying warm oil to the body. Sometimes, people refer to it as a massage, but that is not exactly correct. The purpose of a massage is to manually manipulate the muscles while an abhyanga has a very different purpose which is to get the oil into the body through the skin.

Gut Check: Biodiversity in Your Own Belly
August 02, 2013

Gut Check: Biodiversity in Your Own Belly

At your core, deep inside your gut, you have a garden…a plethora of bacteria creating your very own bio-network. The health and happiness of this intimate ecology influences your health, your likelihood of being obese and a myriad of other health concerns.

Vedic Astrology & Ayurveda
December 28, 2012

Vedic Astrology & Ayurveda

Vedic astrology is the traditional Hindu system of astrology and astronomy. Learning about this system can compliment your study of Ayurveda and Yoga. Vedic astrology, also called Hindu or Jyotish astrology, shares Ayurveda’s foundational concept of the five elements, which exist both in the natural world and within the body.

Bharat Mata - Mother India
July 21, 2012

Bharat Mata - Mother India

Connecting with the spirit and culture of Mother India we will gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how we fit into the great role of healing. A pilgrimage of body, mind and soul we will be exposed to the land that birthed this healing tradition and this connection to the source will shift the way you see the world!

Kerala Pancha Karma: The Practice of Udvartana
January 14, 2012

Kerala Pancha Karma: The Practice of Udvartana

During my third week here at the SNA Ayurveda Nursing Home in Thrissur, I am beginning several sessions of Udvatana pronounced ’ood-wah-tanah’ in the local dialect of Malayalam, and it is probably my least favorite treatment of all

An Ayuredic Perspective on Women’s Health
April 11, 2011

An Ayuredic Perspective on Women’s Health

In Ayurveda, the woman is considered to be “Shakti”; the Mother and Source of creation, in whose lap all of civilization is cradled. When we speak about “women’s health” we understand that this encompasses many different issues during the different stages of her life.