You might be saying "what you talking about willis"? This can't be, doshas are important and I already know my dosha. I am tall, blonde with dry skin, I am Vata; or I am heavy with huge eyes, I am Kapha; or I have red hair and freckles, I am Pitta, etc, etc, etc.
Ayurveda, a science so old and yet so contemporary... So mystical and yet so scientific... So distant and yet so intimate... So simple and yet so complex...
Today, we would like to explore the framework of Ayurveda, the three doshas and their relationship to the Nine Planets (the framework of Jyotish). Most people know about doshas through online tests. Doshas are often used as labels for classifications of body types. But what is truly a dosha? Continue reading →
In Sanskrit, "man" is “to think” and "tra" designates tools or instruments. Hence, mantra is an instrument of thought. Also, "manas" is the mind and "tra" means to protect. Hence, mantra is Continue reading →
In Vedic philosophy the world is the result of the constant interplay of the three gunas. The three gunas (or qualities) are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. They can be used to describe everything, from our mind to nature and even corporate business. This blog will discuss what they represent, how they can be kept in balance and how they affect us and the world.
Standing Heating Breath (This is not Bikram Breathwork!)
Precautionary note: This is not a medical statement, but a set of remarks concerning a particular breathing technique related to hatha yoga. If you are under medical supervision and you have any questions whether or not to proceed with this practice, please consult with your health professional. The Standing Heating Breath should not be performed in case of pregnancy, heart disease and high blood pressure.
In a previous blog, the “Hot Topic of Hot Yoga” we discussed the benefits of a proper Hot Yoga Class. There are different parameters that define a proper hot class, ranging from the temperature of the room to the caring of the instructor.
A very crucial parameter is the ayurvedic nature of the class. Ayurveda says Continue reading →
It has been said that creating a daily routine (dinacarya) is one of the best ways to ground our selves. There have also been studies that say doing some sort of movement in the morning can help us lose weight and maintain clarity of mind. These two facts give us a good reason to build a daily routine. Deepak Chopra tells his clients to RPM. Continue reading →
According to the Vedic scriptures we are made up of five koshas (sheaths).
The outermost sheath is the physical body, the Annamaya Kosha (food sheath). The food sheath relates to all the systems of the physical body, even the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space). It relates to Continue reading →
Most people do not understand what Jyotish is or why it is important. I would like to give some insight into Jyotish from an ayurvedic perspective. Teaching Ayurveda without Jyotish is as incomplete Continue reading →
We are coming into the holiday season which means “Tis the season to be grateful”. Some say gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. So by being grateful, we get to create a happy heart which is a wonderful gift to ourselves and every one around us.