SHIRODHARA: AYURVEDA FOR ANXIETY

If you practice Ayurveda, you will learn that oils are ubiquitous in the therapeutic treatments that prevail. This is because oils find their way into every “doorway” of the human body. One such oil application is shirodhara, known for its ability to assuage anxiety, eliminate toxins and mental exhaustion, and relieve stress. WHAT IS SHIRODHARA? […]

INTRO TO AYURVEDIC SKINCARE: PART III

CARING FOR THE SKIN AROUND THE EYES The skin around the eyes tends to be thinner and more delicate as it is not as fat-enriched and does not contain many sebaceous glands. As a result, squinting from the sun or focusing your eyesight on reading or driving can contribute to crow’s feet and other fine […]

BEFRIENDING FENNEL

A WORTHWHILE “FRONDSHIP” Some people are not fond of fennel’s distinctive licorice taste. However, cooking fennel refines its flavor and tones down its tang. And with so many benefits to boast, it’s worth incorporating fennel into your diet. Fennel is a flowering plant belonging to the Apiaceae family that also includes parsley, carrots, and celery. […]

INTRO TO AYURVEDIC SKINCARE, PART II

Find part one in the Ayurvedic Skincare series here. Wherever pure knowledge and happiness is, there lies beauty.sattyam. shivam. sundaram.—the veda Paying attention to your needs holistically and using the tools of ayurveda pave the way to vibrant, beautiful skin. Skincare Products and Services Resources Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, pulse assessments, ayurvedic body treatments and therapies, and Shankara skincare […]

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, FIND OUT WHICH SPICES ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, FIND OUT WHICH SPICES ARE RIGHT FOR YOU! Ayurveda is not a one-size-fits-all system. Considerations for each person’s unique constitution play a prominent role in providing diet, lifestyle, herbs, yoga, and more recommendations. Spices are packed with healing power, especially as it relates to kindling our agni, or digestive […]

INTRO TO AYURVEDIC SKIN CARE, PART I

THE SKIN EATS! Remember this: Applying a substance to the skin bypasses digestion—it goes full strength into the bloodstream. Think of beauty products as food. You might not want to use it on your skin if you can’t eat it. BALANCED DIGESTION IS PARAMOUNT TO GOOD HEALTH The first line of defense for the skin […]

CUPID’S KAMUT KRISPIES

Sweeten up to family, friends, or your partner with this Kamut recipe! What is Kamut? Kamut is a specific variety of Khorasan wheat originating from the fertile crescent (Middle East) thousands of years ago. Kamut made its way to the US in the 40s. Still, it wasn’t until the 80s that commercial interest grew as […]

INTERMITTENT FASTING & CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

Here we are again at the beginning of a new year—when many of us consider implementing resolutions to lose weight and become fitter. If your modus operandi is to latch onto typical diet schemes to “lose weight fast,” try something new this year by approaching your wellness goals differently and save your nervous system a […]

MUDRA OF THE EARTH

You could say that mudras are hand yoga. While mudras are most widely known as gestures made with the hands, there are yoga postures that are also considered mudras. Photos of mudras most often depict a person sitting with their hands in a mudra while meditating, but you can also practice mudras while doing active […]

10 TIPS TO HELP YOU GAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT

Recommendations for weight loss often come in the form of advice for calorie restriction, staving off entire food groups, and various forms of vigorous exercise that leave us depleted. HOW WILLPOWER WEAKENS The strategies that require the willpower necessary to restrict ourselves from foods and endure very strenuous forms of exercise aren’t meant to be […]