Mind-Body Health

Most women have experienced it in some form or another: you have a big presentation at work and you’re doubled over with cramps, or you have a celebratory occasion or date, and you’re so bloated you can’t feel good in your new outfit. Although PMS (premenstrual syndrome) has been recognized for... Read More
Aromatherapy is not just a tool to make your home smell fresh before company arrives. The relationship between your nose and certain fragrances is a powerful bond that can directly impact your overall well-being. This ancient healing exercise can be used as a therapeutic practice with great healing... Read More
The quality of the food you eat directly affects the quality of your physical health. The same could be said for the thoughts that you have. Hippocrates said it more than two thousand years ago: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Unfortunately, the Western diet, with its emphasis... Read More
A balanced diet and daily exercise routine is essential to a healthy mind and body. But that’s just the beginning when it comes to optimum health. Ayurveda's ancient teachings have many lesser-known practices that can assist with things like weight-loss, detoxifying the body, and improving your... Read More
Your pulse is the signal of life in your body. All activity in the body and mind is directed by the fluctuation that is your heartbeat, and it’s the flow of blood from that pulse that nourishes, cleanses, and informs every one of your cells. Although modern medicine uses the pulse as a basic marker... Read More
Leaves cover the ground, school buses dot the roads, and there’s a crisp chill in the air. These are all signs that Vata season is upon us. If you’re a Vata type, you may have a history of getting sick with colds, sore throats, or the flu in the fall. And the media’s warnings of impending flu and... Read More
Just as every snowflake is unique in shape and form, every human has their own blueprint. It’s like a map of the body that’s made up of an infinite variety of shapes, behaviors, emotions, and appearances. In Ayurveda, the five elements that are found in all living things—ether, air, fire, water,... Read More
Most of the time we judge our age by what the calendar says, but that’s just a number. You also have a biological age, which is determined by how old you think you are. Your expectations reinforce your interpretation, so if you think you’re growing old, you are. The truth is that you can slow down... Read More