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9 Tips to Live Ayurveda This Autumn

By |2019-10-16T15:16:31+01:00October 16th, 2019|Autumn, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Vata, Women's Health|

As we transition into the Autumn season, the season of Vata, we can empower ourselves by bringing as much energy and happiness as possible into our everyday life with these simple ayurvedic tips. With a few easy changes in our routine, it may surprise you how easily we can transition from one season into the next!

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Pitta

By |2019-08-09T15:44:08+01:00August 9th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Sub Doshas|

In this article, we’ll focus on the subdoshas of Pitta. “Pitta dosha itself is all about transformation, heat, and energy,” explains Dinesh Gyawali, PhD, a classically trained Ayurvedic Vaidya (Ayurvedic expert) and Assistant Professor at Maharishi University of Management. “Pitta represents all forms of metabolic activities that generate energy. It’s primarily composed of agni (fire) and jala (water) elements. Pitta represents that ever-changing and evolutionary quality of our physiology which may seem static at times but is going through transformation each and every second.”

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

By |2019-07-02T15:50:04+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Doshas, Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Stress, Summer|

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—especially if you have a Pitta-dominant constitution type. Excess hunger, irritability, impatience, desire to control situations and people, ruddy skin, acid stomach, loose bowel movements, and feeling overheated in general are all signs that Pitta may be out of balance in your body. Fortunately, with a little Ayurvedic TLC, you can stay cool as a cucumber this summer. Here are 7 of our favourite ways to alleviate a backlog of excess Pitta.

Aromatherapy for Perfect Balance in Every Season

By |2019-06-27T15:03:42+01:00June 27th, 2019|Aromatherapy, Balance, Doshas, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

Aromatherapy, in the form of floral and herbal extracts and incense, has always been an integral aspect of ayurvedic healing. From sandalwood incense to enhance the benefits of meditation to water infused with holy basil for purifying the environment, aromas have been a pleasant way to infuse the human psycho-physiology with the healing wisdom of plants. Although single-aroma incense and floral waters are not uncommon in Ayurveda, it is more typical to see blends or combinations of several different aromas.

Try a Cooling Juice or Tropical Sensation

By |2019-06-18T15:01:37+01:00June 18th, 2019|Doshas, Drinks, Holiday, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Recipes, Summer|

Have you noticed that as the weather warms up you naturally desire different food and drink than you did during winter? You may like to try the Cooling Cucumber juice or Tropical Sensation recipes below. The change in your appetite and food choices during summer is guided by the increase of heat within you causing an increase of the qualities of Pitta dosha.

What Exercise is Best for Me?

By |2019-05-23T10:18:15+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Doshas, Exercise, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

As the days get longer and warmer, do you find quite naturally the desire to be more physically active arises? Physical activity is a great way for the body to burn off the richer diet of winter, to celebrate the energy that comes with Summer providing increased vigour and to protect your health and wellbeing. Exercise helps to clear congestion and strengthen the metabolic channels (srotas) in the body while providing ‘sthiratva’, or stability to the body, mind, emotions and intellect.

Ready, Set, Go!

By |2019-06-07T15:08:15+01:00May 9th, 2019|Doshas, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Summer|

Summer Solstice Great! Summer the warmer time of the year when Pitta the fiery dosha is strongest, is just around the corner. If you follow the guidance of a Meteorologist the hottest months of the year in Great Britain are June, July, and August. Some like to follow the movement of the sun through the sky and say Summer really begins when the sun is at its highest point in the sky on Friday, June 21st this year at the Summer solstice. How Does Ayurveda Mark the Change of Season?

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Kapha

By |2019-04-15T13:29:39+01:00April 15th, 2019|Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

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. “Kapha is that quality of our physiology which increases with close contact of water,” says Dinesh Gyawali, PhD. Generally speaking, Kapha has a binding quality in the body and governs structure, lubrication, and nutrition. It moderates things like weight, growth, lubrication of the lungs, and formation of the seven tissues: blood, fat, muscle, bone, marrow, nutritive fluids, and reproductive tissue. It also has a cooling influence, according to Gyawali. “Ayurveda compares Kapha with the Moon. It keeps our body nourished and cools it down just like the moon.”

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Vata

By |2019-04-05T10:27:54+01:00April 4th, 2019|Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Vata|

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 that govern specific parts of the body and their functioning? In this article, we’ll focus on the subdoshas of Vata.

Healing Greens 101: An Ayurvedic Perspective

By |2019-03-08T15:26:36+00:00March 8th, 2019|Doshas, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

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. These nutrient-packed veggies have long played a starring role in Ayurvedic cooking, and with good reason. They’re hydrating, nutrient-rich, and when prepared while fresh, they contain prana, or life-supporting energy. Below, we’ll share both Ayurvedic and nutritional insights on leafy greens, along with tasty ways to incorporate them into your daily diet.

Happy Ayurvedic Valentine’s Year

By |2019-02-01T15:51:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Doshas, Emotions, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Relationships|

Happy Ayurvedic Valentine's Year. With just a few simple guidelines from Maharishi AyurVeda, you can celebrate Valentine's Day every single day of the year. The Council of Maharishi AyurVeda Physicians says that the key to happy relationships lies in an in-depth understanding of one of the sub-doshas of Pitta, called Sadhaka Pitta.

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

By |2019-01-30T15:58:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Doshas, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

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 choose and whether you can still follow your Ayurvedic diet.