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Antiviral and Immune Support

By |2020-03-23T10:17:52+00:00March 20th, 2020|coronavirus, Covid-19, Immunity, Immunity Support, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Virus|

With the acknowledgement by the World Health Organisation that the Coronavirus has become a pandemic, let’s broaden the question on how to support your body’s healing mechanisms when a virus is circulating or when the body is fighting a virus. Let’s consider Key herbs and herbal combinations that have known antiviral and or resistance boosting properties to provide protective support or to aid recovery Aroma oils that have antiviral and or resistance boosting properties Everyday spices that have antiviral and or resistance boosting properties What you can do to support recovery if you get sick with a virus.

Strengthen Ojas for Better Immunity

By |2020-03-16T16:05:06+00:00March 16th, 2020|Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Ojas|

It’s not all about the seriousness of the infective agent, we have to take into account the immunity of the person and how strong the system is to keep the infection at bay. When Food we eat gets properly digested it is metabolized to seven different tissues (Dhatus) in the body. rasa, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow and reproductive tissues. The end product of good digestion is Ojas. When a person has strong digestion the transformation of food to different tissues and to Ojas happens properly. Good Ojas means strong immune system.

Flu: Six Things You Can Do to Support Your Resistance to Disease

By |2020-03-10T15:38:40+00:00March 10th, 2020|Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Resistance, Spring|

Resistance and resilience are closely linked with digestive strength. Ayurveda says that if digestion is weak our food is not fully digested and the residue, called ama, accumulates in the body providing a fertile ground for infection... ... If your digestion is strong and there is lightness and strength in the body, then the seeds of infection will not be able to take hold.

How to Boost My Resistance to Disease

By |2020-02-20T09:38:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|Balance, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Sleep, Vata, Winter|

Ayurveda explains that your body can become so strong it is infertile to the spread of viruses and pathogens, that is they have no ground upon which to settle or propagate.

Ten Ayurvedic Dietary Must-Do’s

By |2020-02-07T14:31:32+00:00February 7th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Drinks, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Pitta, Spices, Triphala, Vata|

Ayurveda is clear on this: all health - let’s repeat this - ALL good health starts with digestion; with the proper metabolism of food. Accordingly, one of the most important things we can do for our health every day of the year is to eat wisely.

What’s sweet and a complex carbohydrate?

By |2020-01-29T15:41:40+00:00January 29th, 2020|Balance, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

Unique amongst comfort foods the sweet potato also known as Kumara in my home land New Zealand is a sweet-tasting root vegetable which comes in three varieties, orange, purple or yellow. The humble sweet potato is very versatile and is widely used in many countries, particularly during winter..

Dietary Pointers for the Depths of Winter

By |2020-01-28T14:57:44+00:00January 28th, 2020|Digestion, Drinks, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

Dietary Pointers for the Depths of Winter When it’s really cold, rainy and windy outside one can feel chilled to the bone. Keeping warm and maintaining energy and immunity and ability to stay focused can be challenging in the depths of winter and a winter cold can be harder to shift and also more debilitating. So here are some tips to help you thrive during the depths of winter! Before [...]

The Ayurvedic View on Pregnancy and Early Motherhood

By |2020-01-27T16:03:15+00:00January 27th, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Motherhood, Pregnancy|

Dr. Kumuda Reddy has been practicing medicine for over twenty-five years. Originally trained as an anesthesiologist, she is currently the Medical Director of the Maharishi Vedic Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Reddy is the author of several books, including Forever Healthy and For a Blissful Baby: Happy and Healthy Pregnancy through Maharishi Vedic Medicine. We asked her to speak about the role of Maharishi Vedic Medicine in helping mothers have a comfortable, healthy pregnancy.

How to Do Abhyanga Without Making a Mess

By |2020-01-23T14:25:04+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Oils, Rejuvenation, Skin Care|

Ayurveda’s ancient texts have many positive things to say about the benefits of abhyanga, the age-old Ayurvedic practice of self-massage with warm oil. If only they’d added a few lines about how to avoid gunking up your towels, bathtub, and pipes! Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take to keep your bathroom sparkling clean and your environment safe.

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

By |2020-01-20T15:42:34+00:00January 20th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Exercise, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, New Year, Sleep, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines?

Maharishi AyurVeda Resolutions for 2020

By |2019-12-23T16:55:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Ageing, Balance, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Sleep, Triphala, Winter|

As you read this, take a moment to stop and reflect … what would you say are your most important resolutions for enhancing your wellbeing in 2020? Are your wellbeing resolutions pretty obvious to you? Or are you stuck not knowing what would give you the best result? To help you arrive at some key wellbeing resolutions to help make 2020 the best year yet, let’s ponder the following questions.

Prepare for the New Year

By |2019-12-23T16:11:26+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, New Year, Sadhaka, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

As the new year beckons with Christmas time providing some days of holiday, consider taking a moment to prepare for the new year.

As the new year beckons with Christmas time providing some days of holiday, consider taking a moment to prepare for the new year. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

Ayurveda – 5,000 Years Young

By |2019-12-20T14:47:44+00:00December 20th, 2019|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Ayurveda History, Doshas, Herbal Formulas, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Vaidya|

Ayurveda, the ancient system of holistic healing from India, is justly enjoying a widespread resurgence in popularity today. Savvy, health-conscious individuals all over the world are taking more responsibility for their own health and well-being. The story of Ayurveda

Ten Ways to Start Your New Year Right

By |2019-12-12T14:43:41+00:00December 12th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Drinks, Elimination, Emotions, Exercise, Food, Hair, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Relationships, Skin Care, Sleep, Spring, Stress, Stress-Free, Vata, Winter|

New Year's Resolutions are best known for the speed with which they are forgotten. Yet, total health is a lifelong journey - you need to work on your health every day. Here are ten tips from Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, Director of Research and Product Development at Maharishi AyurVeda, on enriching the new year with ayurvedic wisdom. Simple things you can do every day to stay healthy and happy.

Tips for Pitta-related Weight Imbalances

By |2019-12-10T14:13:54+00:00December 10th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Pitta, Sleep, Weightloss, Women's Health|

You would think that since Pitta dosha is associated with the fire element, a person with high Pitta would not experience any problem burning up the carbohydrates and sugars in their diet. Yet if a Pitta predominant individual fails to take care of their digestion, this can result in specific related digestive problems.

5 Ayurvedic Practices Your Body Craves During the Holidays

By |2019-12-18T15:55:51+00:00December 5th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Holiday, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, New Year, Stress-Free, Winter, Yoga|

For many of us, November and December are among the busiest months of the year. From whirlwind office parties and family gatherings to last-minute travel and sometimes frantic gift-shopping, the holiday season can often be as stressful—and exhausting—as it is joyful! Conversely, if you’re spending this season on your own, you might find yourself feeling like you are missing out.

Why is my digestive power so important?

By |2019-11-28T11:37:15+00:00November 28th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Teenage Health, Triphala, Women's Health|

Attention is often given to the quality of our food. Ayurveda explains that the strength of our digestive fire ‘agni’ is also very important as it determines how much nourishment we will gain from what we eat and greatly impacts our health.

Give Thanks for Your Digestion!

By |2019-11-27T10:52:26+00:00November 27th, 2019|Digestion, Elimination, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Spices, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

The holiday season brings feasts, parties, merry-making and heavy foods. Big meals complete with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy leave us sleepy and ready for an afternoon nap on the sofa in front of the fireplace. If you're concerned about increasing your immunity during the flu season, you'll want to avoid overeating this Festive Season.

Wisdom for the Grandmothers to Pass On

By |2019-11-21T14:45:11+00:00November 21st, 2019|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Teenage Health, Women's Health|

"Most women are relieved to hear that the healthiest approach to their menstrual period is to follow their body's own desire for rest. We've been taught to ignore that inward pull and just keep going. This means we don't take full advantage of Nature's gift of monthly purification.

Evening meal – What do I really need?

By |2019-11-18T15:28:13+00:00November 18th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Evening Meal, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Winter|

Do you usually have your main meal in the evening? I was brought up having my main meal in the evening and did not question it until I came across the health wisdom of Ayurveda.

A Closer Look at Stress-Free Emotions

By |2019-11-14T14:31:47+00:00November 14th, 2019|Herbal Formulas, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rasayanas, Stress, Stress-Free|

At Maharishi AyurVeda, our process of designing herbal formulas is not simply just combining herbs together. We lean into the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda, which enables our formulas to come into power and truly balance the doshas.

Top Seven Ayurvedic Behavioral Rasayanas

By |2019-11-07T10:33:26+00:00November 6th, 2019|Balance, Behaviour, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mental Health, Mental Performance, Rasayanas, Relationships|

Behavioral (achara) rasayanas are behaviors that enhance health, happiness and longevity. Achara rasayanas do more than just tell us how to behave. They provide practical methods — such as eating sattvic foods and practicing meditation — to effortlessly improve our ability to choose positive behaviors and avoid making mistakes that cause ill health and unhappiness.