Author: Healthy Ayurveda

Vasant  Ritucharya

Vasant  Ritucharya  Introduction After the chilly winter it’s that time of the year again – Yes, Spring season. Spring is certainly my favourite season of the year. As the spring season sets in, the earth looks lovely and charming. The trees put forth new leaves and the sight of beautiful flowers blooming brings a smile to all our faces. As a matter of fact spring is the season of beautiful flower...

Seasons in the Light of Ayurveda

  The saints of Ayurveda observed how the elements are involved in the different seasons and times of day. They brought to light the importance of understanding this in order for us to prevent imbalance and disease.   Summer When the heat escalates and summer comes, the fiery, sharp and light qualities of pitta increase in the body and mind. It may appear that during this time, the diges...

Preventative Care With Ayurveda ― Prevention Better Than Cure

Ayurveda Is A Preventative Science. The main focus of Ayurveda is on health instead of disease. For this reason, maintaining health and preventing disease takes precedence over cure. Optimum health and vitality are achieved through the most appropriate diet to fit with one’s own individual body-mind constitution. Quite simply, we are formed by the food we eat and the things we do. By determining t...

Maintaining Good Digestion With Ayurveda – A Pillar of Good Health

Maintaining Good Digestion With Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, one of the main causes of all diseases is rooted in the impairment of the body’s main principle called Agni, the fire of digestion. A faulty fire leads to improper functioning of the tissue fires and can lead to poor synthesis of tissues. Visualize your digestion as a fire in the stomach; you need to provide the proper fuel and ...

Importance of Being Mindful While Eating

Avoid multitasking. We can only focus on one thing at a time. Charak Samhita , the ancient Ayurvedic text containing the conversation between the medical sage Atreya and his disciple Agnivesa, states that there is no multiplicity of the mind. The mind is only one and therefore only one sense faculty is motivated at a time; all sense organs are not active simultaneously. It may appear as if we can ...

What’s Your Mind?

I don’t have to tell you about the body/mind/spirit connection. YOU KNOW THIS.  You know that when your body is not feeling well, your mind is focused on the suffering of the body and your spirit is praying for relief. When your body feels great and your mind is focused on good thoughts, your spirit soars.  When your body feels good and the mind is taking in bad images, your spirit has difficulty ...

Agni: The Fire of Digestion

Agni: The Fire of Digestion In Ayurveda we place a strong emphasis on digestion. In fact, when treating illness, correcting the digestion is almost always the first line of treatment. Digestion is said to be the work of fire element in the body (called agni in Sanskrit). It is this fire that digests our food, provides us with warmth and produces the glow of good health. A properly nourished body w...

Kapha ~ Basic Management

THE BASICS FOR MANAGING KAPHA TYPES: When we think of kapha types we often think of loyal and compassionate individuals with a stable quality about them. This unique stability of kapha arises from the predominant elements of both water and earth which can also make kapha types vulnerable to cold, moist, slow and heavy characteristics. Therefore, management for kapha types is centered around: Warmi...

The Fundamental Question ~ What is Ayurveda?

THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION ~ WHAT IS AYURVEDA? Today we explore the fundamental question, what is Ayurveda? Perhaps many people would initially respond by saying Ayurveda is an ancient science of life. Others may stress the importance that Ayurveda is an eloquent way of explaining the natural qualities of nature and because these qualities of nature naturally do not change, the science of Ayurveda t...

Pitta ~ Basic Management

THE BASICS FOR MANAGING PITTA TYPES: The very first thing which should come to mind when thinking of pitta is the brilliant blaze of fire. Pitta types are hot, fiery, oily, and intense. Therefore, management for pitta types is centered around: Cooling Calming and Moderation HEALTHY DOSE OF LOVING COMPASSION: Since pitta types also have an inflammatory component, which is inherent to the element of...

VATA ~ Basic Management

THE BASICS FOR MANAGING VATA TYPES: The management of vata types can be explained in just one word, “relax”. Vata individuals are made primarily of the air element and therefore, just like the wind, are always moving. Due to the ‘air’ element, vata types often experience cold, dry, light, and mobile qualities. Therefore, from a simple perspective, management for vata types is centered around princ...