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Find Better Rest and Sounder Sleep with Ayurveda

Posted by Andrew Keaveney on Oct 13, 2014 5:20:00 PM


Do You Want More Rest? 

Have you ever wondered how to get better rest, faster? Perhaps googled the google for sleep hacks to maximize those few hours of sleep you get in? I have. so I asked Ayurveda expert Lokesh Raturi about how to get better rest from an Ayurveda perspective - an Ayurveda life hack, if you will. His comments show Ayurveda’s characteristic view that gives different solutions for each body types and offer some great tips for everyone. Read on for more.

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Topics: Ayurveda, wellness, diet, Detox,, lifestyle, cleanse

Ayurveda for Healthy Weight Loss, Part 2

Posted by Lokesh Raturi on Oct 4, 2014 6:40:00 PM


Weight Loss Tips with Ayurveda

In our last article, we looked at key causes of weight gain and what constitutions persistently grapple with weight issues. Now, I’d like to share a few Ayurvedic tips for weight management and weight loss. Read on for more.

As an aside, I’d like to wish a happy Navratri to all. Navratri is a fall festival, and on the final day, we share the wish that “May peace be with you, may contentment be with you and may prosperity be with you” with everyone, and with you and all our readers!

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Topics: Ayurveda, balance, vata, kapha, cleanse, weight loss

Ayurveda for Healthy Weight Loss, Part 1

Posted by Lokesh Raturi on Sep 29, 2014 12:07:00 PM


INTRODUCTION:

Many people want to lose weight, but often we start an exercise routine (which in itself is great!) without fully considering the factors that cause obesity. In this first installment we'll look beyond standard explanations to analyze from an Ayurvedic understanding what causes weight gain and obesity. In turn, this will help us understand the process of healthy weight loss.

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Topics: Ayurveda, diet, balance, Detox,, cleanse, weight loss

Five Amazing Benefits of Ayurveda Panchakarma

Posted by Staff on Sep 12, 2014 6:52:07 PM

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Topics: Ayurveda, Panchakarma,

From Vata Imbalance to Vata In Balance

Posted by Lokesh Raturi on Sep 2, 2014 10:33:00 PM


VATA IN BALANCE:

In our last post, we looked at signs of vata imbalance. Now, I'd like to introduce some practical tips for how to keep vata in balance when it gets out of whack. 

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Topics: Ayurveda, balance, vata, constitution,

Recognize the Signs of Vata Imbalance

Posted by Lokesh Raturi on Aug 30, 2014 4:06:58 PM


VATA: THE MOVER AND SHAKER

In the last post we looked briefly at the three main constitutional types in Ayurveda. Here, I'll go into more depth about vata, the mover and shaker of the three constitutions.

This information will be especially useful for readers who:

  1. have a vata constitution
  2. have a hectic lifestyle
  3. have a vata imbalance OR
  4. live in a climate that is struck hard by vata weather conditions, in cold, dry climates, or as generally felt in late summer and fall.

Principally associated with the air and space elements, Vata is the main force which controls everything in the body.

In Sanskrit, it is said:

"Just as a cloud cannot move without the help of the wind, 

pitta and kapha cannot move without the aid of vata."

When vata is balanced, everything is fine. When vata is out of balance, this can lead to problems in the body, including pitta and kapha imbalances also. 

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Topics: Ayurveda, balance, vata, prakriti,, vikruti

Know Thy Self by Knowing Your Type in Ayurveda

Posted by Lokesh Raturi on Aug 4, 2014 12:12:35 PM


KNOW YOUR TYPE:

Constitution, or your Ayuurvedic type, is at the heart of Ayurveda's approach to well-being. Knowing your constitution allows you to maximize your quality of life, health and happiness by following the recommendations for food and lifestyle for each constitution.

While Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis with an expert is the best way to recognize one's constitution, I've spoken about the general charateristics of each body type to help familiarize reaers with general tendencies. So read on to acquaint yourself with the main constitutions and the self-discovery that is the joy of Ayurveda,

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Topics: Ayurveda, pitta, lifestyle, vata, kapha, prakriti,, constitution,, dosha,

Panchakarma Compared: Deep Cleansing for Your Tissues

Posted by Neha Saxena on Jul 26, 2014 6:00:00 PM


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Topics: Ayurveda, wellness, Detox,, Panchakarma,, lifestyle, seasons

4 Steps to a Refreshing Summer Lifestyle with Ayurveda

Posted by Andrew Keaveney on Jul 21, 2014 8:37:00 PM


Let's continue our series on a summer lifestyle that helps to beat the heat and keep you fresh for fall and winter. It amazed me as I asked Dr. Lokesh pointed, specific questions about the season of summer, how often we referred to the other months of winter, fall and spring. He had a holistic viewpoint. Part of his lifestyle recommendations, based on the ancient science of Ayurveda, were directed at keeping in tune with nature to stay healthy year-round. So summer is viewed as an important time of preparation to keep the requisite health to face the fall with full force and vitality.

Now, how to do that?

Here's where I can introduce Dr. Lokesh once again. Dr. Lokesh has had an extensive practice, spanning over fourteen years, with a focus on teaching Ayurvedic procedures as well as consulting with patients from all over the globe through Sri Sri Ayurveda.  His travels in India, various countries of Europe and the U.S. have given him a good perspective on varying climactic conditions and the season's effects on the body. 

Here the doctor offers some concrete steps for a supportive lifestyle during the summer months.

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Topics: Ayurveda, pitta, summer,, dinacharya, lifestyle, vata, kapha, ritucharya, seasons

Panchakarma Detox: Dealing with the Issues in Your Tissues

Posted by Neha Saxena on Jul 19, 2014 12:09:00 PM


When so many detox programs are available today, how do you decide which one is the best fit for you? My sister takes an annual “Panchakarma” retreat at the Art of Living Panchakarma Center. Having been in continual awe of how physically and emotionally fit she is, I decided to meet up with Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar BAMS, MD; one of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic Physicians in the US, to understand what Panchakarma therapy is and how it differs from the many other detox treatments out there.

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Topics: Ayurveda, Detox,, Panchakarma,