Ayurveda

Don’t resist your own perfection.

I was first introduced to Ayurveda by a girlfriend while attending massage school.  She was super excited about Ayurvedic nutrition and aromatherapy, but the way she presented it was not… Read More

The Joints of Life

As we approach fall, it’s a good time to discuss seasonal junctions. Both Ayurvedic and Chinese systems of medicine see the changes of seasons as times when we are more… Read More

Before You Name Your Child Dosha . . .

This month, I’ve been writing about Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic science. Ayurveda is an ancient healing system with ashtanga, meaning “eight limbs” (like the highly popular eight-limbed system of yoga… Read More

Does Karma Bite?

In last week’s article on longstanding medical philosophies, I introduced India’s ancient system of health and healing: Ayurveda. In any discussion on Ayurveda with English speakers, the first thing to… Read More

The Art of Life

Several years ago, an old friend of our family from Germany became a proud graduate of medical school.  She worked at several hospitals in Europe and Israel and then was… Read More

Abhyanga Massage

Abhyanga Massage Perhaps you have never had, or even heard of, abhyanga massage. It is an Ayurvedic massage done with copious amounts of warm sesame oil and Ayurvedic blends of… Read More

Give Garshana a Go!

Garshana is the exfoliating treatment of Ayurvedic dry skin brushing with raw silk gloves. Garshana literally means “rubbing”. During a garshana treatment, your massage therapist will vigorously rub your skin,… Read More

How to you deal with change?

I’ve noticed a lot of tired people this week, people crippled by Daylight Savings Time’s new bright and early wake up hour.  It can be a hard adjustment for our… Read More

What is Ayurveda Anyway?

आयुर्वेद   The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention… Read More