BUSTING COMMON AYURVEDIC MYTHS

BUSTING COMMON AYURVEDIC MYTHS

Today is World Ayurveda Day, also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti or the birth anniversary of the physician of gods, the preceptor of Ayurveda, Lord Dhanvantari. This day is celebrated worldwide by offering prayers to the deity who Lord Dhanvantari, the supreme healer who is seen holding 'shankha' or conch, 'chakra' or disc, 'jalauka' or leech and a the pot of ‘amrita’ or nectar of immortality in his hands. The sound of the conch symbolizes om or vibrational healing, chakra signifies eradication of diseases, leech signifies purification therapies like ‘panchakarma’ and the pot of nectar signifies a healthy happy long life in todays world that can be achieved through Ayurveda.

I found Ayurveda in the year 2000 as an obese teenager trying her last resort to lose weight and balance my hormones, when the conventional medicine had failed me. The Ayurvedic Vaidya who helped me heal, also mentored me to embrace Ayurveda both personally and professionally. I was so fascinated by this common sense science, that I decided to study Ayurveda and dedicate the rest of my life to support peoples health and healing.

Having studied and practiced Ayurveda in 2 diverse cultures- India and Canada, I feel blessed and amazed at how simple Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle measures can facilitate the healing of people, who have been chronically failed by all other systems. And yet, it breaks my heart to see all the myths and misconceptions floating around Ayurveda, which makes people shy away from its life-changing benefits.

I have often been asked some astounding questions about Ayurveda, and want to take this opportunity of Ayurveda Day, to dispel the myths and bring light to this wonderful science, so more people can embrace it and improve not just their health, but also their life.

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Flight, Fight or Freeze - How Your Dosha Type Governs Your Stress Response.

Flight, Fight or Freeze - How Your Dosha Type Governs Your Stress Response.

Stress is one thing that no person born on this planet has been able to escape yet. As opposed to the popular misconception, Stress is not what's thrown at you, but determines your personal response to the world around you. Stress is all about how you react to different situations and the same situation would bring about different responses in different individuals. And according to the ancient medicinal science of life Ayurveda, this response is totally dependent on your 'Prakriti' or your dosha type. 

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5 EASY WAYS TO USE GHEE IN YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN.

5 EASY WAYS TO USE GHEE IN YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN.

As most of you know Canadian winter is almost synonymous with dry skin and brittle hair, but wait we have there is Ayurveda to rescue.

The time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda can help you stay healthy throughout the year no matter how extreme the weather conditions get. And one such simple but highly effective food-medicines is 'ghee'. Ghee is simply clarified butter or butter gone through the process of being heated at low temperature along with skimming off the milk solids. This renders the ghee a potent fat that is digested well and effectively utilized by the body.

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8 AYURVEDIC STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON + HEALTHY HOLIDAY FOOD SWAPS

8 AYURVEDIC STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON + HEALTHY HOLIDAY FOOD SWAPS

Yay! Its time for festivities, We are celebrating American Thanksgiving this week. For someone like me who loves celebrations, the festivities don't seem to stop until the end of the year. 

 

Winter Holidays are the most anticipated and also the most regretted time of the year. Most people rejoice at the thought of celebrating with family and friends, on the other hand, they regret at the very thought of indulging too much, as it is very common to gain a few pounds especially fat during this time of the year. 

Since the prevention is so much better than cure, preventing yourself from indulging in unhealthy foods is so much better than stressing over shedding those extra pounds gained. And to aid all the smart women and men too who plan to be at the top of their game I have designed this simple Holiday Survival Guide. 

Following these simple strategies prevent you fron gaining any excess fat and at the same time let yourejoice in the holiday spirit and share the love with their family, stress free. 

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