By Noelle  Air (Vayu) is the idea of motion. Whatever moves in nature is propelled by air. The wind is the physical representation of air. Its mobile quality is self-evident. Moreover, air is the force behind all motion. It is the force that moves a butterfly, a hummingbird, an airplane and a person’s arm. Air […]

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By Noelle  The element Fire (Tejas) is the idea of light, heat and transformation. It is obvious that fire is hot and that it gives off light. It transformative property is seen in its powers to convert wood to ash. Fire represents the force of evolution, converting who we are to who we are becoming. Fire […]

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By Noelle  Earth (Prithvi) is the idea of solidity and stability. Apiece of wood, metal, plastic or a blade of grass is made up of the idea of solidity. Earth simply represents the solid form of matter and the principle that provides stability. In the body, earth represents our physical structure. In the mind, it […]

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By Noelle  Pancha maha bhutus or the five-element theory is the basis of Ayurvedic knowledge. The science of the five elements represents the way in which the ancient rishis understood the world around them. To the rishis, everything in nature is made up of a combination of the five elements. The five elements are earth, […]

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By Noelle  All matter is made up of the five elements. Hence, to understand the five elements at a deeper level, it is useful to know their qualities. Continuation… Static/Mobile Air is the principle of motion and hence it is responsible for all movement. Air is mobile; all other elements are inherently static, as they […]

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By Noelle All matter is made up of the five elements. Hence, to understand the five elements at a deeper level, it is useful to know their qualities. Cold/Hot Fire is hot; all other elements are inherently cold. This is because they do not have their own internal source of heat. As fire is a […]

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By Noelle Learn more about Ayurveda this week! Lets discuss the twenty attributes of all matter… An Ayurvedic doctor sees the world as a combination of attributes or qualities. There are twenty in all and they are group as ten pairs of opposites. By understanding the qualities inherent within matter, the physical nature of the […]

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By Noelle Ayurveda favors seasonally grown foods. Leafy greens grow in summer and cool the body so they are summer foods. Root veggies, squash, pumpkin, nuts and beans are readily available, and are ideal in fall because they are heavy, sweet and moist – balancing Vata. Mother Nature is so wise that it produces the […]

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By Noelle  Today I am focusing on the basics of ayurveda. Everyday I meet new people and run into old friends and the topic of what I do and what I’m “up to these days” almost always arises. The majority of the time when I explain what I do and the path that I am on I […]

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