How Autumn Affects the Body Pitta, one of the doshas, or fundamental energies, governs heat in the body. When pitta is in excess it creates problems like hyperthyroid, hypertension, hypermetabolism, and hyperacidity. It also increases the metabolic functions of the body causing the body to metabolize food too quickly so there isn’t enough time for […]

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Ease your transition into Autumn with EverVeda, Long Island’s premiere Ayurveda center! Sunday, September 24, EverVeda is hosting a day-long retreat, to help ease your transition into Autumn with authentic Ayurvedic offerings. Activities will include: sunrise fire ceremony, mantra, pranayama (mindful breathing), meditation, gentle yoga, and kirtan (call and response chanting). Local practitioners will lead […]

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The doctor is in When receiving Ayurvedic counseling in India, the differences to the west emerge immediately: firstly, it’s free, and secondly, the session is as long as need be. Well, maybe you can find this at home, especially at times in my own practice, when the consult evolves into a tour of the garden […]

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The concept of gurukula goes back to the Vedic age, where students live in residence to learn from a teacher. Prior to British rule, it was the main educational platform in India and South Asia, and was supported by donation. The word gurukula is a combination of the word guru, meaning teacher, and Kula, meaning […]

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Do you eat with your eyes? Something that looks good can have ability to override the body’s natural appetite, and you may try to eat more than your stomach can handle. Do you eat with your nose? When something smells good the body begins to trigger the enzymes in the saliva to prepare to digest […]

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As a student of Ayurveda and yoga, the least likely place to spend 9 days of vacation is Las Vegas. But as a mother of twin 21 year-olds, when asked where they would like to celebrate such a milestone birthday, Vegas was on the top of the list. Combining it with an annual birthday trip […]

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