Ayurvedic Guide to Effortless Weight Regulation: Resetting the Digestive Fire

“Self-care has become the dominant focus of prevention over the past few decades,” writes Deepak Chopra in his introduction to Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s new book, The Hot Belly Diet. “health is a positive state whose elements—balance, energy, a sense of well-being, resistance to disease, and the promoting of healing—are exactly what Ayurveda aims to maintain … Continued

Healing the Prana Body: The Role of the Five Vayus in Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda

Central to the teachings of yoga is the concept of “Prana,” the universal life force that is the origin of and animates all living things, also known as “Maha Prana” or great prana. In the human body, Prana is the underlying intelligence that coordinates all functions of the body. This universal vital force is expressed … Continued

Yoga for Digestive Health

Digestive health is considered a key to the prevention of disease in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural health. According to this system, sluggish digestion results in the accumulation of toxins in the body. This, it is further theorized, in turn affects our energy and well-being, and in the long term, forms the foundation … Continued

Ayurveda, Digestion, and Detoxification – Keys to Lifelong Health

“Death Begins in the Colon” said Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., also known as the father of holistic health. The accumulation of toxic debris in the body due to inadequate digestion and elimination, he suggested, produces poisons that slowly, over time can kill us. Interestingly, what Dr. Jensen pointed out some 70 years ago , for … Continued

Ayurveda for Healthy Aging – Tackling Common Age-related Issues

Aging is a side effect of unhealthy living. A long, joyful life is a side-benefit of healthy living. This is the vision of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural healing, says Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, one of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic physicians and Ayurvedic clinicians in the U.S. In this course, Dr. Kshirsagar will describe Ayurvedic … Continued

The Art of Self Care – Ayurvedic Tools for Fostering Balance & Well-being

There may not be one pill to cure all ills, but there are simple, key tricks we can use each day that have surprisingly powerful effects on our energy, sleep, weight, appetite, inflammation, and how we feel and look overall. These tools come from the Ayurvedic tradition of self care, or Dinacharya. With his background in … Continued

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Yoga Tools to Keep Your Blood Pressure Balanced

High blood pressure is also known as ‘the silent killer,’ because many people don’t even know they have high blood pressure, and only discover it when it’s too late. Unregulated, high blood pressure puts us a higher risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney issues and eye problems. New guidelines on how to diagnose and treat … Continued

Diving Deep: Yoga Practices to Explore the Mystery of Sleep

Next to food, sleep is one of the most important features that sustains our health and well-being. According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of natural healing, there are three pillars of life: Proper diet, proper sleep, and balanced use of energy. Yet, of the three, sleep can be the most elusive. Most people experience … Continued

A Practical Application of Pain Science: Movement Techniques For Chronic Pain

Did you know that chronic pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined? And, that the risk of chronic pain issues increases significantly with age? Indeed, according to the CDC, more than one in four people over the age of 45 struggle with chronic pain issues. But ironically, in the grand scale of … Continued