The importance of Ojas

I want to explain ojas in a simple way. And find that it is not simple. How do you simply explain that which cannot be seen, yet is the key to perfect health? Ojas is what we have when everything is going well in our body and spirit. If we are able to maintain Ojas,…

Don’t put the fire out!

Imagine that you are sitting around a campfire. It is burning just right, and every once in a while you feed it a little wood and it gets a little brighter.  You’re roasting marshmallows, and everything is perfect. Then you take a gallon of ice water and pour it on the fire. What?? Wait a…

You are unique!

I’ve been a fan of personality tests for a long time. The Meyers-Briggs is one of the most notable, and we’ve all heard about personality types A and B, but my favorite is the shape psychology quiz, which I found to be quite accurate and fun! Ayurveda takes a different angle. Knowing about the three…

We are not just a body of flesh

Health, from an Ayurvedic point of view, has a source beyond just warding off invaders and trying to fix breakdowns in the body. In Ayurveda 101, I said that the difference between Ayurveda and modern medicine is that Ayurveda focuses on making the defenses of the body as strong as possible through promoting inner balance,…

Ayurveda 101 – the journey begins

I’m seeing the word “ayurveda” in more and more health articles. Ayurveda has been around for a very long time, so it is about time it gained some recognition in more mainstream circles. As I’ve studied and learned more about ayurveda, I realized that over the years I’ve used some of its advice and principles…