Seasonal Tips and Updates

Stay inspired with useful tips that can help you maintain a healthy Ayurvedic lifestyle all year round. The goal of The Raj Blog is to make the knowledge of Ayurveda simple and easy for you to understand and to integrate into your daily life. While Ayurveda is indeed an ancient science, its wisdom is timeless and it is a valuable resource for creating balance in our modern lives.

How to Get More Energy from Your Food

Looking for more energy? Perhaps you should consider the fuel you are using to keep your body running. Or, from an Ayurvedic perspective, ask yourself, are you giving yourself enough prana? Understanding Prana Prana is the principle of energy responsible for giving life to and maintaining the body. Prana is the vital energy present in fresh vegetables…

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Bitter Tastes Can Help with Asthma

Bitter is one of the six tastes identified in Ayurveda. It is associated with the decrease of Kapha dosha in the body. According to Ayurveda, the lungs are one of the main seats of Kapha dosha. In 2010, researchers at the University of Maryland School of medicine found that bitter taste receptors are located in the…

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How To Reduce and Manage Stress—a Key Tool for Healthy Living

Life, by nature, is unpredictable —and therefore, stressful. If we are lucky, the stress we experience is short-lived. Too often, however, situations occur that keep us stressed for days, weeks, or even months. This experience of unrelenting stress can cause significant damage to our health, mind and emotions. If you go to the Internet, you’ll…

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Creating Health Bite by Bite: The Power of Diet and Digestion

Ayurveda acknowledges that the process of eating and digesting is a wondrous thing that should be treated respectfully. In our Western culture the process of eating is too often either mindless, or merely a form of entertainment. We eat while we watch TV, work on our computers or have meetings— or we eat standing or…

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Enhancing Immunity and Happiness Through Our Thoughts and Action

There is an interesting term in Ayurveda; rasayana. A rasayana is something that makes everyone stronger, regardless of one’s individual mind/body type. Although we usually hear the word in reference to herbs and herbal formulas (such as Maharishi Amrit Kalash) it can also refer to behaviors. In fact, there is an entire subcategory,  Achar Rasayana,…

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Rise and Shine!

During springtime, when Kapha is becoming lively in our environment, getting up early becomes more important than ever. During Vata season (late fall through early winter) we can get away with sleeping into the Kapha time of the day. Vata has been increasing in our mind/body system and a little Kapha influence can be grounding….

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What To Do If We Get Sick

Because the Coronavirus is so new, we can’t talk definitively about how to cure it or lessen its symptoms. But Ayurveda can contribute recommendations that have long been used to address the flu and the common cold. Of course, if you have the slightest symptom of the beginning of ANYTHING, stay home, get plenty of…

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Choosing Health — How Your Daily Routine Can Boost Immunity

The most important contributions that you can make to creating good health are in your everyday choices. Every day we have a choice in our diet and our routine. These choices ultimately create our body, our mind, and our consciousness. The more we understand why these choices matter, the more likely we are to choose…

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Understanding the Doshas: the Basic Building Blocks of Ayurveda

At first introduction, Ayurveda can seem a little complicated and mysterious. Because it is thought to be the oldest healing science in the world, its ancient Sanskrit terms can be confusing. Luckily, while Ayurveda is indeed a complex, sophisticated system of medicine, it is also logical, down to earth and simple to understand.   DOSHAS The…

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Walking For Your Body Type

According to Ayurveda, walking is a healthy exercise for all body types.  In recent years researchers have found the old-fashioned stroll produces amazing results. It can lower your bad cholesterol, increase cardiovascular fitness and stop bone loss. For maximum benefits, gear your walking to your body’s individual needs. Ideally one should stay within your body’s…

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