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.

Ayurveda’s Effective Approach to Weight Loss: The Original Science of “Chrono-Nutrition”

The holiday season is over and so is the parade of celebrations and get-togethers with their enticing treats. How many New Year’s Resolutions lists have “Weight loss” (or “Improve diet” or “Cut out sugar and carbs”) near the top? Luckily for the diet-inclined, the ancient science of Ayurveda offers some simple tips that can help…

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Late Night Eating Puts on the Pounds

Regular eating after 8 PM leads to weight gain, according to modern research. Study after study has shown that those who dine late in the evening typically have waistlines two inches larger than those who dine earlier. The results of these kinds of studies underscore the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides the knowledge of…

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Why Ama Not Feeling So Well?!

What is “Ama”? “Ama” is the Ayurvedic term for toxins and impurities that build up in the physiology, creating blockages to the flow of nutrients, circulation and biological signals. These impurities are most often attributed to poor digestion, but can also come from environmental pollutants and/or stressful experiences. Essentially, Ama is a form of un-metabolized…

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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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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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Walking For Your Body Type

According to Ayurveda, walking is a healthy exercise for all body types.  In recent years researchers have confirmed that 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 you should stay within your…

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Finding Relief from Chronic Fatigue with Ayurveda

Chronic Fatigue syndrome is an illness that consists of a constellation of symptoms lasting for many months. These symptoms are fatigue, joint problems, muscle tissue pain, trouble focusing, and trouble concentrating. It is sometimes related to a preexisting viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. While there is no established, effective treatment in Western, allopathic…

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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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Act Now to Keep Healthy This Spring With Ayurveda

Traditionally, mid-February is a time when Ayurveda recommends taking actions to avoid spring allergies, colds and flus. Here are some helpful tips for boosting immunity and staying healthy. According to Ayurveda our bodies are more susceptible to health problems when the seasons are changing. This is because our body functions differently in each season. For…

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What To Do If We Get Sick

Ayurveda can contribute helpful recommendations that have been used to address viruses and the common cold throughout the ages. Firstly, if you have the slightest symptom of the beginning of ANYTHING, stay home, get plenty of rest, eat only when you are really hungry, and sip hot water throughout the day….and watch your symptoms. Make…

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