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.

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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Staying Flexible as We Age

As we grow older it is common to find that we are not as limber as we once were. Hands, elbows, knees and backs can become sore and stiff. According to Ayurveda, this reflects the natural increase in Vata dosha in the later stage of life. As Vata increases, joints can become drier and less flexible….

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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. This year, the advice couldn’t be more timely. With the current outbreak of the Coronavirus, everyone is looking for tips for boosting immunity and staying healthy. According to Ayurveda our bodies are more susceptible to health problems when…

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Optimizing Fertility with Ayurveda

It is not uncommon for parents of toddlers to stress over getting their children into top pre-schools so that they will have the best possible start in life. But according to Ayurveda, getting the best start for your child should begin months before the child is even conceived. While it is becoming common for mothers-to-be…

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Increased Digestive Power Equals Increased Health

While a great deal of thought is often put into choosing healthy foods, less thought is given to our ability to actually digest the food we eat. Ayurveda considers good digestion to be central to good health. The only way to take advantage of the the health-promoting benefits of the food we eat is make…

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Ayurvedic Tips for a Healthy Kapha Season

The change from Vata season to Kapha season is not as clear as the change from Kapha to Pitta, or Pitta to Vata. Both Vata and Kapha are characterized by cold. When the dry cold of fall and early winter transforms into a wetter cold, this heralds the switch of seasons. Often this change occurs…

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Barley Soup: the Perfect Kapha Evening Meal

Barley is a wonderful grain to begin working into your diet during the late winter months. As we transition from the cold, dry Vata days of early winter to the cold, wet Kapha days of late winter and early spring, our attention should be on shifting our diet to Kapha-reducing foods. Favoring astringent, spicy and…

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Reducing Vata to Improve Sleep, Mental Health, and Physical Well-Being

By the end of January and beginning of February, those of us who live in northern climates have peaked in terms of the accumulation of Vata in our physiology. Months of cold, dry, windy weather results in an increase of those same qualities in our bodies: dryness, coolness, movement and quickness. When Vata becomes imbalanced we…

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