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.

Maharishi Light Technology with Gems: Harnessing the Healing Power of Gems

Light therapy, in and of itself, is not a new approach to healing. It is commonly used in hospitals and clinics around the world as an accepted treatment for many mood and sleep disorders, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and even some skin diseases, According to Richard J. Wurtman, a nutritionist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “…light…

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Ayurveda and Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. In addition, prostate enlargement is found in 50 percent of American men in their sixties, and up to 90 percent of men in their seventies and eighties. While modern science claims that the specific cause of prostate cancer is unknown, the traditional view from Ayurveda…

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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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Sugar or Your Health?

The New Year is approaching and it’s time for that commitment to better life choices: the New Year’s Resolution.  I like the “fresh start” approach to a new year. A while ago I discovered a great recipe for success. I start the year with a week of Ayurveda detoxification treatments, known as Panchakarma, and pick one…

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Hot Water: The Simplest Ayurveda Tip

Here’s an easy New Year’s resolution: Drink hot water throughout the day. Ayurveda considers the removal of toxins and impurities from the body — and the prevention of their build-up in the first place — to be a key element in staying healthy. Sipping hot water can reduce impurities; Ayurveda refers to impurities as “ama”….

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Winter Skin Care: Ayurveda Tips for a Glowing Complexion

If you are familiar with Ayurveda, you are familiar with the concept that everything in life — including our bodies, the food that we eat, and the environment around us — is composed of the three “doshas”; Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  These qualities, or principles of nature, each have their own fundamental traits and we’re…

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Ayurveda Tips for Holiday Eating

In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday (the last Thursday of November) marks the beginning of six weeks holiday festivities, family feasts and seasonal treats. The ancient Indian health science of Ayurveda offers helpful tips on how to navigate the holiday season without gaining weight or over-eating. Winter cravings The increasingly colder days of fall bring…

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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. Research on Bitter Taste Receptors In 2010, researchers at the University of Maryland School of medicine found that bitter…

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Ayurveda on Migraine, Tension and Cluster Headache Pain

Ayurveda complements the modern medical approach to migraine, cluster and tension headaches by introducing subtle techniques. Let’s uncover the root imbalance at the basis of headaches and provide natural approaches to removing those imbalances. There is a general agreement as to what physiological changes in the brain create headache pain. In every case there must…

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Spice Up Your Health for Heart and Brain Wellness

The Power of Pepper and Turmeric Let’s explore the time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda and explore the remarkable health benefits of two powerful spices: black pepper and turmeric. These culinary treasures not only ignite the flavor of your dishes but also offer a myriad of benefits for your heart and brain wellness. Are you ready to…

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