Suppression of Urges

Natural Urges are called Vegas. According to Ayurvedic Scriptures, These Vegas or Natural Urges include, but, are not limited to: 1. Urge to Belch, Sneeze or Burp 2. Urge to pass Stool, Urinate, or pass gas 3. Ignoring the bodies need to Eat (Hunger), Drink water(Thirst) and, Sleep 4. Cough, Yawning, Hiccups, Heavy Respiration (intense…

What really is Panchakarma?

There is detox. Then, there is Ayurvedic detox. As you see in this post–a regular detox may involve some fruits, smoothies or pills. And, it is generally aimed at clearing in a general way. It is not specific to an area of the body. For example, detox for kidneys. (TCM has a lot more specific…

So, you want to learn some Ayurvedic cooking!

Ayurvedic cooking is a highly meditative and healing process. It is also pretty hard for someone for anyone to whom spices, and, herbs, dont come easy. Some months ago, a couple came to me who were stressed because of jobs that took most of their time–my prescription was –cook one meal together and eat it…

Preparing for Panchakarma Cleanse

Before we decide and star to prepare for Panchakarma, we need to decide what season we will do it in. Starting a DETOX program after New Years Day in the middle of the winter while your body is dormant and storing energy is a NON STARTER. I always laugh at this–because the BEST TIME to…

Wonders of Haridra

Recently a friend of mine bought her toddler over. He bumped his head and had a nasty blue bump, there was crying, there was the usual toddler drama. 10 minutes later he was playing again. I had fresh root turmeric in my house, and, the powder. I grabbed some aloe vera gel, ghee and sandalwood…