Health Benefits of Being Vegetarian

One of Ayurveda’s main pillars for health is the emphasis on diet, food combination and nutrition. It establishes that food should be fresh, organic, natural and filled with life energy or prana. The food that we eat should have life force so it can provide us with the right type of energy to benefit our […]

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Treat Yourself with Proper Rest

In our hectic modern life, we rarely stop for a moment to realize the importance of an adequate rest.  We are all too busy with our activities and do not take the time to allow our body to recover its energy.  Ayurveda, the science of life, clearly explains the rhythms of nature.  One of these […]

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The Mind-Body Constitution

The Ayurvedic foundation is based on the elements that form everything in this Universe, including the human being.  These elements combine differently for each individual which reveals our dosha – our mind-body constitution.  There are three main doshas: Vata, Pitta, & Kapha; and we are the product of these unique dosha combinations in both, our […]

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Panchakarma: The Ultimate Cleansing

What if once a year we took stock of our health and give ourselves the time and space to feel, to heal, to cleanse and rejuvenate our bodies, and to purge unresolved emotions? And what if the byproduct of this effort was the development of habits and lifestyle that supports our long-term wellness? In Ayurveda […]

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From Medication to Meditation

It is well known that stress has become a major contributing factor in the cause of disease, with some studies attributing up to eighty percent of disease to stress. From the Ayurvedic point of view, the cause of disease is attributed to “the mistake of the intellect”.  This occurs when the mind begins to see […]

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Menopause: The Golden Transition

Change is always challenging but menopause brings the opportunity to transition into a new phase of our lives with more balance, purpose and knowledge. According to Ayurveda, menopause is the bridge we all cross coming out of our Pitta (productive) stage and entering into the Vata (wisdom) stage of our lives. Therefore, the Ayurvedic approach […]

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Thoughts on Meditation

While I consider Meditation to be an essential part of how I live my day today, it wasn’t always that way and when I look back at my attitude and priorities pre meditation, I can reconcile a lot of what didn’t seem to be going right for me. What is Meditation? There are probably a […]

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Meditation and Self-Awareness

In my earlier blog entry, “Thoughts on Meditation”, I captured my personal thoughts on how Present Moment Awareness can be amplified as you learn on how to meditate effectively. Today I’d like to build on that point. Being in the Present Moment can be a very powerful thing as you remove the “noise” that is […]

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The Eightfold Path

As I continue to seek new knowledge about who I am, I am amazed at how much information I have failed to come in contact with, let alone grasp at this point in my life. My journey to JothiVita has changed me in so many wonderful ways, but the most profound of those changes is […]

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What Inspires Giving

Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on what “giving” means to you? Giving should mean a selfless action or expression whereby you transfer something of consequence from you to someone else without any expectation, reluctance, or second thoughts. Much of what we ascribe to giving today probably more closely represents and “investment” in […]

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