As summer rolls around, the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, we naturally heat up as well. Some of us weather the heat better than others, but if you are naturally a fiery type, you are more prone to get overheated in both body and mind. Ayurveda is so wonderful because it reminds how to make choices so we can stay balanced and content. It tells us that like increases like and opposites balance. Sometimes it is the simplest of things that can have the greatest effect on our health and well-being. Here are some Ayurvedic tips on how to stay cool, calm and collected this summer.
Constipation is a major problem in modern society. With a diet that is commonly made up of refined and processed food and a stressful lifestyle that promotes being constantly on-the-go, many people think that having a bowel movement every couple of days, experiencing difficulty eliminating and feeling that a bowel movement is incomplete is not an issue. But constipation is a major contributor to many other diseases and disorders. This article, geared toward Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners, describes the definition of constipation as well as practices and specific herbal remedies for different types and severity of indigestion. Click the link to read more!
Overall Ayyappala Coconut Skin Oil has these three powerhouse ingredients that are TriDoshic along and together are especially Pitta and Kapha-pacifying. The more severe the condition, the more often this oil should be used for abhyanga. For Pitta and Vata type people, leave the oil on for one hour. For Kapha people, leave it on for half an hour. Read more about this incredible Ayurvedic oil!
Sadhaka Pitta, a Sub-Dosha of Pitta, is specifically in charge of how your heart processes events and emotions. A weak Sadhaka Pitta leads to psychosomatic problems like anxiety, fatigue, rage, depression and chronic stress. But a strong Sadhaka Pitta provides joy, contentment and the ability to let go of trauma. With Ayurveda there are many ways to strengthen Sadhaka Agni and balance Pitta and its Sub-Doshas. This article explains Sadhaka Pitta's role in the body and mind and gives 10 practices/herbal remedies for strengthening Sadhaka Agni.
As an Ayurvedic practitioner you will likely come across clients who suffer from chronic acne. Read Part 1 of our acne series, where we go into detail about finding the root cause of skin disorders, the current medical approach and why it doesn't really work and the 3 different types of Doshic acne.