Eating and digesting cannot be thought of separately in Ayurveda. Digestion is based on your digestive fire, agni in Sanskrit, and it is recommended to eat by monitoring your condition of agni. Agni is said to be located in your stomach area. Agni is like a fire. It can get stronger or weaker depending on what you eat and what you experience.   Stable Agni will bring you to a healthy life in the long term. When agni is stable, you can digest your food easily and will not feel any constipation, gas or bloating. Not only that, agni plays an important role in digesting your emotions. When your…

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Ayurveda talks a lot about food, and it is one of the main principles of Ayurveda. Food is called Ahar in Sanskrit. If you have heard of Ayurveda, you might feel it is complicated to follow along, but it is actually very simple! Below are  basic guidelines to follow.   Eat when you can digest. Eat the quantity you can digest. Eat what you can digest.   Below is a quick explanation of what to follow.    Eat when you can digest. For each meal, make sure to have enough time to digest in between meal times. It is said to take 4 to 6 hours to digest one meal.…

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  We all want to feel well. That’s probably one of a few things we can agree on across the nation. However, how do you answer when someone asks you, “are you healthy?”. Do you answer based on your lab test results, or perhaps today’s mood?    In Ayurveda, health comes within. Health is defined by three aspects of our life, which are physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The name of “Ayurveda” is composed of two words. It is the combination of “ayur (life)” and “veda (science or knowledge)”, and is said to have been practiced for over 5000 years. Ayurveda sees humans as an eternal self, so following Ayurveda…

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This is the mudra of life. It balances and directs the flow of energy in and out of the body and aura, or energy field. Balanced prana provides more ease in large groups and the ability to not take on the energy around you. A result of this mudra is an enhanced clear sense of self in any situation or environment. Touch the tips of the ring and pinky fingers to the tip of the thumb with the palms face up. Keep the index and middle fingers together and fully extend them, keeping them as straight as possible.

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