spices

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Kapha, Lifestyle, Pitta, Vata

Spice Up Your Life! Adding Balance into your Food

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that spices are incredibly healing? In Ayurveda, spices and herbs are viewed as medicine. Some of the benefits include stimulating the digestive fire, speeding up metabolism, and bringing a warming effect to the body which helps to break down food easier! Spices allow us endless opportunities to nurture our health from the inside out, enjoying all of …

Ayurvedic foods to ease anxiety

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

Ayurvedic Foods to Ease Anxiety

Reading Time: 3 minutes They say “you are what you eat,” and this is especially true if you’re trying to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle. A key tenet of Ayurveda is the practice of using your diet to balance the energy within your body. While you should consult a professional to understand your personal dosha and needs, we’ve identified some Ayurvedic foods to ease anxiety. …

self massage

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

Self-Healing through Touch: Nourishing Yourself with Abhyanga

Reading Time: 4 minutes When was the last time you felt that blissful glow from a massage? Your muscles relaxed, your mind at ease, and skin nourished by being touched. In Ayurveda, it is suggested you receive this daily. Yet over the past year, we have grown used to social isolation, lacking in touch and sensory experiences. The practice of Abhyanga, self-oil massage is …

5 tips to achieve ans sustain a healthy digestion

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

5 Tips to Achieve and sustain a Healthy Digestion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digestion is a complex process. Although it does not require our conscious attention, we do have indirect control of these processes. If our digestive system is not in good shape, undigested food will collect in the intestine, leading to an array of digestive problems and auto-immune disorders. In this article we will share tips on how to achieve and sustain …

yoga & ayurveda

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Lifestyle, Pitta, Vata, Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the Best Practices for Each Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever wondered why certain yoga poses leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm, centered, and balanced while others feel more agitating, sore, or awkward? Maybe you have a friend who thrives from a hot, powerful yoga class, while you enjoy the slower, gentle stretching. Learn why in this article about Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the best yoga practices for each …

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Kapha, Knowledge Center, Pitta, Vata

Reaching Optimal Health: Ayurveda Philosophy & its Elements

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ayurvedic medicine recognizes that health is more than simply the absence of disease.  Unlike modern Western medicine, it works to prevent and cure disease as well as to enable people to achieve and maintain ideal mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.  It calls upon each individual’s inherent powers of rejuvenation  and emphasizes that a person must take an active role …

managing holiday stress with ayurveda

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Seasonal Guides, Vata

Managing Holiday Stress with Ayurveda

Reading Time: 4 minutes After an intense year, there are only a few months to go before we can all wave goodbye to 2020. But before that glorious send-off, we have to make it through the gauntlet that can be the holidays. While the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of celebration with friends and family, the pressure to have a good …

Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Lifestyle, Vata, Yoga & Meditation

Fall Yoga to Balance Vata Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Swirling leaves, animals foraging to prepare for cooler months ahead, children laughing, running, and jumping into piles of fallen leaf litter – these are the images of autumn, the most Vata time of year. In Sanskrit, the root of the word ‘Vata’ means ‘to move’. This time of year summons images that reflect this movement through principles of mobility and …

vata balance

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Knowledge Center, Lifestyle, Vata

How To Change Your Life Holistically – Finding Vata Balance

Reading Time: 5 minutes My name is Honor and this is my story about how Ayureda changed my life and I found Vata balance. I have flashbacks of lying on my bed, in immense pain, holding a red hot water bottle to my stomach, and wondering, “What the heck is wrong with me?” I couldn’t eat – it was like my gut had completely …

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