|Sunday, May 19, 2013|
|Natural Detox for Springtime|
|The shift to springtime energy has been scattered across the country,
with unseasonably warm weather in the East, back-to-back storms in the
Midwest and vacillating hot and cold days in the West. This natural
upheaval demands more flexibility in the body. That’s because the body
senses the shift of seasons on a cellular level and begins a natural detox.
Pets slim down, losing their winter fat, and human frames lean towards
lightness as daylight stretches longer towards the horizon.|
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|Healing Emotional Wounds (Part 1)|
By MAPI Staff Writers
In Ayurveda, the inability to process emotions in a timely manner is
seen as the main cause of emotional imbalances. So the Ayurvedic
emphasis is on efficiently processing emotions.
Occasional low moods can take many different forms. This list
includes: frequent feelings of anxiousness or emptiness; a loss of
interest and pleasure in activities; fatigue; irritability; social
withdrawal, acting-out behaviors, family conflict; occasionally feeling
blue, down, sad or simply emotionally bogged down; difficulty sleeping;
loss of appetite; weight gain; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness
or pessimism; declining school grades or job performance; and poor
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|Neem: The Wonder Tree of India|
the “wonder tree of India,” is known in Ayurveda as a detoxifier, and,
in traditional use, it is considered a multifaceted support for skin
health. A cleanser and blood purifier, dexterous neem supports clear and
healthy skin and promotes general well-being.
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 5:11:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Food For Consciousness – The Subtle Ayurvedic Techniques for Preparing a Meal|
By MAPI Staff Writers -
We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” To most
people this means simply that the vitamins, carbs, and proteins in food
build the cells, blood and bones of your body.
But in Maharishi Ayurveda, “You are what you eat” means something far
more subtle and powerful. Food is known to directly influence your
consciousness and feelings. It can create bliss or anger, contentment or
restlessness, thoughts of the sacred or the profane. The quality of the
food you eat literally creates your state of mind, emotions and
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 4:50:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|15 Simple Ayurvedic Tips for Bliss and Beauty|
By Kellen Brugman and MAPI staff writers
1. Enjoy a walk with a friend, co-worker, or your dog. A daily
moderate walk benefits the cardiovascular system, tones the muscles, and
balances all three doshas. The rhythmic pace of walking also calms the
mind. If safe and easy, walk outside and enjoy the extra health
benefits, as the beauty of Nature nourishes the senses and contributes
to overall well-being.
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|Foods For The Blues|
|By MAPI Staff Writers -|
When possible, and especially when you are feeling blue, choose intelligent foods. Intelligent foods, in the Maharishi Ayurvedic perspective, are fresh, organic, GMO-free, pesticide-chemical free, tree- or vine-ripened foods. These foods contain the full measure of Ayurvedic nutritional value – nourishing not only the surface levels of mind and body, but their deepest levels as well.
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 4:05:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Ayurvedic Power Foods|
By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers
Americans spend millions every year on expensive power bars and
shakes to power up sagging energy levels or to replenish themselves
after a workout.
If you’re spending your money on power bars, you might want to consider a different approach. Power foods are not
a modern invention—Ayurveda has long recognized certain foods as
natural but serious energy-boosters. The list includes fresh organic
fruits, vegetables, spices, and whole grains. These foods are rich in chetna,
a Sanskrit word for the healing and nurturing intelligence of nature.
They are foods so lively with nature’s intelligence and purity that
fatigue-causing toxins are less likely to accumulate in your body when
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|Winter Soups - The Art Of Ayurvedic Soups|
|By MAPI Staff Writers
Nothing warms and nourishes quite like a hot bowl of delicious soup on a cold fall day. Ayurveda loves soups.
They are easy to make, they are nutritious and easy to digest, and they
are perfect for the light evening meal recommended by Ayurvedic experts
(vaidyas). Because they are so easy to digest, soups are ideal for
children. Made with fresh organic fall vegetables, grains, pasta, beans,
dhals, herbs and traditional Ayurvedic spices, soups make great
Ayurvedic dietary anchors. Enjoy your soup with freshly-made chapatis (flat breads) on the side, and it will be a meal you’ll want to return to.
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 3:07:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Avoiding Dry Winter Skin With Maharishi Ayurveda|
|By MAPI Staff writers
Winter doesn’t have to be hard on skin.
As odd as it may seem, winter is actually the best time of
year to nourish the skin, because it is dryer and more receptive during
this cold season. This illustrates one of the great underlying
principles of Ayurveda: it takes advantage of the natural tendencies
available in every season for rejuvenation and purification. In warmer
seasons, the skin is naturally detoxifying more, and therefore is less
absorbent. In winter months, it’s just the opposite.
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 3:00:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Happiness Is A Gut Feeling – Elimination & Your Health|
By MAPI Staff Writers
Feeling heavy, lethargic, fatigued, worried or a little down?
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, irregular elimination (known commonly
as occasional constipation) can cause you to feel off-balance mentally
and physically. You may think it’s not a big deal to skip a morning, yet
regular elimination makes a huge difference in how you feel during the
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 2:36:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Women’s Health: Six Ways to Have It All without Losing Your Health|
|An Interview with Sankari Wegman, Ayurvedic Consultant at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa - By Linda Egenes -
For many women today, it’s hard to find a moment to breathe, let
alone take care of your health. Whether you’re working in the office or
in the home, raising your children or caring for elderly parents—it’s a
balancing act just to get through the day.
Yet taking care of yourself and staying in balance mentally and
physically is central to meeting all the demands of your family and
“Women today have so many areas of life to attend to, it’s important
that they set aside time to maintain their own health and happiness,”
says Sankari Wegman, an Ayurvedic expert at The Raj
Maharishi Ayurveda Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa.
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|Ayurveda's Secrets for Beautiful Skin|
|By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers -
When I was a teenager my skin was a huge challenge. Blemishes and
an oily nose were two problems I remember—not to mention blotchy
coloring. Now that I’m more worried about wrinkles than acne, I’ve found
out something that brings my quest for healthy skin full
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 12:11:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Ayurveda, Stress and Sleepless Nights|
By MAPI Staff writers -
On a typical day in America, 125 million people wake up feeling
exhausted. For 50 percent of the nation’s population, getting a good
night’s sleep is difficult.
Fatigue caused by sleep difficulties is now considered one of
America’s top health problems. Medical researchers say lack of sleep can
lead to health problems ranging from blood sugar issues to high stress
show that people who sleep fewer than six hours a night don’t live as
long as those who sleep seven hours or more.
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|Ayurveda and Weight - Find Your Balance (Part 2)|
By Mark Toomey, PhD., Director of Ayurvedic Programs, The Raj Maharishi Ayurvedic Spa -
Weak Agni Can Mean Easy Weight Gain
According to Ayurveda, weak agni leads to the condition whereby even very small amounts of food tend to cause weight gain.
What happens in this case is that weak agni allows ama (impurities)
to be created, which accumulates as fat tissue. The Ayurvedic solution
is to balance agni, increase the metabolic rate and eliminate the ama.
|Posted by on 2/19/2013 10:55:00 AM||Comments 0 |
|Ayurveda and Weight – Find Your Balance (Part 1)|
By Mark Toomey, PhD, Director of Ayurvedic Programs at The Raj Ayurvedic Spa and MAPI Staff Writers -
Your weight and the overall shape of your body are influenced by a
multitude of factors. All these factors interact: genes, economic
status, lifestyle factors, diet choices, food quality, relationships and
|Posted by on 2/18/2013 4:05:00 PM||Comments 0 |
|Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity (with food)|
By MAPI Staff Writers -
As we brace for the last few cold blasts of winter, it's a good time to think about supporting immunity. There are a few good strategies for doing this, and one is crucial: immunity-supporting meals.
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, immunity-supporting foods are those foods that transform quickly into ojas. If food creates toxins, called ama in Ayurveda, it's bad for immunity.
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