What are the Doshas?

Dr. Sashina teaches what the 'Doshas' - Vata, Pitta and Kapha, are in Ayurvedic Medicine in this brief video.

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Trust your inner voice

So often in life, we shrug off the inner voice that guides us. When something doesn't feel right, we usually get that little notion within ourselves to change something about the situation. But how often have we just chosen to not listen, turn a blind eye and do the complete opposite of what we know … Continue reading Trust your inner voice

Body Constitution/Type | Pitta Prakruti – The Fiery Fighter

Pitta Prakruti (constitution) people are the fieriest of the lot. They have energy to keep on going, even when other constitutions back down (Vata & Kapha). They do not give up in a fight, and are witty, sarcastic and extremely intelligent. On the negative end of the spectrum, Pitta constitutions can be judgmental and adament about having their own way. Their dominating elements are Fire and Water. Their digestion is usually very powerful, however it can very easily lean towards Tikshnagni, meaning an overly strong digestive fire, which chars up food, instead of breaking it down and properly absorbing nutrients. Pitta dominant persons have a fiery personality, sharp tongue and can easily dominate a conversation. They are charismatic, charming and can win people over with ease. They tend to have reddish hair and a beautiful, lustrous and alluring glow. Their eyes are sharp and penetrating, as if they could look into your soul. They bruise and bleed easily, and can suffer from disorders related to the digestive system, liver and spleen. They often suffer with inflammation, bleeding gums, balding and early graying. Ruled astrologically by the Sun, Mars and the south node of the moon, Ketu, they are impulsive, argumentative, competitive and domineering. They make excellent teachers, doctors, surgeons, scientists, inventors and technicians. Being highly expressive in nature, Pitta dominant people are usually very creative and artistic. They are vivid and passionate. They express their intense stamina and force through their sexual energy. They are deep thinkers and can be jealous and revengeful at times. Pitta constitutions are natural born leaders and do well in positions of authority and power. Pitta's are courageous and enthusiastic. They have a keen sense of judgement, are highly perceptive and discriminative. If the Sun and planet Mars are...

What is the purpose of Meditation?

Meditation seems like the latest trend on the market, but little do most people know, meditation is actually an ancient component of Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga. Meditation has come to mean various things based one convenience. To achieve the highest sense of calm, one must be able to meditate in complete silence. Listening to guided instructions can be helpful, but more often than not, it is distracting. The whole purpose of meditation is to

Benefits of Clove : Ayurvedic Herb Series

An extensive article on the therapeutic Ayurvedic Benefits of Cloves.