Published in Desh Videsh, September 2023
Ayurvedic Medicine is a field that is well established in India but still growing and succeeding at receiving more recognition and respect in the USA. According to India Business & Trade, Ayurveda’s global market will increase to $16 billion by 2026 with India’s Ayurveda export market having the potential to bring an increase to $10 billion by 2030.
Published in Desh Videsh, July 2023
Nasya is an Ayurvedic therapy that involves the administration of medicated oils, herbal powders, or other herbal preparations into the nostrils. Our centuries-old practice has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including sinusitis, allergies, and headaches.
Published in Desh Videsh, June 2023
Our skin, the largest organ of our body, is truly remarkable. It shields us from external threats, regulates our temperature, and safeguards our internal organs. While our skin acts as a protective barrier, it also has the ability to absorb what we apply to it.
Published in Desh Videsh, March 2023
Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India, recognizes that different seasons of the year can have a significant impact on our health and well-being.
Published in Desh Videsh, October 2022
Diwali, the Hindu New Year, is a time of renewal. We want to bring in light, positivity, and kindness. We want to remove darkness, negativity, and anything that drains our energy. Darkness could be seen as external, but what about internal?
Published in Desh Videsh, August 2022
Vegan food today is usually met with disdain from those who are not vegan, even Indian vegetarians. Ahimsa, non-harming, can be interpreted as not hurting people or ourselves. But what about other actions, or even inactions, through which we may contribute to it?
Published in Desh Videsh, July 2022
If more of us do not keep stepping up to preserve Sanatana Dharma, will future generations be left with very little or diluted vedic knowledge at best?
Published in Desh Videsh, May 2022
Environmental changes can affect our bodies in different ways. Some of us enjoy the excess moisture in the air and feel more down to earth, whereas others may present with allergies, mucus buildup, congestion, lethargy, fluid buildup, and sluggish digestion. According to Ayurveda, our health is determined by the state of our digestive system...
Published in Desh Videsh, March 2022
Six months before my marriage, I began incorporating small Ayurvedic regimens into my day. These not only helped me deal with the stress, but also helped me look my best for the joyous occasion. Here are some things I added to my routine…
Published in Desh Videsh, February 2022
Here are some fun ideas for a Valentine’s Day with a special someone (which can mean just you! - you deserve some self-care too!)
Published in Desh Videsh, January 2022
Here we are at the start of another fresh new year. Typical New Year’s resolutions usually center around improving physical health through diet and exercise. But what about mindset?
Published in Desh Videsh, November 2021
As we approach the fall and winter seasons, it is important that we continue to keep ourselves balanced by keeping up with our ritucharya (seasonal routine). Let's see what we can do to keep ourselves balanced during these upcoming seasons!
Published in Desh Videsh, August 2021
Since we are in the full swing of the summer season, let’s go through some Ayurvedic tips to brighten your skin, make your hair healthier, and keep you calm and relaxed through this fun time!
Published in Desh Videsh, July 2021
Some people eat to live, while others (like me!) live to eat. The thing is, everything you eat becomes your body. Your food can balance you or imbalance you; it can build a healthy body or an unhealthy body. So, how do you ensure a good balance?
Published in Desh Videsh, June 2021
Usually, in preparation for our wedding, we want to make sure that we look our best physically. But are we also in our best shape when it comes to our health?
Published in Desh Videsh, December 2020
Just like there is a way to start your day, there is a way to wrap it up! Ratricharya is the combination of two words: ratri, which means night or nighttime, and charya, which means regimen or routine! Let's see what we can incorporate to have an ayurvedic way to end the day!
Published in Desh Videsh, October 2020
Did you know that even in Ayurveda there is a perfect way to start your day? Dinacharya is the combination of two words: dina, which means day or daytime, and charya, which means regimen or routine! Let's start our day the ayurvedic way!
Published in Desh Videsh, August 2020
Whenever I am asked about Ayurveda tips that can be easily integrated into our daily routine, the first thing I suggest is to hold off on the ice. The suggestion is usually met with wide eyes and disbelief. No ice?! No way! But, ice, is really not that nice for our digestive system.
Published in Desh Videsh, June 2020
Understanding your dosha & prakriti, one can use Ayurveda to bring about balance. Any issues you find such as sluggish digestion, endurance, memory, etc., can be addressed through Ayurveda so you can feel your best. Let's get to know about ourselves through Ayurveda!
Published in Desh Videsh, May 2020
Keeping our digestive fire, agni, in balance can be a great way to combat health issues before they become chronic. A great cleaning tea, called CCF, is a great way to balance your agni.
Published in Desh Videsh, April 2020
You may find yourself having to practice social distancing this month and that may be a bit difficult since we are not used to being at home for so long. So, what can we do? Here are some suggestions of activities to do at home!
Published in Desh Videsh, January 2020
Studies show that only 25% of people follow through with their New Year’s resolutions after 30 days and only 8% of people actually achieve their goals.
How can we make this year different by sticking to the goals that we create? Here's how!
Published in Desh Videsh, December 2019
An important thing to remember is that you must take productive breaks in order to keep your mind balanced and sharp, otherwise you run the risk of burning out. Check out this way to unplug in a healthy way!
Published in Desh Videsh, November 2019
This past November, I visited the state of Kerala in India for the first time to complete my internship for my ongoing studies in Ayurvedic Medicine. As someone that usually goes to India to travel and see family, this experience of living as a local and seeing patients offered me a completely different view of India, especially the absolute beautiful state of Kerala!
Published in Desh Videsh, August 2019
What is inner beauty?
Did you know that you can use yoga to achieve it?
Yoga teaches us that true self-confidence and self-esteem comes from within.
Read about some aspects of yoga we can use to reflect and acknowledge what makes us beautiful inside.
Published in Desh Videsh, May 2019
When was the last time you had your full attention on a task?
At some point, we have experienced thoughts that have a tendency to take us away from what is currently happening in the moment.
Without realizing, we may grow attached to certain thoughts because they are based on what we fear or hold dear to our hearts – becoming a prisoner of our own past, or of the unknown future that lies ahead.
Published in Desh Videsh, January 2019
Children have stressful lives too. That may seem like an oxymoron, right? With such a small number of years on this planet, how could their experience of life be stressful already?
It is natural to worry about our children’s well-being. However, are we paying the same level of attention to their mental health?
What outlets are we providing for them to process stress in a healthy manner?
Published in Desh Videsh, April 2018
For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. However, in today’s day and age, these ancient teachings are being pushed to the side due to the misconception that these practices are not applicable to our daily lives.
In reality, it is quite fascinating how far that is from the truth.
Published in Desh Videsh, May 2018
We all know what Yoga is, right?
It’s a great exercise routine to keep fit and become more flexible.
If you agreed with the previous statement, take a deep breath and read on because Yoga is so much more.