Monthly Archives - February 2017

The Ways of Karma

Life of every human being in the universe has four practicalities: Dharma (the principle of cosmic order), Karma (spiritual principle of cause and effect), Prema (concept of elevated love) and Gyana (knowledge). Of these, karma is the most talked about; it is also the most misunderstood. "Karma" literally means "deed" or "act", and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, which Hindus believe governs all consciousness. The Gita says: "Gahana Karmano Gatih " - immeasurable are the ways of karma. Karma is [...]

Say Hello to Cucumber

Do you know why they call someone “Cool as a cucumber”? Despite the numerous health benefits this awesome vegetable provides, it rarely gets to the top of the list where the leafy greens and carrots have been enjoying a lot of attention. Unassuming, we’d like to call it. You might think of this vegetable as a great snack to have at your office, but it does more than just improving your appetite.Here’s how:Fights constipation Regulates blood pressure Reduces cholesterol Fights cancer Aids in weight loss Relieves joint pain [...]

Ayurvedic Health Tips for Maintaining Balance in the Winter

With the transition from fall to winter, it is important to be aware of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Are we feeling in balance or out-of-balance? Is our skin and hair dry, do our joints ache and are we cold all the time? Is there an increase of mucus secretion, feeling of heaviness, stagnation, craving sweets, and/or insomnia? These are just a few signals that we may be out of balance. The qualities of winter are cold, wet, fluid, cloudy, heavy…and at times dry and windy. These [...]