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Grounding Vata When You Are on the Move

 

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by Kellen Brugman for the Maharishi Ayurveda blog on July 19, 2012

 

Summertime is the season of vacations and road trips. It’s a time to embark on new adventures. There is a sense of great excitement and freedom at discovering new places, foods, and customs. Travel stimulates new ideas, creativity, and personal growth. A change of routine and surroundings brings a sense of freshness to our life and relationships.

However, a change of routine also causes irregularity in the body and mind. Due to vata’s inherent mobile quality, travel tends to aggravate the vata dosha. Made up of the air and space elements, vata governs all movement in the body. It’s responsible for movement of the muscles, respiration, heart rate, and the flow of thoughts and emotions. These functions have a natural regular cycle. So, excess movement such as long car rides and airplane travel can upset these functions, causing stress. (more…)

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Mendon Ponds Water Lily

by Michael Stern

“To thine own self be true”, is one of Shakespeare’s famous quotes.  Not only is it poetic, but it’s also Ayurvedic.  To know one’s true nature – their true Self, allows one to best maintain health.  It also provides valuable knowledge when health becomes imbalanced and healing remedies are needed.

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little-redbudSpring has sprung! As Mother Nature transitions from winter to spring, all sorts of changes are occurring. The weather fluctuates-it’s warm one day, then cool and rainy the next. The awakening of the trees, flowers and new grass creates pollen, the most common allergen. And although we are happy to see the beautiful blooms and new life sprouting in our yards, – our bodies, specifically the sinuses, often have a difficult time transitioning from winter to spring. (more…)

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