12 Steps to Get Started with an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

12 Steps to Get Started with an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

At its core, the Ayurvedic system of health and knowledge embraces principles that emphasize harmony and balance as a means of generating health. While contemporary notions of healthfulness often give priority to extreme behaviors like completely avoiding carbohydrates or very intense exercise programs, the principles of  Ayurveda are centered on straightforward but advantageous changes that stimulate powerful and positive results that ripple through life like tossing a rock in calm pond.

The life wisdom of Ayurveda emphasizes lifestyle adjustments which are seemingly simple, but when integrated into your life for a time provide enormous long-term gain. So how can you use Ayurvedic principles to improve your health? Here are 12 ways to get started with an Ayurvedic Lifestyle: Continue reading

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What Are the Side Effects of Valerian?

Side Effects of Valerian

As questions emerge about the long-term and short-term effects of the use of pharmaceuticals to treat non-acute disturbances, more and more people are turning to plants to seek gentler means of dealing with these types of ailments. While plant medicine can offer gentle support to help overcome even the most profound issue, many plants and herbs have a wide variety of species and varieties available for purchase. Furthermore, they all can affect the body and mind in a variety of ways. Valerian, a robust, flowering perennial, is an herb that is often used for its strong sedative properties, but there are about 250 different types of valerian throughout the world, so it can be difficult to know which one you’re getting when you buy it. Continue reading

What is Insomnia: Myths and Facts

What is insomnia myths and facts

There is so much information out there about insomnia that it can be hard to sort out the old wives’ tales from hard scientific fact. Add to this the fact that science is barely beginning to unravel the causes and subsequent complications surrounding sleeplessness, and it’s easy to find yourself questioning everything you hear. You may want a direct answer to the question, “What is insomnia?” Fortunately, you can educate yourself about this common and difficult syndrome. Here we gather some of the most dangerous myths and pertinent facts to help you make sense of all the information that’s out there. Continue reading

The Dirty Little Secret of the Herbal Product Business

The Dirty Little Secret of the Herbal Product Business

The fertile soil of India that nurtured the emergence and unfolding of Ayurveda is also home to an abundance of rich biodiversity. Although the South Asian Subcontinent only furnishes about 2.4% of the total geographic area of the world, it provides a bounteous 8% of total global diversity, including over 47,000 identified plant species and countless other unidentified species. Ayurveda has a long and rich history of using plant-based formulations to support health and healing and it makes sense that such a practice would develop in India. The herbal knowledge recorded in India and passed down for generations via Ayurvedic training has provided important knowledge to our contemporary world. Continue reading

What is Ayurveda: An Introduction

What is Ayurveda An Introduction

You may be wondering what Ayurveda is and why you need to know about it. The word Ayurveda — pronounced ‘Ah-Yer-Vay-Dah’ — comes to us straight from Sanskrit, an ancient language from what is now known as India. ‘Ayur’ translates as life or vital power and ‘veda’ as knowledge or wisdom, so generally speaking, it means life wisdom or the knowledge of vital power.

Today Ayurveda refers to an ancient body of learning focused on the health and healing of the human individual. Ayurveda has a long history including an oral tradition, handed down from teacher to student going back over 5,000 years, but its oldest written texts date from around 2000 BC. Those ancient texts focus on a variety of medical disciplines including surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, internal medicine, pathology, and nutrition as well as medicinal plants and their use in healing.   Continue reading

7 Top Blogs for Adults with Sleep Insomnia

Top Blogs for Sleep Insomnia

We all know that sleep is vital for wellness and health and we’ve also read the stories about people dying from a lack of sleep or sleep deprivation causing individuals to make false statements. There is a growing awareness that all the light and stimulation of life in the 21st century might be undermining our ability to sleep well.

If you’ve ever had trouble falling asleep or suffered from sleep insomnia, you probably have searched for information to help you improve your situation. There is an abundance of information regarding sleeplessness available, and some of the best information is found on sleep blogs or websites covering innovations in sleep research and tips on how to fall asleep easily. Here are 7 of the best sleep blogs you should check out to get reliable and useful information: Continue reading

The 5 Elements of Ayurveda

5 Elements of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a wellness system that has enjoyed esteem and recognition for several thousand years of human history. It is an ideology that uses the basic cycles and laws of nature to understand how to support wellness within the human entity. The basis of Ayurveda identifies five elements whose qualities are said to influence the human experience as well as all phenomena. Each of these elements affects and interacts with the others, but optimal health is found when balance and harmony between the elements is preserved. Continue reading

42 Techniques When You Can’t Sleep

42 Techniques When You Can't Sleep

Falling asleep is so easy that even a baby can do it, yet some adults, and even some children, have a difficult time falling asleep when they need to or even staying asleep all night. You might find yourself dealing with sleep loss a few times a year or as often as a few times a week. It’s always a hassle and a burden, and may even encourage extra worries, which can make falling asleep that much more difficult. If you experience any insomnia-like symptoms, you might resign yourself to a sleepless night, but there are measures you can take when you can’t sleep to get the rest you need and improve the quality of your sleep.

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