Rejuvenate Body and Mind with Self-Massage

  Massage can help with everything from detoxifying the body to toning the muscles to resetting the nervous system. Unlike Swedish-style massage, whose aim is to release tension and stress from the muscles and fascia and induce relaxation, Ayurvedic massage, called Abhyanga, is intended to stimulate the lymphatic system (which eliminates impurities from the body), […]

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A Simple Plan to Handle Winter Weather

A drop in outside temperature can overwhelm the body’s immune response system. It can lead to upper respiratory problems, joint pains, and weakening of your emotional strength. These changes are more pronounced if you have weak immunity. Boost your immunity this winter. Follow a daily regimen of drinking 6-8 cups of water (room temperature and […]

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Journey of dry ginger through your digestive system

Dry Ginger, “shunti” in Sanskrit, has been used as a spice and medicinal herb for centuries. Mix ¼ teaspoon of dry ginger to a cup of water, juice or tea and sip before meals. The spice tastes (rasa in Ayurveda) hot or pungent to the tongue and wakes up the digestive system. As it makes […]

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Power of Journaling

Writing can be a cathartic experience. The act of putting your words onto paper allow for hidden emotions – that define who you are – to move. These emotions which are inextricably coupled with an event, memory or relationship want to be released and are looking to you to make it happen. They feel trapped […]

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Good Posture for the Desk Jockeys Amongst Us

Tips for a good posture include utilizing a chair with back support, keeping your foot rested on the floor or on a footrest, and taking frequent breaks – a two minute break every half hour. You can also use relaxation techniques to get your posture right. Take a few deep breaths in and out every […]

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I have anxiety, what do I do?

There are a lot of things you can do for anxiety. But no matter what you do, the key is to do them calmly and with a relaxed mind. When you are anxious, the mind is beset by restlessness, nervousness and instability. Calming and relaxing activities bring about much needed stability to your body and […]

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What the cliffs of Positano showed me about balance?

“Travel centers me,” says my sister Anitha. We are sitting in a restaurant on the cliffs of Positano, talking about our journey from Rome. Months of planning have finally paid off and we are really here. After dinner, we start walking towards town.  Suddenly, Anitha stops and looks over to her right at the Mediterranean. […]

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