As you deepen your meditation practice, it's important to meditate according to your dosha type.
In this first post on meditating according to your dosha, we will talk specifically about meditation for Vata types. The major motivating factor for Vata types to meditate is centered around instilling
Every year at this time, I start to notice how my color palette begins to change alongside the seasonal shift. In Ayurveda, color therapy is often used to treat dosha imbalances, including those caused by stress. Depending on one’s dosha, colors can help harmonize emotions,
Dry Skin Brushing massage, (Garshana in Ayurveda), assists in mobilizing and removing excess kapha from the system. Ideal for those of the kapha constitution, it is good for people of other doshas, as well. Traditionally done using dry, raw silk gloves, it may also be performed using a dry
The Ayurvedic treatment of oil pulling, where one swishes oil around in the mouth for up to 20 minutes, has been in use for thousands of years in India. Oil pulling is one of nature’s most efficient ways to detox the body, increase energy levels,
Saffron is used quite widely in India. From providing a beautiful coloring to basmati rice, saffron is also used in Indian sweet dishes, as well as in worship. During meditation, it is not uncommon to find it being mixed with sandalwood paste and applied to the forehead, as this paste
As the East Coast continues to experience a heat wave, I've been determined to stay cool by eating foods that are naturally cooling. Enter the cucumber! Considered a holy fruit in northern India, cucumbers are sattvic, calming and refreshing. Being made of over 90% water, cucumbers
Looking for that perfect summer read? Well, look no further. The Monkey recently spoke with graphic novelist, Jai Sen about his magical stories, The Malay Mysteries.
Levitating Monkey: How have the stories depicted in the Malay Mysteries been shaped by your time living in Indonesia in your youth?
Vishnupati, a day honoring Lord Vishnu is this Friday, May 15, 2015. Vishnupati is an opportunity to make progress in both, the material and spiritual worlds.
Vishnupati is a divine time when energies that support both, financial and material prosperity are said to be at their
Late yesterday evening, Sunday, May 3, the Moon became full in the sign of Libra. When the Moon is full, it is at its strongest energy level. According to Vedic Astrology, the Moon signifies our mental/emotional state. During this time, we may feel things more
Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee.
The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on