Levitating Monkey: What first lead you to become interested in Ayurveda and studying at the American Institute of Ayurveda?
Arun Deva: It is interesting. As a child I was torn between many worlds. The Bollywood of Bombay (Mumbai now), my birth place. The camaraderie of a joint family
Levitating Monkey: First off, congratulations on your latest collection of poems, "Saris and a Single Malt" being released and going on to become #1 on Amazon’s Asian American poetry list! I was deeply moved by your poignant collection of poems about your mom, your personal journey through grieving, and
A good friend of mine recently had an annual physical and was told that he needed to lower his cholesterol. Upon getting his test results, he asked me if I could offer him any Ayurvedic and Yogic tips to help him reduce cholesterol, while not having
In this third post in the series on the right asanas for the various doshic types, we will be discussing Asanas for Kapha doshic types. As mentioned in our last post, it is important to remember the particularities of an individual’s unique body and customize the practice accordingly.
In this second post in the series on the right asanas for the various doshic types, we will be discussing asanas for Pitta doshic types. As mentioned in our last post, it is important to remember the particularities of an individual's unique body and customize the practice accordingly.
The themes for
In the next few posts, we will be reviewing several asanas that are good for the different doshic types, but it is important to remember the particularities of an individual's unique body and customize the practice accordingly.
In this first post in the series, we will
So, my best friend has continued to tell me that I need to do one of Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Challenges. Having resisted for several years, I thought today was the day to break that cycle.
As I kicked today off with Deepak guiding me through my
As part of the Meditation According to Your Dosha series, we're going to talk about Pitta types today. Pitta people need to meditate in order to release anger and aggression and to release their desire to control life. Pittas usually have good concentration and can meditate
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
Today feels like the first true crisp NYC fall day! The leaves are changing color, the air feels a little less heavy, the scent of hot apple cider is in the air at the local farmers market.
As the weather cools down during Vata season, be