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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that comes from India and which has informed modern medicine but which is only now coming to be truly understood within a Western context. It is a study of the mind, body, and spirit, that creates new pathways for health through awareness and prevention, while still being able to tackle heavy-duty issues such as surgery, cancer, and many other examples of serious disease.

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit terms ayus and veda. The word ayus means “life” or “longevity” and veda means “science”, “art”, or “sacred knowledge”. The Vedic culture that prospered in the Indus Valley during prehistoric times is survived by the Vedas, which are texts on how to live your best life, before it became a catchphrase[read more]

 

Dinacharya: How Ayurvedic daily practices can help you create more discipline in your life

It’s been a while since getting this website online, and there have been so many things I have written and not finished or even mostly finished but just not gotten up here on the page. Part of it is a general technological laziness on my part, as well as a lack of discipline about my writing. This year my work is to bring more discipline into my life so that I can accomplish all of the projects I dream up in my mind, on top of maintaining this site with helpful information on Ayurveda!

Luckily, of course, Ayurveda can help. In fact, I have been laying the groundwork for the past two years by developing my daily practices, called dinacharya. [read more]