First, there are numerous health benefits associated with saunas including detoxification (heavy metals and other toxins), fat loss, and improved insulin sensitivity. When Sunlighten reached out to me about doing a profile on their new mPulse infrared sauna, I loved the idea, but I also wanted to do my research. Here’s what I found… [Read more…] about Burn Fat and Detox with an Infrared Sauna
Contentment is a state which many of us seek and often have difficulty finding. When we do achieve it, it is often fleeting and leaves us all too soon. Contentment consists of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. These four aspects can be consciously cultivated by following simple Ayurvedic and Yogic guidelines. The following practices will increase all of these aspects of contentment.
Upon waking, before opening your eyes, mentally affirm your desire to enjoy and appreciate each moment of your day. Starting the day with a positive intent is a very powerful way to attract the conscious state you desire. [Read more…] about Cultivating Contentment to Reach Your Highest Potential
When the mind is functioning optimally, you have a keen sense of awareness, a sharpness of focus and attention, good memory recall and decisiveness. Typically, memory function is as natural as breathing. It is only when there are problems with recollection that we become aware of the process of recording information in the brain. A dull or cloudy mind can lead to scattered thoughts, forgetfulness and a feeling of heaviness.
This is the fourth and final installment of the “Obesity and Insulin Resistance Series.” Please do read the three preceding posts to get the benefit of the complete series.
When it comes to your health, there is one factor that is more important than almost any other. If it is missing from your life, it causes or worsens 95 per to cent of all illness. It has been associated with dramatic reductions in disease and increased longevity. It is more important than cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, or any other risk factor in determining whether you will live a long and healthy life, but it doesn’t come in a pill, and it can’t be found in a hospital or in your doctor’s office.
Acne is one of the most common skin disorders. Adolescent acne typically begins at puberty, when there is a rise in testosterone combined with teenage angst. This time period is a major milestone, marking the end of the kapha stage of life, childhood, and the beginning of the pitta stage of life, adulthood. The hormonal changes and emotional energies of adolescence result in a rise in pitta dosha, creating pitta-type imbalances, such as acne. Acne can also happen later in adulthood and is typically caused by hormonal shifts, ama or toxins in the body, and/or emotional stress.
Since ancient times, men throughout the world have been searching for aphrodisiacs to enhance their virility. Sexual energy is very powerful. Aside from herbs, diet, lifestyle and yoga, using discrimination in choosing a sexual partner also plays a contributing role in good sexual health. Ayurveda teaches that conditions must be right and that mutual pleasure is necessary for both partners to have a satisfying sexual experience. In famed ancient Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, the author explains that one of the best aphrodisiacs for man is a partner who loves him. [Read more…] about How Ayurveda Can Help With Virility Issues