Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ayurvedic Herbs for Dissolving Stress

By MAPI Staff Writers

The modern world is stressful.

Ayurveda understands the need to create inner calm in this world without diminishing your alertness. Ayurveda offers herbal support to accomplish this – without brain fog. Scientific research shows that Ayurvedic herbs can reduce stress and anxiety, create calm and heighten alertness.

Reduces Generalized Anxiety

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) conducted a randomized, controlled pilot study to measure the effects of an Ayurvedic herbal formulation called Worry Free on ten patients who suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This condition affects 25% of the population.

Posted by on 4/18/2013 3:59:00 PMComments 0
Spring, Allergens and Ayurveda

By MAPI Staff Writers -

Spring flowers, ragweed, dust, mold or pet dander can cause your immune system to overreact to harmless natural substances. The result can too commonly be allergies. Millions each year suffer from an overactive immune response to dust and pollen in the air.

It’s not what you are breathing – it is your body’s response to it! Instead of reserving its immune response for viruses and bacteria, your body sounds a false alarm when exposed to a certain food, pet dander, or pollen — and tells the immune system to attack. Sneezing, nasal congestion and itchy, watery eyes; indigestion; swelling or skin rashes — these are some of the all-too-familiar results.
Posted by on 4/12/2013 11:19:00 AMComments 0
Ayurveda for Athletes (and everyone else)

By MAPI Staff Writers

Ayurveda and High Performance

There are three fundamental Ayurvedic principles or goals that support ‘high performance’ – whether physical or mental. They are broadly summed up in three lifestyle strategies:

1. Reducing ama (toxins)

2. Balancing and strengthening digestion (agni)

3. Significantly lowering stress

Under each of these key areas are a wide variety of tactics and sub-categories. Each of these three plays a powerful role in supporting high performance and wellness, short and long term, according to Ayurveda.

Posted by on 4/5/2013 6:58:00 PMComments 0
Kapha Season: 5 Ways to Lighten Up in Spring

By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers

When spring rolls around, it’s a relief to shed winter hats, boots and coats. But for most of us, it’s not so easy to shed the extra pounds that we may have put on over the winter.

Yet spring is the perfect time to detox and lighten up. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the wet, cool weather of spring is called Kapha Season, associated with the cool, heavy, slow Kapha dosha.

If you stay sedentary and continue eating the heavier foods of winter, you could be headed for the kinds of Kapha disorders prevalent in spring — respiratory issues, allergen reactions, sluggishness, dullness of mind and weight gain.

Try this invigorating daily routine to help shed pounds and toxins in spring.

Posted by on 4/2/2013 3:01:00 PMComments 0
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