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21 Apr
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The Six Different Tastes in Ayurveda by Leah Collmer

There are six different tastes (rasas), known in Ayurveda for the body and mind to experience. Rasa is a Sanskrit word which also means essence. These six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent (spicy), bitter and astringent. The ability for the body and mind to experience and perceive taste is an amazing phenomenon. Different areas […]

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17 Apr
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Beating Summer’s Heat the Ayurvedic Way by Leah Collmer

It’s summer time in the northern hemisphere and staying cool is a priority for all. While summer can bring a host of fun, exciting, outdoor activities, it is easy to forget the intensity and hazards of summer’s heat. In Ayurveda, summer correlates to the Pitta dosha. Pitta dominantly symbolizes the fire element in combination with […]

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04 Apr
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The Comfort Of Kitchari By Leah Collmer

Everyone loves comfort food. It is that feeling we all crave: the feeling of being deliciously loved while eating something scrumptious. For many Westerners and Indians alike, that might be in the form of something ghastly fattening or terribly unhealthy. Regret, often accompanied by heartburn, gas, indigestion, depression or weight gain soon settles in afterwards, […]

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