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Welcome to my Ayurveda posts! Below you find all the articles I have written about ayurveda. You can also find my Ayurveda Newsletters here.

Ayurveda is a very large topic and therefore I have divided it into several different categories. If you have any suggestions for posts or ayurveda related questions, please leave a comment below!

What Is a DoshaAyurvedarosemary essential oil
AYURVEDIC CONCEPTS AYURVEDIC CURES, TREATMENTS AND REMEDIESESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY
Ayurvedic Hair Care Trio For Dry And Damaged HairkimsukadiUnique Christmas Gifts For Women
AYURVEDIC ORGANIC HAIR CAREAYURVEDIC ORGANIC SKIN CAREAYURVEDIC GIFT IDEAS

What Is A Dosha – How It Influences Our Lives

This article will answer many of the question about doshas, such as; what is a dosha, why are doshas so important for ayurvedic medicine, how the dosha type we are assigned at the moment of conception influences our lives and how does one balance the doshas.

What Is A Dosha?

According to the ayurvedic science, the physical body has vital bio energies, doshas, which together with seven dhatus, tissues, and three malas, waste products, create the human body.

Every person contains all three elements, but in different amounts, this mixture is called Prakriti. Our dominant dosha, is determined at the time of our conception; we are born with it and it is like finger prints, staying the same for our entire lives.

Ayurveda recognises 5 elements which include:

  • Ether (space)
  • Eath
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Air

Each dosha in its turn contains 2 of these elements. The 3 main dosha types are:

  • Vata – Consists of air and ether
  • Pitta – Consists of water and fire
  • Kapha – Consists of earth and water

Doshas

Additionally it is possible have a combination dosha that consists of 2 types, such as Vata-Pitta dosha. A person would be called dualdoshic. In rare cases a person has equal qualities of all 3 doshas, making him or her tridoshic.

Doshas all have their own set of properties, which give us our  unique personality by determining the persons physical function, including body type, metabolism and mental capabilities such as intellect, temper, practicality and reason.

Importance Of Dosha Type in Ayurvedic Science

Together all doshas create a concept called tridosha, which is basis for all ayurvedic medicine. Tridosha simply means:

The Science Of Ayurveda and its three energies vata, pitta and kapha.

Any medical problem, let it be mental or physical illness is caused by the imbalance of tridosha. Hence any problem can be solved by restoring the balance in the three doshas, hence all the Ayurvedic treatments base themselves on it.

Therefore in order to take advantage any ayurvedic remedy, treatment, diet or exercise plan, one must determine his or her dosha type. By knowing your dosha type, you will also discover a lot about yourself, including deceases and difficulties you are prone to.

I have created a free dosha quiz, which you can take to determine your dosha type. You can access it here:

Dosha Quiz

Vata Dosha

Vata consists of ether (space) and air. It’s a dosha that controls movement and change. Since nothing moves without vata, it’s considered highest of all the doshas. Vata dosha makes a person energetic, lively, enthusiastic and creative.

Vata dosha

Qualities of Vata

  • Cold
  • Light
  • Dry
  • Physical Appearance
    • Irregular
    • Rough
    • Lean
  • Tastes
    • Sweet
    • Salty
    • Sour
  • Characteristics
    • Moving
    • Quick
    • Changeable

Vata covens the following physical aspect:

Prana Vata – Senses, reasoning, creative thinking and enthusiasm
Udana Vata – Memory, voice and movements of thought
Samana Vata – Food movement through digestion
Apana Vata – Elimination of wastes, menstrural cycle and sexual functions.
Vyana Vata: Heart rhythm, blood flow, perspiration and sense of touch

Balanced Vata Physical Characteristics

  • Build – Tall and thin
  • Eyes – Light coloured
  • Complexion – Pale
  • Appetite – Varied
  • Energy – Comes in bursts
  • Digestion – sensitive
  • Temperature – Cold (extremities)
  • Sleep – Light, difficulties falling asleep
  • Agility – strong

Balanced Vata Emotional Characteristics

  • Strong sense of excitement
  • Seeking new experiences
  • High flexibility
  • High creativity
  • High initiative takers

Unbalanced Vata Problems

  • Excessive worries
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Light sleep
  • Sore throats
  • Coughs
  • Earaches
  • Fatigue
  • Gas and cramping
  • Weak tissues
  • Menstrual cramps and problems
  • Lower back pains
  • Diarrhea and irregularity
  • Constipation
  • Dry and/or rough skin
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Shakiness
  • Anger issues
  • Poor blood flow

Read about how to balance your Vata Dosha here.

Pitta Dosha

Pitta consists of fire and water. It’s a dosha that controls metabolism, digestion and energy production, the sensory perceptions and our sense of right and wrong. Its primary function being transformation.

Pitta dosha

Qualities of Pitta

  • Hot
  • Light
  • Physical Appearance
    • Intense
    • Penetrating
  • Tastes
    • Pungent
    • Acidic
    • Sharp
  • Characteristics:
    • Transformation

Pitta covens the following physical aspects:

Alochaka Pitta – Eye functions
Bhrajaka Pitta – Glowing skin
Sadhaka Pitta – Desires, bodily drives, decisiveness and spirituality
Pachaka Pitta – Digestion, metabolism for healthy nutrients and tissues, assimilation.
Ranjaka Pitta – Detoxification of blood.

Balanced Pitta Physical Characteristics

  • Build – Medium size and weight
  • Hair – Baldness and thinning hair is common, as is red hair.
  • Complexion – Lustrous
  • Appetite – Strong
  • Energy – Plenty
  • Digestion – Good
  • Temperature – Hot
  • Sleep – short and sound
  • Sex drive – strong

Balanced Pitta Emotional Characteristics

  • Strong intellect
  • Strong sense of humor
  • Strong ability to concentrate
  • Strong teachers
  • Strong leaders
  • Strong speakers

Unbalanced Pitta Problems

  • Skin rashes
  • Poor vision
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Excessive body heat
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Anger issues
  • Short temper
  • Argumentative

Read about how to balance your Pitta Dosha here.

Kapha Dosha

Kapha consists of water and earth and is the protecting force the governs the body and its structure, it holds cells together and forms muscles, fat, bones and sinews. Kapha makes a person physically slow, steady and sturdy, but at the same time they tend to be fantastic human being as their nature is very loving and loyal.

Kapha dosha

Qualities of Kapha

  • Cold
  • Slow
  • Steady
  • Physical Appearance
    • Solid
    • Heavy
    • Soft
    • Oily
  • Tastes
    • Pungent
    • Bitter
    • Astringent
  • Characteristics
    • Protection

Kapha covens the following physical aspects:

Tarpaka Kapha – Nose, eyes, mouth and brain moisture
Bhodaka Kapha – Sense of taste
Kledaka Kapha – Stomach lining moisture
Avalambaka Kapha – Protects the heart, lungs and muscles
Shleshaka Kapha – Lubrication of the joints and soft, supple skin

Balanced Kapha Physical Characteristics

  • Build – Short and heavy
  • Eyes – Large and soft
  • Hair – Thick
  • Complexion – Smooth and radiant
  • Appetite – Strong cravings
  • Energy – Low
  • Digestion – Regular
  • Temperature – Cold (extremities)
  • Sleep – Tight and sound
  • Stamina – Strong

Balanced Kapha Emotional Characteristics

  • Calm
  • Thoughtful
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Patient
  • Supportive
  • Enjoy life
  • Stuck to routine

Unbalanced Kapha Problems

  • Overweight
  • Astma
  • Sinus infections
  • Poor sense of smell and taste
  • Food cravings
  • Bad digestion
  • Bad absorption of nutrients
  • Lethargy
  • Lower back pain
  • Oily skin
  • Joint problems
  • Depression
  • Stubbornness

Read about how to balance your Kapaha Dosha here.

Dual Doshas

Dual doshic people have almost equal amount of characteristics from two doshas. It is rather common to have this prakriti.

Vata Pitta Dosha

People with this dosha are energetic and make excellent intellectual leaders. It is difficult to stay in balance since the individual is periodically experiencing many of the opposites.

The key to keeping the opposites in check is to base yourself on the climate, taking the seasons into the consideration. Vata Pitta dosha experiencing conflicts such as:

  • Sometimes person is too hot, other times too cold
  • Sometimes person sleeps deeply and shortly, other times light and long

Read about how to balance your Vata Pitta here.

Pitta Kapha Dosha

People with this dosha are prone for weight gain, constantly being cold, suffer from water retention and difficulties of waking up. They also get sick lot more than others.

Read about how to balance your Pitta Kapaha Dosha here.

Vata Kapha Dosha

These individuals are prone for serious indigestion problems due to combination of food cravings and weak digestion. tend to carry all the problems in the world on their shoulders.

Conflicts arise with the need for excitement, seeing new places and meeting new people and yet being creature of convenience and stuck in routine.

Read about how to balance your Vata Kapaha Dosha here.

TriDoshic

It’s rare for a person to have all 3 doshas prominent. This combination is a very sturdy and solid. These individuals tend to be very healthy and they can easily adapt to seasonal and environmental and dietary changes.

Read about how to balance your tridosha here.

Balancing Doshas

To balance your doshas, you need to look into the following areas of you your lifestyle:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle
  • Cleanse
  • Routine

Ayurvedic Diet

Ayuveda recognises 6 different tastes, each consisting of 2 elements:

Sweet – water and earth
Salty – fire and earth
Pungent – air and fire
Bitter – ether and air
Astringent – air and earth

Your recommended doshic diet will contain tastes to balance out the elements of your prominent doshas.

Exercise

Yoga and yogic breathing exercises are a powerful way of balancing your doshas. Each dosha has their own pacifying asanas and pranayamas.

Cleanse

Ayurvedic daily routine should include a cleansing of the whole body including the teeth and tongue by brushing the teeth and practicing coconut oil pulling, bathing and evacuating the bladder and bowels.

Additional cleanses can include seasonal fasts or daily intermittent fasting with elimination of wastes from the bowels, juicing, drinking teas and infused water. Read more about the ayurvedic tradition of cleansing the body here.

Massage

Massages, self massage or various ayurvedic therapies with essential oils specifically chosen for your dosha type is a great way of balancing your doshas. Therapy tools such as kansa wand and marma tools are often used to enhance the results. Read more about the variety of ayurvedic treatments here.

Routine

Additionally it’s important to establish a daily, weekly and seasonable routine.

Daily routine should be a set time for rest, waking up, cleansing routine, meal, meditation and exercise times.
Weekly routine should include things such as potential fasting days and hair care.
Seasonal routine should be thought for holidays, celebrations and changes in weather and natural light.

Read more how a healthy ayurvedic routine can balance your day.

My Loving Advice

I hope you have enjoyed my overview of the ayurvedic doshas. There is so much to tell, since this is one of the basic concepts in ayurveda, on which all the healing bases itself on. I will keep on adding articles on this subject and update this one with links to them accordingly.

Please let me know if you have any questions related to the doshas, I will be happy to help the best I can.

Love and balance,

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Hair Care

Ayurvedic Dosha Test – Discover Yourself

Ayurvedic Dosha Test

Have you ever read an Ayurvedic remedy and seen it refer to one of the three dosha types vatta, pita and kapha, wondering which type you might be? Wonder no more, as this Ayurveda dosha test will take you through a discovery of your dosha by asking you simple, multiple choice questions!

Doshas

In Ayurvedic medicine, the overall health is defined by the dynamics between body, mind and environment.

The doshas, are in fact ayurvedic names for the balance of the elemental substances ether, earth, water, fire and air.

  • Vata consists of air and ether
  • Pitta consists of fire and water
  • Kapha consists of water and earth

According to the ayurvedic concept of doshas, body-mind type, a balance of the 3 doshas results in good physical, emotional and mental health, while imbalances result in diseases, including emotional and mental problems.

You can read more about doshas, how they determine both your physical and mental characteristics and advice how to balance them here:

The 75 questions presented to you in random order concentrate on both your physical, emotional and psychological characteristics.

Some questions might feel intruding, personal and might make you feel uncomfortable. You might also feel that the same question is asked multiple times in different ways.

Do not worry, your ayurvedic dosha test results are for your eyes only.  They will not be stored on the server, only your overall score in each category. You should therefore answer as honestly as possible and base your answers on the 1-5 scale, where

  • 1 represents never/least/no
  • 5 represents always/most/yes

You have to answer all the questions before you will get the results. Any unanswered results will be visible on the overview on the top. If you are unsure of any answer, select 3 (the average).

Make yourself a nice cup of tea, sit down, relax and enjoy the ride.

Best Skin Care Products For Women Over 50

Are you looking for the best Age-defying skin care Set? You have come to the right place. This article will not only introduce you to the best skin care products for women over 50, but also talks about the health and care regime to keep your skin looking young!

Let me introduce you to not only products, but to an all natural skin care regime that is going to lead you to have a flawless skin, removing wrinkles, skin blemishes and giving your skin an amazing healthy glow.

Why would someone in her mid forties be interested or have experience in skin care products, you might ask? Well, for two reason! I am not getting younger for one and my skin has started to show signs of aging, due to stressful life style.

Second I have a mum who has super allergic skin. I have followed close by her struggles to find natural skin care products that will be suitable for her delicate skin and they have inspired me to write this review.

How to Keep Aging Skin Healthy

Age is just a number, or so they say, but we surely don’t want to look old! So how to keep those fine lines from appearing and the facial skin from sagging or the eyes from buffing?

A lot of the skin problems and especially the signs of aging are caused by poor digestion, insomnia and stress. Discover the unique set of holistic healing products and tools, combined with advice to help you not only to regain a glowing and rejuvenated skin, but also fortify yourself against aging by maintaining vitality, strength and energy.

The Best Skin Care Products For Women Over 50 

For short time only, this skin care set is on offer for$297.00 instead of $606.00. Take advantage of this amazing product offer now by ordering here:

 

Age-Defying Set

This set includes the following amazing products:

1. Ayurveda & Anti-aging course

This is a course by Todd Caldecott , a herbal medicine specialist, who combines Chinese medicine and Ayurveda in his teachings. A powerful healing program that will show you how to move from one stage of life to the next by staying in touch with the nature.

As someone in mid forties, I love this course, as it will teach you how to take care of your body and mind, in order to balance your hormones and lifestyle to in order to prevent and reverse the effects of aging!

Take a look at this short video describing some of the ayurvedic secrets exposed in this training.

2. The Complete Kansa Wand Set

This traditional Ayurvedic massage tool is made from the Kansa metal, a special bronze mixture. The massage has both energizing and relaxing effect on the body!

It is both suitable for self and therapy massage performed by a therapist. The massage improves blood circulation, especially into the extremities, helps the lymphatic drainage and calms down the nervous system. Used on the face it gives it a natural and gentle face lift, de-stressing you completely!

This set includes the following:

  1. Small Personal Kansa Face Wand
  2. Medium Kansa Face
  3. Body Wand
  4. Large Kansa Foot Wand
  5. Marma Tool.

I have a lot of personal experience with this technique and offer my customers this powerful treatment, who simply love it. You can read my own personal Kansa Wand review here:

Kansa Wand Reviews – Too Good To Be True

In my own experience this powerful self-massage technique makes all the difference in a skin care routine.

3. The Kansa Course

Kansa Wand Program
Kansa Wand Therapy Teaching Program

This is your ultimate guide on how to use the Kansa wand! It will introduce you both to the self massage techniques and introduce you into how to become a Kansa wand therapist! I also shows you how to use the marma tool to open and close the body’s energy points, in order to help with many age related disorders.

I approve with the content of his course, it follows in the lines of my own teachings that I received in Sri Lanka and India. You can read more about this course in my Kansa wand reviews:

Kansa Wand Reviews – Too Good To Be True

4. Sanface Skin Tightening Sandal Glow Pack

This lifting and wonderfully firming mineral mud mask, with powerful aging control nutrients from Just herbs, is a ready to use out of the pack! It revitalizes the skin and gives it a youthful and radiant glow.

It is made from natural ingredients, such as sandalwood, which together with Aloe Vera, uses its antioxidant properties to sooth the skin and cool down sun burns, repairing the damaging effects of the rays on both upper and lower skin layers.

The rejuvenating effects are derived from fennel and trigonella seeds, combined with purifying and detoxifying effects give the sin a tightening and lifting effect.

This product is completely free rom petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and other synthetic ingredients.

5. Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir

A synergistic blend of treasured Ayurvedic herbs, pressed into essential oils, this elixir from Just Herbs rejuvenates and nourishes the skin, restoring its natural glow and youthfulness. It provides rescue for tired and pigmented skin, which are telltale signs of aging.

Gotukola

This serum helps to treat the spots and other forms of skin pigmentation, it’s active ingredients of Gotukola, Indian ginseng and rose hip seed oil providing the skin more uniform color and simultaneously diminishes the lines and other visible signs of aging.

6. I’clear Green Tea-Cucumber Nourishing Under Eye Gel

This translucent gel from Just Herbs is massaged to the delicate areas around the eyes. Cucumber extract removes metabolic toxins, which cause the puffiness off the eyes, by improving the micro-circulation of the eye region capillaries.

Green tea extract lightens the dark circles around the eyes, firming and revitalizing the fragile skin around the eyes. The fine lines around eyes are one of the first things to give away your age, this product will make your eyes sparkle again!

7. Javakusum Hair Oil

This is my personal favorite hair care product of all times!  I fell in love with this potent Just Herbs hair tonic, when I was struggling with hair loss caused by my cancer treatments. It prevents hair fall and really made a big difference in my fight against loosing my curls!

It also prevents dandruff, a embarrassing problem which many women are prone to when their age, as hormone imbalances can cause yeast over growth in the various surfaces of the body.

Hibiscus, amla and indigo are ingredients, which work together to darken the hair, preventing premature graying. Henna helps to condition the hair and the whole blend nourished frail hairs, thickening and proving the hair a healthy shine.

Javasukum Hair Oil

Read more about the benefits of this amazing hair oil here:

Best Hair Oils For Hair Growth

8. Cascade Moisturizing Day Care Lotion

This all natural Ayurvedic skin day cream from just herbs, helps to nourish your skin down to the deepest layers and while maintain its natural moisture, making your skin look radiant, brighter and younger.

This day lotion is free of neurotoxins, parabens and oxybenzones, containing only natural ingredients, such as Vetiver, which is known for its antiseptic and rejuvenating properties.

Aloe Vera is well known in the beauty industry for its healing benefits and Wheatgerm oil with its antioxidant properties helps to regenerate the skin, while enhancing collagen production and hence improving the elasticity of the skin, preventing sagging. Their deep moisturizing effects will remove the fine lines caused by the dryness of the skin.

You can read more about the benefits of aloe vera here:

Amazing Uses For Aloe Vera

This deeply moisturizing  lotion gets absorbed fast into the skin, making it feel silky smooth and leaving a perfect base for makeup.

My Loving Advice

All these wonderful products in this anti-aging set are prone to help you balance out your skin, prevent the physical effects of aging, giving you a youthful glow and bringing balance into your life. Not will you only look good, but also feel great and energized.

I love the idea that I can use effective natural products made only from the finest natural products, without harmful chemicals, free of cruel animal testing! These products also have an aromatherapy effect, which helps to lift moods, it simply feels great to apply them on my skin.

All the products are available individually as well and you can find loads of other all natural products for skin and hair from this Ayurvedic wonderland!

I hope I have been able to convince you what are the best skin care products for women over 50! I have wonderful personal experiences with them and people often ask me for the secret about my youthful, wrinkle free skin!

We all want to receive a gift of youth and this Ayurvedic anti-aging set certainly provides it! I can wholeheartedly recommend it not only for women over 50, but anyone from their mid thirties on, who is worried about the effect of aging on their skin.

Also take a look at my review of an other amazing collection of skin care products:

The Best Skin Care Products For Women

It talks about other important skin care issues, such as night time and under eye care!

If you have any questions or suggestions, I would be happy to help you out. Leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

 

Longevity and energy,

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Gifts For Elderly Women

You are looking for the perfect gifts for elderly women. The woman is question could be your own mother, your mother-in-law or perhaps you are an elderly gentleman looking for a perfect gift for someone who has shared your life for a long time.

They might be someone who has taken good care of herself or maybe she has been too busy to take care of herself in the midst of taking care of everyone else!

Which ever is the case, one thing all the elderly ladies have in common is the desire to feel and look young and gorgeous, like they did in their 20’s and 30’s.

Why not give them the gift of youth this year and make them feel like a beautiful young girl once again? Ayurveda is the answer and below you can find my top 3 picks!

  1. Super Saver Kansa Wands pack $148.75

Kansa Face Massage WandThese Ayurvedic Kansa Massage tools work wonders for giving the user a youthful face and at the same time providing stress-relief and total skin and mind-body rejuvenation! The Kansa Wand will create a completely natural, gentle face-tightening and revitalizing experience.

It can also be used on other body parts besides the face. Besides bringing relaxation for the whole body, it also improves blood circulation and can be used to treat a whole range of health problems. It also provides effective pain relief for areas such as lower back and shoulders.

If you want more information about the amazing power of kansa Wands, read me own review here:

Kansa Wand Reviews – Too Good To Be True

So you have decide to give her the special gift of youth. Make the gift speak louder by also gifting her The Kansa Course – DVD Set so she can learn everything about this ancient source of youth!

2. Ayurveda & Anti-Aging DVD Set $67

Secrets for Longivity Revealed!

Let her discover with your help the unique perspective of holistic healing traditions on aging with specific techniques from Ayurveda.

She will discover how holistic healing traditions help her to manage her health and fill her life with vitality and beauty.

This series will introduce her to unique Ayurvedic way of looking at aging and how to age graciously and disease free.

It will teach how to maintain kidney functions and how to take care of insomnia, back pain, sore throats and general weakness with Ayurvedic remedies.

It will introduce remedies to to deal with indigestion, impotence, depression, arthritis and dementia. Everything she needs for long and happy life!

3. Just Herbs Special Collection $127.00 

Ayurvedic facial care packThis amazing set of skin care produced from pure organic essential oils products for mature skin includes:
  • Aglow Neem-Chandan Skin Purifying Face Cleanser – cleanses, exfoliates, detoxifies for a perfect fresh, clean, matte complexion.
  • Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir – nourishes and restores a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, aging and pigmented skin. Further more it diminishes fine lines and skin aging.
  • Kimsukadi Tail – Glow Boosting Facial Oil – has a startling effect on pigmented, dull and aging skin and on pimple scars.
  • Sanface Skin Tightening Sandal Glow Pack – this lifting and firming mineral mud mask tones and revitalizes the skin and tightens the skin, creating a youthful radiant glow.
  • Kumuda Sacred Indian Lotus Hair Conditioner – smoothen and nourish dull and damaged hair. It’s active agents are promoting hair health and stimulating growth, while fighting hair thinning and hair loss. It also adds elasticity, volume and body to brittle hair. This amazing conditioner is also featured in my article about hair care: Best Natural Hair Products For All Hair Types

You can read my review of these products here:

Best Skin Care Products For Women Over 50

HOT TIP! Why not get together with relatives and friends and buy her all 3? The effective combination of Ayurveda tools and herbal products will make her youthful once again. The link above will contain an offer that includes both kansa wand and anti-aging courses, the kansa wand set and some fantastic skin care products!

She will stay healthy and get more energy to do the things she wants to do. She find some lovely ways to thank you all for sure!

Love and Light,

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