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5 Herbs for Summer

When summer temperatures rise, almost everyone experiences increasing pitta dosha in the body and mind—those whose constitution is already dominated by pitta even more! Irritability, impatience, skin problems, and general overheating are just a few ways pitta imbalances manifest. Fortunately, there are herbs known in Ayurveda to reduce excessive pitta quickly and easily. What’s the …

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What You Need to Know About Periods

Reaching puberty is a significant milestone for all humans—it begins a cascade of irreversible mental and physical changes. For women, it also means a monthly experience of menstruation, those 3–5 days of physical discomfort, low energy, and unstable emotions. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Of course, not all women experience all these at all times; however, “80% …

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Pressure Points to Relieve Stress

Little else is so all-consumingly painful as a pounding stress or tension headache—when your eyes water and everything appears blurry and irrelevant. It can make you irritable and moody, and ruin your day. Calling on acupressure techniques may provide symptom relief whether your headache is just starting or you’re already in the throes of it. …

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Ayurveda is Inclusive: Creating Safe Healthcare Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah—May all beings be well. One of the most important issues facing the LGBTQ+ community—in addition to violence, abuse, self-medication, discrimination, and homelessness—is unequal healthcare. Despite it being 2022, the fight continues for equal treatment by doctors and health insurance companies. Lack of access to important medical care means more health issues, substance …

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Ayurveda for July: Summer Season

“Me mind on fire—Me soul on fire—Feeling hot hot hot Party people—All around me feeling hot hot hot What to do—On a night like this Music sweet— can’t resist” Feeling Hot Hot Hot—The Merrymen Ayurveda calls summer pitta season. Pitta is governed by the fire and water elements and is characterized by hot, sharp, spreading, …

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