Ayurveda 101

Vaana @ 2020-04-20 14:53:22 -0400

Ayurveda means "knowledge of life" in Sanksrit. It is one of the oldest wellness practices in the world and emerged in India almost 3,000 years ago. Ayurvedic routines promote the usage of natural ingredients, such as essential oils and herbs, combined with a healthy diet and exercise to lead healthy, full lives. This practice harnesses an understanding that the body is made up of three principal energies, or "doshas." Every individual has a unique biological makeup of these doshas depending on how we react to various emotions and physical pressures. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta, Kapha.   Vata — Air Physical: Regulates breathing, circulation,...

How Ayurveda Can Help You Stress Less, Sleep More, and Feel Better

Vaana @ 2020-04-20 14:38:55 -0400

Ayurveda means “the knowledge of life” and is the practice of finding a balance between the mind, body and spirit. While it is a uniquely personal philosophy, there are also common practices that can truly help you stress less, sleep more, and feel better overall.      Stress less.  In Ayurveda, stress is simply a disorder of rajas, a concept that represents undirected or misdirected passion and energy. It is one of the 3 gunas, or universal qualities. When we are feeling stressed, we’re experiencing an abundance of rajas. But, choosing the right yoga routine, breathing exercises, meditation style, and...

The Science Behind the Magic of Essential Oils

Vaana @ 2020-04-20 14:34:48 -0400

Every essential oil has unique qualities to help you relax your body and mind. Here is a quick look into a few of Vaana's essential oils! Lavender: Lavender essential oil is derived from the lavender plant through a careful steam distillation process. This pure and aromatic oil can ease anxiety and stress, restore your skin, and calm the environment around you.  When diluted with a carrier oil and applied to the skin, lavender essential oil can prevent and heal acne, reduce symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, lighten skin, prevent wrinkles, reduce inflammation, heal wounds and scars, and even repel insects.  Along...