All posts in " Ayurveda "

East Meets West Indies at The BodyHoliday

By Kristin Vukovic / February 17, 2015

For a taste of the East in the Caribbean, head to The BodyHoliday for Ayurveda-inspired mind/body healing treatments led by experts from India. Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old “science of life,” teaches that all life forms contain five essential elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These elements manifest in the body as “dosha” types: Vata, Pitta […]


Pranayamas to Calm Your Mind

By Organic Spa Magazine / August 14, 2014

As summer starts to unwind, don’t let your relaxed state of mind unwind with it. Kids returning to school and the relentless retail rush to the holidays can leave you stressed and removed from a focus on the present. A simple, quick and easy method to calm your mind may be done by performing pranayamas. Pranayamas […]


Optimal Well-Being with Ayurveda

By Mary Beth Janssen / February 20, 2014

The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda is more applicable than ever to modern life. Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Indian “science of longevity,” is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective medical science, and has undergone extensive research at the National Institutes of Health. Many studies now suggest that Ayurvedic therapies may reduce cardiovascular disease […]


Workout Truths

By Organic Spa Magazine / January 15, 2014

Ayurveda teaches that exercise, like all aspects of our lifestyle, should be appropriate to our body type. When we think of the physical culture of India, images of yogis in gentle poses are more likely to spring to mind than martial artists sparring with lethal weapons. But both systems of exercise and mind training have […]


What is Ayurveda?

By Mary Beth Janssen / September 7, 2011

I visited a spa where they practice Ayurveda. The esthetician told me I had “Vata” or dry skin, and her treatment was based on this. I was quite pleased with the result. Have you heard of this, and is it organic?