How to Give Up your Daily Coffee Habit with Ayurveda

If you are like most individuals, giving up your daily coffee habit is not an easy task to accomplish.  Of course there is the physical addiction and dependency that the caffeine creates, the mentally addictive aspect, and simply the ritual around drinking that warm cup each morning to start your day.  Even the aroma of coffee may spark your nostalgic desire for this all too popular beverage.  With all of these factors, along with the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can last 7-14 days on average, it is no wonder why giving up coffee is such a hard goal to tackle (and unfortunately often failed). Continue reading »

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14 Ways to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

healthy holiday tipsHolidays are a special time of year for family, friends and celebration.  Unfortunately it also can be a time for over-eating, over-drinking, over-working and over-stressing.  Between the endless shopping adventures, traveling, pot-lucks and parties; one is likely to spiral themselves into a season of out-of-control food, drink and stress binge.  Continue reading »

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Winter Spiced Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe

sweet potato muffin recipeHave you been looking for a healthy treat to bring to your holiday pot luck or just a healthy snack to have around the home for you and your family?  Well here is a recipe that combines the comfort and deliciousness of two of my favorite winter treats, muffins and sweet potatoes.  With the help of Ayurveda this recipe becomes even more healing as we add in some warming digestive spices, organic ghee, whole grain flour and a small amount of maple syrup (no sugar needed!).  Perfect with a cup of caffeine-free Chai tea, this recipe can easily become a fall and winter favorite!!      Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Sleep Report Part 5: Ayurvedic Treatment for a Pitta Sleep Disorder

pitta-sleepMoving onto Part 5 of this series, we find ourselves looking more in depth into a sleep disorder that is caused by increased Pitta (fire) in the system.  Although most sleep disorders have some component of a Vata imbalance related to them, this is not always the main dosha at hand.  A pitta sleep disorder is often characterized by increased heat in the system, inflammation, anger, irritability, hyper-metabolism, low blood sugar, overworking and/or excessive critical thinking.  Therefore in order to provide effective treatment to this type of sleep disorder, we must balance out the overactive fire in both the body and mind. Continue reading »

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Wholesale Price Discounts now Available!

Ayurvedic Apothecary WholesaleExciting news!  Svastha Ayurveda is now offering new and improved wholesale and bulk order options.  Whether you are a storefront, a holistic practitioner or just an avid lover of our products, you are eligible for our wholesale pricing.  Qualifying products include our organic spice blends, herbal tea, medicated ghee, massage oils,nasya oiltinctures and syrups. Continue reading »

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The Three Main Digestive Imbalances of Ayurveda and the Best Herbs for Treatment

herbsIn the world of Ayurveda, there is nothing more important to our health and wellbeing than our digestion.  The digestive fire, known as Agni, is so important that ALL toxins and disease stem from imbalance in this area.  There are many factors that may weaken our fire, such as a poor diet, stress, overeating, mental imbalances and improper lifestyle habits.  Therefore we must discover the cause (in order to remove it) while simultaneously administering treatment to balance our digestion.  Being of such an essential nature, it is no surprise that Ayurveda shines bright in this area, providing a wide variety of effective herbal treatment options for each of our unique needs.  Continue reading »

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Yoga Pose of the Month: Vrksasana

vrksasanaWith the Fall season in full effect, it is the perfect time for a grounding pose to honor one of the very things that makes Fall so special, the trees.  Vrksasana, also known as Tree Pose, is a great way to find balance and stability during this season of Vata dosha.  This season is known to increase issues such as a restless mind, anxiety, worry and fear, all of which can be calmed with regular practice of this posture.  Vrksasana teaches us a strong sense of rootedness, all while finding the softness and ease that is equally as important for standing comfortably in this powerful asana. Continue reading »

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