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Hues For Happier Days

Poonam Bhatia

Hues For Happier Days

Ever notice that your days go better when you're wearing your favorite color? That's because Ayurveda tells us that each and every color has its own energy, which fluctuates depending on the day of the week! This is because the days of the week are tied to the rhythms of the planets and other celestial bodies. Organizing your wardrobe according to this weekly color schedule can help you achieve happier, healthy and more balanced days. Monday Mondays are known to be ruled by the Moon, which has many cooling characteristics. On this day, Ayurveda suggests wearing White. Mondays are also great days...


3 Ayurvedic Spring Secrets

3 Ayurvedic Spring Secrets

Mood-Killing Kapha Season Have you ever felt especially lazy on a rainy day? Or ready to conquer the world on a sunny crisp morning? That's no surprise. In Ayurveda, it's believed that you're affected by energies floating in and around you. Since these energies, or Doshas, are governed by the elements of Air, Space, Earth, Fire and Water, that puts you perfectly in sync with the patterns of nature. Knowing your Dosha and being in tune with your own energies and these seasonal patterns can lead to a routine that keeps you balanced all through the year! The Dampening Dosha As...


Oil Pulling "How-To" Guide

Poonam Bhatia

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Oil Pulling "How-To" Guide

The Power Of Pulling Oil pulling with coconut oil is known to have a long list of beauty and health benefits, starting from clearer skin and ending with better immune health (thanks to the lauric acid in coconut oil)! This ancient practice can help you start off your day feeling refreshed and energized. So here's how to do it! Step 1 Before you brush your teeth, take about about a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish, just like you would mouthwash, for anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes. Step 2 Don't gargle! As the coconut oil grabs the toxins from your...


The Perfect Cleanse: Coconut Oil

Poonam Bhatia

The Perfect Cleanse: Coconut Oil

Pulling For Pearly Whites? Hearing all about this oil pulling craze? Oil pulling isn't actually a new trend, but an ancient Ayurvedic method of ridding toxins from the body. Though it's recently come to popularity as a teeth-whitening trend, coconut oil pulling, known as "Kavala" in Sanskrit, has health and beauty benefits that range from detoxification to clearer skin. If you haven't heard of oil pulling, you can learn the simple steps with our Oil Pulling "How-To" Guide. Oral Problems? Oil Pull! It's true, oil pulling is great for your oral hygiene. It's known to capture the germs in your mouth that cause...


DIY Facials From Around The World

Poonam Bhatia

DIY Facials From Around The World

Beauty And Your Body Ayurveda encourages you to use the things that are found in nature, instead of manmade substances, to enhance your beauty. This is probably a smart choice since more than half of what you put on your skin's surface is absorbed into your body. So instead of using harmful chemicals and harsh substances in your beauty regimen, try adding natural ingredients that you can easily find around you! Facials From Foreign Lands Along with practitioners of Ayurveda, which originated in India, other ancient cultures from all over the world also looked to nature for the secret to true beauty. Peoples from all...