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  • Gunas Deep Dive: How Balancing Rajas Can Combat Restlessness, Impulsiveness and Anxiety

    Gunas Deep Dive: How Balancing Rajas Can Combat Restlessness, Impulsiveness and Anxiety

    Understanding the gunas and how they manifest in the world is an important part of Ayurvedic and yogic practice, enabling one to effectively respond to their imbalances and ailments and to maximize positivity, harmony and tranquility in their life.  In this blog, we unpack the basics of the Rajas guna, discussing the symptoms of Rajas imbalance and strategies for alleviating excess Rajas and promoting...
  • How Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices Can Help Relieve Anxiety

    How Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices Can Help Relieve Anxiety

    There are a number of essential changes one can make to their daily habits to make a long-lasting positive impact on anxiety and overall health, including diet changes, regular exercise and meditation. Here, we go over how an Ayurveda-informed approach to anxiety can help you alleviate anxiety holistically—through diet, exercise and transformative self-care rituals. 
  • 4 New Books to Help You Honor Stillness, Evoke Your Passion, and Take a Moment to Yourself

    4 New Books to Help You Honor Stillness, Evoke Your Passion, and Take a Moment to Yourself

    One of the most challenging pursuits of modern life is finding a moment of repose. Nearly everything around us—cell phones, email, streaming services, advertisements—takes hold of our attention with a ferocious grip. It's a harsh reality that leaves us depleted and anxious—and robs us of important time to reflect and relax, two things that Ayurveda holds paramount for the health of the mind, body,...
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