Ayurveda

morning sadhana

Why it Totally Makes Sense to Drag Yourself from Bed Before Sunrise

Two weeks ago I started a 40-day morning Sadhana between 4am and 5:30am in the morning. It’s not easy keeping up, but it’s worth it. Luckily, I have a friend that joins me in this. We start together and keep texting us throughout the practice. This morning, I was so tired, I would totally have […]

Vasant Ritu Ayurveda

Get Ready for Spring with Ayurveda

Have you listened to the songs of the birds lately? They are back, so is the sun. The temperatures have risen to 6-7° Celsius. For Germany, that’s somewhat warm – and a clear sign that spring cannot be far. Also in my own preferences and eating habits I notice the turn of the seasons. Lately, I crave more salads […]

Preparation for the cool season with ayurveda

10 Ayurvedic Late Summer Tricks that Prepare Your Body for the Cool Season

In Berlin it’s been pretty fresh these days. The temperatures are dropping. August is a challenging time for the body, because the latter needs to prepare for the changing climate in the following months. Varsha Ritu, the Rainy Season in India In Sanskrit, late summer is called Varsha Ritu, the rainy season. In India, the […]

Ayurveda nutritionist and consultant Joseph Rubin about yoga, ayurveda, karma, spirituality and living in rishikesh, india.

Joseph Rubin: Ayurveda, Higher Consciousness and the Paradoxes of India

Joseph is an ayurveda nutritionist and consultant and has taught in India and the USA for many years. He currently lives in Berlin where he gives workshops about “The Art of Sacred Cooking & Dining”. His next workshop is this weekend, July 19th and 20th. More workshops will follow in september and october. He will also do workshops in Italy, Prague […]

Dr. Alaknanda Puri is an Ayurvedic doctor that lives in the Sanosth Puri Yoga Ashram in Haridwar, India.

Dr. Alaknanda Puri: What Kind of Yogi Are You?

This is a direct quote by Dr. Alaknanda Puri. Dr. Puri is an Ayurvedic Doctor that lives in her family ashram, the Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar. I really liked her talk “How Can Ayurveda  Support The Yog?” at the 10th Berlin Yoga Festival in Berlin 2014. Yoga Asanas, Sattvic Food, Sun Salutations and Self-Massage […]

An ayurvedic and a vegan perspective on dairy.

Ayurveda vs. Veganism: Milk and Dairy

Ayurveda traditionally recommends milk and dairy to be crucial elements of healthy nutrition. Vegans on the other hand argue that the renouncement of animal products is healthier, more fair and ecologically beneficial. Is Ayurveda and veganism compatible at all? Milk: a Youth Elixir? In the original sources of ayurveda, cow milk is praised as a rasayana, […]