Ayurveda: Health in Daily Living

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Fear, Seduction, & Preventative Procedures (like Mammograms): How can we make (informed) decisions?How do we decide whether or not to undergo a, “preventative” procedure like a mammogram? First, …
The Mechanics of Emotional Contagion: Who Affects Whom? Excerpt From, The Four Qualities of Effective PhysiciansDear Friends, My previous book, “How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: …
The Value of “Screen” Use, “Screen” Detox, & Loving TouchBy Dr. Claudia Welch As of January 2011, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found that, …
Desire, Discipline, Decision-fatigue & DinacharyaAbstract The Problem: Sensory control v. repression of urges. The solution: Read on… I grew …
Want 30% Reduction in Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Deaths? Try this DrugAyurveda, Self-Reformation, & The Mediterranean Diet Study. [Warning: I hope this article isn’t too preachy…not …
Fake Smiling Is Bad For You, (As Well As Irritating To Me)Gentle Reader, I am guilty of this too. I could pretend I’m not, but then …
Extremely Extreme (Rest is Radical)I was thinking lately… I was thinking that traditionally the Aghora sect of Hinduism has, …
Reasons to MoveSome of us are exercise junkies. Some not. Some of us enjoy a good, brisk, …
Alas, I Have Good News“Alas, I have good news.” In late May 2010, I got this cheerful voicemail message …
Natural Rhythms, From Rivers to RoosHi all. I just spent a couple weeks in New Zealand, or “Aotearoa”– “land of …
Good vs. Evil; Devas vs. Asuras; Good Planets vs. Bad Planets: If We are Scientific, Why We Should Even Bother With Stuff Like Myth, Movies & Astrology?A few months ago, I was reading about how one of the big Hindu Gods …
Environment as Medicine (Vaidyagrama—the Ayurvedic Eco- Village)I suppose that, at any given time, there are always at least a few places …
Self-Indulgent, Touchy-Feely Communists, Spas and SanitariumsMy friend Greta was a fit, healthy active 42-year-old woman, a landscaper, mother of a …
Getting to Neutral (Physically, Emotionally Mentally, Spiritually)takes some effort to get to neutral Hoping this finds you all well. Really. Well. …
Um. Try Not to Be a Psychopath With Your PatientsI just spent such a delightful weekend with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda students, who …
Oil Pulling: Miracle or Myth?About 5-7 years ago I started hearing a lot about, “oil pulling.” How it was …
Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil MassageThe body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even …
The Secret Potential of BrahmamuhurtaThis article was originally published in the Spring 2003 issue of Namarupa magazine. Masters come …
Your Ayurvedic ConstitutionThe following was written and compiled by Dr. Claudia Welch. Much of it comes from …
Strengths of a Weak ConstitutionIf you are a student of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western medicine or simply nature and …
New! Foundations of Ayurveda II online course, co-taught by Dr. Claudia Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda. With 50+ hours of video, handouts & end of lesson quizzes, you can learn at home on your own schedule.