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Maharishi Ayurveda Aroma Self-Care System

The scents of essential oils have been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for millennia, as documented in the Vedic Texts. The essential oil — ‘the essence,’ ‘life force,’ or ‘soul’ of the plant — is present in the flowers, fruits, leaves, branches, seeds, root or rind of the plant. The innate intelligence in the herb […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Appetizers

Food is considered an essential component of Ayurvedic health care. In many ways, delicious food is considered ‘medicine’ in Ayurveda. An Ayurvedic consultation almost always includes modifications to diet and the inclusion of certain types of foods and certain tastes at specific times. In the Maharishi Ayurveda model of health, foods are medicinal in themselves, […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Desserts

Organic Cashew Delight Cookies One 4 oz. jar of Maharishi Ayurveda Organic Cashew Delight 3/4 cup ghee 1/2 cup raw sugar 1 cup light brown sugar egg replacer for 2 eggs 3 Tbl. plain yogurt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cups dry quick cooking rolled oats 2 […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Breads

Cornbread American colonists first incorporated New World cornmeal into their Old World breads. Try the variations separately, or put them all together in one go-for-broke batter. Ayurveda also recognizes this food as both medicinal and delicious. Ingredients: 1 – 1/2 cups unbleached organic white flour. 1 – 1/2 cups cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Beverages

Barley Water This water mixture is usually recommended by Maharishi Ayurveda experts for someone who has low agni (slow digestion). It is very easy to assimilate and nurturing for fat tissue which in turn makes good quality bone tissue. 2 Tbsp cracked barley or barley flour 2 pinch salt 4 cups water Combine above ingredients […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Food Guidelines for Kapha

Please note: These guidelines provided in this table are for general reference only. Please consult with your physician for specific recommendations best suited for your health needs. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. Please […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Food Guidelines for Pitta Dosha

Please note: These guidelines provided in this table are for general reference only. Please consult with your physician for specific recommendations best suited for your health needs. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. Please […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Recipes: Food Guidelines for Vata Dosha

Please note: These guidelines provided in this table are for general reference only. Please consult with your physician for specific recommendations best suited for your health needs. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. Please […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Prostate Health Self-Care System

A Powerful Approach to Prostate Health Prostate health can become a serious issue for men in their middle age. According to recent statistics, prostate enlargement is found in 50 percent of American men in their sixties, and up to 90 percent of men in their seventies and eighties. Worse, prostate cancer is the second leading […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Mind and Memory Self-Care System

Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power According to Maharishi Ayurveda, there are three equally important aspects to mental performance — “dhi” – learning and comprehension, governed by Vata dosha, “dhriti” – processing and retention of knowledge, the realm of Pitta dosha, and “smriti” – memory or recall, controlled by Kapha dosha. “For the best […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Menstruation & Women’s Reproductive Health Self-Care System

A Smoother Cycle with Ayurveda The human body is a delicate balancing act, and never more so than during a woman’s monthly cycle. Fortunately, Maharishi Ayurveda offers a complete understanding of this balancing act. Western doctors have started to recommend behavioral changes such as getting regular exercise, getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and eating a […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Menopause Self-Care System

Menopause Can Be Comfortable: The Ayurvedic Perspective Menopause happens. It’s a natural transition, according to Maharishi Ayurveda, and like all transitions, menopause has to be managed to minimize discomfort. Why menopausal discomfort occurs The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians cites three major reasons: Since menopause is the transition from the Pitta phase of life to […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Joint-Health Self-Care System

The Ayurvedic Approach to Healthy Joints Joint disorders affect millions of Americans. 80% of individuals over 50 years of age reportedly have joint concerns of one type or another. Reasons range from obesity to heredity. Improper use of the joints, overexertion, stress, diet and lifestyle contribute to the problem. The Ayurvedic Perspective Ayurveda identifies two […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Immunity Self-Care System

Ways to Boost Natural Immunity There is a theory of immunity in Ayurveda called the beej-bhumi theory, which means “seed and land.” In this case, the body is analogous to the land, and infection or “bugs” are like seeds. If the body is filled with ama and lacking in ojas, the infection will find it […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Digestion Self-Care System

Five Ayurvedic Tips for Good Digestion Over 90% of Americans suffer from everyday digestion problems such as gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue after eating. Maharishi Ayurveda provides simple solutions to these common complaints by considering not only what we eat but how we consume our meals. For example, how many times have […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Allergy Self-Care System

The Ayurvedic Understanding of Allergies Millions of people cringe when they see flowers start blooming in spring each year, because they know they will soon be fighting spring allergies. According to a recent article in the U.S. News & World Report, allergies are assuming epidemic proportions in the United States, with up to 30% of […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Weight Self-Care System

Weight Management – The Ayurvedic View Maharishi Ayurveda offers a comprehensive weight management program that can not only help you achieve a balanced weight but results in side benefits such as more stamina, better functioning body and youthful appearance. The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians, suggest that people balance their weight by first determining their […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Emotions Self-Care System

Creating Blissful Relationships “I can’t talk now — I have a terrible headache.” “Leave me alone — I’ve had a miserable day and I need my space.” “What happened to us? Don’t you love me anymore?” In some form or another, we have all experienced these statements and what they can do to a relationship. […]

The Maharishi Ayurveda Self-Care System

Maharishi Ayurveda is an integrated system of natural healthcare, utilizing the age-old modalities, or health tools, of Ayurveda, combined with the very best of modern medicine. The information in this section is meant to be a general guide to Ayurvedic self-care practices and techniques. Most are very simple, and very effective at helping restore balance. […]