Ayurveda

Understanding Vipaka, Post-Digestive Taste

In studying Ayurveda’s understanding of the physiological effects of food and drug materials, we rely upon four pillars: rasa (taste), virya (heating or cooling energy), vipaka (post-digestive taste) and prabhava (unique, contrary or anomalous properties of the substance that cannot …
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Book Review: Ayurveda for the Yoga Soul

By Sonia Welch (Yogamoo TM, 2014) Ayurveda has become a subject of renewed interest over past years, especially for students and teachers of yoga, Ayurveda’s “sister science.” Author Sonia Welch is a British yoga practitioner and teacher and Ayurvedic nutritionist …
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Book Review: Ayurveda in Urban Living

By Joanna Stroud & Anita Thompkins Seaboard Press (Rockville, Maryland) 2008 Ayurveda in Urban Living is a little book (a mere 57 pages) that conveys a vast amount of information for its size. The book presents its reader with a …
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