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Avasthāpāka: The Three Stages of Digestion

Avasthāpāka: The Three Stages of Digestion The word avasthāpāka comes from two words, avasthā and pāka. Avasthā means "stage" and pāka means “digestion.” Thus, the term avasthāpāka means “the stage of digestion.” There are three stages of digestion as food...

Digestion and Weight, Paschimottanasana

Digestion and Weight, Paschimottanasana,  This beautiful asansa offers many benefits to health and well-being. From a purely physical, structural perspective, its easy to see that this asana stretches the muscles of the lower back and hamstrings offering those who...

Elimination & The Three Doshas

Imbalances often first appear in the digestive / elimination system of the body before overflowing and entering into other tissues. Awareness of digestion and elimination can lead to treatment of the vitiated dosha before it causes even more problems in the body....

Agni & the Importance of Healthy Digestion

Vishmagni, Tikshnagni and Mandagni are caused by their doshic predominance respectively (vata, pitta, kapha), while samagni (balanced agni) is caused by the normalcy of all doshas". Ashtang Samgraha, Ch.1, vs. 24. Here, we find the three states of agni (digestive...

The Three Doshas

Your constitution or Prakruti is the fundamental and unique balance of three basic energies called doshas. These are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The balance in each individual is different; hence, each individual has his or her own special set of challenges and gifts. For...

Digestive Health Is Your Wealth

Digestive health is your wealth. Balanced digestion is the cornerstone to a healthy life in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatment typically begins with addressing digestion. Ayurveda determines the root cause of any digestive upset. Upon consultation, information is gathered...