Lissa

About Lissa Coffey

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.

Shirodhara Benefits – Ayurveda’s Favorite Bliss Therapy

By Lissa Coffey Ayurvedic Spa treatments are known around the globe not only for their soothing and relaxing properties, but for their health benefits as well.  Shirodhara is one of the most popular, and my favorite, of all the spa treatments we offer at Tulsi Spa.  Shirodhara is known as an Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy. The [...]

Ayurveda’s Tips for a Strong Digestion

Ayurveda and Digestion By Lissa Coffey Ayurveda teaches that good digestion leads to good health and poor digestion can bring disease.  Each dosha handles digestion differently.  It is important to understand your mind/body type, or dosha, and how efficiently you personally digest food when planning your meals. Vata digestion varies and can be delicate.  Vatas [...]

The Five Elements

By Lissa Coffey According to Ayurvedic texts, everything in nature is made up of a combination of the five elements.  These elements are: air, space, fire, water, and earth.  The elements are much more than the physical element itself, they are symbolic ideas to help us understand how the universe works.  Let’s look at each [...]

Ayurvedic Advice for Sweet Sleep

By Lissa Coffey Our sleep affects our health and our general mood throughout the day.  If you’re tossing and turning, are restless, snore, or feel sleepy during the day, then you may be having problems getting the deep sleep you need. Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old Science of Life based on the ancient wisdom from [...]

My Ayurveda Story

Lissa Coffey I’ve always been interested in natural health and healing techniques.  When my children were born, I would investigate all of the options available to us to treat any health issues that would crop up.  I came up with so many different remedies that my friends would call me up to ask for advice [...]

Tulsi is the Queen of Herbs!

The herb tulsi is also known as “holy basil.” In Ayurveda it is called the “Queen of Herbs.” Holy basil differs from the basil that is used in Italian recipes or the Thai basil that flavors Asian curries. Tulsi has a pungent and bitter taste and is not often used in cooking. It does make [...]

How the Bhagavad Gita Helps Us Fight Daily Battles

By Lissa Coffey The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient book for all times, places and cultures. It doesn’t belong to one person, nor does it address any one group of people. It is a scripture for all the world and everyone in it, wherever they are in their spiritual quest. It’s no wonder that the [...]

Krishna and the Peacocks

By Lissa Coffey Some of you have asked about the significance of the peacock feather on the cover of my new book Song Divine. You know how I love symbolism – so here it goes: When studying the Bhagavad Gita it is easy to become enamored with Krishna, the God incarnate who speaks throughout much [...]

Insight into the Bhagavad Gita: Part 17 & 18

With the growing popularity of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, there has also been an increased interest in Vedanta, where all of this ancient wisdom comes from. With that in mind, I thought we’d take a look at some of the verses of the Bhagavad Gita, from my translation Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of [...]

Insight into the Bhagavad Gita: Part 15 & 16

With the growing popularity of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, there has also been an increased interest in Vedanta, where all of this ancient wisdom comes from. With that in mind, I thought we’d take a look at some of the verses of the Bhagavad Gita, from my translation Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of [...]