Allergy Season – Kapha Tips

Allergies can come at any time of year, but we feel them particularly in the Spring, which is Kapha time. One of the issues that comes with this time of year is allergies – spring fever, hay fever, whatever you want to call it, many of us will be sniffling and sneezing with the pollen and [...]

Weight Management

In Ayurveda, weight management is individual, and a lot of its depends on your dosha.  Even Vatas, who are normally thin and lanky, may have problems with weight gain.  For Vata types, weight gain may be because of a metabolism change, or because they are mentally stressed.  Under stress, Vatas often eat irregularly, which disturbs [...]

Abhyanga At Home

Abhyanga is a traditional Ayurvedic Massage massage which is good for keeping all the doshas in balance.  This is our most popular massage at Tulsi Spa! We use special verbalized oil in our treatments. Abhyanga helps us in four important ways: It helps moisturize the skin, helps to release toxins, helps to tone the muscles, and also helps to [...]

Ayurveda and Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that affects more than 85% of the population at some point in their lives.  Acne is more common in men than women during adolescence, and more common in women than men during adulthood.  Ayurveda says that acne is an imbalance of all three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, with [...]

Boost Immunity with Foods

There are many ways that food can help to boost our immune system.  First, choose food that is fresh, and easy to digest.  It’s also best to choose foods that are grown organically whenever you can.  Favor vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and light dairy products.  You can also cook with immune-boosting spices, like turmeric, cumin, [...]

The Importance of Regular Elimination

According to ayurveda, it is important to evacuate the bowels every morning. Being regular and following nature's, and your own body's, rhythm makes a huge difference in how you feel during the day.  The body's clock always tries to follow the cycles of nature. During night-time, Soma, or lunar energy, is more predominant, so our [...]


Aromatherapy, in the form of floral and herbal extracts and incense, has always been an integral aspect of ayurvedic healing. From sandalwood incense to enhance the benefits of meditation to water infused with holy basil for purifying the environment, aromas have been a pleasant way to infuse the human psycho-physiology with the healing wisdom of [...]

Behavior Rasayanas

Rasayana means “recommendation.”  The following Behavior Rasayanas are for all of the doshas.  It is said that following these instructions will help us to avoid contradictions in the mind and therefore prevent physiological strain.  They are a reminder of the simple things we can do to help ourselves, and, in turn, to help the world. [...]

Ayurveda and Parenting

Parenting is an application of love in our daily lives. Our children give us the opportunity to experience, and express love every day. As parents, we have a very unique relationship with each of our children. We interact with them on so many different levels at the same time. We can be a parent, teacher, [...]

5 Ayurvedic Secrets for Fabulous Sex

Ayurveda is the Science of Life, and the art of living in harmony with nature. Its origin dates back to India, more than 5,000 years ago.  Ayurveda is a “sister science” with Yoga and Meditation. When practiced together, these sciences help us to reach our full potential in body, mind, and spirit. There are many [...]