Instead of looking at foods as mixtures of different chemicals, Ayurveda looks at foods as combinations of the 5 physical elements - space, air, water, fire, earth - an how these food elements and their qualities interact with the same elements and qualities in our physiology.
The 5 physical elements manifest in the body in different ways. When discussing mind-body constitutions, Ayurveda lists the combinations (aka doshas) of these elements as:
space + air = Vata
fire + a little water = Pitta
water + earth = Kapha
Yoga is a process of, and practice in, self-realization. There are many paths to self-realization depending on one's tendencies and inherent nature, including: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Raja ("royal") Yoga.
Browse our listing to see the recommended asanas and/or herbal remedies for whatever ails you.
If you are like most, your breathing has been reduced to chest breathing, perpetuating your sense of stress and anxiety and your fight or flight emotional responses. Learn the different forms of pranayama to combat these tendencies.
As we learned about in Patajali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, there are 5 (each) Yamas and Niyamas to guide us how to live better lives as yogis. Learn more about each one here.
Learn sanskrit terms for asanas and more.