Ananta Ajmera

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the Amazon bestselling book "The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World's Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More" (Storey Publishing). She is Director of Branding and Yoga Studies at Vedika Global, a foundation her teacher Acharya Shunya created to awaken health and consciousness with Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. She has taught Ayurveda at Stanford University, California Department of Public Health, UNICEF, Mother Earth News Fair, NY Insight Meditation Society, NYU, ABC News, and CA Probation Departments. Her work has been featured on Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, Reader's Digest, MindBodyGreen, and Elephant Journal. She graduated from NYU Stern Business School where she received an honors degree in marketing.

Ayurvedic Insight On: Excess Exercise Does Not Benefit Health

Ayurveda states that exercise should be done in moderation depending on the person's body type. Failing to do so and overdoing it may only do more bad than good. Keep it to a limit and look out for these symptoms of exhaustion: Dryness of mouth, breathing from mouth or perspiring from nose or forehead.

Ayurveda’s Top 3 Insomnia Solutions

Ayurveda recommends- Sleep by 10 pm and wake by 6 am- Sleep during Tamas (quality of inertia present between 8-10 pm) and wake during Sattva (quality of mental peace, clarity between 4-6 am); Avoid stimulating activities prior to bed- Turn off electronic noise and relax; Oil your feet, head, ears with warm sesame oil: Helps combat stress, slows the aging process.

Make Everyday A Spa Day With Ayurveda

The term for Ayurvedic self-massage is “Abhyanga", which brings a glow to our skin, reflecting the ever-glowing, shining nature of our indwelling spirits. Its benefits are that it wards off aging, nourishes the skin and body. To perform, take coconut oil in a bowl and place it inside a bowl of boiling water. Apply to your feet and work it all the way up.

Ayurveda For The Higher Self

Too many people these days tell us the importance of “self-love.” But, what does this really mean, anyway? And how does one really do...

Connecting To The Lost Essence Of Yoga

Even as Yoga explodes in popularity, its essence is being lost. When recently performing an internet search for “Yoga in America,” I was saddened to see the...

5 Life Changing Lessons Ayurveda Taught Me

While Ayurveda has been widely restricted to the very elite or reduced to simply being about doshas (an Ayurvedic concept that roughly translates to...

The Ayurvedic Guide To How Food Impacts Your Mood

You are what you eat. How often have we heard this phrase in regard to health, nutrition and wellness? Eating Sattvic foods has been an amazing...

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, which heals patients by putting us back in touch with nature’s eternal rhythm. Ayurveda explains the macrocosm...

Latest Articles