Ayurveda

Pacification

To pacify Vata keeping a routine time of going to bed and rising, as well as eating meals is ideal.

According to Ayurveda, it is Vata season in the western hemisphere.  What that means is there is more air and space relative to fire, water and earth.  In addition to it being Vata season, most of lives activities increase Vata, or air and space, within our bodies.  Vata governs movement, and all movement is Vata… Read More

What is health?

What Is Health?

Health defined by Western medicine is the absence or the inability to detect disease. Especially in my early years of practicing medicine, this was a source of great frustration to both the patients and I.  I would believe that the patient had real symptoms and could not find anything. I was relieved when I came… Read More

Oil pulling

Oil pulling, or Kavala, is an ancient Ayurvedic technique where you swish an oil, such as sesame seed oil, around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out.

Oil pulling, or Kavala, is an ancient Ayurvedic technique where you swish an oil, such as sesame seed oil, around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out. Dr. Bruce Fife, who has written an entire book on oil pulling, says the oil acts as a cleanser, similar to a mouthwash… Read More

The result of understanding and compassion is peace. We all say we want world peace, yet are you willing to be world peace within yourself? Are you willing to look at the places of non-peace within you? IreneCarr.com

In the book The Four Things That Matter Most, Dr. Ira Byock describes himself as follows: “Despite being a loving, well-intentioned person, I am at times irritable. In my weak defense, I think it’s an innate character trait, of those in the spectrum of temperaments that people are born with. But my choices contribute: I… Read More

In his book Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh states the following: “In Buddhism, understanding is essential to love. Without understanding there cannot be true love, and without love there cannot be true understanding.” IreneCarr.com

In his book Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh states the following: “In Buddhism, understanding is essential to love. Without understanding there cannot be true love, and without love there cannot be true understanding.” On my personal journey through Ayurveda, I learned how to first understand myself. Ayurveda is derived form the Sanskrit words… Read More

What nourishes you? We often think nourishment is limited to food. However, in Ayurveda, nourishment is anything we take in through the senses, and includes the thoughts we think. IreneCarr.com

What nourishes you?  We often think nourishment is limited to food.  However, in Ayurveda, nourishment is anything we take in through the senses, and includes the thoughts we think. If you think that including the mind as a sense organ is odd, then consider how much enjoyment is possible while daydreaming. Ayurveda encourages us to… Read More