Category Archives: Skin care

Eating for Good Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective : Part 1

Eating for Good Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective : Part 1

I am often asked what Ayurveda prescribes as a healthy diet. I hesitate to write down a fixed diet plan for many reasons: there are many diet fads these days which have become accepted as healthy diets (for example the vegan diet, keto diet, millets diet, etc). Most of this is contrarian to the principlesContinue Reading

The role of sweat & sebum in healthy skin – the Krya Ayurvedic skincare series

The role of sweat & sebum in healthy skin – the Krya Ayurvedic skincare series

Our new series on Ayurvedic skin care and how to look after your skin well this winter will run all this month on Krya. We ran a short poll earlier last week asking for suggestions for this week’s series. Unsurprisingly, 2 topics were very popular: winter skin care and suggestions on improving hair length andContinue Reading

Krya formulation Tuesdays – Krya classic skin oil with Manjishta & Chandana for oily skin

I recently received an email from a consumer asking for help to choose the right skin care products for her. She is a 21 year old girl who lives in a very hot and dry climate where temperatures are usually between 37 – 40 deg centigrade. She found that her skin was going dry inContinue Reading

Herb Thursdays: the Ayurvedic benefits and properties of Durva (Cynodon dactylon)

Herb Thursdays: the Ayurvedic benefits and properties of Durva (Cynodon dactylon)

In most parts of India, tomorrow we will be celebrating Vinayaka / Ganesh Chaturti where we revere and celebrate Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed remover of obstacles, who brings in good beginnings and prosperity. Apart from modaks of different kinds, Lord Ganesha is also worshipped with the Durva Grass. So today’s Herb Thursday will talkContinue Reading

9 things to do to help you stay cool this summer with Ayurveda– Krya shares insights and suggestions

9 things to do to help you stay cool this summer with Ayurveda– Krya shares insights and suggestions

We speak often on the Krya blog about traditional wisdom and cultural practices which flow from Ayurveda and our understanding of how the body functions and how we must take care of ourselves. We saw yet another interesting deity yesterday at the Parthasarathy temple of Triplicane yesterday. The temple contains a shrine to Yoga Narasimhar,Continue Reading

Dos and Don’ts for the perfect Ayurvedic bath for good health, great skin and well being. Krya shares some insights on the Ayurvedic Snana (bath)

Dos and Don’ts for the perfect Ayurvedic bath for good health, great skin and well being. Krya shares some insights on the Ayurvedic Snana (bath)

Today is the 8th day of Chaitra Navratri and it is dedicated to Goddess Maha Gauri (Gauri means white). Goddess Maha Gauri is depicted as beautiful with a shining, white-gold complexion. She is dressed in white and holds a lotus, a trident and a small drum in three hands while the fourth hand blesses herContinue Reading

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