“We may not have the refuge of our favorite spa, restaurant or gym right now but these rituals ask us to go inside and find a safe haven within your own self,” says Ananta Ajmera, founder of The Ancient Way and Director of Ayurveda at THE WELL. Read more.
THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF HAIR OILING
Why this Ayurvedic Practice is the Perfect Form of Self-Care Now
"It really is the perfect self-love and self-care practice to nurture yourself through all the uncertainty we are facing right now," says The Ancient Way founder and CEO Ananta Ripa Ajmera. Read more.
11 AYURVEDIC BEAUTY BRANDS
You'll Want to Know - And Try - ASAP
"Ayurveda is a system of healing originated by ancient civilizations of India, thousands of years ago, and is considered the 'sister science' to yoga, Ananta Ripa Ajmera, the Director of Ayurveda at THE WELL, tells TZR in an email. And yet, amazingly, these systems and practices remain relevant today." Read more.
STAY COOL AND CALM WITH AYURVEDA
3 Ayurvedic Staples to Stay Cool and Calm This Summer
"Though your experience of the season will depend on your unique Ayurvedic constitution, the heat can lead to a universal sense of physical exhaustion, as well as anxiety, worry, and frustration. Thankfully, Ayurveda is full of ideas for how we can all cool down, find energy, and boost mood during the summer months. Read more.
CREATIVITY DURING THE QUARANTINE
24 Great Minds Share What They're Discovering About Art
"I’ve been thinking about restaurants who don’t have any clear future when this passes. Perhaps we lend our gallery to chefs and restaurants to do a meal where they get the majority of the benefits? Be a nice way to create community and a kind of bridge to healing,” says The Ancient Way advisor Tim Blum. Read more.
UPLIFT YOURSELF WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
The Best Essential Oils to Balance Your Ayurvedic 'Doshas'
“Orange essential oil is a bright vata-balancing citrus scent that imparts warmth and joy. It specifically gives you great energy, cheerfulness, and the courage needed for creativity to blossom.” —Ananta Ripa Ajmera, founder of The Ancient Way and Director of Ayurveda at The Well. Read more.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY THROUGH COVID-19
Practitioners Share Their Inspiring and Empowering Routines
"The word mantra means "to protect the thinking mind" from fear, worry and anxiety, so chanting mantras has been a powerful spiritual medicine to stay mentally healthy and strong while quarantined in the heart of the COVID-19 storm here in Manhattan," says The Ancient Way founder Ananta. Read more.
DO THESE 3 THINGS EVERY MORNING
Stay Healthy and Grounded to Survive the Autumn Equinox
“In Ayurveda, tulsi is considered a rasayana—an immunity-boosting herb,” says Ananta Ripa Ajmera, director of Ayurveda. “It enhances the body’s power to withstand the negative impact of stress and helps restore normal physiological functioning.” Read more.
2017 SILVER NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD
"The Ayurveda Way" Won in the Health and Healing Category
“Nautilus Book Awards is an annual accolade of books in the genre of social and environmental justice. Established in the U.S. in 1998, it is considered a "major" book award and has been conferred to prominent authors including The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Kingsolver, Thich Nhat Hanh, Amy Goodman, Charles, Prince of Wales and Desmund Tutu. The award seeks to recognize books in multiple categories that “make a difference and inspire.”
2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR GOLD AWARD
"The Ayurveda Way" Won in the Body, Mind, Spirit Category
More than 2,000 entries spread across 68 genres were submitted for consideration. Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: award-winning bi-monthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, Foreword exclusively covers university and independent publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Read more.
11 WOMEN SAY BEST ADVICE THEY GOT
11 Women Share the Best Advice They Got All Year
“The best advice I had all year was to learn the principles of the Ayurveda Way and take away as much or as little of it as you can. It will change everything in your life for the better. Basically, it means working with the Earth’s natural rhythm: sleeping when it’s dark, waking when it’s light. Eat with the seasons. This lifestyle leads to balance, better sleep, better digestion, everything. Give it a shot.” Read more.
THE POTENT POWER OF THE SUN
3 Inspiring Morning Spiritual Practices from "The Ayurveda Way"
“Ayurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, revolves around the sun.” says Ananta Ripa Ajmera, founder of The Ancient Way. “Living in alignment with the course and direction of the sun allows us to live in the healthiest and happiest way possible.” Read more.
YOUR SECRET TO INNER PEACE
Why You Need "The Ayurveda Way" in Your Life
"One of Ayurveda’s secrets to inner peace, then, is that happiness-giving actions are those that benefit you and society. So giving, without any strings attached, is a big secret to inner peace, so much so that alongside food and lifestyle changes, selfless service is actually listed as a key method of disease recovery in the Ayurvedic texts," says The Ancient Way founder Ananta Ajmera. Read more.