Jyotish: Vedic Astrology with Anand Mehrotra {Podcast #003}

Listen on iTunes Jyotish, a profound mathematical sophisticated form of astrology. It describes how planetary patterns at the time of our birth give valuable clues in helping us understand our life’s journey. Through careful analysis of these cosmic influences, Jyotish can help us realistically evaluate our strengths and weaknesses in order to optimise our full potential. Join expert visionary […]

Who is Dylan Smith and What is Veda {Podcast #001}

Listen on iTunes Welcome to the Vital Veda Podcast I am your host Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic health practitioner based in Australia. Before the show really kicks off into the episodes I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce my self, get to know me and hear what the intention of this podcast is. I […]

Pulse Diagnosis: Ayurveda’s Most Profound Diagnostic Tool

Pulse diagnosis, a healing art and science, is a most refined, accurate and comprehensive diagnostic tool employed to figure out where any imbalance exists in the body, and what the nature of the imbalance is. In Ayurveda there are 8 diagnostic or examination methods (Ashta Sthana Pariksha): Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Examination) Mutra Pariksha (Examination of […]

Why are Vitamin D Levels Still Low in Sun Bathers?

The positive and negative semi-conductors of the human body have become altered for some reason. Reasons for this alteration can vary… Trans-fats and rancid oils in gluten-free organic bars, man-made foods like soybean, canola, and vegetable oils and fluoride in the water. Being inundated with stress is another big one as our sympathetic nervous system […]

Doshas and their Gunas (Qualities) and Functions

Learning the inherent Qualities (Gunas) and Characteristics (Lakshana) of each Vata, Pitta and Kapha provides a good framework to grasp an understanding of the nature of these doshas, or bio-energies. Learning or perhaps memorising those the classical texts (sastras) mentioned provides more expertise as these are authoritative and pure teachings. Some of these translations don’t do the sanskrit […]

Ayurvedic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Yay! You, your friend or family member is pregnant! Congratulations. I have written this guide and am here to assist you through this exciting (and sometimes scary) period of transition and growth. According to Ayurveda, pregnancy and delivery can be the most rejuvenating experience of a women’s life, during which every cell of the mother’s […]

Ojas: Invigorate Your Vitality

According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs ageing, immunity, vigour, reproduction, mood, sleep, radiant skin, digestion, spirituality and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). Ojas is a bio-celestial liquid substance that predominantly dwells in the heart and also circulates everywhere throughout the body to maintain life activities. […]

Skyrocketing Male Infertility Warns The Human Race

Human infertility is one of the most heart breaking and impending epidemics of todays “modern life,” with the technological and chemical “progress” most likely to blame. Female infertility tends to get the most attention (and that deserves its own article, coming soon), but recently male infertility has made headlines. Recent research showed a dramatic decline […]

How to Make Triphaladi Guggulu (Herbal Preperation)

Triphaladi Guggulu is an Ayurvedic preparation composed of a simple formula of only a few common yet powerful herbs to make tablets. The preparation process (that I employ) on the other hand involves extensive, intricate and labour intensive procedures. Superior Herbal Preparation Method Rarely Practiced Note that this preparation process (illustrated below) is rarely practiced […]