The Balanced Life

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These Are What the Yoga Sutras Teach Us

Among other things, the Yoga Sutras can prep us to handle social media and avoid burnout, helping us develop a healthier and mentally stress-free life


Keep Your ‘Pitta’ in Balance This Summer

An excess of this dosha can show up as irritation, excessive body heat, and digestive problems. Here’s some tips to keep your pitta in check.

Meal-Prepping for the Body and Budget

While the pandemic has made it harder for us to control the way we eat, effective meal planning and prepping can make things physically and mentally easier

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The Way to a South Asian Man’s Heart Is Not…

…​Isn’t through his stomach – not if you want him to live long. Our resident columnist, Sweta Vikram, brings in the South Asian context to the myth.


The Benefits of a 7-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I did a seven-day cleanse. Periodic cleansing is considered an important part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle; the goal of Ayurveda is both prevention and…


Mental Health: Time to Open Up And Talk About It

Look at the world around you. People don’t know what’s going to happen today, forget a week from now. The pandemic has shaken us to the core, and the lack of control…


The Art of Speaking up and Communicating

On April 30, 2021, when Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history, marking the first time two women sat behind the president during an address to a joint…