Monday, December 24, 2018

The World Health Organization Recognizes Ayurveda

In the Ayurveda Journal of Health, Fall 2018, there is an interview of Dr. G. Geetha Krishnan, of the World Health Organization (WHO), where he discusses how the WHO views traditional systems of medicine (TM), including Ayurveda, as important elements in achieving the goal of universal health coverage, within the broader framework of SDG 3 (Sustainable Development Goal 3). The traditional medical systems are understood as an integral part of the health system, and WHO realizes their role. He states that WHO’s involvement will have a very positive effect on the practice of Ayurveda across the globe and they will be publishing benchmarks for the practice of Ayurveda in 2019–2020.
He also states that Ayurveda is seen as a system of medicine by many people across the globe, though a large number of people see it as a kind of massage, or an herbal product. Nevertheless, in recent years the perception is largely transforming to be predominantly that of a healthcare system, which can not only take care of your illnesses, but also keep you healthy.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work and Why Our Efforts to Change Fail

It’s the time of the year of making all sorts of promises to ourselves, most of which we will break.

Desiring change is admirable, but, as psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic writes, “there’s a big difference between longing for the results that come from change and committing to do the work that such change requires.”

Research suggests that our traits are fairly fixed, so seeking change that requires a personality reboot is more likely to fail. The United States Health Foundation states that behavioral change science studies suggest that it takes at least 1 month to make behavioral changes and 6 months to become part of and maintain a healthy life style, and that the key is to pursue shifts that play to our existing qualities and strengths.

Ayurveda, which is based on assessing our natural tendencies and looks at resetting our internal technology by understanding ourselves and our relationships to our thoughts and our environments, addresses root cause elements that create and shift patterns.  Our supportive 6 week and 6 month programs provide the support and time frame necessary to make the change you want to see to find freedom, feel better and live purpose.

ChayaVeda Transformational Wellness Programs begin January 22nd and 23rd with early bird opportunities through January 2nd. Visit: