Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

About the Author Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur is Founder of Vedika Global, Inc., a non-profit Vedic foundation that supports an awarded international School of Ayurveda and Vedic Studies, sponsors community welfare initiatives, and delivers charitable wellness through global projects. She is also current President of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and an Advisory Board Member of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). For her trailblazing work in reviving Gurukulam system of education in Ayurveda, Acharya Shunya was formally bestowed the Mother Padmavati International Ayurveda Award by the prestigious Institute of Indian Medicine, Pune, India (2010); the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education in North America by AAPNA (2010); and was honored by Ayurveda Yoga Upachar Research Activity Foundation AYURA (2013), and, Foundation for Education and Research in Ayurveda and Traditional Systems of Medicine – FERATSM (2009) in India. Acharya Shunya’s work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Yoga Journal, and Tathaastu Magazine. She teaches year-round to medical students and lectures in classrooms, conferences, and seminars worldwide. Read more of her writing on her blog, Ayurveda Lifestyle Medicine.

3 Areas of Life That Make Health Happen
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These 3 In Balance Make Health Happen

In Ayurveda, there are three pillars that make health happen: ahara (food), nidra (sleep), and brahmacharya (balanced sexual drive). When all three are in balance, they make for a properly nourished, adequately rested, and sexually healthy human being. Lacking this critical balance, the individual will suffer from a myriad of disorders, ranging from headaches to infertility. Make…

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Ayurveda Dharma Sutras: Create The Life You Want
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Ayurveda Dharma Sutras: Create The Life You Want

The science of Life, Ayurveda, incorporates detailed instructions on exactly how to live this life, on a day to day basis, so that this life is at its healthy best. These teachings are classified as positive behavior, or Sadachara, and social/moral/ethical hygiene and mental practices called Sadvritta. In the world of Ayurveda, we are the creator of our…

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An Illumined Morning
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An Illumined Morning: Ayurvedic Self-Care Rituals To Start The Day

My eyes open not to the light………but to the expectation of light………….…and that is a special feeling that one can get quite sweetly attached to. The witnessing of the phenomenon of light banishing darkness every morning ……chases away many mind-based falsehoods, and refreshed and reassured, I embrace the day fully. There is something about the morning,…

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