Episodes
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj breaks down the myth around the most popular Ayurvedic suggestion - Should you only drink hot water according to Ayurveda? If you enjoy a glass of chill water once in a while, and are worried about doing it, check out the podcast to know our perspective.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  Does Ayurveda suggest drinking only hot water? Benefits of hot water Is drinking chilled water okay? When does chilled water cause issues? ...
Published 05/22/24
Published 05/22/24
In this episode, Dr. Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Pooja Ajwani, an integrative nutritionist who guides women to naturally balance their hormones with the right food, supplements, rest and emotional well-being. In this episode, we discuss one of the most intriguing chapters in a woman’s life cycle - Menopause.  The topics discussed in this podcast are: Understanding Menopause Charting a timeline of different phases in a women’s life cycle  Symptoms of Peri-menopause and...
Published 05/15/24
In this episode, Dr. Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Pooja Ajwani, an integrative nutritionist who guides women to naturally balance their hormones with the right food, supplements, rest and emotional well-being. In this episode, we decode what actually happens in the body that leads to PCOS, and explore various practices that can help women heal.  The topics discussed in this podcast are: Understanding PCOS  The connection between emotional wellbeing and hormonal balance Role of...
Published 05/08/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Sadhviji, a renowned spiritual leader, motivational speaker, author of #1 bestseller Hollywood To The Himalayas and a social activist. Together, the deep dive into conversations on Grace, self-acceptance and forgiveness; all aspects of human experience that can help open our mind and enhance our life.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  Identifying the Grace within all of us Coming out of the lack-mindset  Learning to...
Published 05/01/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explores how to go back to your life after your Panchakarma treatment. If you are worried about going back to your old lifestyle, and concerned about whether the benefits of Panchakarma will sustain, check out the episode to understand this in-depth, and learn to integrate yourself gently into your life after Panchakarma.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  Is Panchakarma worth doing if you go back to your old lifestyle? How to gently...
Published 04/24/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explains a simple, yet powerful way to relax, calm your mind and increase your focus with Trataka Meditation. Just like every other muscle, the capability of holding your focus, clearing your mind and strengthening your inner space is also strengthened through regular exercise and practise.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  What is Trataka Meditation? How to practise Trataka Meditation? The cleansing power of fire The power of...
Published 04/17/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explains a profound concept - Udhaavartham. Deconstructing this concept can be a lens through which we can understand the origin of a spectrum of lifestyle diseases, autoimmune conditions and neurological disorders. The episode also explores the innate intelligence our body holds, and explains why it is important to listen to what the body needs.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  What is Udhaavartham? Understanding the origin of modern...
Published 04/10/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explains how a simple habit of sleeping well can act as a shock absorber, restore your energy levels and prevent the onset of many idiopathic conditions. Before starting to work on your sleep habits, it can help to understand that biologically we are all wired to sleep at night, so if it is not happening, the next step is to identify what are the environmental triggers that prevent us from sleeping well and rectify them.  The topics discussed in this...
Published 04/03/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Dimple Jangda, an investment banker turned Ayurveda coach. In this episode, Dimple shares her journey of discovering Ayurveda and the challenges faced in helping the urban crowd understand the complex concepts behind these treatments, which ultimately paved the way for her career as an Ayurveda health coach. The discussion also touches upon exploring patients' resistance to change habits, the role of doctors in the current set up and the...
Published 03/27/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explains a very profound concept - Satmya and Oka-satmya that can help us perceive the choices we make from a different perspective. Understanding this can help us identify the fine line where something that feels good turns into something that is toxic to us. In fact, recovery from most of the lifestyle diseases we see, is a process of understanding when and where Oka-satmya started in someone's life and reversing it.  The topics discussed in this...
Published 03/20/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj explains what constipation actually is, to clear the common pattern of wrong self-diagnosis in people. He also explores the differences between constipation and  irregular bowel movements, while explaining the protocols that can help you boost your metabolism, increase peristaltic movement and keep your gut healthy. The episode also covers the effects of laxative abuse, and discusses healthy alternative habits that can help you build good bowel...
Published 03/13/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is exploring the connection between toxic relationships and idiopathic health conditions. The people around whom we spend most of our day to day life - partner, friends, colleagues and managers have a bigger impact on our health than we realize. In this episode, we understand how to identify whether a relationship is safe or toxic for you, redefine what toxicity means and explore how to handle such situations.  The topics discussed in this episode...
Published 03/06/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Sabine Strasser - a life  coach who guides people towards holistic health management. Having gone through Fibromyalgia herself, Sabine’s story is a great inspiration for those who find themselves diagnosed with the so-called incurable diseases. Today, we will be talking about her experience with Fibromyalgia and the insights that helped her in her recovery.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  The first symptoms that led to the...
Published 02/28/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is exploring the one single behavioural pattern that is the root cause for so many diseases we see. It's about doing everything in a last minute rush. In today’s times, we have unfortunately glorified and almost take pride in being constantly busy and indulge in doing things under a last minute rush without realizing the health issues it causes us. This episode explores why we do this, and how to come out of this pattern.  The topics discussed in this...
Published 02/21/24
In today’s episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is exploring the manogunas - that is the qualities of our mind.  In Ayurveda, there are three specific qualities associated with the mind - Rajas, tamas and Satva. This episode discussed what each of these qualities stand for, whether one is better than the other or not and how to work with these qualities together to live a healthy life. The topics discussed in this episode are:  What are Rajas, tamas and Satva? Why are Rajas and Tamas called...
Published 02/14/24
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is sharing his insights on the most common questions people have when they plan their Panchakarma treatment. Choosing the right centre, planning the number of days and figuring out all the do’s and dont’s before and after your Panchakarma treatment can be really overwhelming, and we hope these answers help ease your process and help you have a calm and comfortable start.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  How do I choose a good centre for my...
Published 02/07/24
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Dr. Anoop Kumar, an emergency physician and the co-founder of Health Revolution. Having spent most of his life exploring philosophy, science, spirituality, and medicine, Dr Kumar raises some very interesting questions on the current understanding of the human anatomical model which opens brilliant conversations on how the current diagnostic and treatment criteria are based on an incomplete understanding of what it means to be a human...
Published 01/31/24
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj and Claudia Welch share an interesting conversation about their  individual understanding of the past and the future of Ayurveda. They also explore various topics like the importance of Satsanga, the power of Sankalpa and the dying arts of our culture, while  discussing how to retain these pockets of wisdom for the future generations.  Claudia is a lifelong student of life and medicine. She has practiced Āyurveda, worked in Eastern medicine education, and...
Published 01/24/24
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Salila Sukumaran, an Ayurveda health coach, who shares her experience of how the power of Dinacharya - daily routines changed her life, and how she is now passing on the same knowledge to her clients from across the globe. Salila is a 4th generation Ayurveda Healer, TEDx speaker, Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Chef, Educator & Kundalini Yogi based in S F Bay Area, CA. The topics discussed in this episode are: Why is Dinacharya...
Published 01/22/24
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Gopi Kallayil, Chief Business Strategist, AI at Google who is also an avid yoga teacher and practitioner, a triathlete, public speaker, and a global traveler. Together, they explore the paradox of the modern world where on one hand the world is rapidly moving towards unprecedented rise in technology, comfort and abundance while it is also disconnecting us from our core intelligence that is needed to choose and live a healthy life as a...
Published 01/11/24
In the spirit of completing 150 episodes of ‘Ayurvedic Healing and Beyond’, today’s show is a throwback to the most profound insights Dr Vignesh has learnt in this journey. So far, the podcast has witnessed more than 100 inspiring guests, and even though each episode spoke about different aspects of healing, there is also something common that resonated with Dr Vignesh's own insights gained through his practice. In the spirit of marking this milestone, Dr. Devraj is excited to share his top...
Published 11/24/23
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Wim Hof, also known as The IceMan, who is popular for performing unbelievable feats in extreme cold temperatures. We discuss the Wim Hof Method, which was born out of his own experience, and is a combination of breathing, cold therapy and mental commitment offering a range of healing benefits.  The topics discussed in this episode are:  Breaking the myth that cold is bad Understanding the science behind cold therapy  Cold Exposure and...
Published 11/02/23
In this episode, Dr Vignesh Explains if people with Vata Dominance do ICe Bath And his personal experience This is also a prequel to the next episode interview with Wim Hof For further information about Dr Vignesh Devraj, kindly visit www.vigneshdevraj.com and www.sitaramretreat.com His Instagram handles are @sitarambeachretreat @vigneshdevraj If you are interested in doing one-on-one Ayurvedic consultation with Dr Vignesh Devraj please find the details in this link - Ayurvedic...
Published 10/25/23
In this insightful episode, join Dr Vignesh Devraj as he engages in a compelling conversation with Dr Neha Sangwan, M.D., the CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence. Dr Sangwan, a respected internal medicine physician, international speaker, and corporate communication expert, provides valuable insights into burnout recovery and empowerment. Get ready to delve into the upcoming book "Powered By Me, from burnt-out to Fully charged in Work and in Life" and explore practical strategies to...
Published 08/09/23