My name is Shalini.
Welcome to my Ayurvedic home! Ayurveda is the physical application of the five senses onto your annamaya kosha, the food sheath. The annamaya kosha is the outermost layer of every being. It is the visible layer that we see. It is created and sustained by the food we eat. Ayurveda nurtures this kosha and sustains it using the 5 senses of touch, taste, vision, hearing, and smell. And hence, the birth of AyurKosha.
AyurKosha is a journey of self-love and self-care that I found myself on years ago when fighting my own health issues. The ultimate trigger were the migraines I had been fighting with since 2002. Apart from migraines, I was suffering with GI issues, extreme hair loss, and a slew of other issues. All of this led me in search of a solution that was not allopathic. Being Indian, I traveled to India to meet with an Ayurvedic doctor. And for a short while of being on the program, I started to notice differences in my migraines and my hair. When I got back to the U.S. and could not visit with my doctor anymore, I decided this was the right time for me to study the art and application of Ayurveda myself, in hopes of healing my body, mind, and soul.
Ayurkosha.com is the result of that study.
I am now a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor (I) and Ayurveda Wellness Expert with my certification from a NAMA approved college. Ayurveda and the study of the Vedas is my life’s calling. As a Counselor and Wellness Expert, it is also my seva (my life’s service to others) to educate those who are ready to hear about Ayurveda and Yoga. Throughout my site you will find articles about Ayurveda and the benefits you can get from it too!
Being an avid meditator and spiritual student for the last 12 years, I draw inspiration from the lessons of gurus from India. My life’s passion is to become more spiritual while protecting and nurturing my annamaya kosha through Ayurveda.
All of my writing comes from my personal experiences and life lessons. I hope that sharing this with you will help guide you with decisions in your life, find joy and peace, or whatever you need to take your next Ayurvedic step into the life you want.
I hope this site will help you in your life’s journey. And if it does, it will be worth that much more to me. I hope you have a good time reading and come back again soon. Feel free to leave a comment or send me a note here.
Come along with me as I journey through the art of Ayurveda.
With love and light.