About Dr. Vishnu Aragona

Dr. Vishnu Aragona AD, LMT, is one of Philadelphia's leading experts in Ayurveda, with over 20 years of experience in holistic training. He has been recognized by NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association) as meeting the requirements as a Doctor of Ayurveda. Vishnu has a Master's Degree in Ayurveda and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Vishnu is also a licensed massage therapist, practicing various other modalities. He has been practicing for 22 years and teaching classical yoga rooted in Ayurveda for over 15 years. His Ayurveda, Yoga, and Massage center, Still Point Ayurveda is the leading Ayurvedic Center in Philadelphia. Visit www.stillpointayurveda.com to find out more and to schedule appointments.

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Regularity Is a Key to Health

Ayurveda is not only a healthcare system, a sick-care system, but also a preventative system. It shows us that Vata, Pitta, and Kapha predominant individuals are prone towards certain conditions. Seasonally, Vata, begins in fall to early winter.

Fall Fun Savory Soup (Ayurvedic Recipe)

The weather has shifted (finally) and it’s a great time to make a shift in the kitchen as well…to soups!  One dish wonders – you can pack a lot into a soup. 

Supply and Demand

We expect a lot from our bodies but do we give it the right foundation to provide us with what we need. Does the body get adequate nutrients? In Ayurveda, we say “we are what we digest” not “we are what we eat.” So often do I hear from my patients the high expectations and demands from their bodies to continue to the lifestyle they are leading but don’t understand why they are burning out (Pitta), fizzling out (Vata), or even not able to get the motivation to get things moving (Kapha.)

End of Summer: Beginning of Fall

Summer is coming to a close over the next few weeks. There was a lot of fun to be had these past few months and now we transition into a different season with activities that invite us more inward. It’s a powerful time of year to have an awareness that we have been losing some sunlight with each day that passes as we come closer to the heart of winter, where things become more silent.

Your Body Is Your Guide

So often we look outside for answers to what is happening inside of us. We don’t usually take the time to slow down and notice our body’ own inherent wisdom, intelligence, and abilities to communicate with us what is going on.

Staying Cool While Playing in the Sun

This is the time of year where many individuals are excited about being outside and playing under the sun. From increased travel, vacations, retreats, to just the local outdoor activities. It’s a great time of year because the sun is shining longer and brighter. So why not?

Tasty Summer Veggie Burger

There’s nothing like a burger to define summer picnics.  And psst…meatless burgers are pretty awesome too.  They’re not just for vegetarians, as I’ve known many meat eaters to enjoy a flavorful veggie burger.  Love this black been option from our ayurvedic expert Vishnu.  Put this one on the menu for your next cookout!

Rose Water Elixir and Summer “Food for Thought”

Summer, is the season of Pitta in Ayurveda. The season can naturally increase heat in the body and cause aggravation. According to Ayurveda, sweet and watery foods are ideal in hot temperatures to bring balance to the body and mind.

Quinoa with a Pesto Twist

This is a good late spring and early summer ayurvedic recipe. Light, nourishing, and balancing. Flavorful too! Green is good for the blood and liver as it is alkalizing and nourishing for the body. Having easy dishes to cook means less time needed to be standing over a hot stove as the atmosphere gets warmer.

Tips for Healthy Ayurvedic Digestion

In Ayurveda, digestion is the foundation where health develops and diseases mainly begins. Digestion is physical (taking in food which converted into nutrition and cellular information), and mental (state of mind coming in through the five primary senses – eyes, ears, nose, mouth and touch- and emotional). These create a somato-emotional relationship responsible for either our well-being or our potential towards ill health.

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