Chahna Tailor

Chahna Tailor

Chahna Tailor is a certified yoga instructor with backgrounds in occupational therapy and health science. Occupational therapy opened up the doors of knowledge when it came to taking care of the Self first and leading a healthier life. This led her to the physical practice of yoga. Chahna deepened her practice by training in Rishikesh, India, where she studied the science behind yoga, the breath, and meditation. Chahna also practices personal training, Reiki, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, pranichealing, and sound healing.

 

Happy Diwali! By Chahna Tailor

Diwali, the Hindu New Year, is a time of renewal. We want to bring in light, positivity, and kindness. We want to remove darkness, negativity, and anything that drains our energy. Darkness could be seen as external, but what about internal? Have you ever experienced intrusive thoughts? Intrusive thoughts are recurring thoughts that are unwanted and cause distress. They can …

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Ahimsa – A Motivator of Veganism? By Chahna Tailor Gupta

The ancient Vedic science of yoga is gaining more and more popularity each and every year. Even though the current practice of yoga is slowly moving towards mindfulness rather than just stretch-based fitness, many still fail to realize that yoga is so much more. Yoga and meditation are designed for self-realization and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide a step-by-step …

Our Roots and Ancient Knowledge

Preserving Our Roots and Ancient Knowledge by Chahna Tailor Gupta

When I was in grade school, questions such as “Why does your religion have monkeys, elephants, and other animals?” were ubiquitous. I was always interested in our religion, but I could never defend it because I felt I wasn’t well-informed. My friends practicing other religions were able to speak eloquently about their faith, but they never had to defend it. …

Eastern Solutions for Digestive Problems By Chahna Tailor Gupta

Happy May and Happy Spring! The season of spring brings qualities of prithvi (earth) and jal/aap (water) elements such as wet, heavy, dense, soft, cloudy, cool, stable, dense, and solid. Environmental changes can affect our bodies in different ways. Some of us enjoy the excess moisture in the air and feel more down to earth, whereas others may present with …

Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

by Chahna Tailor Gupta February – the month with a day dedicated to love! This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday instead of on the weekend. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed! COVID is a bit rampant right now, and some people may not be comfortable doing things outside. So, here are some fun ideas for a …

You’re Oil I Need by Chahna Tailor Gupta

Sesame, My Love, You’re Oil I Need

by Chahna Tailor Gupta Happy November! As we approach the fall and winter seasons, it is important that we continue to keep ourselves balanced by keeping up with our ritucharya (seasonal routine). These seasons have guna (qualities) that are the same as vata dosha which can bring our body out of balance. Vata dosha is the dosha of movement. It …

Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks By Chahna Tailor

Happy August! Since we are in the full swing of the summer season, let’s go through some Ayurvedic tips to brighten your skin, make your hair healthier, and keep you calm and relaxed through this fun time! Skin Care     Swedana, sweating, is great for opening up the pores and sweating out toxins. You can buy a facial steamer …

Taste the Rainbow

 By Chahna Tailor Happy July! Some people eat to live, while others (like me!) live to eat. The thing is, everything you eat becomes your body. Your food can balance you or imbalance you; it can build a healthy body or an unhealthy body. So, how do you ensure a good balance? Let’s review some basic Ayurveda principles related to …

Am I Able To Get Rid of Toxins Before My Wedding? by Chahna Tailor

Am I Able To Get Rid of Toxins Before My Wedding?

By Chahna Tailor Happy June and happy wedding season! Usually, in preparation for our wedding, we want to make sure that we look our best physically. But are we also in our best shape when it comes to our health? Our bodies do so much for us. But, we do not always take care of it to the best of …

Copper Immunity By Chahna Tailor

  In a few of my previous articles, I have mentioned that copper is highly beneficial. I’ve suggested using a copper tongue scraper and drinking from a copper cup. But why? Acharya Charaka, author of Charaka Samhita, wrote about many metals that are beneficial to the body. There are two ways to get these metals into your body: by utilizing …

Prepping for the Wedding the Ayurvedic Way By Chahna Tailor Gupta

Prepping for the Wedding the Ayurvedic Way By Chahna Tailor Gupta

Happy March! Wedding season is upon us! For brides and grooms, this is that one day (or a week!) where the spotlight is on them. This auspicious and ceremonious time in their lives can also put pressure to feel confident on their big day. Having gone through the same myself recently, I can relate. Six months before my marriage, I …

The Ayurvedic Way to End Your Day By Chahna Tailor

The Ayurvedic Way to End Your Day By Chahna Tailor

Happy New Year! We just wrapped up a super long year. Are there any changes you would like to see in life for 2021? Why not better sleep or a more restful evening? If you had a chance to read last month’s article, you read that dinacharya, daytime routine, was the way to Ayurvedically start your day. Just like there …

Start Your Day the Ayurvedic Way

Start Your Day the Ayurvedic Way

By Chahna Tailor Did you know that even in Ayurveda there is a perfect way to start your day?  Dinacharya is the combination of two words: dina, which means day or daytime, and charya, which means regimen or routine. This daytime routine can help to make sure that your doshas remain in balance. If we start in the morning, there …

Ice is not that Nice!

Ice is not that Nice!

By Chahna Tailor It’s summer. It’s hot. What is the instinctive way to cool ourselves down? Water, iced. Super cold. You can immediately feel a reduction in heat! Whenever I am asked about Ayurveda tips that can be easily integrated into our daily routine, the first thing I suggest is to hold off on the ice. The suggestion is usually …

Ashwagandha: Is It For You?

Ashwagandha: Is It For You?

By Chahna Tailor When people think of Ayurveda, one of the first herbs that comes to mind is Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is known for being the herb of choice for those that suffer from stress, anxiety, and insomnia. But this herb can be used for so much more and should also not be used in some instances. We have three doshas …

Vatta,Pitta & Kapha

Know Yourself Through Ayurveda

By Chahna Tailor Ayurveda is being accepted as an alternative medicine in the USA and in the Western world in general. Although it can be complex, some basic understanding of the science should allow us to begin applying some of the concepts. So, where do we start? Understanding our body type is fundamental so let’s start there. Ayurveda recognizes that …

Home Activities During Coronavirus

You may find yourself having to practice social distancing this month and that may be a bit difficult since we are not used to being at home for so long. So, what can we do? It can actually be more fun than you think! There are a number of activities that you can do with the people you are quarantined …

Yoga & Ayurveda – The Sister Sciences

Yoga & Ayurveda – The Sister Sciences

In our ancient history, Yoga and Ayurveda have been known as sister sciences. Yoga, the spiritual science, helps us to achieve moksha (self-realization) through practices that help us determine our purpose and how we can achieve liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Ayurveda, the medicinal science, helps us to cleanse our body and mind through our dinacharya (daily …

Ayurveda vs. Modern Medicine: Alternative or Complementary?

Ayurveda vs. Modern Medicine: Alternative or Complementary?

By Chahna Tailor Happy February! Hope this finds you in good health! Speaking of health, what field of medicine do you use as your main form of treatment? Modern medicine or natural medicine? Most of us are likely to choose modern medicine. And why wouldn’t we? Any illness, disease, or sickness you can think about, there is a pharmaceutical treatment/cure …

New Year, SMART You!

New Year, SMART You!

By Chahna Tailor Happy New Year and Happy New Decade!! How is the year starting off for you? Have you created any goals that you would like to achieve? If you reflect on the past resolutions, how many have them have you kept? Studies show that only 25% of people follow through with their New Year’s resolutions after 30 days …