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.

 

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 …

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 …

Walk it Off By Chahna Tailor

Walk it Off By Chahna Tailor

 Welcome to wedding season! Planning a wedding can be super stressful, especially when you have to juggle a job, other responsibilities, and the pressures that come with the holiday season. An important thing to remember is that you must take productive breaks in order to keep your mind balanced and sharp, otherwise you run the risk of burning out. If …

Don’t Just Travel – Submerge into the Culture

Don’t Just Travel to India – Submerge into the Culture
By Chahna Tailor

Last month, I visited the state of Kerala in India for the first time. Many vacation here because of its natural beauty – the never-ending shoreline, miles and miles of serene backwaters, and rich wildlife. Kerala boasts everything from delectable food to the arts to stunning architecture. However, my reason for this visit is a little different. Kerala is also …

DIY This Holiday Season

DIY This Holiday Season By Chahna Tailor

Tis the season to celebrate! Okay, so this is not another article on why we celebrate Diwali. Instead, I’m going to talk about how to make it fun. As we approach the holiday season, it’s a great opportunity to educate the future generation. The alternative is that their views on Indian heritage will be shaped by the first page of …

Take a Moment of Mindfulness

Take a Moment of Mindfulness

By Chahna Tailor One topic that is getting more awareness is mental health. Mental health issues may be overlooked because the signs can be subtle and may be simply accepted as day-to-day stress. At some point, we have experienced thoughts that have a tendency to take us away from what is currently happening in the moment. Without realizing, we may …

Meditation for Children

Meditation for Children

Meditation for Children By Chahna Tailor With the world moving so rapidly, it has become possible to provide future generations with more than our parents or grandparents could have even dreamed. Children are being exposed to so many things at an earlier and earlier age: news bytes, celebrities, sports, music, among a variety of other subjects. We all know that …

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 Limbs of Yoga We all know what Yoga is, right? It’s a great exercise routine to keep fit and become more flexible. If you agreed with the previous statement, take a deep breath and read on because Yoga is so much more. Yoga actually translates to “union” (referring to the unity between the individual soul with the universal …

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial for mental, physical, and spiritual health. However, in today’s day and age, these ancient teachings are being pushed to the side …