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.

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Embracing Shadows: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Practices During Solar Eclipses

By Chahna Tailor Gupta A solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the sun’s light, has always fascinated and alarmed civilizations across the world. Traditionally, in Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Ayurveda—ancient Indian systems of astrology and medicine—eclipses are seen as significant yet potentially disruptive cosmic events. This April’s solar eclipse provides a timely opportunity …

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Ekal Vidyalaya: Transforming Lives

By Chahna Tailor Gupta Growing up in South Florida, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the incredible impact of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation firsthand. From attending the annual events to volunteering and now serving as the President of the South Florida Chapter, my journey with Ekal has been deeply meaningful. In today’s digital era, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is at the …

Bharat Ke Rang Ekal Ke Sang – Friday, February 9th!

by Chahna Gupta Growing up in South Florida, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the transformative impact of the annual Ekal Vidyalaya event, both as an attendee and a volunteer. Each year, our community unites to raise funds for establishing and sustaining one-teacher schools in rural and tribal regions of Bharat and Nepal. Over time, Ekal has evolved in remarkable …

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Letting Go & Attracting in the New Year! By Chahna Gupta

There’s something about New Year’s Eve that I look forward to – and that’s our family tradition!  Every year, we all gather around a fire pit. We all go around and talk about how the past year has been for us and then go through the numerology of the upcoming year and what kind of energy the year will bring. …

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Is Ayurveda Scientific?

By Chahna Gupta Living in the USA, we are surrounded by allopathic medicine. It is on our television, social media, billboards, and health insurance. But, the complementary science of Ayurveda should be utilized for what it is: a preventative and scientific approach to health!  How is Ayurveda Scientific? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of ‘science’ is: “the systematic …

Ayurveda Mega-Conference - This October!

Ayurveda Mega-Conference – This October!

-by Chahna Gupta Ayurvedic Medicine is a field that is well established in India but still growing and succeeding at receiving more recognition and respect in the USA. According to India Business & Trade, Ayurveda’s global market will increase to $16 billion by 2026 with India’s Ayurveda export market to have the potential to bring increase to $10 billion by 2030. In an …

Utilizing Nasya – by Chahna Gupta

Nasya is an Ayurvedic therapy that involves the administration of medicated oils, herbal powders, or other herbal preparations into the nostrils. Our centuries old practice has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including sinusitis, allergies, and headaches. When we talk about Ayurveda, we talk about the doshas. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha energies are always present. The dosha that …

Nurturing Your Skin: Making Informed Choices for a Healthier You by Chahna Gupta

Nurturing Your Skin: Making Informed Choices for a Healthier You by Chahna Gupta

Our skin, the largest organ of our body, is truly remarkable. It shields us from external threats, regulates our temperature, and safeguards our internal organs. While our skin acts as a protective barrier, it also has the ability to absorb what we apply to it. Unfortunately, many commercial skincare products contain harmful chemicals that can disrupt our skin’s natural balance. …

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Breathe Easy: Pranayama Techniques to Reduce Wedding Stress

By Chahna Gupta Weddings are joyous occasions, but the preparations can sometimes leave brides, grooms, and even their families feeling overwhelmed. Amidst the flurry of planning, pranayama — the ancient art of breath control in yoga — offers a serene oasis. The word Pranayama can break down into “prana” (life force) and “ayama” (expansion/extension) or “prana” and “yama” (control/restraint). “The …

Preserving 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 could never defend it because I felt I wasn’t well-informed. My friends practicing other religions were able to eloquently speak about their faith, but they also never …

Ayurveda and the Seasons By Chahna Tailor Gupta

Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India, recognizes that different seasons of the year can have a significant impact on our health and well-being. According to Ayurveda, there are three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) that govern our physical and mental characteristics, and these doshas can become imbalanced during certain times of the year. In this article, we will …

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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 …