Vasanthi Pillay

Vasanthi Pillay is the President and Founder of the Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS) & the Director of Innergy Ayurveda and Yoga Pte Ltd. She speaks at several Asian & international events, and conducts workshops on the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in Singapore and Asia, so that you can apply the principles as a preventive medicine. Vasanthi has developed a keen interest in mind-body relationships, which prompted her to take up a Yoga Instructor Course in Bangalore, India in 1995 & several Ayurveda Courses. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (NUS) majoring in Philosophy; Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (SIM); and Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (UNSW, Australia). Vasanthi’s training certificates are provided by M S Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (Bangalore).   Full Profile

Ayurveda 101: An Introduction to Ayurvedic Concepts – Pitta Dosha

The third part of this Ayurvedic series looks at the Pitta dosha, & how it facilitates transformation of thoughts, feelings & actions. In my previous article, I discussed Vata, its functions and attributes. In this article, I’ll cover Pitta as the second functional aspect of the Panchamahabuta (PMB) in health …

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Ayurveda 101: An Introduction to Ayurvedic Concepts – Vata Dosha

The second part of this Ayurvedic series looks at the Vata dosha, and how it governs all aspects of movement in our body. In a previous article, I gave a brief overview of Panchamahabuta (PMB), how it becomes the foundation of Ayurvedic philosophy, and how it is the basis for …

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Being Healthy From Inside Out

In my previous article I had mentioned about the downside of excessive stress. Bear in mind that stress itself is neither good nor bad. As a matter of fact a certain amount is stress is needed for the mind and body to be alert. However when it gets excessive to …

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A Healthy Mind is a Healthy Body

The recent spate of  road rages in Singapore has made me think deeply about people’s general behaviour at home and in the office. Why do we have to get angry when a person overtakes us on the road? Be it at home or in the office, you see people constantly …

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Understanding Ayurvedic Nutrition (Part 2) – Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle as a Preventive Medicine

According to Ayurveda, there are six stages of disease and the moment one feels a sense of discomfort, it is a signal that the doshas are imbalanced. At this stage when one rectifies one’s diet and lifestyle, doshas can be brought back to balance thereby restoring health. Read about Basics …

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Understanding Ayurvedic Nutrition (Part 1) – The Basics

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine which deals with all aspects of life – from pre-birth till the end of life. Pre-birth refers to the health of both male and female reproductive system so that the fetus will be healthy. So before the child is born, nutrition and lifestyle …

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