Fit Hour by Preeti Rao

The last two fit hours has been immensely gratifying. I am touched by the warm and affection I have received as I embark on the journey to promote Healthy Active Lifestyle through the Herbalife forum. Many of the participants in the Fit Hour have never ever exercised in their life. This community based set up […]

Experiencing a paradigm shift in wellness

To all my friends in CIIS, USA, my dear friends in India and around the globe- Was invited as a key speaker at a Doctor’s Forum and presented my model for wellness in India. The talk was well received and appreciated. Slowly and steadily I crave the way forward by being a part of a […]

Manifesting your life vision – Speech at BVI annual conference Jan 2013

This is a video of my speech at the BVI annual conference held in Goa in Jan 2013. Thank you all once again for all the love, appreciation and support I received at the conference. Narrating my personal story and lessons I learnt with you all was a heart-warming experience. I look forward to meeting […]

India – Launching a New Era into Wellness

India: Launching a New Era in Wellness (Jan. 2013) Posted By National Wellness Institute, Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 By Preeti Rao Health/Wellness Coach & Consultant India, as the world knows, is a wellness destination. The important question, however, is whether the existing wellness models in the country cater to the social, […]

Ayurveda and Cancer

During my internship at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, I had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Anand Dhruva. Dr. Anand Dhruva is a MD and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Dhruva is on the Hematology-Oncology faculty at UCSF, and is also a graduate of the distant-learning Fellowship […]

India’s Health Report Card!

For the world, India is a go-to-destination for Ayurveda and Yoga but unfortunately India is fast losing the importance of the age–old wisdom that came from these practices.  The WHO report identifies, the fast adoption of a western lifestyle with fast food restaurants sprawling not only the metropolitan cities but also smaller towns and villages, […]

What’s your Dosha?

Next time you are in a room full of people, look around and observe the various personalities you see. What do you see? You will find some people are extremely talkative and attract others with their energy and enthusiasm, some are more observant and will need encouragement to put their views forward and some who […]

Yoga Asanas and their benefits

According to Swami Sivananda one can achieve perfect health by the practicing these three asanas: Headstand, Shoulder Stand and Forward Bend. Though there are several other asanas that you may be practicing in your regular class, I would like to focus on these three to start with. Headstand (Sirsasana) The Headstand is referred to as […]

The Yoga-Ayurveda Union – Part II

Somebody in my Social Media Marketing class at UC Berkeley today asked me, ” How is yoga and ayurveda related?”  I knew right away then, I had to write Part II of the ‘ The Yoga-Ayurveda Union’ blog to explain the relation between the two better. Yoga, derived from the root Yujir Yogey, meaning to […]

The Yoga-Ayurveda Union- Part 1

Almost about a decade yoga,  I suffered acute constipation for a few years.  I tried several medicines which would provide me temporary relief but no permanent cure. I was eager to find a cure and willing to try anything by this point. For the longest time, I was not able to find a solution to […]