Madhavi Rathod

Madhavi Rathod is native of India who has spent the majority of her life in the U.S., while still retaining close ties to her culture. She is well versed in the sister sciences of Hatha Yoga: Ayurveda, Jyotish (Vedic astrology), Hasta Samudrika Shastra (hand analysis), and Vaastu Shastra.

She is a graduate and former employee of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, the premier educational facility for Ayurvedic Medicine in the U.S. She has worked closely with world renowned physician Dr. Vasant Lad, the President of the Ayurvedic Institute.Madhavi learned Vedic rituals with Maya Tiwari at the Wise Earth School in North Carolina.

Additionally, Madhavi studied Vedic Astrology and Palmistry for twenty years with renowned astrologer Hart deFouw.

She has been taught at yoga conferences and also served as a keynote speaker at a womens' yoga conference. Madhavi also travels and teaches about the Yoga philosophy, as well as the integral relationship of the sister sciences.

Madhavi holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Loyola University in Chicago. It is Madhavi’s goal to support people in achieving their optimal well-being through a holistic plan specifically designed for their circumstances.

Further information can be found on her blog: Vedichealing.com

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Articles by Madhavi Rathod


The Benefits of Ashwagandha The Benefits of Ashwagandha The Benefits of Ashwagandha The Benefits of Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha is one of the main tonics used in Ayurveda to pacify the Vata dosha. Here's a look at all of the benefits this herb can provide...

Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha


You've probably heard of the Buddha, but may not know much about how he reached enlightenment. Here's a look at the life of Gautama Buddha.

An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God


The Hindu god, Hanuman, is the epitome of selfless devotion. Here's what you can learn from his history and how you can incorporate worship...

An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer


Lord Shiva is one of the three main Hindu gods, the Destroyer that removes whatever no longer serves a higher purpose in our lives. Here's...

Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati


Hindu deities each possesses unique attributes, including Saraswati. Here's an introduction to the Goddess Saraswati, how she came to be,...

What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma?


You've probably heard the word dharma before, but it's not always easy to know what one's dharma is. Here's a look at the history of dharma...

Q&A by Madhavi Rathod


What kind of treatment methods does Ayurveda use? What kind of treatment methods does Ayurveda use? What kind of treatment methods does Ayurveda use? What kind of treatment methods does Ayurveda use?


Ayurveda uses a variety of treatment methods to correct an individual's imbalance. First, the Ayurvedic physician or practitioner...

How can Ayurveda help my yoga practice? How can Ayurveda help my yoga practice? How can Ayurveda help my yoga practice? How can Ayurveda help my yoga practice?


Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences. Traditionally, an Ayurvedic physician, or vaidya, would suggest hatha yoga asanas as part of the...

What is the significance of 108 in Hinduism? What is the significance of 108 in Hinduism? What is the significance of 108 in Hinduism? What is the significance of 108 in Hinduism?


We often come across the number 108 in Hinduism. Students are told to recite a mantra 108 times or to buy a mala with 108 beads. We even...

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