Ahara Rasa Ayurvedic Centre
Welcome to Ahara Rasa Ayurveda (ARA). We are Portland’s first and only Ayurvedic store and full scale Ayurvedic wellness center. ARA is a local, woman-owned business that sources locally and organically wherever possible. We love serving the Portland, OR community and are dedicated to the care of individuals and families of all kinds. We are LGBTQ friendly and welcoming. Book your treatment here now!
Everyday, by appointment only
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
At ARA, we aim to help people enjoy abundant, healthful and fertile lives through proper nutrition, natural medicine, yoga therapy and body treatments. In addition, we provide effective methods of self-care and lifestyle management to empower you to take part in your health. Our experienced therapists range from Ayurvedic Practitioners and Yoga Therapists to Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Chinese Herbalists. We honor where you are presently on your path to optimal health and we will treat your whole self. We specialize in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care and are devoted to promoting the health and happiness of all.
Our retail store has everything you need for your Ayurvedic lifestyle as well as a great selection of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic bulk herbs and spices. Check out our healthy gift offerings too. We look forward to seeing you!
“Ayurveda” means “the knowledge or science of life“, and is the full holistic medical system originating in India more than 5000 years ago. “Ahara Rasa” is translated as “the essence of food.” This is the energy we receive from the abundance we take in from the earth when we eat. The amount and quality of the Ahara Rasa is determined by the strength of our digestion and the quality of our food; and the quality of the Ahara Rasa determines how the cells in our bodies form and the strength of our bodily tissues. The Ahara Rasa is the all important essence that determines the quality of our body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda shows a direct relationship between the Ahara Rasa and the formation of the last of the tissues, the reproductive tissue. Therefore, the fertility of men and women is first determined by what they are getting from their food.