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How Ayurveda Can Help You

How Ayurveda Can Help You

by Dr. Jessica Vellela May 06, 2021

Do you want to know how to keep yourself healthy for life? This is what Ayurveda has to offer. One of my teachers in India always used to say: “Ayurveda is your owner’s manual for life.” Learning about yourself through the lens of Ayurveda provides the tools to make better decisions for health and happiness. Ayurveda is the oldest, continuously practiced healthcare system with over a billion people using it worldwide today.

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Ghritams: The Ultimate Ayurvedic Nourishment

by Kottakkal Support January 28, 2021

Ghritam, also known as ghee, is the best choice for internal oleation due to its qualities of oiliness which nourishes and moistens our bodies.

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Chyavanaprasam: The Ayurvedic Superfood

by Julie Wardwell January 20, 2021

Chyavanaprasam is packed with vitamins essential for a healthy body and calm mind. Ayurvedic families have been taking it on a daily basis to promote health and longevity for many years and even generations. But why? Why is this ancient recipe still used so widely and frequently, even thousands of years after its creation? 

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5 Best Practices for A Healthy Ayurvedic Holiday

5 Best Practices for A Healthy Ayurvedic Holiday

by Kottakkal Support December 23, 2020

The end of the year marks the time when many families celebrate their most important holiday. And it’s also the time when stress is at its highest level and we tend to neglect our healthy daily routine. The combined stress along with heavier holiday meals and the cold wet kapha season sets the stage for kapha to increase and reduce our energy and immunity.

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Shiro Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Head Massage

Shiro Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Head Massage

by Kottakkal Support December 07, 2020

Shiro Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic name for head massage. The head is the point where our senses, prana, and marma points join together to process everything we think and feel. Ayurvedic head massage is soothing and restores the effects of both physical and emotional stresses.

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Abhyanga Body Massage - Love Yourself with Oil

Abhyanga Body Massage - Love Yourself with Oil

by Kottakkal Support December 05, 2020

Abhyanga is an herbal oil massage that you can do to yourself and is especially helpful for balancing vata, pitta, and both mental and physical stress. There is a Sanskrit word sneha that can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.

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A 2020 Guide: Build Resiliency to Stress

A 2020 Guide: Build Resiliency to Stress

by Kottakkal Support November 08, 2020

Many of us also experience the effects of trauma, which can exacerbate stress and anxiety. While in some cases, you might not be able to change the current situation you’re in, Ayurveda has dietary and lifestyle practices to build physical and mental resiliency!

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Feeling Overwhelmed & Anxious? Use Ayurveda To Relieve Anxiety

An Ayurvedic Morning Routine To Relieve Stress & Anxiety

by Kottakkal Support May 13, 2020

Some stress is a part of life. There are tests, presentations, major life changes and important events that affect all of us, no matter where we live. Fortunately, there are simple but effective ways that Ayurveda offers us to decrease mental and emotional suffering and increase mental and physical health. Ayurveda teaches us how to live to prevent stress before it happens and relieve it when it inevitably affects us.

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Ayurvedic Self-Massage: A Little Bit of Loving

Ayurvedic Self-Massage: A Little Bit of Loving

by Janet Shivani Chase December 10, 2019

Ayurvedic self massage (abhyanga) with warmed, herbal oil is an excellent way to get in touch with your body and mind. It gives you time to check in with yourself and find areas that need special attention. Besides leaving you feeling warm, cared for and refreshed, abhyanga soothes your nervous and endocrine systems, rejuvenates your skin, tones muscles, eliminates impurities, promotes youthfulness, reduces the effects of stress, is relaxing and just feels terrific. Overall it's wonderful!

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