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How to Begin An Ayurvedic Lifestyle In 2019

How to Begin An Ayurvedic Lifestyle In 2019

by Kottakkal Support December 26, 2018 2 Comments

It can feel overwhelming to begin learning Ayurvedic practices and routines. You may ask yourself questions such as "How can I do an Ayurvedic morning routine if I have to go to work early/take my kids to school/exercise?" "How can I make time to meditate if I'm so tired in the morning or after work?"

The most important thing when first bringing Ayurveda into your life is to take one step at a time. It takes from 14 to 21 days of consistency for a new practice to become a habit. Go slowly and introduce the new practices and habits into your life one-by-one.

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9 Ways to Avoid Accumulating Toxins Over Christmas

9 Ways to Avoid Accumulating Toxins Over Christmas

by Kottakkal Support December 07, 2018 1 Comment

There tend to be SO many sweet and heavy foods during Christmas! From office parties to "friendsgiving" to time with family, it's hard not to over-indulge and accumulate Ama, the toxic waste-product of incomplete digestion.

Holidays can easily lead to over-eating, drinking alcohol and snacking and sleeping at irregular times, which promotes the build-up of Ama. If this process is left unchecked, you could face health problems and sickness.

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Holistic Therapies for Addiction in Ayurveda

Holistic Therapies for Addiction in Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support September 12, 2018

Addiction is a condition that arises due to frequent use of alcohol and drugs. It is a pathological condition that can lead to failure in school, work and life overall. Ayurveda considers addiction as an “intoxication” condition due to the frequent use of alcohol or other substances. Alcohol and drugs are the complete opposite of Ojas, the life force in the body. Ojas is required for good health. Alcohol and drugs greatly diminishes Ojas.

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How to Start Your Day with Ayurveda: 5 Practices

How to Start Your Day with Ayurveda: 5 Practices

by Kottakkal Support August 15, 2018 1 Comment

Morning rituals are called Dinacharya, and they are a great way to start your day if you want to improve your mental, emotional and physical health. Here are five ways to do it! 

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Getting Started With Ayurveda: 5 First Steps

Getting Started With Ayurveda: 5 First Steps

by Kottakkal Support August 08, 2018

In the very beginning, Ayurveda can feel a bit overwhelming. There are many new names and it's a different way of thinking about the mind, body, spirit and overall health. But there is one simple way to integrate Ayurveda fully into your life: take it one step at a time. Students have shown that it takes 21 days for a new practice to become a habit. Go slowly during these three weeks and introduce the new practices into your life one-by-one. Here's a few good practices to start with! 

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Kapha Dosha and You

Kapha Dosha and You

by Kottakkal Support June 14, 2018 5 Comments

Kapha is a combination of the elements of water and earth. Kapha governs the structure and lubrication of the mind and body. It controls your weight, physical growth, lubrication for the joints and formation of all the seven tissues. This includes nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.

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6 Ayurvedic Rules for Coffee Drinkers

6 Ayurvedic Rules for Coffee Drinkers

by Kottakkal Support April 15, 2018

However, there is evidence to suggest that coffee can negatively impact women’s estrogen levels, raise blood pressure and trigger more stress hormones. So how do you know if coffee’s right for you and how much is right for you? It all depends on your individual constitution. Most food can either be a poison or a medicine depending on a variety of factors such as individual constitution and when and how you drink coffee.

Here are 5 guidelines to drink coffee Ayurvedically.

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Supporting the Treatment of Cancer with Ayurveda

Supporting the Treatment of Cancer with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support April 09, 2018

Cancer is a disease that is known to grow out of control and affect the tissues and the organs. It is a dreaded word, and rightfully so. When toxins collect in an area of the body, it may result in further fatal growth in the surrounding cells. Nearby cells are also affected if the toxins are not removed because the diseased cells are circulated throughout the body by the blood stream. 

Fortunately, Ayurveda has a perspective on cancer that could be helpful. 

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Ayurveda Meal-Planning Made Easy

Ayurveda Meal-Planning Made Easy

by Kottakkal Support April 08, 2018 2 Comments

Life can get incredibly busy sometimes, no matter what time of year. When your schedule is packed, it can feel nearly impossible to find time to prepare balanced Ayurvedic meals. Ironically, the busiest times are likely when you need these balanced meals the most! Delicious, properly-spiced, cooked meals help to balance the Doshas and create harmony in your mind and body no matter how many things you have to accomplish in a day. 

While there isn't always time to make a full Ayurvedic spread, there are some time-saving hacks that can help you and your loved ones eat well on the go.

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