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Sneh Kalpana: Preparation & Use of Medicated Oil & Ghritam in Ayurveda

Sneh Kalpana: Preparation & Use of Medicated Oil & Ghritam in Ayurveda

by Dr. Vandana Baranwal June 19, 2017

In Ayurveda, medicated oils and ghritam (medicated ghee) are prepared using specific processes and principles described in detail in the classical Ayurvedic texts. These remedies are used by Ayurvedic physicians for many kinds of disorders affecting the different systems of the human body.

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The Six Rasas (Tastes) In Ayurveda

The Six Rasas (Tastes) In Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support May 15, 2017

Ideally, all of our meals would include all six of the Rasas. Unfortunately, getting a full range of the six tastes in every day can be difficult, especially when traveling, eating out at restaurants or cooking without knowing the principles of Ayurveda. A good way to begin understanding how important the experience of taste is in Ayurveda is to learn about Rasa.

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Healing Your Back with Ayurveda

Healing Your Back with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support April 08, 2017

The back is formed by a complex web of bones, discs, nerves, fibers, ligaments, muscles, and blood vessels, with the nerves sending signals to the brain and the rest of the body. So the back is the keeper of mind-body integrity. Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis, loss of brain and physical function, and even death. Let’s face it, our backs can make or break us. Keeping our backs healthy should be our number one priority!

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Digestion Through the Lens of Ayurveda

Digestion Through the Lens of Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support March 14, 2017

In Ayurveda, healthy digestion on the physical level is the most important thing to cultivate to have long-term wellbeing on all levels. Healthy digestion creates a healthy life. Weak digestion creates an unhealthy life. It is not always that simple, but oftentimes it can be.

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Ayurvedic Remedies, Treatments & Products for Asthma

Ayurvedic Remedies, Treatments & Products for Asthma

by Kate Lewin February 24, 2017

Since the root problem of asthma is not external factors but internal imbalances, any step toward balance, even a small one, could have a positive impact on symptoms of asthma. But first, the person suffering from asthma has to stop doing the things that are creating toxins in the first place for other healing methods to be truly effective. 

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Panchakarma: The Complete Mind-Body-Spirit Healing and Detoxification

Panchakarma: The Complete Mind-Body-Spirit Healing and Detoxification

by Kottakkal Support February 07, 2017

Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that basically translates to “five treatments." It is a process that cleanses and detoxifies the body on all levels, leading to stronger immunity and overall health. Read this guide and in-depth explanation of the incredible science of Panchakarma!

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5 Ayurvedic Resolutions for the New Year

5 Ayurvedic Resolutions for the New Year

by Kate Lewin January 04, 2017

A new year is here! If you are reading this article, you are most likely someone who is interested in health, and you may already have a few New Year’s Resolutions related to your well-being. So print out this article and use it as a step-by-step guide for 2017. Practice the first resolution for one month, and then start the second one, adding it to the first habit you’ve already started. Remember that living Ayurvedically is a lifestyle, and takes time and effort to build, but your body, mind and spirit will thank you! 

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How To Balance Your Mind, Body & Spirit During the Holidays

How To Balance Your Mind, Body & Spirit During the Holidays

by Kate Lewin December 19, 2016 1 Comment

In the holistic system of Ayurveda, a balanced mind is necessary for physical, emotional and spiritual health. So if happiness and contentment are things that you want as a part of your life, not only during the holiday season but all year long as well, follow this series of simple practices you can start today, right now!

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5 Best Practices for A Healthy Ayurvedic Holiday

5 Best Practices for A Healthy Ayurvedic Holiday

by Kate Lewin December 10, 2016

Following Ayurvedic principles is a beautiful thing to gift yourself for the holidays. Being tired, anxious and bloated over the next couple months is not a necessity! Stick to your truth and what you know is good for you, and the new year will be a time of health and happiness!

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