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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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New Year's Resolutions for Your Health

New Year's Resolutions for Your Health

by Kottakkal Support December 12, 2018 1 Comment

2019 is only a few weeks away. Prepare for the new year with some simple, delightful resolutions that can be easily implemented on a daily or weekly basis. From meditation to cumin tea, check out our recommended Ayurvedic New Year's Resolutions!

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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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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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Say Goodbye to Nightmares Forever with Ayurveda

Say Goodbye to Nightmares Forever with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support June 10, 2018

Sleep is an essential component of good health and peace of mind. Not just sleep, but deep sleep. Experiencing a deep sleep is when little or no energy is consumed with vivid dreams, nightmares or negative thoughts. This quiet state gives the body and mind a chance to renew, refresh and restore.

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A Deeper Look Into Ayurveda and Dreams

A Deeper Look Into Ayurveda and Dreams

by Kottakkal Support June 07, 2018

Dreams - what are they and what do they mean? These two questions have puzzled civilizations for thousands and thousands of years as people have tried to use dreams to their advantage.

The Achuar Indians in the Amazon share their dreams before sunrise as a map of the challenges to come. Practitioners of Ayurveda and Yoga in India interpret dreams on the basis of psychological and physical imbalances in the Doshas.

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Dreams and the Doshas

Dreams and the Doshas

by Kottakkal Support June 01, 2018 4 Comments

Dreams can be terrifying or wonderful, or oftentimes a mix of both. Dreams mean different things to different people. Some take them seriously as inner guidance, and some hope to use Yoga and meditation to quit having dreams entirely and instead enjoy complete peace while sleeping. 

Like everything in our bodies and minds and the world around us, our dreams are influenced by the three Doshas. Each Dosha has unique characteristics of what they inject into our dreams. 

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Loving With Ayurveda

Loving With Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support May 24, 2018

Love - one word that can't fully encompass such a powerful emotion and action. 

It is "invisible," like the air we breathe. Just like the breath, love is what keeps most of us going and even pushes us to our spiritual and mental limits. We all have done incredible things in the name of love. Most of us probably use this word fairly often in our daily lives. 

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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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