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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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Herbs to Enhance Immunity in Winter Months

Herbs to Enhance Immunity in Winter Months

by Kottakkal Support October 15, 2020

Rasayana is a special therapy Ayurveda uses for rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit. It’s one of the eight branches of classical Ayurveda, specializing in nutrition, immunology and care for the sick and elderly. One of the ways Rasayana enhances immunity is by the use of Lehams. 

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5 Ayurvedic Herbs Your Practice Needs for Fall

5 Ayurvedic Herbs Your Practice Needs for Fall

by Kottakkal Support July 24, 2020

Prajakta, one of our most experienced and educated Ayurvedic affiliates, shares her top 5 herbs (and their corresponding Kottakkal products) that practitioners should have in their clinic for the autumn and winter season! Read more for herb and product information and links, along with tons of Sanskrit vocabulary! What Kottakkal products do you absolutely have to have for autumn? 

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Want To Be Healthy? Balance Vata Dosha! Here's How In 10 Ways

Want To Be Healthy? Balance Vata Dosha! Here's How In 10 Ways

by Kottakkal Support July 24, 2020

The first aim of Ayurveda is the maintainance of health. To prevent ilness it suggests lifestyle modifications and the use of herbal combinations. I have compiled here 10 tips to maintain your optimum Vata physiology!

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ARISHTAMS FOR WINTER

ARISHTAMS FOR WINTER

by Kottakkal Support May 21, 2020

Arishtams are herbal formulas fermented with jaggery, sugar, or honey. The fermentation generates 5 – 10% alcohol, which acts as a medium for extracting deeper qualities from the herbs. They are a perfect choice for winter as they warm digestion and provide many healing benefits.       

  • Pleasant tasting due to sugar content
  • Improves digestion
  • Aids elimination of ama (toxins)
  • Increases the absorption of nutrients

 Please view all twenty-six of our Arishtams 

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Winter Strength and Immunity for All

Winter Strength and Immunity for All

by Kottakkal Support December 08, 2019

With the onset of cold weather, our ability to stay healthy is challenged. It’s especially true when the same ill-symptom occurs at the same time every year. Learning to recognize the early signals your body provides is key to preventing deeper health issues.  

Prevention is the primary goal of Ayurveda, and being aware of the early symptom signals your body provides is essential. At the beginning of winter, the cold drying effects of vata are felt, as winter progresses the deeper cold of kapha settles in. This transition challenges our strength and immunity and manifests as colds, cough, fever, headache, sinus congestion, constipation, indigestion, insomnia, itchy dry skin, and body pain and stiffness

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SPRING IS KAPHA

SPRING IS KAPHA

by Kottakkal Support June 24, 2019

Our bodies are continually exposed to natural seasonal changes, which has a direct effect on how we feel. In nature kapha is called soma, it is all things cooling and nourishing. Things like the moon, forests, freshwater or plant nectar all represent kapha in our external environment. When the season is providing an abundance of cold, rainy, snowy weather there is greater potential for kapha vṛddhi (increased kapha). In our internal environment kapha performs both normal and abnormal opposing activities, such as sturdiness or looseness, nourishment or leanness, enthusiasm or laziness, potency or impotency, wisdom or ignorance, and many other opposing pairs.

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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

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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Lessons From A Tree

Lessons From A Tree

by Kottakkal Support September 26, 2018

Vata season is coming. Fall is the season that is ruled by the air and either element according to Ayurveda. All you have to do is look around you, nature is so intelligent and will show us everything we need to know and do. The leaves start chaining colour and one by one fall off, how beautiful, they show us it is the season to let go. To shed away what no longer serves us and take care of our body and mind by bringing our energies internal. 

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