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AYURVEDIC PRODUCTS TO BALANCE EXCESS VATA

AYURVEDIC PRODUCTS TO BALANCE EXCESS VATA

by Kottakkal Support July 28, 2020

With the qualities of winter often being cold, damp and windy in North America, it is very easy for Vata Dosha to get out of balance. This is especially true for your clients who are newer to Ayurveda and may not be incorporating all of the principles yet or who are still recovering from an illness. Here are some of the most common symptoms of excess Vata Dosha and three products that are powerful Vata-calmers.

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Feeling Overwhelmed & Anxious? Use Ayurveda To Relieve Anxiety

An Ayurvedic Morning Routine To Relieve Stress & Anxiety

by Christoph Dehnel 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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NERVE DISORDERS

NERVE DISORDERS

by Kottakkal Support April 19, 2020

Nerve weakness or palsy refers to anything from weakness to complete paralysis and commonly, manifests any kind of nerve damage. 

Occasionally, it is transient and fades with time. However, when it is not resolved with time, it presents as a concerning health issue, required to be handled carefully.

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WINTER STRENGTH AND IMMUNITY

WINTER STRENGTH AND IMMUNITY

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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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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Learning to See the Doshas in Everything

Learning to See the Doshas in Everything

by Kottakkal Support March 23, 2018

Ayurveda is all around us - inside of us and outside in our daily lives and the rhythms of nature. It is a spiritual experience just to look around and see how Ayurveda is in everything.

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Ayurveda for Healthy Joints

Ayurveda for Healthy Joints

by Kottakkal Support February 26, 2018

Maintaining the health, functionality and flexibility of the joints takes some understanding of anatomy and physiology - from an Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda looks at everything comprehensively. To have true good health, it's essential that we do the same, especially if we want to have a flexible and strong body even into our later years. 

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Why Shirodhara Should Be Part of Your Yearly Routine

Why Shirodhara Should Be Part of Your Yearly Routine

by Kottakkal Support September 25, 2017

Shirodhara is a classical Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure. An Ayurvedic practitioner prescribes an herbal oil and it's then poured in a constant, gentle stream over the forehead. Shirodhara is a powerful way to balance Vata and support the healing of a wide range of health problems. It's incredibly nourishing for mind, body and soul.

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11 Tips to Stay Energetic and Healthy While Traveling

11 Tips to Stay Energetic and Healthy While Traveling

by Kottakkal Support August 26, 2017

I absolutely love to travel, and one of my favorite hobbies is researching and planning my next trips! But traveling by its very nature - moving at hundreds of miles an hour on planes and trains, spending hours in a car and in the cold, dry air of airports, and the stress that comes along with being out of your comfort zone - can increase Vata too much. Excess Vata has several major symptoms that you may even recognize from previous trips: chronic fatigue, constipation, gas, bloating, insomnia, anxiety, acne, weight gain, foggy brain and dry eyes and skin. To prevent and soothe those symptoms on your next adventure, here are 11 of my most effective Ayurvedic tips that will support your health anywhere in the world!

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