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Settling Into Autumn with Ayurveda

Settling Into Autumn with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support October 26, 2018

It’s Vata Dosha season, the Dosha of air and space! According to the Ayurvedic calendar, fall is when these elements increase in our environment. You can see it all around you - cold wind, dryness, cracking leaves. These elements also increase in our minds and bodies just like they do in nature and they can cause a wide variety of health problems. 

Here are a few practical Ayurvedic practices to settle Vata into balance as well as more information on what Vata looks like when it manifests as sickness.

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Lessons From A Tree

Lessons From A Tree

by Kottakkal Support September 26, 2018 4 Comments

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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Feeling Overwhelmed & Anxious? Use Ayurveda To Relieve Anxiety

An Ayurvedic Morning Routine To Relieve Stress & Anxiety

by Dr. Vandana Baranwal November 01, 2017 1 Comment

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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Why Shirodhara Should Be Part of Your Yearly Routine

Why Shirodhara Should Be Part of Your Yearly Routine

by Dr. Vandana Baranwal October 27, 2017 1 Comment

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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Using Oil to Heal in Ayurveda: Snehana

Using Oil to Heal in Ayurveda: Snehana

by Kottakkal Support May 30, 2017 1 Comment

Ayurveda has enjoyed a longtime love affair with oil. So it’s no coincidence that the Sanskrit word for oil, sneha, also means loveSnehana means the application of oil, which is performed externally on the skin through therapeutic treatments, or internally through consuming oil orally.

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Ayurvedic Remedies, Treatments & Products for Asthma

Ayurvedic Remedies, Treatments & Products for Asthma

by Kate Lewin February 24, 2017 1 Comment

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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