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Healing Acne with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies & Daily Practices

Healing Acne with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies & Daily Practices

by Kate Lewin July 17, 2016

The rest of this article is general advice for the overall healing of acne and can be printed out and given straight to your clients. For instructions according to the type of blemishes you are experiencing see Part 1 where we offer specific suggestions for Pitta, Kapha or Vata Acne.

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies

by Kate Lewin July 14, 2016 3 Comments

Welcome to Part 3 in our pregnancy series! If you haven't already, read Part 1 and Part 2 for how to help your pregnant clients set up a healthy diet and lifestyle plan. The rest of this article provides in-depth information into 5 herbal remedies that are used often in Ayurveda to support a healthy pregnancy and easy birth. 

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Healing Acne with Ayurveda: Part 1

Healing Acne with Ayurveda: Part 1

by Kate Lewin July 12, 2016 3 Comments

As an Ayurvedic practitioner you will likely come across clients who suffer from chronic acne. Read Part 1 of our acne series, where we go into detail about finding the root cause of skin disorders, the current medical approach and why it doesn't really work and the 3 different types of Doshic acne.

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A Brief History of Ayurveda's Ancient Texts & Why It Matters

A Brief History of Ayurveda's Ancient Texts & Why It Matters

by Kate Lewin July 08, 2016 3 Comments

However Ayurveda came to be, it seems clear that the rishis who brought Ayurveda into the world did so out of compassion for humanity and a desire to relieve its suffering. Wherever, whenever and however Ayurveda first came about, it is a system of healing created to nourish our bodies, minds and souls from our toes up. And while the past is not as important as being fully present in this moment, it is important to know the beginnings of Ayurveda. 

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4 Basics for An Ayurvedic Consultation

4 Basics for An Ayurvedic Consultation

by Kate Lewin July 06, 2016

Being an Ayurvedic practitioner is an incredible way to give back to your community and the world. Helping even one person to change the way they live and eat can cause a ripple effect that ends up benefitting that person’s family and friends. But for these profound changes to occur you have to offer consultations that are clear, in-depth, positive and informative. You have to motivate your client to keep moving forward while at the same time letting them progress at their own pace without them feeling pressured to do too much at once.

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Part 2

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Part 2

by Kate Lewin July 05, 2016 1 Comment

Once you have your mother-to-be working on her modified pathya, it’s time to help her set up a simple daily routine complete with extra things she can do to calm the Doshas. The daily practices of meditation, abhyanga, Yoga asanas, walking in nature, spiritual reflection and journaling are the most important for your client to include each day. Swimming is another ideal workout to go along with asanas and nature walks.

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Sunny Season Cooling Kitchari

Sunny Season Cooling Kitchari

by Kate Lewin July 01, 2016 2 Comments

A delicious cooling kitchari recipe for summer! (You're welcome, Pitta's!) 

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Practitioner Highlight: Heather Baines

Practitioner Highlight: Heather Baines

by Kate Lewin June 30, 2016

Regardless of how I was introduced to Ayurveda, here’s the thing: I was introduced to Ayurveda at just the right time in my life. Only five years earlier I was on another trajectory studying Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA when my father was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. I knew instinctually that there had to be “another way” to access health and wholeness in mind, body, and spirit, but at the time I was not ready for the depth and breadth of self-care and purification practices offered by Ayurveda. It took the deeper work of finding stillness (sthira) and single pointed concentration (dhārana) on the yoga mat to be prepare me for my introduction to the Elements (mahabhutani) as Beings with whom I could enter into relationship. That was the shift that occurred that led me to study the science of Ayurveda as a healing practice.

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Spice Highlight: The Amazing Fenugreek

Spice Highlight: The Amazing Fenugreek

by Kate Lewin June 29, 2016

Fenugreek, also known as Methi in Hindi, is a delicious spice used commonly in Ayurvedic cooking because it offers the pungent, bitter and sweet taste in different phases throughout the digestive process. Fenugreek is laghu, light to digest, and snigdha, oily. Along with being awesomely tasty, it also has numerous health benefits in food and as a powder and paste.

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