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Balancing Vata with A Fall Cleanse

Balancing Vata with A Fall Cleanse

by Kottakkal Support September 22, 2018

One of most important gifts of Ayurveda is the knowledge that we are not separate from anything else in the Universe, even the intangibles. Our mind, body and spirit are all one in the same along with our connection with all else that exists. When a butterfly flutters its wings on the other side of the planet, we really are affected by it in a subtle way.

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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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The Art of Aging Gracefully

The Art of Aging Gracefully

by Kottakkal Support August 29, 2018 1 Comment

Embrace aging as a natural part of life with a healthy mental attitude and then focus on slowing down the rate of physical decline. Proper diet and right lifestyle with yoga, meditation, moderate exercise and good sleep in your 30's help age gracefully. Chyawanprash, an Ayurveda rasayana, helps build immunity, improves digestive power and keeps mind and lungs clear.

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A Healthy Heart with Ayurveda

A Healthy Heart with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support August 22, 2018

The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body. However, heart disease is currently the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. because of our modern western diets and lifestyles. The rest of this article is about Ayurvedic principles to care and heal our hearts physically and emotionally.

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How to Start Your Day with Ayurveda: 5 Practices

How to Start Your Day with Ayurveda: 5 Practices

by Kottakkal Support August 15, 2018 1 Comment

Morning rituals are called Dinacharya, and they are a great way to start your day if you want to improve your mental, emotional and physical health. Here are five ways to do it! 

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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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How To Have A Healthy Late Summer with Ayurveda

How To Have A Healthy Late Summer with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support August 01, 2018

Stay cool, healthy, happy and balanced with three quick balancing tips for summer. Pitta can get out of hand during the hot summer months, but with some simple changes, you can avoid uncomfortable Pitta symptoms.

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Menopause Can Be A Smooth Transition with Ayurveda

Menopause Can Be A Smooth Transition with Ayurveda

by Kate Lewin July 24, 2018 1 Comment

Menopause happens and there's not too much to do about it. It has a bad reputation, but it's a natural transition! Like all transitions, it can be difficult and uncomfortable without a healthy diet and routine to balance the Doshas.

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Herbal Remedies to Balance Kapha

Herbal Remedies to Balance Kapha

by Kottakkal Support July 08, 2018

Herbal medicine, when used correctly, enhances gentle and natural healing. For Kaphas and those with excess Kapha, herbal remedies can promote detoxification and rejuvenation.

In Ayurveda, herbs are a part of a complete plan for mind-body-spirit balance. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle, along with herbs, are used to make changes that address the root causes of your digestive issues.

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