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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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Vata Balancing Kitchari for Autumn

Vata Balancing Kitchari for Autumn

by Kottakkal Support October 17, 2018 2 Comments

Try this simple, delicious meal that your entire family and all of your friends will not only enjoy, but also feel the positive effects after eating such a healthy dinner.

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Tuning Into Autumn with Ayurveda

Tuning Into Autumn with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support October 10, 2018 3 Comments

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. The winds are cool and the air is scented with falling leaves and fires. Autumn is full of magnificent colors. This season is perfect for admiring beauty of nature and taking endless scenic pictures. Nothing can relax and rejuvenate more than enjoying nature in fall.

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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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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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