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A Deeper Look Into Ayurveda and Dreams

A Deeper Look Into Ayurveda and Dreams

by Kottakkal Support June 07, 2018

Dreams - what are they and what do they mean? These two questions have puzzled civilizations for thousands and thousands of years as people have tried to use dreams to their advantage.

The Achuar Indians in the Amazon share their dreams before sunrise as a map of the challenges to come. Practitioners of Ayurveda and Yoga in India interpret dreams on the basis of psychological and physical imbalances in the Doshas.

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Dreams and the Doshas

Dreams and the Doshas

by Kottakkal Support June 01, 2018 4 Comments

Dreams can be terrifying or wonderful, or oftentimes a mix of both. Dreams mean different things to different people. Some take them seriously as inner guidance, and some hope to use Yoga and meditation to quit having dreams entirely and instead enjoy complete peace while sleeping. 

Like everything in our bodies and minds and the world around us, our dreams are influenced by the three Doshas. Each Dosha has unique characteristics of what they inject into our dreams. 

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Loving With Ayurveda

Loving With Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support May 24, 2018

Love - one word that can't fully encompass such a powerful emotion and action. 

It is "invisible," like the air we breathe. Just like the breath, love is what keeps most of us going and even pushes us to our spiritual and mental limits. We all have done incredible things in the name of love. Most of us probably use this word fairly often in our daily lives. 

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Panchakarma: Basti and Nasya

Panchakarma: Basti and Nasya

by Kottakkal Support May 18, 2018

Continued here are the other therapies done during Panchakarma, after preparation: basti and nasya, two very powerful and effective Ayurvedic therapies. Please read the first article before reading this one!

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The Beauty and Healing of Panchakarma

The Beauty and Healing of Panchakarma

by Kottakkal Support May 10, 2018

Panchakarma is a foundational aspect of healing in Ayurveda. Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments." Though the treatments that practitioners recommend to their clients will vary, the basic tenets of Panchakarma remain the same.

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4 Ways To Build Your Dream Ayurveda Practice

4 Ways To Build Your Dream Ayurveda Practice

by Kottakkal Support May 03, 2018 2 Comments

You may live in a place where not many people know about Ayurveda. It's a common issue among practitioners. But to build a successful practice, a mind shift is necessary. Instead of trying to educate people on Ayurveda who may have no initial interest in alternative health, it's more effective to focus your practice on people who already have an interest in Ayurveda. That way you can serve your niche deeply, instead of trying to serve "everyone." 

When you do this, your business can really start to thrive and referrals will start pouring in.

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6 Ayurvedic Travel Tips

6 Ayurvedic Travel Tips

by Kottakkal Support April 27, 2018

It's difficult to stay healthy and balanced on the road, no matter what the purpose or how you're traveling. Bus, car, train, plane - your body is moving faster than nature intended! Travel at any speed introduces the qualities of mobility, light and dryness into your being. When traveling, your daily routine is disturbed. All of this naturally aggravates Vata Dosha and leaves the traveler vulnerable to dehydration, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation, anxiety, forgetfulness and jet lag, just to name a few. But here’s the good and wonderful news: Ayurveda offers a bunch of ways to be vibrant and bright on the road. 

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Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 2

Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 2

by Kottakkal Support April 22, 2018

You or your partner should massage your breasts at night before you bathe and got to bed. Use organic oil such as sunflower, coconut, olive, almond or sesame oil, or consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner to find out of our oils is best for you, such as Yuvatyadi Breast Massage Oil. Make it a habit to massage your breasts every day, especially if you are pregnant to prevent clogged milk ducts!

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Ayurveda Tips for Enjoying Spring: Part 2

Ayurveda Tips for Enjoying Spring: Part 2

by Kottakkal Support April 19, 2018

Spring is here! It's time to get ready for it. The change of seasons can bring digestive problems if you're not consciously eating. The simplest and most effective way to ensure healthy digestion is to...

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