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Kapha individuals are naturally loving, supportive, and stable. Kapha can be compared to a swan or a tortoise. Kapha people make pleasant companions and loyal friends. They have an amazing ability to nurture.
Underneath their calm constitution, howe
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Your Body in Winter
Early winter starts in late November and lasts through mid January. As the days grow shorter, they grow colder as well. As your body prepares for the drop in temperatures, you find yourself craving heavier foods
Early Summer - Mid-May to Mid-July
Hot, humid weather destroys the appetite and aggravates Pitta-Kapha rashes, irritabilit
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The Symbol of Western Medicine
Healing demands that we find and clean our wounds and disordered behaviors. The subtleties of healing, to the ancients, was symbolically represented by a snake. The cunning and devious nature of the s
AYURVEDIC FACE ASSESSMENT
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Routine is the foundation of a well-lived life. Routine creates simplicity, perspective, and helps you stay organized. Lack of routine creates instability, confusion, and an inability to identify the cause from the effect. A good routine supports your abi
Know Your Early Warning Signs of Imbalance
You know that feeling the day before you come down with a cold? The warning signs of a cold
include aches and pains, stuffy nose, cloudy thoughts, and general fatigue. These signs are 24
Preventative medicine is one of Ayurveda's greatest strengths. Preventative medicine in Ayurveda is based upon several pillars:
Awareness of your body
Recognizing imbalances early
Knowing how to change your diet and lifestyle to
Perhaps in recent years you have heard about a phenomenon called "oil pulling." Oil pulling has long been encouraged in Ayurveda as an important way to start your day and keep the mouth clean. Oil pulling involves swishing around a little bit of warm sesa
For most people, if you have to breathe through your mouth, your exercise routine is too intense. In Ayurveda, consistency is usually better than intensity. If you overdo it, you'll hurt your body and find it harder to keep up the pace.
Step 1: The Eyes
Are your eyes moving or relaxed? Anywhere you find tension, treat it with tenderness.
Are your eyes stinging? Dry? Sticky or gooey? Is there sleep in your eye?
How do th
AYURVEDIC SPEECH ASSESSMENT
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Many attend yoga classes in the evenings, but have you ever tried starting your day with a little yoga? Yoga in the morning can stimulate circulation, wake up the mind, and wake up your metabolism. It can ensure that you have a hearty appetite by breakfas
Browse our extensive selection of tinctures
Tinctures are a great way to take herbs that is effective quickly. They are an alcoholic preparation of a sing
The Old Names of Diseases
Have you ever caught a cold? Do you know the new name for the common cold is "rhinovirus?" Over the past 150 years, many diseases have been given new names. Before Louis Pasteur proposed the germ theory, d
Ayurveda offers you practical lifestyle tips to ensure that, whatever the goa
Why Black Pepper is Powerful
If you analyze black pepper you might discover some disappointing news: statistically, black pepper isn't that powerful for curing diseases. Your sense organs tell a different story. How do you know tha
How Do You Experience Your Body?
Every nerve, bone, and muscle has a name. Cut open a cadaver and you'll find the universe of Western anatomy, the pieces and parts all meticulously identified by modern medical science. This advance
One of the nicest, easiest ways to get yourself going in the morning is to splash cool water on your face. This not only gently cleanses the face, but it also refreshes the mind and skin. It's also very easy to do on days when you are pressed for time or
Many times people think of staying healthy in terms of deprivation or torturing their body. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Taking care of your health is about gentleness and nurturing. It should feel good and comforting to take care of yourself. Be ki
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Ayurveda renames diseases as feelings, uses herbs as adjectives, and describes anatomy with the experiences you have of your body. In all of these examples, the uniting theme is that Ayurveda uses adjectives to describe diseases, treatments, the body, and