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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
Most people don't feel anything at all after a meal. Or, they have only a vague idea of how food makes them feel after they swallow it. So, they eat on autopilot.
But what if you were aware of how your body reacts to food? You would be able to selec
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A Season of Deficiency & Change
Autumn is a season of deficiency and change. When the temperature starts to drop, the body scrambles to protect itself from heat loss. Nourishing foods, especially soups, seem all the more enticing w
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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
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Keep your skin soft, calm your mind, and warm up your body in the fall with an early morning oil massage. The practice of oil massage is called abhyanga in Ayurveda. The sensation of abhy
Early Summer - Mid-May to Mid-July
Hot, humid weather destroys the appetite and aggravates Pitta-Kapha rashes, irritabilit
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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
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
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Tinctures are a great way to take herbs that is effective quickly. They are an alcoholic preparation of a sing
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
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
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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
Treat yourself to exercise today and enjoy the sound of birds and the beauty of nature. Take a walk in the morning, do some yoga or any exercise at all to get your circulation up. The fact is that exercise makes you feel good. Spending time in nature help
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
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
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
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
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
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
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