Menopause: How it Changes Your Skin and Ayurvedic Solutions

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Menopause causes drastic changes in women’s bodies. According to Ayurveda, the transition into menopause is a Vata time. This is because it is a joint in time: a change from one phase to another and Vata governs the energy of change and movement. This means many women may experience Vata-dysfunction characteristics: scattered mental patterns, forgetfulness, over-sensitivity to our surroundings and insomnia. A Vata increase can increase leading to roughness and thinning of the skin and hair, frailness, dullness and dryness as well as brittleness of …

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5 Immune-Boosting Tips From Ayurveda

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It seems like everyone I know has been sick in the last few weeks. With the weather yo-yoing up and down, playing games with our immune systems, its no wonder colds and flus have been rampant. Moving into the cooler season, we become prey to colds, flus, allergies, and dry skin… and this really cramps our style. Don’t you hate the ever so glamorous tissue-chaffed red nose? According to Ayurveda, our bodies and health work in synergy with the external environment and stress on our …

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Spring Detox Tips Tailored To Your Body Type

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According to East Indian health science, Ayurveda, the spring is the best time to cleanse and detoxify. During this season, the environment’s high humidity ripens the body and allows it to be easily flushed out as well as its temperate climate restores its energy. This absence of extreme cold or extreme hot weather lessens taxing influences on your tissues, letting your constitution concrete on clearing out waste rather than coping with its external forces. But while fad diets and cleanses are all the rage, Ayurvedic …

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3 Ways To Detox Without Cutting Out Foods

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Spring is THE time to detox. This is noted in many traditional medicine, including Ayurveda. Why? Well, according to Ayurveda, spring is a time of dampness and heaviness. This is why it encourages growth and germination. It is governed by an energy referred to as “Kapha” – the earth and water dosha, and because of this Kapha influence, our bodies also accumulate earth and water qualities of moisture, retention and cold. If imbalanced, this is said to lead to internal “dampness”, taking the form of …

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Detoxifying Yoga, For Kapha Clearing

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Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga. While yoga focuses on poses, the art of breathing and meditation to for health and balance, Ayurveda is a medicinal science that uses the same mind-body-spirit approach to wellness employing diet, detox, mantra, herbs and, yes, also yoga. There are so many types of yoga – different schools and styles – but what is important from an Ayurvedic point of view is how it balances your doshas. Doshas are different energies in our bodies that make us who …

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Anti-Aging Yoga, Vata-Pacification

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You may also ready be a regular yogi, but have you tailored your practice to your constitution and your energy? Yoga is a mind-body-spirit practice that is deeply related to ancient medicinal science, Ayurveda, which prescribes different poses, paces and mental states for your yoga routine based on your health and wellness goals. Tissue depletion ailments can be supported by balancing what Ayurveda refers to as Vata: the energy of air and space. This relates to the process of aging as we lose tissue as …

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Anti-inflammatory Yoga

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A regular yoga practice can be incredibly health supporting and enriching for our lives. This is not only because the poses help to lengthen and strengthen our muscles but because it is a truly holistic mind-body-spirit practice.  Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga. While yoga focuses on the asanas, pranayama and meditation to obtain balance, Ayurveda seeks out total body harmonization through life habits such as diet, detox, mantra, herbal medicine and also yoga.  Holistic Ayurveda prescriptions include yogic postures, breathing and reflection based …

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