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Abhyanga ~ Ayurveda Warm Oil Massage

Many people ask me, what is the difference between Abhyaṅga Warm Oil Massage and other techniques such as Swedish or Sports Massage? Western techniques tend to have a sole focus on treating the physical body, using a variety of effective techniques on the myofascial system. Here a lotion or ointment is used simply with the intent of lubrication for soft tissue manipulation; and potentially for relief of pain or inflammation, if the ointment is also infused with herbs. Ayurveda…

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Ojas: Boosting Immunity through Seasonal Practices

Ojas: Boosting Immunity through Seasonal Practices The transition from summer to fall is a time to expect cooler days and nights, sudden cold bursts of wind and the accumulated dryness that comes with the beginning of autumn. These winds can stir up and transport viruses, bacteria, fungi and other infectious agents, so be sure your home is stocked with immune strengtheners ready when the need becomes more likely.   It’s a time to prepare for earlier sunsets and later…

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How to Make Ghee

  INGREDIENTS ▸ 1 pound (Organic) Unsalted Cultured Butter UTENSILS ▸ Stainless steel heavy bottom pot and strainer ▸ Cheese cloth (organic unbleached ideally) ▸ Mason Jar or other air tight container to store ghee PREPARATION Put the butter (ideally cultured-details on how to prepare at home below. If no time to make just buy cultured butter) in a heavy, medium-sized pan. Turn the heat on to medium until the butter melts. Turn down the heat until the butter…

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Dinacharya~ Ayurvedic Daily Routine

Ayurvedic Daily Routine Ayurveda is an eternal science, something that has no beginning or end. It not only helps you to understand the value of life, but it also provides timeless direction that encourages one to live life in the most harmonious way possible. Ayurveda is an ancient wisdom that is meant to be used everyday, it’s not something you look for only when you need it. It’s very practical and accessible because its foundation is based in maintenance…

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14 Benefits of an Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat

1. CONNECT WITH NATURE AND DISCONNECT FROM TECHNOLOGY More often than not, Ayurveda and yoga retreats take place in beautiful locations nestled in nature. Whether it’s the beaches of Mexico and Goa, the rain forest of Costa Rica, or the Rocky Mountains of Canada. A yoga retreat is like getting two for the price of one, a vacation in a beautiful place combined with an immersion to healthy living that benefits you on a profound level. Especially if you…

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