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CCF TEA – Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Seed Tea

Digestive Tea

Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Seed Tea to enhance your Agni digestive fire and gently detoxify your system. Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds Preparation Steep seeds in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes, strain and serve hot. For a more concentrated version, toss all into a pot on stove and simmer for 5 mins. PRO-TIP: Make a large batch of the dry tea and store in a maison jar- shake…

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This satisfying one pot meal; a seasoned mixture of rice and moong dal, is basic to the Ayurvedic way of life. Together they create a very balanced food, that is an excellent complete vegetarian protein combination that is tridoshic. It’s easy to digest and gives strength and vitality and nourishes all the tissues of the body. It’s the preferred food to use when fasting on a mono-fast or while going through cleansing programs such as panchakarma. Khichdi is excellent…

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Ayurveda Fall Cleanse

The vital preparation for Panchakarma Charaka & Vaghbhata in Sutrasthana define health as:“Samadosha, samagnischa samadhatumala kriyaha prasanna atmenindriya manaha swasthya ityabhidheeyate” Above is the Ayurvedic Definition of Health which teaches that the basic body humours (doshas) must be in equilibrium, the digestive fire (agni) must be in a balanced state and the tissues (dhatus) and wastes (malas) must work in a normal state. The soul (atma), sensory and motor organs and mind (manas) must also be in a pleasant…

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Balancing Your Mind & Body with Ayurvedic Wisdom of Gemstones & Colours

We don’t know exactly how these gemstones work. They seem to be able to strengthen & nourish a person with their corresponding planetary energy, but also protect them from an excess of that energy. The actions of gemstones and crytals can only be explained by prabhāva, and not by the logic of rasa, vīrya, vipāka, nor even by the phytochemical effects on the doshas. ~Dr.Vasant Lad Edmonton Even Alert! Before diving into the juicy details-Mark your calendars!! Join us…

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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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8 Ayurveda Travel Tips

Stay Hydrated! The air in the airports and aircraft cabin is extremely dehydrating to the body. Plus naturally, travel vitiates vata dosha, increasing the dry, rough, cold, light and mobile qualities in the mind and body. This can cause dry skin, dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, anxiety, indecisiveness, insomnia and poor concentration. So drink plenty of water a few days prior to flying, after and during the flight. Also make sure to avoid further dehydration by passing on the complimentary…

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Summer Season According to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity throughout the seasons of the year and cycles of life. As summer is fast approaching, here is some information about pitta dosha, which is the governing, fire and water dominant energy of the summer season. We should all strive to pacify pitta during its dominant season, no matter what your constitution is. The following will help…

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Ayurvedic light on Aromatherapy

Ayurveda, becoming recognized in the west for its timeless remedies and treatments, is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity. Being that Ayurveda is the ‘Science of life’ its scriptures include everything from diet and lifestyle, including excersize and rejuvenation techniques, to meditation and medication. The commonly known objects of perception are referred to in Ayurveda as the five ‘tanmatras’; Shabda (sound/hearing), Sparsha (touch), Rupa…

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Why I practice Yoga and Ayurveda; Side by side as they have been practiced for thousands of years.

Ayurveda is the science of life and over the past decade, it has become my life. The journey into my personal yoga and meditation practice commenced at the age of 16, looking to learn something I wasn’t attaining from my small town high school in Alberta. Eager to travel at 18, I left my family and friends to live and study in Southeast Asia, Mexico, India and Costa Rica. Living out of a backpack while learning how to adapt…

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