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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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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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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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14 Benefits of an Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat

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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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