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Ayurveda Part 5/5 – Touch

Touch is the most nurturing thing we can do to others and ourselves. Gentle massage everyday improves BP, releases stress and enhances performance. When Vata is aggravated, grounding effect of massage is very pacifying. It loosens toxins, softens skin, improves digestion and has lasting benefits on the immune system. Vata types should use warm, rich […]

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Ayurveda Part 4/5 – Biological Rhythms

Our biological rhythms are a mirror of cosmos rhythms. Body responds to medicines very differently at different times of the day. Body is very different I the morning and the evening. These cycles are the manifestations of cosmos cycles. Circadian Rhythm, because of the earth spinning on its axis This causes 24 hour day, which […]

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Ayurveda Part 3/5 – Seasons

The 3 Doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, govern not only our own constitution, but everything else in the cosmos as well. So as per Ayurveda instead of winter, spring, summer, and fall, the year breaks into Vata season, which goes from late fall into early winter; Kapha season, from the coldest part of winter […]

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Ayurveda Part 2/5 – Diet

Ayurveda has a unique approach to break down tastes scientifically. Each taste has its own therapeutic effects and changing impact on the body, from taste to entering the body to being absorbed. The six tastes or Rasas as per Ayurvedic diet are Sweet, Salty, Sour, Pungent, Astringent and Bitter. For a balanced diet, Ayurveda recommends […]

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Ayurveda Part 1/5 – Doshas

Ayurveda is a personalized approach to health. Knowing your body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, exercise, supplements, and all other aspects of your lifestyle. From Ayurveda perspective, the whole universe is an interplay of energies of the five basic elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether. Earth is solid, heavy, […]

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