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Maharishi Aromatherapy: Four Ways to Use Essential Oils for Natural Immunity

As the weather begins to cool and the days become drier, our physiology can become more susceptible to Vata imbalance. It’s easy to understand why, and taking steps to balance Vata dosha is essential. So, how can we begin to boost our natural immunity? One powerful technique is with natural, therapeutic remedies that enliven our own self-healing mechanisms — pure essential oils! Check out these simple ways to use essential oils every day: Environmental Protection (Aromatherapy) — EPA Cleanse and purify the air all around you by using essential […]

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Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines? Whatever your intentions are for the new year, following an Ayurvedic routine can help you stay rested, energized, and balanced as you pursue your dreams and make them a reality. Ready for an Ayurvedic routine restart? Let’s get back to […]

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Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

Try Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

Do you ever wake up with that pasty, yucky, Morning Mouth feeling? Some days, brushing your teeth and gargling doesn’t seem to eliminate it, and you might even notice a yellowish or white coating on your tongue. Daily tongue scraping, or jihwa prakshalana, is a time-tested Ayurvedic practice that helps to remove bacteria and toxins (or ama) from the tongue. Modern science is catching on to this age-old practice; new dental research shows that tongue scraping is an effective way to remove bacteria from the tongue for fresher breath. […]

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5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

Feeling forgetful or absent-minded on occasion? It’s perfectly normal (and human!) to feel a little scattered now and then, but if you’re increasingly forgetting names and appointments or frequently misplacing your keys, it might be time to give your mind and memory a little Ayurvedic TLC. The Ayurvedic Perspective on Mind & Memory There are three aspects of learning and memory according to the Ayurvedic texts: 1) dhi, the power of acquisition or learning; 2) dhriti, the power of retention and processing; and 3) smriti, the ability to recall. […]

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A Pap Smear Whisperer

Annual Trip to Your Gynocologist For most women, a visit to the gynecologist includes a vulnerable and unpleasant experience and necessity: A Pap smear to scrape cells from the back of the cervix is no picnic.  However, this screening test is a matter of life and death in some instances.  A visit with the OB/GYN is a gateway to prime the much-needed conversation: How is your sex life?  Lack of intimacy in your relationship and issues regarding sexual well-being are challenging to reveal on the examination table while in […]

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