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Valuka Sweda

 

VALUKA SWEDA (SAND SUDATION THERAPY)


Ayurveda is the science of life and the most ancient science of holistic treatments for allowing the body to achieve a state of well-being. This science dictates that the human body is composed of five basic elements called Panchamahabhutas: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. These constitute the symbiosis of the human body, mind, and...

annalepam

 

ANNALEPAM (MEDICATED RICE THERAPY)

 
Annalepam is a Sanskrit term that is comprised of two words. Anna means food and lepam means application. Annalepam therapy is an Ayurvedic treatment where rice is directly applied to an individual’s body. This treatment is used for vata and pitta disorders, rakta (blood) problems such as contamination, and inflammatory and degenerative diseases. Overall, it...

shirovasti

 

SHIRO VASTI (HERBAL OIL HEAD BATH THERAPY)

 
The head is an integral component of our bodies and runs the administrative system in the most efficient way. What would happen if this system were to fall out of balance? Imagine an unhealthy roof of a house. It would certainly be difficult for it to withstand extreme conditions and subsequently crash one day. Shiro...

herbal neck pain

 

GREEVA VASTI (HERBAL NECK PAIN THERAPY)

 
Greeva Vasti is a Sanskrit term where greeva stands for neck and vasti means to hold something. Greeva Vasti is essentially the holding of herbal oils on the spine, starting from the neck. How Greeva Vasti Works Greeva Vasti operates through Sweda (sweating) and falls under the Panchakarma strain of treatments. Sweda is performed with...

januvasti

 

JANUVASTI (HERBAL KNEE THERAPY)

 
Januvasti is a Sanskrit term where janu means neck and vasti means to hold something. Januvasti is essentially the primary treatment recommended by Ayurveda to relieve pain in the knee joints. It is comprised of medicated oils which have been heated and then stored in containers made from black gram flour. These are placed directly...

merudanda vasti

 

MERUDANDA VASHTI (HERBAL SPINAL TREATMENT)

 
Merudanda is the Sanskrit word for spine and Vashti means oil bath. In Ayurveda, it is believed that there is a cure for every single ailment and its consequent complications. This particular oil treatment for the vertebral column is considered to have a strong healing and curing potential. For backaches and other spine related ailments...

neck pain

 

GREEVA PICHU (AYURVEDIC NECK MASSAGE THERAPY)

 
Neck pains are one of the most problematic issues arising from a change in people’s lifestyles. In earlier years, people spent their time moving around on fields and at home, which kept their moving bodies healthy. With time, lifestyles have changed and most adults are working on desks and sitting at their computer for more...

podikizhi

 

PODIKIZHI (HERBAL POWDER POULTICE THERAPY)

 
Among the many ancient practices of Ayurveda, one effective form of treatment is the Podikizhi, also known as Choorna Swedam. This sweat-inducing Ayurveda technique involves fomentation, sudation, and steaming treatments. It is used for different neurological ailments, arthritic conditions, obesity, sciatica...

Navara Kizhi

 

NAVARA KIZHI (HERBAL RICE POULTICE THERAPY)

 
There are numerous therapies in Ayurveda and Navara Kizhi is one of the most effective ways to relax the mind and body. Navara Kizhi is known as Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda in Sanskrit where Shashtika means 60, Shali means rice, Pinda means poultice, and Sweda means sweat. It is a type of massage that induces...

Udhwarthanam

 

UDHWARTHANAM (HERBAL POWDER MASSAGE THERAPY)

 
It is a well-established fact that Ayurveda helps the body achieve its natural state of well-being by balancing the body doshas. Combinations of various organic elements – space, air, fire, water, and earth make up three distinctive biological forces – vata, pitta and kapha. Every human body has these “doshas” in varying levels and...

Merudanda Pichu

 

MERUDANDA PICHU (AYURVEDIC SPINAL CARE THERAPY)

 
What is Merudanda Pichu? The spinal cord is referred to as Merudanda in Sanskrit. It is considered the individual’s axis to the universe. In the literal sense, Meru means peak or mountain and Danda means stick or staff. The basic principle of Merudanda Pichu (spine therapy) is that the state of health largely depends on...

Upanaham

 

UPANAHAM (HERBAL SUDATION THERAPY)

 
What is Upanaham Therapy in Ayurveda? Upanaham therapy is a treatment for the joints of the body to relieve stiffness, pain, swelling, and fractures through localized perspiration. It is accomplished using a paste of herbal oils and powders, medicated leaves, and a cotton bandage. This treatment benefits those suffering from conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, inflammation...
 

Netra Tarpana

 

NETRA TARPANA (AYURVEDIC EYE THERAPY)

 
Netra Tarpana is essentially made up of two Sanskrit words: “netra” meaning eyes and “tarpana” meaning rehydration. This Ayurvedic therapy utilizes ghee, which is clarified butter. Ghee is a healing agent for tired, stressed, dehydrated eyes and disorderly eyesight. Netra Tarpana is a procedure where circular formed frames made of a powdered Masha paste are...
 

Techniques and Benefits

 

TECHNIQUES AND BENEFITS OF SHIRO ABHYANGA IN AYURVEDA

 
What is Shiro Abhyanga Therapy? Shiro Abhyanga is a Sanskrit term comprised of two words: Shiro (head) and Abhyanga (massage). Shiro Abhyanga essentially means a complete massage of the head, neck, and shoulders using Ayurvedic herbal oils. These are the areas that are most affected by stress, which is why Shiro Abhyanga is beneficial in...

Padabhyangam

 

HOW PADABHYANGAM THERAPY HEALS YOUR BODY AND MIND

 
What is Padabhyangam Therapy? Ayurveda is an indispensable way of living that uses methodically crafted therapies to ensure smooth bodily function and restored wellness. Ayurveda stresses on life-long healing through therapies and procedures. The “mother” of all therapies is known as “Padabhyangam”. Padabhyangam can be loosely translated as “foot massage “or “foot therapy”...

Ayurvedic Elements edit

 

WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS IN AYURVEDA AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE?

 
The term Ayurveda means “the science of life,” where “Ayur” is life and “Veda” is knowledge. Ayurvedic principles state that the cosmos are compiled of the “Pancha Maha Bhutas” also known as the “Five Great Elements.” These elements originate from the “Pancha Tanmatra” known as sound (shabda), touch (sparsha), vision (roopa), taste (rasa), and smell...
 

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THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING AYURVEDA

 
Ayurveda essentially means the knowledge of life. It is a precise combination of science and the art of healthy living. Ayurveda is popular for its extensive natural healing ways that work on illnesses and improving the general wellness of the human body and mind. It does not simply mean chanting, yoga, applying packs and massaging with...

Panchakarma

 

THE AYURVEDIC CLEANSE OF PANCHAKARMA

 
According to Ayurveda, health is not defined as being disease free. It is the state of normalcy of the three doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha, which broadly represent the nervous system, the metabolic system, and the nutritive system. These doshas keep the human body, mind, and emotions in balance. A disease is manifested when...

What is Ayurveda

 

WHAT IS AYURVEDA AND HOW IS IT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

 
Name : Ayurveda Treatment Therapies : Panchakarma, Shamana, Bhrimana Components : Herbs, oils, spices, massages and therapies using natural ingredients Purpose : Balances body doshas, widely used to treat several physical and psychological conditions Benefits : Maintaining and restoring the body’s capability to balance and fight with ailments, relieve stress, anti-aging, metabolism booster The history...
 

Rest

 

LIVE THE TRANQUIL LIFE

 
Take a moment to catch your breath. There is hardly anyone who can afford that these days. To balance all your chakras, you need a calm state of mind. We need peace around us in order to focus on the task at hand. Do we get any of that? Hardly. Busy lifestyle numbs our senses, makes us irritable and takes a toll on our health....
 

Techniques and Benefits

 

AYURVEDA: AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 
In the United States, Ayurvedic Medicine considered a form of alternative medicine. Alternative medicine describes treatments that are used instead of traditional medical therapies. Ayurveda answers all lifestyle management questions in a natural way....
 

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A UNIQUE APPROACH TO A HEALTHY DIET

 
One of the biggest questions people have when practising a more natural lifestyle is whether it’s important to eat organic food. Eating organic has become increasingly mainstream in the last decade, and data shows that sales of organic foods are steadily on the rise....
 

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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT WITH AYURVEDA

 
Weight management is a common phrase used to describe the techniques required to attain and maintain a certain weight. Most weight management techniques entail long-term lifestyle strategies that promote a healthy eating plan and daily physical activity. There are countless programs for weight management that can help you get on track or stay on track when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight.....
 

rdacu

 

DETOX AND REJUVENATE WITH ACUPUNCTURE

 
Acupuncture therapy is an ancient Chinese technique that can solve many common aches and pains of the body. It is increasingly becoming popular in the West, to relieve the body, increase overall wellness, and reduce stress. You will find acupuncture clinics all over major cities and urban settings....
 

Techniques and Benefits 2

 

BEST STRESS RELIEF TECHNIQUES

 
Stress relief and relaxation are two very important components to healthy lifestyle management and are especially imperative in the fast-paced society in which we live. You could encounter small daily stresses such as being late for work, being stuck in traffic, or larger sources of stress such as your career, a relationship, your children, or the illness of a loved one....
 

therapies bhramari

 

LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT WITH YOGA AND MEDITATION

 
A lifestyle that includes regular practice of yoga and meditation is on the pathway to achieving a more healthy and balanced life. Yoga and meditation, both ancient practices are an important aspect of lifestyle management. The two have become very popular in Western culture as people face more and more stress due to the demands of life in general. For many, yoga and meditation is an escape from the pressures and demands of everyday life....
 

Merudanda Pichu

 

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

 
Going to the spa for a massage may seem pampering treat, especially after a particularly stressful week, but did you know massage has a myriad of benefits to your health? Body massage can be considered a type of therapy that can be used to relieve all sorts of common aches and pains which are common in our high-tech lives, where many of us are bent over our desks, typing away, or hunched over our smart devices. ...
 

Pizhichil 5

 

PIZHICHIL (HERBAL OIL BATH THERAPY)

 
Pizhichil is popularly known as “Thailadhara” and is one of the traditional favorites among Ayurvedic therapies. In ancient times, this therapy was considered a royal treatment and referred to as “the king of Ayurvedic therapies.” Pizhichil means “to squeeze.” By combining oil and heat therapy, Pizhichil is used to enhance blood circulation and simultaneously release toxins from the body. ...
 

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