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Nirgundi Uses, Benefits + Actions, Ayurvedic Applications Of Nirgundi
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Nirgundi Uses, Benefits + Actions, Ayurvedic Applications Of Nirgundi

What Is Nirgundi? Vitex negundo or nirgundi is an herb widely used in Ayurvedic, Chinese and western herbalism traditions....

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Eranda Taila: Castor Oil Benefits + Ayurvedic Uses Of Castor Oil
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Eranda Taila: Castor Oil Benefits + Ayurvedic Uses Of Castor Oil

What Is Castor Oil? Castor oil, also known as eranda taila in Sanskrit, is a thick oil made from Ricinus communis, the cas...

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Sesame Oil Benefits, Ayurvedic Uses, Nutrition Facts + Sesame Oil Substitute
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Sesame Oil Benefits, Ayurvedic Uses, Nutrition Facts + Sesame Oil Substitute

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of sesame oil, using sesame oil for skin, whether sesame oil is healthy, ses...

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How 30 Days Of Abhyanga Changed My Life
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How 30 Days Of Abhyanga Changed My Life

I committed to 30 days of abhyanga self-massage and here’s what happened. “The body of one who uses oil massage regularly ...

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Yoga For Bad Knees + Ayurvedic Remedies For Knee Pain
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Yoga For Bad Knees + Ayurvedic Remedies For Knee Pain

What Is A Bad Knee? Most of us would have come across at least one episode of knee joint pain, sprain, crackling noises in...

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Oil Massage Hair For Hair Growth + Shiro Abhyanga Benefits
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Oil Massage Hair For Hair Growth + Shiro Abhyanga Benefits

In this article, we’ll discuss shiro abhyanga (head massage with Ayurvedic oils) as part of a daily regimen and its therap...

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Marma Points For Indigestion And Metabolism
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Marma Points For Indigestion And Metabolism

A Marma point is an anatomical point where the muscles, arteries, veins, nerves, ligaments, bones and joints meet. Accordi...

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5 Bedtime Routines For Adults: Inspiration For A Good Night’s Sleep
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5 Bedtime Routines For Adults: Inspiration For A Good Night’s Sleep

According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science and India’s alternative medicine system, living in har...

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6 Ayurvedic Tips To Improve Your Smoothie Bowl
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6 Ayurvedic Tips To Improve Your Smoothie Bowl

If my hard core Ayurvedic friends knew I was a fan of the smoothie bowl they would probably disown me and call the ‘ama po...

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4 Skin Care Essentials
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4 Skin Care Essentials

Autumn is a cold, windy season dominated by Vata dosha.  Vata dosha is made of Air and Space elements and its qualities ar...

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The Real Reason We Gain Weight (Or Have Trouble Losing It)
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The Real Reason We Gain Weight (Or Have Trouble Losing It)

In reality, holding on to weight and looking older (and feeling it) are two expressions of the same root cause: depletion....

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Self-Massage (Ahayanga)
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Self-Massage (Ahayanga)

Before you begin, warm the oil to skin temperature. The easiest way to do this is to keep a small plastic squeeze bottle f...

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How to do a Self-Massage
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How to do a Self-Massage

Ideally the Massage should start with head and end at the feet. The body should be massaged in sections and not the whole ...

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Beat Back To School Anxiety With This Simple Trick
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Beat Back To School Anxiety With This Simple Trick

Can you remember your first day at school? I sure do. I have a vivid memory of standing in a small car park, clinging to m...

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Massage Is Good For You, But Self-Massage is Even Better!
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Massage Is Good For You, But Self-Massage is Even Better!

I know you may be asking, “What’s with this obsession with oil and self-massage in Ayurveda?” Or maybe, “Why do I need to ...

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Healthy Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips for Fall
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Healthy Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips for Fall

Fall is here and that means it’s Vata season. The weather is cooler, the wind is blowing, the air is dry and all natural l...

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