Where Health Meets Happiness

“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Lokesh Rathuri

Panchakarma wellness treatment shirodhara at Shankara Ayurveda spa.

The Elements of Panchakarma: 3 Steps to Detox

What Does Panchakarma Involve? Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing practice of detoxifying the body while strengthening the immune system and restoring your body’s pH balance. It provides an overall sense of calm and wellbeing. Panchakarma is a 3 part process: pre-cleansing, main treatment, and post-cleansing.   I.  Cleanse Prep (Purva karma) The cleanse prep …

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When is the Best Time to Detox?

Essentially, whenever you have a desire to feel strong and vibrant and want a boost, detoxing can be very helpful. As part of an integrative approach to preventive care, panchakarma can support your health at any time throughout the year.   That being said, it is often recommended to go through a cleanse when you …

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Healthy Lifestyle: 4 Ayurvedic Tools To Support Your Health

Preventative Care A preventative approach to maintaining the body assists in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Maintenance-wise, our car requires regular tune-ups and yearly maintenance. Why don’t we tune up our bodies?   In addition to regular check-ups with a physician, Ayurveda emphasizes a holistic, self-care approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda’s emphasis on preventative healing …

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From Vata Imbalance to Vata In Balance

VATA IN BALANCE: In our last post, we looked at signs of vata imbalance. Now, I’d like to introduce some practical tips for how to keep vata in balance when it gets out of whack.   1. Some Tips to Warm Up How to balance vata? Stay warm and stay calm. When you are relaxed, …

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Recognize the Signs of Vata Imbalance

VATA: THE MOVER AND SHAKER In the last post we looked briefly at the three main constitutional types in Ayurveda. Here, I’ll go into more depth about vata, the mover and shaker of the three constitutions. This information will be especially useful for readers who: have a vata constitution have a hectic lifestyle have a vata imbalance …

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Ayurveda for Natural Weight Loss, Part 2

TIPS FOR NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS WITH AYURVEDA In our last article, we looked at key causes of weight gain and what body types persistently grapple with weight issues. Now, I’d like to share a few Ayurvedic tips for natural weight loss. Read on for more. Dealing with Vata For weight loss, it’s important to first balance …

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Ayurveda for Natural Weight Loss, Part 1

Many people want to lose weight, but often we start an exercise routine (which in itself is great!) without fully considering the factors that cause obesity. In this first installment, we’ll look beyond standard explanations to analyze from an Ayurvedic understanding what causes weight gain and obesity. In turn, this will help us understand the …

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