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Wellness, Naturally: The Magic of Panchakarma

The Art of Living Retreat Center’s Panchakarma cleanses are magical, and it’s such an honor to be a part of that process. We heal people from all over the country who are seeking greater health, whether they’re already fit or at the beginning of their journey. Panchakarma: the Basics We haven’t watered down the program …

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Belly Love

Belly Love

  Our belly, my belly, your belly, women’s bellies, men’s bellies “should” be flat, flat, flat. I have met very few people that are not on a quest for a flatter abdomen. I, too, have striven for this perfection as the message I heard growing up from my misguided but well-intentioned mom was “you can …

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Panchakarma wellness treatment shirodhara at Shankara Ayurveda spa.

The Elements of Panchakarma: Three 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 well-being. Panchakarma is a 3-part process—pre-cleansing, main treatment, and post-cleansing. Cleanse Prep (Purva karma) The cleanse prep is done before Panchakarma …

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3 Ayurvedic Oils for Massage at Home

What are the benefits of using essential oils in Ayurveda? They are plentiful! Using Ayurvedic oils for massage at home can help you manage weight, sleep better, achieve clearer skin, and de-stress. Vata and Kapha body types benefit most from warming oils, especially sesame oil to offer relaxation. Pitta people have a type-A temperament, so …

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