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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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Yoga’s Mindful Approach to Weight Management

In today’s culture of stresses and excesses, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can be a daunting task. It requires a variety of deliberate life adjustments, and experimentally combining separate-but-intertwining skill sets in five key areas: lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, psychology and spirituality. Lasting Change Instant fixes and miracle cures will not create lasting and healthy …

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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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Preventive Health through Ayurveda…and Exercise

Ayurveda as Preventive Health On a chill November day, a flash of understanding occurred when I understood that Ayurveda was as much about lifestyle as about healing treatments and herbal supplements.   Ayurveda: Subtle Analysis of Whatever’s Happening Inside Seven years ago, I experienced my first Ayurvedic consultation and was hooked for life. It was …

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