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Ayurvedic Detox (Part 3): Panchakarma

  Ayurveda, the holistic medicine from India, has given us the ultimate way to detoxify the body-mind: Panchakarma. Panchakarma, or the “five actions,” is a time-tested cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability. It is a series of therapies that helps remove deep rooted stress while balancing the body-mind …

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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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Shirodhara treatment at panchakarma wellness retreat.

What is Panchakarma? Exploring Ancient, Natural Detox

What is Panchakarma? Panchakarma (PK) is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”.  The PK program is a series of ancient health-boosting treatments that cleanse body of toxins, increase vitality, and restore inner-balance and wellbeing.   Natural is Best According to Ayurvedic principles, our natural state is one of health and happiness. …

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The Five Elements

The Five Elements Earth Day is April 22, so we thought it would be natural to talk about the five elements of nature. When we look at nature, there are five elements that provide the foundation for the entire physical world – space, air, fire, water and earth. Ayurveda recognizes these elements as the building blocks of all …

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Panchakarma Compared: Deep Cleansing for Your Tissues

Panchakarma Compared Is it that time of year, when the body’s grown sluggish or tired and you’re looking into cleansing? How does Panchakarma differ from other fads and cleanses? What are its specific benefits? In quest of these answers, in our last post we approached Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, an Ayurvedic practitioner based on Northern California, to …

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