5 Tangible Ways to Practice Yogic Philosophy

5 Tangible Ways to Practice Yogic Philosophy

The roots of yoga go back thousands of years and yogic philosophy has emerged from so many different texts over the years that the number of teachings is overwhelmingly big. It can be easy to get lost in philosophising and not be sure on how to apply them to our lives...

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How to Make Ghee – The Ayurvedic Way

How to Make Ghee – The Ayurvedic Way

About this recipe Ghee is a staple in ayurveda so it's always good to know how to make your own that way you can keep an eye on the quality and save a few bucks! Ghee is sattvic, increases agni, helps to move āma to be detoxified and is unctuous helping to nourish...

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Sleep – What Ancient Wisdom Tells Us

Sleep – What Ancient Wisdom Tells Us

Sleep, surprisingly, is no simple matter. For many of us, no matter how much we crave and value a good night's sleep it doesn’t come that easily. We either get too little, too much, or poor quality and disturbed sleep. According to Charaka all of the above lead to...

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Why Building Agni is THE Most Important Health Priority

Why Building Agni is THE Most Important Health Priority

Like the sun to the earth, agni (meaning fire in sanskrit) is a source of life to the body. It must be present in the right places and in the right amount in order to bring about a state of health. Too little and our bodies are cold and digestion sluggish. Too much...

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5 Tips to Stay Hydrated the Ayurvedic Way

5 Tips to Stay Hydrated the Ayurvedic Way

How many times have you been told that you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated? Well that’s not exactly accurate according to ayurveda. It’s a little bit more complicated than that. We have to take a few things into consideration; the season,...

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3 Daily Rituals to Keep You Calm and Happy

3 Daily Rituals to Keep You Calm and Happy

In a world that is many times faster than it was for our ancestors self-care is imperative. It is all too easy to get lost in the rush, the hussle and the bustle and look back years later wondering what happened and how you got to where you are. There isn’t one secret...

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Rasayānas: Why detoxing is only half the work

Rasayānas: Why detoxing is only half the work

Detoxing has been all the rage the last decade or so. We at yoga veda are totally for this trend. However (and it’s a rather important however), it really doesn’t stop there. In ayurveda detox programs called Panchakarma पंचकर्म are temporary measures used to...

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What is an Ayurvedic Practitioner?

Āyurvedic Practitioners (AP) are competent in managing and treating diseases from the Āyurvedic perspective, using Āyurvedic etiology (nidāna), pathology (samprāpti), diagnosis and management of diseases (kāya cikitsā), in addition to practising and teaching the...

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What is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Becoming an Āyurvedic Health Counselor is the first step on the educational path for any new student of Ayurveda.  Students take part in a 600 hour program typically over the course of 1 - 2 years.  As of July 1, 2021 students will be required to complete a minimum of...

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NAMACB Exam Preparation

NAMACB Exam Preparation

Have you been hearing about the NAMA board exam and do your nerves immediately set in?  This article will help to sooth those nerves and provide you with helpful information on how to prepare should you decide to take the exam. Remember that Ayurveda is still a legal,...

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