Category: Ayurveda

Turmeric is one of the most potent Ayurvedic herbs balancing all the doshas (Vata, Pita and Kapha) known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, it’s excellent for arthritis, digestion, cuts, anxiety, stress, high cholesterol, triglycerides, skin problems and it boosts the immune system.You can use it externally or internally as a part of your daily regimen.

Skin Care:

For beautiful and clear skin you can take 1 capsule daily and in the case of pregnancy, take it regularly as part of your diet, it will help the child to have gorgeous skin.

Golden Milk Recipe:

  • ½ teaspoon of unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 cup of almond milk/ coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of  turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of organic  black pepper
  • ¼  cinnamon
  • ¼ cardamom
  • ½ inch of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients together over medium heat except for the maple syrup
  • Heat until start it begins to boil
  • Turn heat down to low
  • Simmer for 5 minutes for the flavors to combine
  • Add the maple syrup (optional)
  • Serve and enjoy!!

“Let the food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hipocrates

Now Offering Healing Gift Baskets

“Give the gift of health for Christmas, a birthday or just to show you care.”

Grounding Vata

vata-basket

Price: $115

-Excess of thoughts, worry or anxiety?

-Difficulties in finishing or accomplishing a task?

-Lack of energy and exhausted at night?

-Dryness of (Skin,hair, constipation) and/ or pain in your body ?

Vata is related with the element air and ether in Ayurveda, unsteady as the wind by nature. Balancing excess of Vata will give a grounded sensation giving the body a body a sense of calm.

Includes: Vata Tea, Vata Churna (spices),Vata Massage Oil, Nasya Oil, Triphala,  Ashwagandha Tablets/ Powder  and Tranquil Mind Tablets.

Calming Pitta 

pita-basket

Price : $95

-Fiery emotions, lack of patience or easily irritable?

-Anger emotions?

-Burning sensations (stomach, skin) or excess of heat in the body?

Pitta is related with the elements of fire and water in Ayurveda,reducing the excess of fire will reduce the heat in the body, improve digestion/assimilation, reduce anger/frustration and ease the  tension associated with Pitta.     

 Includes: Pitta Tea, Pitta Churna (spices),PittaMassage Oil, Nasya Oil, Triphala and  Ashwagandha Tablets/ Powder.    

          Boosting Kapha 

kapha-basket

Price: $137

-Lack of energy and enthusiasm or depression?

-Resistance to change or difficulties letting go?

-Excess of weight or heavy sensation in the body?

Kapha is related with the elements earth and water in Ayurveda, heavy and grounded by nature. Reducing the excess of Kapha will increase your level of energy and enthusiasm, boost your metabolism and increase the overall lightness of the body

Includes: Kapha Tea, Kapha Churna (spices), Kapha  Massage Oil, Nasya Oil, 7 Herbs Extract, Triphala, Guggul Tablets and  Ashwagandha Tablets/ Powder.

Other Baskets Available :

  Stress Relief

Insomnia or lack of sleep? Anxiety or excess of thoughts? Lack of clarity?

Stress is a significant factor in the manifestation of disease, incorporating these healing herbs in your daily routine will help your body/mind to relax, reduce worry/anxiety,while promoting increased energy and mental clarity

Price: $100

Heal Your Gut & Boost your Digestion
Cleanse your body with the Detox Kit, a gentle way to get rid of excess toxins accumulated in the body, promoting proper circulation/drainage, increasing the sharpness of the mind and increasing energy levels. You will probably shed excess weight too!

Includes: Detox tea, Psyllium & Flax Seed, Silk gloves, Tongue Cleaner, Digest Tone, Guggul Tablets and Triphala.

Price: $140

Rejuvenate and Nourish your body

Ayurveda is a way of living, rejuvenating and nourishing  your body with organic healing herbs, free of toxicity and chemicals. It will bring a pleasant sensation to your body, mind and sense organs, in a natural way.

Includes: Chyananprash Jam, Beauty Balm, Shatavari Extract, Hair Oil, Daily Swish, Womens/Mens Support Tablets & Triphala.

Price: $115

Deep Relaxation & Sleep

Lack of sleep or sleep that is not restorative is one of the most common problems in todays average citizen. This basket containing organic relaxant herbs, helps release the accumulated tension during the day, providing a deep sense of relaxation and brings calm to the mind. Get ready for natural deep sleep patterns to return.

Includes: Vata Tea, Sleep easily Oil, Sleep Easily Tablets,  Nasya Oil, Worry free Aroma.

Price: $85

Daily Routine Kit

Having a daily routine sets the pace for your entire day, bringing a sense of calm and well- being to your body and mind, while helping the body rid itself of excess toxins, nourishing your sense organs , giving you a fresh start everyday, ultimately  increasing your longevity.

Includes: Tongue Cleaner, Daily Swish,  Nasya Oil, Ashwagandha Oil  and Triphala.

Price: $85

Recover your Focus and Mental Clarity

Unable to concentrate? Difficulty to complete or achieve tasks?  Recover the focus and enthusiasm supporting all aspects of mental performance, including memory, concentration, and learning capacity. The combination of these organic healing herbs will help the body to bring back the sharpness of the mind and is useful for those prone to forgetfulness, confusion or indecisiveness;  an ideal combination for students, seniors and anyone with a mentally demanding workload.

Includes: Vata Tea,  Nasya Oil, Brahmi Oil ,Triphala and Mental Clarity Tablets.

Price: $80

The Importance of Healing the Gut

Healthy Gut

We’ve only recently begun to understand the importance of the gut flora’s role in human health and disease. The gut flora promotes normal gastrointestinal function, provides protection from infection, regulates metabolism and comprises more than 75% of our immune system. Disregarded gut flora has been linked to diseases ranging from autism and depression to autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes.

Several components of the modern lifestyle directly contribute to unhealthy gut flora:

  • Antibiotics and other medications like birth control and NSAIDs
  • Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods
  • Diets low in fermentable fibers
  • Dietary toxins like wheat and industrial seed oils that cause leaky gut
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic infections

Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Many researchers believe that supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut barrier will be one of the most important goals of medicine in the 21st century.

 

All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates

5 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Tongue

Tongue-

 

Have you noticed a film or coating on your tongue in the morning?

If so there are some impurities, bacteria’s, dead cells and toxins that your body is taking out, that might affect our health. At night our digestive system remains awake, removing toxins from our body by depositing them onto the surface of our tongue. If we don’t scrape away these toxins, they get reabsorbed by the body and can lead to respiratory difficulties, digestive problems, and a compromised immune system.

That’s why it is important in your Ayurvedic daily routine to include cleaning your tongue on a regular basis, in the morning upon rising, and on an empty stomach.

 

  1. Halitosis.

The morning breath comes from the bacteria at the back of the tongue, cleaning your tongue daily reduces and removes those toxins that cause the bad smell in your mouth. Bad breath can have a negative impact on a person’s life, relationships, and self-esteem.

  1. Experience properly, the flavors of your food.

The digestion process begins in the mouth, with your tongue. When your taste buds are blocked, the body is not able to recognize the properties, flavors and nutrients of the food. The tongue becomes unable to transmit the right message to your brain, starting a poor digestion process. Tasting your food properly is an essential part of the digestion process.

  1. Improve your digestive health.

Having a proper digestion is considered the foundation of health, according to Ayurveda. Scraping your tongue activates saliva production promoting the agni (the body’s digestive fire), helping the digestion process sending the right messages to your brain.

  1. Boost your immunity.

The tongue is part of the first line of our immune system. The removal of those toxins prevents the body from reabsorbing them, allowing the immune system to work more efficiently.

  1. Good for your dental health.

This practice promotes general tooth and gum health removing the bacteria and toxins responsible for periodontal problems, loss of teeth, plaque build-up, and gum infections.

How to clean your tongue?

A tongue scraper (flat piece of metal that is bent in a “U” shape) is more effective than a toothbrush. Due to the fact that, almost half of our oral bacteria live on the deep surface of our tongue; the scraping action of the tongue scraper reach those places where the toxic tongue coating collects (which can range in color from,
(white, clear, yellow or green).

Scrape your tongue by holding the two ends of the scraper in both hands, sticking out your tongue, and placing the scraper as far back on you tongue as possible with firm but gentle pressure from 5 to 10 repetitions until your tongue feels clean and is free of the coating. This should be done just after brushing/flossing and finally the mouth should be rinsed thoroughly with warm water.

 

Introduction to Ayurveda Series of Classes Kicks Off in June 2016

Tridosha Concept Lotus

Namaste Yogi’s and Yogin’s, We are thrilled to bring you this amazing knowledge of Ayurveda which has been carefully handed down since time immemorial. We will continue our series of classes with an informative session outlining The Tridosha Concept. This will be the 2nd in an ongoing series of classes held at the Chatham Community Center. For those of you who missed a class don’t worry this series will be ongoing and all the classes are setup to be separate topics.  This will be a theory class so just bring a laptop or a pen and something to write on. There will be a handout which will cover the main points. Join us on the inspirational and infinitely rewarding path back to ourselves. Classes will be held every Tuesday @ 6:30pm in the “Club Room” of the Chatham Community Center (702 Main Street). Cost for the class is $10 payable at the time of class.

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