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8 Ayurveda Travel Tips

  Stay Hydrated! The air in the airports and aircraft cabin is extremely dehydrating to the body. Plus naturally, travel vitiates vata dosha, increasing the dry, rough, cold, light and mobile qualities in the mind and body. This can cause dry skin, dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, anxiety, indecisiveness, insomnia and poor concentration. So drink plenty of water a few days prior to flying, after and during the flight. Also make sure to avoid further dehydration by passing on the…

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14 Benefits of an Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat

1. CONNECT WITH NATURE AND DISCONNECT FROM TECHNOLOGY More often than not, Ayurveda and yoga retreats take place in beautiful locations nestled in nature. Whether it’s the beaches of Mexico and Goa, the rain forest of Costa Rica, or the Rocky Mountains of Canada. A yoga retreat is like getting two for the price of one, a vacation in a beautiful place combined with an immersion to healthy living that benefits you on a profound level. Especially if you…

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Summer Season According to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity throughout the seasons of the year and cycles of life. As summer is fast approaching, here is some information about pitta dosha, which is the governing, fire and water dominant energy of the summer season. We should all strive to pacify pitta during its dominant season, no matter what your constitution is. The following will help…

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Ayurvedic light on Aromatherapy

Ayurveda, becoming recognized in the west for its timeless remedies and treatments, is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity. Being that Ayurveda is the ‘Science of life’ its scriptures include everything from diet and lifestyle, including excersize and rejuvenation techniques, to meditation and medication. The commonly known objects of perception are referred to in Ayurveda as the five ‘tanmatras’; Shabda (sound/hearing), Sparsha (touch), Rupa…

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Why I practice yoga and ayurveda; Side by side as they have been practiced for thousands of years.

Ayurveda is the science of life and over the past decade, it has become my life. The journey into my personal yoga and meditation practice commenced at the age of 16, looking to learn something I wasn’t attaining from my small town high school in Alberta. Eager to travel at 18, I left my family and friends to live and study in Southeast Asia, Mexico, India and Costa Rica. Living out of a backpack while learning how to adapt…

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