One of Ayurveda’s most nourishing and rejuvenative external therapies, Pinda Svedana is an ancient massage technique in which hot boluses (cotton pouches) containing various types of fresh plants, rice and other herbal and oil ingredients are gently applied to the body.
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Summer at the California College of Ayurveda is an amazing time - filled with opportunities to dive deeply into exploring the hands-on practices of Ayurveda. Hurry - it all begins on July 6!
Ayurvedic facials are becoming increasingly popular. This deeply nourishing, calming and cleansing practice utilizes oils, heat and massage, followed by skin care therapy, to return you to your natural beautiful state!
At CCA, we will be offering a 3 day hands-on Facials workshop August 2-4, 2016. Plan to join us and learn the art this beautiful treatment!
Find a quiet place out in nature, a park is perfect, but a quiet street can work too. Choose a point about 100 yards away. Walk toward it slowly; one small step at a time. As you walk, allow yourself to feel each foot meeting the ground. Keep your eyes looking about five yards in front of you toward the ground. You may struggle at first with the slow pace. As you walk forward, observe your breath going in and out. Keep your attention on your breath and your feet. If any feelings arise (frustration, anxiety), simply observe them. Do not process the feeling, just notice it and let it go.
Since the dawn of human history, people have honored the summer solstice as a time to celebrate light, the sun, ascension. It is a celebration of the triumph of light over darkness, in the outer as well as the inner world; for it is a time to celebrate the awakening of our own inner light, the awakening of consciousness.
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
Today is a big day at the California College of Ayurveda! For today is the day that we honor our newest graduates and welcome our returning grads.
Dough bastis bring profound healing to the body and mind. In this short video, Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the California College of Ayurveda, explains about the use and creation of dough bastis.
Mark your calendar and join us for our 35 hour dough basti workshop, July 18-22, 2016 ~ and bring this bring this amazing healing treatment into your practice!