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Vata dosha in Ayurvedic medicine

Central to Ayurveda is the concept of the 5 elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth), all of which are present in the universe as well as in the human body – the human body, according to Ayurveda, is viewed as the microcosm of the macrocosm that is this universe.
These elements combine to form the constitutional makeup of our bodies – known as ‘doshas’ or bodily humors. These are Vata = Air & Ether, Pitta = Fire & Water and Kapha = Earth + Water.

What is Ayurveda? An introduction

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy at the Sivananda Yoga Camp by Dr. Marc Halpern

The journey begins at the airport in Montreal. That's when you realize that you are indeed in another country. The signs are in French and English. In the airport, most people speak both languages but more than a few do not speak English fluently and the vast majority speak English with a strong French accent. I've been taking this trip annually now for 10 years of so. I never learned the language. Just saying that makes me feel like a stereotypical arrogant American. Of course, we're all Americans aren't we, both in the North and in the South.

Ayurvedic Self-Massage - Abhyanga

Self-massage = Self-Love. There is no greater expression of self-love than lovingly anointing ourselves from head to toe with warm oil – this practice is called abhyanga. The Sanskrit word Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love”. It is believed that the effects of abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.

Ayurvedic Dough Dam Basti Course

As we approach summer, I look forward to seeing all of you at one or all of our upcoming special summer intensive courses.   Many of you know that I teach the Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapies Certification course. This course teaches you everything you need to begin offering Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Svedana.  This combination of therapies is often referred to a “Bliss” Therapy.

Benefits of Jala Neti (nasal cleansing): Ayurvedic secret for health and longevity

The Sanskrit word, jala, means “water”. The original meaning of neti is “to guide”. It has also come to mean “nasal cleansing”. Therefore, jala neti means guiding water through the nasal passages to cleanse them.

"¿Cómo sanar su vida? Lecciones en el camino de Ayurveda" by Dr. Marc Halpern to Be Published by the end of 2012


 The Spanish translation of "Healing your life: lessons on the path of Ayurveda" will be published by Ayurmed. The author, Dr. Marc Halpern, is one of the most respected teachers of Ayurvedic Medicine in the West.

Through 15 practical lessons in the new book “¿Cómo sanar su vida? ,” Dr. Marc Halpern, President of the California College of Ayurveda, shows how even small changes in what people eat, see, hear, smell, and touch, can profoundly improve health and happiness.

International expert in Ayurvedic Medicine visits Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia PRWeb

Foundations of Ayurveda Course Announced by Recognized Ayurvedic School in the United States

The program offered via the distance learning program is being offered by the California College of Ayurveda in 2012.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2012