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Ayurvedic massage in winter

Winter days are cool and short. The air is dry, sunshine is weaker, and the earth and water temperatures are cool. From an ayurvedic perspective, we all need to take care of our vata energy in winter to stay in balance. When the temperature drops, people can sometimes experience vata imbalance. Symptoms include anxiety, restlessness, […]

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Kitchari Recipe by Vibrant Ayurveda Wellness Centre

Kitchari recipe Ingredients 1 teaspoon ghee 1 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder, or 1 tablespoon of fresh grated turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds 1 clove garlic – crushed or grated finely ½ onion – diced finely **Note – instead of garlic and onion, substitute ½ teaspoon asafoetida ½ centimetre […]

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Question: Would you like to get rid of fat soluble toxins? Answer: Ayurvedic detox!

If you google the word ‘detox’ just look at what comes up. There are literally thousands of entries! The advice on how to detox your body is prolific and it has become very fashionable to ‘go on a detox’. So why detox? Our environments and lifestyles commonly lead to the accumulation of toxins in our […]

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Why should you detox in autumn?

Now we are in March, summer is officially over. The hot days will start to decrease and the transition to the cooler weather is here. Do you know that autumn is one of the best times of the year for performing a cleanse? The ancient textbook of Ayurveda says it is best to detox during […]

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Success report of an ayurvedic treatment

How I lost 8 kg in 2 weeks without counting a single calorie and while my gym membership was on hold!   At age 38, I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 (T2) diabetes.  I thought this was inevitable as I had gestational diabetes during both of my pregnancies – but managed to avoid insulin […]

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How toxic is nightshade: an Ayurvedic perspective

“Nightshade” is a term used for the group of plants in the Solanaceae family. The exact reason why they are called nightshades is unknown, but possibly because they grow and fruit at night without the sun, absorbing “deadly night energies”. The ancient science of Ayurveda says to reduce or avoid this group of plants for […]

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Read your tongue yourself: Ayurvedic tongue diagnosis

According to Ayurveda the tongue is not just an organ of taste only but also a strong tool for diagnosis. Tongue analysis is a part of Ayurvedic diagnosis complementary with pulse, nails, eye, face etc. Tongue is also called a window of the inner system. Ayurveda says, read your tongue and know your health status. […]

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Takra Dhara (Shirodhara with Buttermilk)

 Takra Dhara is one of the forms of Shirodhara, which involves pouring medicated butter milk gently over the head. Takra dhara is different from shirodhara in terms of the liquid poured on the head. Medicated butter milk with blend of herbs is poured gently. Takra means butter milk, the diluted version of curd and Dhara […]

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Hot Pressed Oil Vs Cold Pressed Oil – The Basic Overview

The edible oil we use in cooking is generally hot pressed oil. However, it is only in the recent period, once people gained awareness about the importance and benefits, cold pressed oil became very popular. The major difference lies in preparing the input material used to press the oil, rather than pressing techniques. The input […]

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October: Month of Ayurveda

The month of October is an auspicious month for Ayurveda practitioners and Ayurveda health workers.  It is during this month that the day of Dhanwantari Jayanti is celebrated.  Dhanwantari is the Father of Ayurveda Medicine, and every year we celebrate his birthday in either October or November.  In 2016, Dhanvantari Jayanthi falls on Friday, the […]

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Why not eat with your Hands?

There is a funny saying; “we are digging our graveyards with a fork and knife”. Every day we are using a sharp knife and pointed fork for our food. Can’t we eat without any weapon? Why don’t we try to use our biological tools for eating? The ancient science of Ayurveda advocates eating with our […]

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Planning for a baby!? PANCHAKARMA before conception!

Everyone desires a healthy, intellectual, beautiful offspring with a long life. Today in the competitive and rapid world, all the parents are longing to achieve a healthy offspring with marked excellence in all fields, with no exceptions. The Mother Soon to be mother of the current era be or may be in her middle to […]

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Ayurvedic Guidelines for Good Sleep

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Good Sleep Bedtime: Create a regular routine for sleep. Try to go to bed between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM. During these hours, the amount of serotonin is high, which enable you to fall asleep easier. Going to bed after 10:30 PM, where lack of serotonin may lead to difficulty in sleeping. […]

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Ayurvedic Ritual: Self-massage

Ayurvedic Ritual: Self Massage There is a saying that you are your own best friend. In Ayurvedic terms you are your own healer, therapist and doctor. In other words, each one of us possesses healing energy that we can use to treat ourselves. Most of us love to be massaged and touched. When we receive […]

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Summer detox at Vibrant

Care your health in Autumn

Summer is out and autumn is in. The natural phenomenon of seasonal change brings shorter days and longer nights and exposes the qualities of light, dry, cold, mobile, subtle and rough. Ayurvedic wisdom asks us to be mindful of this change and follow seasonal regimens to stay in balance. Autumn and early winter are the […]

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Ayurvedic insights on salads

Ayurvedic Insights on Salads When you think of salads, you think fresh, green, vital, healthy and refreshing. There is a general view in the nutritional community that salads are an important part of daily life. Let’s discover how the ancient science of Ayurveda looks at salads. Ayurveda emphasises that we need to eat a diet […]

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Ayurvedic Ritual: What is Tongue Scraping? Jihwa Prakshalana

Ayurveda tells us the tongue is the first organ of digestion and the mirror to all the organs of the body. The tongue is an important tool of Ayurvedic diagnosis. The appearance of the tongue reveals the health condition of the entire body. When you look on your tongue, it’s an opportunity for self-awareness. If […]

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Recipes: Golden Milk Drink that Will Change Your Life

Turmeric is a god-blessed spice with wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is a panacea for many health problems. According to Ayurveda, a kitchen without turmeric is not a kitchen. The use of turmeric not only gives a nice golden color to your food, it increases the nutritional and medicinal value of your food and […]

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Asafoetida (Hing)

Kitchen Spices : Asafoetida (Hing)

Spices are the beauty of an Ayurvedic Kitchen. The use of spices adds taste, smell, color and medicinal values to your food. Your food is a real medicine with the use of special spices. The commonly used spices in an Ayurvedic kitchen are Curcuma, Ginger, Asafoetida, Fennel, Fenugreek, Cardamom, Cinnamon etc. All spices are equally […]

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Ayurvedic Ritual: Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a 5000 year old Ayurvedic ritual. It is a very simple, scientific, effective and inexpensive method of self-detox.  The meaning of oil pulling is to swish oil inside your mouth and spit it out. The commonly used oils are Sesame oil, Coconut oil, and Sunflower oil. Time/Duration: Early in the morning after […]

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How to prepare sweet Lassi at home?

Lassi is a famous and refreshing drink not exclusively for summer. Lassi is an another name for Ayurvedic butter milk. When you visit an Indian restaurant, you will see different varieties of Lassi on the menu. This is an important part of Ayurvedic menu especially for lunch and  it is recommended to drink Lassi together […]

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Home Remedies For Digestion Issues

Home Remedies For Digestion Issues If you are suffering Heart burn or acid reflux, rather than rushing to the local pharmacy to get chemical antacids or making phone calls to your GP you may want to grab a leaf of aloe vera plant from your garden and squeeze it. In 2 tablespoon of this, add […]

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Fat Loss

Ayurvedic Treatment for Fat Loss According to Ayurveda, our constitution is governed by three bodily intelligences called doshas, these are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Among these three bodily intelligences, it is usually an imbalance with the kapha dosha that is mainly responsible for weight gain. For excessive fat loss, we would look at a diet […]

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Raw Diet – Ayurvedic View

Raw Diet – Ayurvedic View Ayurveda emphasizes right diet as the foundation of all healing therapies. Food is the first and the most important aspect of health. The question of raw versus cooked is often raised. We need both. Ayurveda generally recommends raw food only if your digestive fire is strong enough to handle it […]

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Mental Health: Stress and Ayurvedic Treatment

Stress and Ayurvedic Treatment Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. However stress isn’t always bad, in small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best, but when you’re constantly […]

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