Āyurvedic Bodywork Treatments

Shirodhāra This treatment involves a continuous and gentle stream of liquid, usually warmed oil but sometimes milk or coconut water, being poured over the forehead.  Not only is it thoroughly relaxing, but shirodhāra is known to be particularly good treatment for nervous system disorders, insomnia, memory issues, hearing impairments, mental disturbances such as anxiety, sinusitis,Continue reading “Āyurvedic Bodywork Treatments”

Jyotiṣa (Vedic Astrology)

The astrological branch of Vedic studies, or jyotish, is classically known as the study of light.  This ancient science has been used for over 5000 years as a predictive tool to reveal ones karmic impressions, personal predispositions or inclinations, and ultimately to guide along a divine path.  In Āyurveda, practitioners consult this timeless wisdom forContinue reading “Jyotiṣa (Vedic Astrology)”

Āyurvedic Yoga Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Instruction

Like all other aspects of Āyurvedic treatment, personalized sequence of body movements, postures, and breathing techniques are paramount to a well rounded Āyurvedic lifestyle. Āsana is the ancient practice of posture, or seat, classically employed for sitting meditation and in more modern times utilized as an exercise to increase or improve strength, flexibility and mobilityContinue reading “Āyurvedic Yoga Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Instruction”

Postpartum and Pregnancy Care

“A pregnant woman should be treated very attentively, as if carrying a vessel filled with oil and trying not to agitate.” CHARAKA SAMHITA, VOLUME 1, CHAPTER VIII Āyurveda has so much to offer in pregnancy and during the postpartum period.  The principal philosophies of this ancient system apply so naturally to the magical and profoundlyContinue reading “Postpartum and Pregnancy Care”

Āyurvedic Consultation

Because Āyurveda is so grounded in the principles of individualized diagnosis and treatment, taking into account the unique physical constitution, lifestyle, relationships, and motivations for finding healing balance for each person, the variety of possible health concerns that can be addressed is essentially endless. Digestion, hormonal imbalance, sleep, skin conditions, and weight concerns are aContinue reading “Āyurvedic Consultation”