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The Benefits of Mediatiation

Meditation works for everyone who is willing to devote some time to practice. For a beginner, a successful meditation is simply one that leaves you feeling tranquil and rested. Mediation tools include Mantras, Candles and Mudras. Over…
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The Miracle Mantra - Sa Ta Na Ma

Mantras are becoming ever more popular in Western cultures, where they have been introduced to our vocabulary and daily life mainly due to their associations with Yoga and Meditation. The Definition Of Mantras But exactly what…
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Ayurveda, Herbs and Conventinal Medicines.

In the science of Ayurveda, more than 5000 herbs are used for the treatments of various ailments. Herbs play an integral role in Ayurveda, being used in both internal and external therapies. Some of these are especially versatile and well-matched…
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Dharma, The Great Law

The Wheel That Turns for All Many of the great spiritual healing traditions and customs taught on the subcontinent of India and beyond are founded on the natural theories and laws of Dharma. Dharma (which is a Sanskrit word ) correlates to…
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Your Doshas Secret Rhythm

Just as with all sentient creatures, human beings, with our physical and mental designs, our bodies and brains mean one thing. That we were intended to perceive and follow the rhythms and laws of Nature as we observed and interacted with them. First…
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Taste, The Sense That Founded Pharmacology.

Its fascinating thought that by observing one of our five senses (taste), the structure of the Ayurvedic Pharmacology developed.  The Six Tastes And The Five Elements. The element of water is the basis for the sensory experience of taste.…
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The Ancient Science Of Pulse Diagnosis

The science of Ayurveda teaches that a person is essentially a living book. To fully understand their physical well-being, a daily reading and study are required. There are numerous ways of obtaining this information, one of which is through…
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Insomnia - So Seriously Dangerous.

What is Insomnia? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People living with insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. Insomnia can either be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Acute insomnia is common, affecting…
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Anti Ageing with Ayurveda

Did you know that the anti-ageing industry was worth a staggering $250 billion in 2016? That isn't just the cosmetics and beauty industries that market and sell instant fresh-faced youth, that is literally only the anti ageing industry. Since…
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Warm Cooked Oiled Food Benifits

Eat Warm, Cooked, Gently Oiled Foods. Eat warm cooked oiled food. This concept may come as a surprise, because of how much salads get classed as the classic healthy food choice. But cold, raw, uncooked foods are difficult for your digestive…
Food as Medicine

Food as a Medicine

Imagine your food as a medicine, imagine your garden as your pharmacy and grocery cupboard as your medicine chest. Following the Ayurveda way of life can totally transform your relationship with food. We’ve all heard “you are what you eat”,…
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Warm Water Helps Healing

Nowadays, it seems that every health magazine or wellness program reminds us to drink plenty of water, but few mention warm water. Daily we are told how important it is to drink enough water as part of a healthy lifestyle. From staying hydrated…
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Your Digestive Flames And Your Doshas

A Healthy Digestion Is A Hot Topic As you are now aware from reading our previous blog articles, in Ayurveda, the essence of ideal health starts with proper digestion. Poor digestion and weak Agni can and does lead to a variety of issues within…
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The Ayurveda Diet For The Vata Dosha

Optimising An Ayurveda Diet For Your Predominant Vata Dosha We know that every person has a predominant dosha. This is due to various factors like age,  your external environment, your current state of health along with a variety of…
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Spinning Wheels Of Energy In Your Body

The Chakra System In this blog post, we focus on the Chakra system and how it is interconnected to all the aspects of your physical and metaphysical bodies aspects of the human body. What many people don't realise is that apart from the seven…
Bliss Body

Your Sheath Of Pure Bliss

In today’s blog post we will be discussing the last of five Koshas, known in Yoga as the Anandamaya Kosha, or as the Spiritual or Bliss Body. Once you have reached the state where you have grown and expanded beyond all of your koshas, you…
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Manomaya Kosha - The Mind Sheath

Following on with our blog series on the koshas, today's blog post focuses on your Manomaya Kosha or your mental body. “Hello, my name is so and so and I am a yoga teacher” If you've ever heard a person saying that, you may be surprised…
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Depression - The Enemy In All Of Us

In today’s fast-paced world on instant gratification and unlimited access to a huge variety of products and experiences, suffering from depression has become something rather taboo, and is often considered as an excuse for not conforming to…
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Clear Your Environment To Clear Your Mind

Maintaining a clear and uncluttered, peaceful state of being and surrounding environment is something that sounds easy enough on paper yet actually takes a fairly significant amount of effort in order to cultivate it as a habit however once…
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Obesity A Disease That Keeps Growing.

Obesity Becomes A Disease In 2013 by the American Medical Association medically classed Obesity or excessive weight as an official disease  Excessive Weight Is Now A Disease How It's Measured A person’s excessive weight is first…
Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders

There are various digestive disorders that affect some unlucky people throughout their lives, while some of these gastric afflictions can be healed, while others can only be managed to the point that they are no longer a source of constant discomfort…
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Ayurveda and Meditation

By definition, meditation is a practice whereby an individual, through a certain technique or practice, ( such as focusing on a particular object or the repetition of a Mantra), manages to achieve an emotionally calm and mentally clear state Since…
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The Ancient Healing Act of Daana

Since ancient times the Vedic masters of old discovered that all of life's discomfort, illness and disease stemmed from living a lifestyle, (whether consciously or unconsciously) in opposition and violation of the natural law of the universe. The…
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Incense And Its Unique Abilities

Incense is one of the oldest forms of Aromatherapy, the ancient art and science that uses the subtle power of fragrances to re-establish balance and harmony in the many levels of our being. Constantly and consistently used in meditation,…
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Extracting Pain Though Sacred Oil Science

A Surefire way fire way to deal with lower back problems is through the Ancient Ayurvedic Therapy of Kati Basti Those of you who are familiar with this treatment know that its focused on maintaining a pool of herbalised oil or water on the…
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Paralysis...Trapped From Within.

By definition, paralysis can simply be defined as the inability or the unresponsiveness of movement of the muscles or muscular function in the body. It is known to occur when there is a distinct disruption of the communications between the muscles…
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A New Way of Life That Isn't Slowing Down.

Nowadays, more and more people across the world are opting for a Vegetarian, Vegan or a Plant-Based way of eating. The Indus Valley Ayurveda Center has always placed careful attention to the preparation of food and with it the dietary principles…
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The Sacred Sandalwood Trees At IVAC

The oil of the sandalwood tree is the unique as it is the only essential oil which is a conduit for opening all of the chakras (Spiritual centres) and works on opening every spiritual channel within both the physical and etheric body. Sandalwood…
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Do You Suffer from Tinnitus or Karnanada?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears. The term “tinnitus” derives from the Latin word tinnire, meaning to ring. It is often referred to as "ringing in the ears". This ringing can be intermittent or constant-with single…
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Manda Agni - The fourth and fiery flame

In this, our last blog post on the four different types of agni, or digestive fire, we will be focusing on Manda Agni - Kapha, As we mentioned in our previous blog posts, we now know that each Dosha has particular qualities or affiliates that…
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Tikshna Agni - The Third Fiery Flame

As mentioned earlier in our previous blog posts, we are discussing the four different types of digestive fire or agni, as you know, you have particular qualities from which we can now primarily ascertain which Dosha is principally predominant…
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The Second Searing Flame Of Agni

As we mentioned in our earlier blog posts, there are particular qualities by which we can now primarily associate with your prominent doshic digestion. All of our doshic constitutions guarantee that we are all prone and susceptible to myriad…
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The Four Flaming Fires Of Agni

Our next four blog posts will deal with the four different types of Agni or digestive fire. Today we will be discussing Sama Agni. Sama Agni Or The Perfectly Balanced Digestive System. As we mentioned in our earlier blog posts, there…
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One Body With Two Brains?

As discussed in our previous blogs, Agni (your digestive fire) controls more than just your physical digestion, it also plays a pivotal role in the way you deal with, or digest your emotions. We have all heard the phrase " That person is…
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Fasting Your Way To Health And Longevity

Fasting, both intermittent and prolonged, has garnered a lot of attention in dietary circles as of late. Within the science of Ayurveda, fasting is an age-old practice, with consideration given to the constitution of the individual before a…
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Ayurveda And Time Management

Within western society, time is a thing or something that we are granted every day yet seldom or never seem to have enough of to spare. Spent in countless ways we seemingly use up most if not all of our accorded time, and yet not always in ways…
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Nasya - Nasal Administration

Within the science of Ayurveda and specifically, Panchakarma Nasya is the specialised utilisation or and administration of medication utilising the nasal passage. The elimination of excess humours or toxins that have accumulated in the throat,…
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The Agony Of Back Pain

A slipped disc herniation is more commonly known as a slipped disc, a common condition that affects the intervertebral discs of the spinal column. It is one of the many conditions that can affect the spinal column, others can include thinning…
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Are You Really Lactose Intolerant?

Ayurveda has always included dairy products as part of a varied and recommended diet due to its various benefits. However, dairy, as we know it has changed considerably. When you consider that about 5,000 years ago, dairy was always organic…
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Not Just a Color Run?

Many countries have started colour runs and colour festivals. What few realise is the origins of these colour runs is the Hindu of Holi, known as the Festival of Colours. Traditionally celebrated in the twelfth month in the Hindu calendar on…
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Did You Know Repressed Emotions Are Toxins?

In Ayurveda, we are aware that emotional factors are also responsible for the creation of toxins within the body. For example, repressed anger completely changes the gallbladders flora, along with the flora in the small intestine and bile duct,…
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The Fire Of Perfect Health

Agni is the ayurvedic for the biological digestive fire that is responsible for the governance of our metabolic system. When our agni becomes impaired due to a tridoshic imbalance, our metabolisms are immensely affected by it. It inevitably…
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Perfect Health With No Illness Or Disease?

In the realm of Ayurvedic science, we know that within the body, health equates to order and a disease or illness to disorder. The body as we know it has constant interaction with both of these scenarios and can fluctuate between order and disorder…
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Do you understand the Doshas?

As previously discussed we now know that within Ayurvedic science there are three definitive and distinctive Dosha's that correlate with certain body types. Vata's are slender and struggle to add muscle and weight to their frames, Pitta's are…
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Traits And Characteristics Of Vata People

This blog post deals with the physical characteristics of individuals who have a bodily system predominately influenced and governed by the Vata Dosha. People who are predominantly Vata are able to consume whatever foods they like without…
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A Merging of Water and Earth.

The third and final Dosha in Ayurvedic science is called Kapha Dosha, and it is a combination of Water and Earth. Dense and liquid it is slow, oily, cold and soft, much like the properties of Water and Earth. Mainly situated in the pancreas,…
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A Blending Of Fire And Water

In Ayurveda, the second Dosha is known as Pitta or Pitta Dosha and is comprised of the Fire and Water elements within the body. Pitta is known to be hot, liquid, light, sharp and oily, much like the elements of Fire and Water. It is predominantly…
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Ether And Air Combined

In Ayurveda, we know that there are three Doshas. Today we will be discussing the first Dosha, namely Dosha Vata, which is the Dosha comprised of Ether and Air. This Dosha is cold, dry, light mobile and rough, much the same as the energies of…
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Why Ayurveda And Yoga Are Sister Sciences?

Up to 30 percent of Americans practice yoga today, with the number rising more and more. This dramatic rise in yoga practitioners has also lead to a renewed interest in yoga's sister science of Ayurveda. Although Ayurveda is now only beginning…