By Noelle  Lets get our liquid situation under control. Drinking alcohol during Panchakarma is not advised and would defeat the purpose of cleaning out your body. This week during Purvakarma you should cut out alcohol (especially any hard liquors that will go straight to your liver), wine is ok if you want but only for […]

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By Noelle  When things are frequently ingested that are heavy, filled with toxins and difficult to digest, even a healthy digestive fire (agni) can become overwhelmed, and ama (toxins) results. An overwhelmed digestive fire may send you signals, particularly after you eat. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, belching, heartburn, drowsiness and nausea are all signs […]

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By Noelle  Welcome to Purvakarma! This is the week before some of us start our Everveda cleanse, so I will be discussing the proper ways to prepare for an ayurvedic cleanse. Purvakarma is the set of procedures which ayurveda prescribes to facilitate removal of ama and toxins from the tissues collectively. Purva means “before” and […]

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By Noelle  The type of oil that is used during an ayurvedic massage is very important, as some oils may aggravate a certain dosha. Several types of oil may be used for massage, that being said the practitioner should always keep in mind the aggravated dosha. Cold-pressed oils obtained from the seeds of organically grown […]

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By Noelle  Ayurvedic massage is a method of relaxing and strengthening muscles, fibers, tendons, and skin by rubbing, kneading, squeezing, tapping, and sometimes pulling or shaking tissues. It is a great honor to give an abhyanga massage. I feel energized after I give an abhyanga massage. To me it is like a spiritual dance in […]

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By Noelle Oil is a huge part of ayurveda and is beneficial for daily use. A nutrient for the skin, oil contains proteins, carbohydrates, and other essential ingredients that are absorbed through the openings in the hair follicles and assimilated by the bhrajaka pitta, which governs skin temperature and the biochemical processes that occur in […]

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By Noelle In the spirit of my return from Nevada City, California, where I was taking a course at CCA; this week I am going to be talking about ayurvedic body massage and therapies (not to mention the launch of Everveda’s body therapy and massage treatments). Our strongest desire is to live a happy, healthy, […]

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By Noelle  Ayurveda is the science of creating harmony between our physical nature and our environment through the five senses.  Our health is dependent on our lifestyle and choices we make. The more effort and care you put into yourself the better you will feel  and therefore the more you get out of life. Yesterday I […]

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By Noelle Have you ever waited to get your food on a long line or in a busy restaurant? I think we all probably have. Maybe the food is worth the wait and you can taste every bit of love and effort put into making it a scrumptious dish. On the other hand isn’t it […]

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By Noelle   Ever since I changed my lifestyle and diet, it i has been difficult to eat out. I don’t want to put anything processed or fake into my body, I don’t want to consume food if I don’t know where it comes from, and I don’t want to put negative energy into my […]

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