Ayurveda

How You Can Release Blocked Energy With Marma

Marma Therapy: healing from within Marma is one of the most essential forms of therapy in Ayurveda and helps to maintain health by releasing blocked energy. The word itself comes from the Old Indian (Sanskrit) “Mrin Maranae”. The Marma assumes that the health of the body is endangered if certain Marma points are ignored or even damaged. These points are located throughout the body, where at least two types of tissue meet: whether muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Here are your Marma points. In total, there are 107 doors with which Marma...

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How To Put Your Weight Loss Intentions Into Action With Ayurveda

Slimming: a trend for decades ⠀⠀ Do you want to lose a few pounds? You are not alone! Gallup’s 2015 poll showed that around 51 per cent of Americans want to lose weight. However, only 26 per cent actually implement this intention – or at least take a step in the right direction. In Germany, the trend looks similar: About every second a German person would like to lose weight, women more often than men*. Reasons for being overweight ⠀⠀ There are so many reasons to lose weight. But there...

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Panchakarma – Comprehensive And Sustainable Restoring Inner Wellbeing

Especially in our modern world, we are confronted daily with a variety of internal and external factors: stress, environmental toxins such as exhaust gases or additives in food. The sum of these burdens can unbalance a healthy body and lead to long-term illnesses. To keep our bodies healthy, we can reduce stress, focus on ourselves, and divert the toxins taken in everyday life – and this is where Panchakarma - or Detox - treatment helps. What is Panchakarma/Detox? ⠀ Panchakarma, or Detox, is an essential part of Ayurvedic medicine...

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Am I healthy? Using Ayurvedic Advice for Disease Prevention

In everyday life, we often run from one appointment to another and are flooded with modern media. All this and many more influences can cause our Doshas (Vata – Pitta – Kapha) to come out of balance. According to Ayurvedic understanding, it is at this point that diseases develop. The long-term imbalance of life energies then starts showing as disease symptoms. It is necessary to listen to your own body and recognise warning signs in good time. Ayurvedic physicians rely on the “Ashta Sthana Pariksha” (or “the eight limbs of...

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Solved: Goodbye sinusitis!

Valuable tips from Ayurvedic medicine to prevent and support the healing of sinusitis.⠀⠀ Who does not know it? Winter does not want to stop, and our immune system fights daily against numerous bacteria and germs. If our defences are not strong enough, then we get sick. One of the typical winter diseases is “sinusitis”. What is a sinus infection actually? ⠀⠀ There are cavities in our facial bones and nose. These ensure that the skull is as light as possible. If the mucosa is inflamed in the paranasal sinuses, this...

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Ritu Sandhi: Start healthy with ease from winter to spring

The Ayurvedic tradition places emphasis on a healthy and individually suitable way of life. Not only the personal constitution but also the own environment is essential. A significant change in our environment is the change from one season to the next. ⠀ The transitional phase between two seasons is referred to in Ayurveda as the ritu (the season) Sandhi (the transition/connection). ⠀ The end of winter and the beginning of spring fall on the last week of March and the first week in April. At this time the winter...

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Ritucharya: With Ayurveda Healthy And Balanced Enjoying Spring

Finally, it is time again: the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. Spring (Vasant Ritu) is seen as a new beginning in many cultures – it is a time when life gradually regrows after the long winter. However, spring brings not only positive things: Due to the climatic changes, our bodies are facing quite different challenges than they were in winter. So that we come through the spring healthy, the Ayurvedic tradition holds some valuable tips for this season ready. ⠀ Spring begins:...

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Shirodhara: Ayurvedic forehead oil casting

Shirodhara: The Ayurvedic forehead oil casting ⠀ Shirodhara is an integral part of the Ayurvedic tradition Anyone who has already benefited from such an application knows how relaxing and invigorating it can be at the same time. ⠀ How does Shirodhara work? ⠀ The term Shirodhara is derived from the Sanskrit words “Shiro” (the head) and “Dhara” (the river). Together, they describe a constant “flow upside down”. A continuous stream of warmed herbal oil, herbal buttermilk or water previously boiled with herbs flows to the forehead. According to the Ayurvedic view, this process calms the entire...

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Using Ayurveda to Successfully Prevent and Alleviate Allergies

More and more people in Germany suffer from allergies. In an allergy, the immune system of the body overreacts to an actually harmless substance (an allergen). The reasons for the emergence of an allergy are as varied as their symptoms. The Ayurvedic tradition has some helpful measures available to prevent allergies and alleviate symptoms. ⠀ General causes and symptoms of allergies ⠀ The causes of allergies are numerous. Among the most common reasons of an overreaction of the immune system include heredity, adrenal weakness, insufficient digestive capacity and an inadequate supply of nutrients and...

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Abhyanga Massage: Actively Stimulating Self-Healing And Achieving Deep Relaxation

Most people who are interested in Ayurveda have heard of “Abhyanga massages” before. But what does it actually mean? Today we would like to share some insight into what exactly Abhyanga is and what kind of effects this form of massage can leave on body and mind. Following this, we have added a small do-it-yourself tutorial for an effective and totally relaxing Abhyanga self-massage. ⠀ Definition: What is Abhyanga? ⠀The term “Abhyanga” comes from Sanskrit and can be translated as “anointing”, “ointment”, “oil” or “oiling”. Abhyanga is described as the activity of pouring...

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