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Ayurvedic Self-Massage: (Abhyanga)

Express self-love and self-respect by lovingly anointing yourself from head to toe with warm oil. This practice is called Abhyanga. A daily Abyanga practice restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. Regular Abyanga is especially grounding and relaxing for the Vata dosha, but everyone substantially benefits from this practice. “The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. ... READ MORE

Sweet Fluid: Sugar Cane Juice

It has always been just "another one of those stalls" at farmers markets across Australia, but ever since I went to India and saw little motorised sugar cane juicers every few hundred meters in the street, I started to incorporate this juice into my fluids diet. Sure I can comfortably drink one of the highest sources of hydration: Coconut Water, daily in south India (because they are relatively cheap), but my taste buds and channels found my ... READ MORE

Drop the Utensils, rather: Eat With Your Hands!

Ayurveda recommends eating with your fingers instead of utensils. Before you repel this gesture, if you feel to try this, you may be surprised by what it does for your digestion and how much better food will taste and bring you enjoyment! One Thing at a Time Eating with your hands means you can’t check email, read, text or answer the phone. With food all over your fingers, you are stuck ... READ MORE

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Massage – More Than Your Regular Massage

The leaves and bark of a tree are massaged by the wind, the rocks and pebbles by the rivers and streams, primates groom and rub up against each other to socially bond, decrease stress, and make up after a tussle, a child feels protected with the touch of their mother. Everything in this universe is being massaged continuously to be in perfect balance. Massage, being the greatest form of the sense of touch, ... READ MORE



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