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Ayurvedic Skin Purification

Purification of the skin is a pleasurable and straightforward procedure. The skin is always in contact with the environment and is associated with vatta dosha, sexuality, connection, and it is the " larger lung" of the body. Ayurveda uses dry powders to massage the...

Karna Purana Purification of the ears

The ayurvedic procedure of instilling medicated oils or clarified butter (ghee) in the ears is called Karna Purana. It is beneficial in ear diseases, including hearing loss, tinnitus, Meniere's disease (characterized by main vertigo), swimmer's ear, and other ears'...

How to do abhyanga self-massage

Receiving abhyanga from a trained massage therapist can be a relaxing experience. However, it's also possible to enjoy abhyanga as a self-massage at times of self-purification at home. The role of a therapist's abhyanga massage is to soft down the toxins in muscles...

Kukundara and the acoustics of fluids

The fascinating definitions of marmas include a point in the body related to the energies of the body, mind, prana and dosha. They are vital connecting points to all aspects of our energy, from the innermost consciousness to the outermost physical organs. Charaka (...

Vhidura Marma the Way to Hear the Cosmic Silence

Vidhura Marma is related to the ear and the ear functions. It is composed of important middle ear structures, including the tympanic membrane, ear ossicles (tiny bones in the middle ear) and the Eustachian tube. These structures take part in the conduction, modulation...

Chandra Namaskar- Salutations to the mother moon

Unlike Sun Salutations, which are heating and stimulating, Moon Salutations are cooling and quieting. They are used to calm the mind and draw your awareness inward. Moon Salutations are useful when energy or temperatures are high and a tranquil, quiet presence is...

Entering into the soundless sound of creation with Shanmukhi Mudra

Alignment of personal resonance with the flow of creation can be induced by daily practice. The science of alignment resonance generally has three steps: 1.- Hear your internal resonance. 2.- Hear your external resonance. 3.- Hear the cosmic resonance. 4.- Use a sound...

Performing a Despacho ceremony

Icons in ceremonies bring positive representations for the mind to relate, calm and reprogram itself. Each tradition has icons in ceremonies; Christianity has the chalice, the wine and the bread; Hindus no dought are the winners of exquisite combinations of spices,...

Why do we meditate between the eyebrows?/ Sthapani Marma

The understanding of the location of your concentration produces biological reactions and enhances emotional and mental natural qualities. The space between the eyebrows is known as Ajna chakra or Sthapani marma. It is 1/2 anguli ( finger unit) in size, and its health...

Freeing your creative Core

Your spiritual Self cannot be freed unless you learn to feel all your feelings unless you learn to accept every part of your being, no matter how destructive it may be right now. No matter how negative, mean, vain or egotistical you may find a corner of yourself to be...

Prana and Avarta Prana

By Dr. Shishir Prasad MS (Shalya Tantra) | Associate Professor (Gurukul Kangri- Haridwar) | President NASYA-Uttarakhand Avarta marma is one of the Shirogata marmas, which are located in the head and neck region. It is a vital marma having its relationship with the...

7 ways to reclaim the pleasure of creativity

Creativity is the most fundamental force in the human impulse. It can take many forms like conquering, reproduction, communication, exchange of information, inner passion or fundamentally the partnership with the order of creation. You are creative because you are a...

Prana and Phana Marma

In Ayurvedic medicine, marma points are anatomical locations in your body where a concentration of life energy exists. Marma points are said to contain the three doshas: Vata (air and space), kapha (earth and water), pitta (fire and water) a Marma point is a junction...

Generosity Without ego

Good and loving acts are a virtue, but being identified with those acts easily becomes a vice. In truth, you are not a good or bad person, you are spirit itself. And although spirit usually gets associated with the good, it is actually far beyond being relatively good...

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