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Everything you need to know about Nasya

Nasya Oil applicationNasya is the administration of herbal medicine through the nasal passage.  According to Ayurveda, the sinus cavity is the gateway to our consciousness, prana vayu and the Nervous System.  Nasya is one of the five main cleansing therapies in Pancha Karma, the traditional Ayurvedic detoxification program; but also is used for daily administration as part of a healing Ayurvedic routine.  Nasya is typically done using an herbal infused oil such as sesame, ghee or coconut, but also can be done using medicated milk, fresh juice of herbs, and decoctions.  Nasya is used to treat a wide range of disorders including mental-emotional imbalances, memory issues, high stress levels, sleep issues, chronic sinus issues, prana disorders, chronic headaches or migraines, stiffness in the neck, jaw or shoulders; eye, ear and throat disorders; epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, sexual debility and any residual doshic imbalance after cleansing treatments. Continue reading »

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Nadi Shodhana: Alternate Nostril Breathing for Balancing the Body and Mind

nadi shodhanaIn both Yoga and Ayurveda, Nadi Shodhana is quite possibly the most revered of all forms of Pranayama (breathing practices).  “Nadi” is a term to denote the subtle energetic channels of the body while “Shodhana” relates to a cleansing process.  Hence this most sattvic (balanced, peaceful) of Pranayama techniques is intended to purify our energetic channels, physical channels, our nervous system and the subtle body. Continue reading »

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