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Why I Love Ayurvedic Sesame Oil Remedies + 9 Ways To Balance Vata

by Rebecca Tolin on January 18, 2015 I used to think sesame oil was for cooking — until I met Doctor Kulreet Chaudhary, the Maharishi Ayurveda expert and neurologist who has remade my relationship with the aromatic liquid. “There’s nowhere we won’t put oil!” she once said, and as her patient, I attest. Parts of…

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These Ways To Increase Your Confidence Will Surprise You

con·fi·dence  ˈkänfədəns/ noun 1. the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. 2. the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. 3.  a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.  More confidence, anyone?  Yes, please! Developing confidence involves becoming more skillful…

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My Daily Routine: Ayurvedic Practitioner Myra Lewin, Anahola, HI USA

Ayurvedic practitioner Myra Lewin is an esteemed teacher and ambassador in the fields of Ayurveda and yoga with over 20 years of experience. An author, yoga teacher trainer, and the founder of Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga, Myra is a living example of true wellness through daily practice. AyurvedaNextDoor was honored to interview Myra about…

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5 Beauty Questions For Hamsa Apothecary’s Monica Yearwood

In a quiet neighborhood on the north side of Chicago is Hamsa, an Ayurvedic treatment center and apothecary. Ayurvedic practitioner Monica Yearwood offers the royal treatments: panchakarma, lifestyle coaching and body therapies that change seasonally (ooooh!). She's also a gifted creator of Ayurvedic oils and serums (double oooooh!). Monica was originally drawn to study transpersonal…

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An Illumined Morning: Ayurvedic Self-Care Rituals To Start The Day

My eyes open not to the light………but to the expectation of light………….…and that is a special feeling that one can get quite sweetly attached to. The witnessing of the phenomenon of light banishing darkness every morning ……chases away many mind-based falsehoods, and refreshed and reassured, I embrace the day fully. There is something about the morning,…

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