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Step One: Before showering rub down your entire body with a generous amount of warm sesame oil. Sit naked on a large towel. Pour oil into the palm of your hand and rub vigorously into your skin. Start with your feet and work your way up your entire body to the crown of your head.…

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Summer, the Pitta Season, is a time of fun, play and excitement. By using the energy of enthusiasm and confidence that come with summer, you could propel yourself to make big steps towards your dreams. Learn how to support your body along the way, by keeping it cool and tempered in the summer. Here are…

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Chickpea Fudge (Chana Burfi)   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Karuna Diedericks Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Vegan Indian Ayurvedic Serves: 2 dozen sweets Ingredients ¾ cup coconut oil 2 cups chickpea flour (sifted) ¼ cup shredded coconut (fresh or dried) ¾ cup powdered sugar…

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Mint Chutney with Apple and Coconut   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 15 mins   This easy and delicious recipe is fresh, raw, gluten-free and vegan. It’s wonderful as a dip or condiment. A great addition to any meal! Author: Karuna Recipe type: Condiment Cuisine: Ayurvedic Serves: Serves…

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Sunflower Seed Dressing   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Myall time favorite salad dressing. It’s always a hit! Please note that the lime juice acts as an emulsifier. Add more water if you want a smooth, pourable dressing. Author: Karuna Diedericks Recipe type: Salad Dressing…

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Masala Chai   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   You may vary the amounts of the milk and sugar according to taste and dosha. Kapha is provoked by increasing milk and sugar. If you use caffeinated tea, the cardamom will help neutralize the effects of the…

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As the weather changes, we are moving from the cold, dry Vata season, into the cool, moist Kapha season. In most northern hemisphere climates, the Kapha season lasts from March to May/June. As it starts warming up, there is often vacillation between cold and warm temperatures. Some days it is warm and it feels like…

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What is Ayurveda and Its Importance? Ayurveda is a traditional holistic healing. Translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’. ayur means “life” and veda means “science. India system which largely depends on plant support to form major Chunk of its medicine. Most of the herbs, spices, seeds, roots, leaves, stems, petals and flowers…

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