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Identifying the Doshas: What Does Kapha Look Like?

Do you wonder if you might be kapha dosha? Kapha is the dosha comprised primarily of water and earth, and the qualities associated with these two elements (moist, heavy, dense, cold). Below you will find the physical characteristics which are typical of kapha. 

Open House & Grand Opening of new Shanti Shop - Sept 24, 2016 - Please Join Us!

Each year, the California College of Ayurveda throws open its doors and welcomes the community to experience who we are and what we do. It is always a sweet, wonderful event which we always look forward to.This year’s Open House is just around the corner, and we invite you to join us!
When:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ayurvedic Recipe: Delicious Fennel & Cardamom Tea!

As we enter autumn, the season when vata tends to become aggravated, it becomes important to consume foods and beverages that will help keep your vata in balance. This fennel and cardamom tea is a great choice for this!
Fennel & Cardamom Tea
VP- K+ (Balancing for vata and pitta, aggravating to kapha)

‘Heal Thyself!” ~ with help from Dr. Halpern’s CD: “Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing: The Art of Conscious Deep Relaxation”

Are you, or is someone you know, suffering from a serious illness? Or perhaps dealing with milder imbalances that plague most (if not all) of us? If so, the healing process can be greatly enhanced by becoming an active participant in supporting the body’s ability to heal. Yoga Nidra is an extraordinarily effective way to do this. 

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Chew Your Food Well!

Ayurveda teaches that HOW you eat is even more important than WHAT you eat. What a bold statement! This is because how you eat your food determines how well your body will digest the food, and improperly digested food can lead to the formation of toxins (ama) within the body. What you eat is also important (so surprise there). Of course, eating quality food in a proper manner is best of all! 

Identifying the Doshas: What Does Pitta Dosha Look Like?

Do you wonder if you might be pitta dosha? Pitta is the dosha comprised of fire and water and which has the qualities associated with these two elements - especially, pitta tends to be hot, sharp, light, and moist. Below you will find the physical characteristics which are typical of pitta. 

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Classes Begin October 4, 2016 - The time to register is NOW!

Do you feel a calling, deep down in your heart?
You probably wouldn’t be reading this unless you have a yearning in your heart to make a difference in the world. This means either the world within your own heart, or the greater world around you. Either way, you likely see things differently. The ancients called such people rishis, seers. 

In the upcoming Yoga Nidra Certification Course with Dr. Marc Halpern - what will you learn?

In this life-changing and popular workshop, taught by a true master, learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. 

Ayurveda and Ama (Toxins) Within the Body

“Ama is a toxin that is created within the digestive system in response to poor digestion. Ama means, “unripe or undigested.” Ama overflows from the digestive system, coats the cells of the body and mixes with the doshas. Together ama and the doshas enter the dhatus and srotamsi (channels) of the body and interfere with the normal functions of the affected tissue. Ama complicates disease.

Follow Your Dream - Enroll to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor today! Classes begin October 4

At the California College of Ayurveda, we offer four levels of training, beginning with a very high level introductory program in Ayurvedic Medicine, providing students with a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper applications of Ayurveda. Students who complete this program may continue their studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner or begin to integrate what they have learned into complementary modalities (including massage therapy and Yoga).