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Ayurvedic practitioner in Nevada City, California with Gwendolynn Diaz

The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2016. Interns have completed their academic studies and work under the supervision of experienced clinical instructors. This semester's talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: Create Your Own Spray Mister

Want to cool down and feel refreshed during the hot summer months? Make a cooling aromatherapy spray and keep it handy! Spray yourself often. Of course, not only will this cool you down, you will smell wonderful too!

Ayurveda and Seasonal Routines for Summer

 As the coolness of spring gives way to the warmth of summer, the fire element becomes dominant and creates heat in the environment as well as within our bodies. During this time, symptoms of excess heat (pitta aggravation) are most likely to occur, such as skin rashes, loose stools, acid indigestion, sunburn, heat stroke, fevers and overheated emotions (such as anger).

Ayurveda and The Elemental Qualities of Essential Oils

“Just like foods, essential oils have qualities that are either suited for an individual or contribute to an imbalance. Every scent is made up of some combinations of the five elements. As a result, they have their own unique combinations of the ten pairs of opposite qualities. Knowing the major qualities of the aroma will tell you a lot about its effects on the mind.

Ayurveda and The Three Pursuits (Natural Instincts) of Life

The Caraka Samhita, India’s ancient text on Ayurvedic medicine, states that there exist three natural instincts of human life. 

Ayurveda and quote from Sri Ramana Maharshi

"Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, 1879-1950

 

Ayurveda & The Unique Nature of the Person, the Medicine and the Disease

One of the things that makes Ayurveda so effective is that it understands each person as a unique individual. To make proper health recommendations, Ayurveda says that there are 3 Things That Must Be Known: 

1) THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE PERSON

Ayurveda & Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common health challenges. At one time or another, most people suffer from headaches. When suffering from a headache, most people reach for Asprin, Tylenol or Ibuprofen. While pain killers offer temporary relief, they do not address the cause, and often headaches return.
 

Ayurveda, Exercise & Weight Loss

We all know the importance of exercise. And yet there is often a misconception about what this means. How much? How intense? Ayurveda has some important pointers to help guide your exercise practice. 

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

 Becoming more and more popular, Yoga Nidra has been entering the mainstream now for nearly a decade. Few, however, know what it is. Those who do, associate it with deep relaxation. Indeed, a successful practice of Yoga Nidra brings a person into an unrivaled state of relaxation. No wonder Yoga Nidra translates as "yogic sleep". Those who know more have heard that one hour of Yoga Nidra practice will refresh your body as deeply as three hours of regular sleep. I can tell you that this is true.