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