Articles by Chris Garber

Niruha Basti Blog

What is Niruha Basti?

In contrast to the tonifying nature of the Anuvasana Basti, the complimentary Niruha Basti employs attributes with an emphasis on purification. This water-based enema is typically infused with herbs that are cleansing and pacifying to … More »

Anuvasana Basti Blog

What is Anuvasana Basti?

Within a Panchakarma cleanse, there are two fundamental classifications of Basti: Those that are tonifying, and those that are purifying. Anuvasana Basti is the tonifying variety, composed of unctuous substances and strengthening herbs to facilitate … More »

Basti Therapy Blog

What is Basti? A Look At Ayurvedic Enemas

A major component of Ayurveda’s Panchakarma cleanses, Basti is imperative for the purpose of clearing disease due to Vata Dosha and promoting longevity. Basti, which is an Ayurvedic enema, is a suppository that can be … More »

Blog post - Abhyanga For Doshas

Abhyanga Massage For Each Dosha

Doshic Prescriptions With a deeper understanding of the Abhyanga practice, the massage can be enhanced even further by incorporating Dosha-specific recommendations. By working with the Doshas, an Abhyanga begins to truly become a medicinal practice … More »

Abhyanga At Home Blog

How To Give Yourself An Abhyanga At Home

Now that we understand the basic fundamentals of Abhyanga, we will dive deeper into the practice. Understanding the intricacies of how to actually conduct an Abhyanga and make it more effective.    Which Oil is … More »

Abhyanga Massage Blog

The Benefits of Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage)

Ayurveda incorporates oil therapies in many different circumstances, mainly for tonification and Dosha pacification. The most convenient, and easiest to accomplish at home, is a therapy known as Abhyanga (Aww-Bee-Yawn-Guh). This is an Ayurvedic Style … More »