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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.

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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).

Ayurveda and the Art of Eating Consciously ~ Healthy Eating Guideline #3: Eat Quietly and Avoid Conversations and Distracting E

“When you eat in silence, your mind is quieter and it is easier to be in a harmonious relationship with the food and your digestion will be improved. When we engage in conversation, read or watch television, we miss important signals from our body and then we overeat. It’s also difficult to chew food properly when we are distracted. 

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Identifying the Doshas: What Does Vata Dosha Look Like?

Do you wonder if you might be vata dosha? Vata is the dosha comprised primarily of air and ether (space), and the qualities associated with these two elements (cold, dry, light, mobile). Below you will find the physical characteristics which are typical of vata. 

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Ayurveda and the Seven Dhatus (Tissues) of the Body

“Dhatu means tissue. The seven dhatus are the seven types of tissue that make up the human body. Since Ayurveda considers both a physical and a subtle body, the seven dhatus make up both of these bodies. The seven dhatus are rasa, rakta, mamsa, medas, asthi, majja and shukra. 

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Ayurveda and the Art of Eating Consciously ~ Healthy Eating Guideline #2: Say Grace Before Meals

“Sometimes, when a person thinks about saying grace before meals, an association is made to some past negative experience while growing up, or an association is made to a religious ritual. Either is often enough to put aside grace and just get to the food. Ayurveda and yoga offer another way of looking at grace. 

The Many Benefits of Yoga Nidra and How to Become a Certified Yoga Nidra Practitioner

Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the California College of Ayurveda, utilized Yoga Nidra many years ago as a tool for his own healing during a debilitating illness. His life was profoundly transformed as a result. He later went on to create the California College of Ayurveda and to teach others countless healing techniques, including Yoga Nidra.