Respiratory System

    • Respiratory System
    • October 19, 2015
    Bringing Balance to a Kapha Breath for More Restful Sleep

    A 49 year old female (kapha-pitta prakriti) comes to you wanting help because she continues to feel really sleepy during the daytime, despite some changes in her nightly routine (she turns the T.V. off, she tries to meditate, she puts oil on her head and feet). As an astute practitioner, you find that her partner complains of her very heavy snoring, and she wakes up occasionally feeling like she is gasping for a breath. She is large, particularly around the abdomen, and has a history of high blood pressure. What is the best herb and pranayama combination for this client?

    1. Punarnava and Anuloma Viloma
    2. Trikatu and Kapalabhati
    3. Kutki and Nadi Shodhana
    4. Ashwagandha and Brahmari
    • Respiratory System
    • October 19, 2015
    Imbalanced Breathing During Sleep

    Since breathing is an involuntary process (meaning we breathe without consciously making a choice to breathe), we take this intricate process for granted. Have you considered everything that needs to go correctly in order to take a breath? Have you thought about how this may impact your or your clients’ and customers’ sleep?

    • Respiratory System
    • May 07, 2015
    How to Free the Flow of Prana in the Head

    According to Ayurveda, what are the benefits of nasya karma (one of the five main cleansing therapies of panchakarma, wherein a medication is administered through the nostrils)?

    1. Pulls excess doshas (particularly kapha) from the head
    2. Refreshes and nourishes the senses and sense organs
    3. Stabilizes prana in the head
    4. Augments clarity of speech
    5. All of the above
    • Respiratory System
    • April 15, 2015
    Understanding Chronic Kapha in the Sinuses

    While some of our clients and customers have congestion and sneezing during predictable times of the year (typical of allergies), there are those that struggle with congestion and drainage for months and, in some cases, year-round. Treating these cases, when there is no apparent trigger or pattern, can be exasperating and clients begin to accept it as a normal part of life. The benefits of clearing congestion (excess kapha) from the sinuses extend far beyond offering physical relief. The nostrils are called shirodwar in Sanskrit (meaning, gateways to the head). They bring prana (the breath of life) to the head and the entire body; if the nostrils are blocked, the mind begins to lose clarity, memory, balance, and discrimination, and the body will begin to lose its vitality and dynamism.

    • Respiratory System
    • March 17, 2014
    Respiratory and Immune Support for the Spring

    The body’s reaction to allergens, pollutants, and other irritants can be discussed in Ayurveda through the concepts of asaatmya, vitiated doshas (especially kapha), low agni, and the build up of ama, or toxic undigested material.

    • Respiratory System
    • March 04, 2014
    Allergies: The Ayurvedic Picture

    Why is it that the blossoming of spring means freshness and beauty for some but spells misery and allergy nightmares for others? The sneezing, hay fever, coughing, wheezing, red and itchy eyes, and skin rashes, hives and eczema can be enough to drive a person mad, often leaving them feeling imprisoned indoors.

    • Respiratory System
    • September 20, 2013
    Remedies for Allergy Season
    • Respiratory System
    • September 19, 2013
    Allergies - An Ayurvedic Approach