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Respiratory System

Imbalanced Breathing During Sleep

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Oct 19, 2015

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?

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How to Free the Flow of Prana in the Head

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • May 07, 2015

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
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Understanding Chronic Kapha in the Sinuses

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Apr 15, 2015

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.

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Respiratory and Immune Support for the Spring

  • By Banyan Botanicals
  • Mar 17, 2014

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.

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Allergies: The Ayurvedic Picture

  • By Banyan Botanicals
  • Mar 04, 2014

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.

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Remedies for Allergy Season

  • By Alakananda Devi, M.B., B.S. (Lond.)
  • Sep 20, 2013
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Allergies - An Ayurvedic Approach

  • By Sebastian Pole Lic OHM, Ayur HC
  • Sep 19, 2013
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