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Respiratory System

Bringing Balance to a Kapha Breath for More Restful Sleep

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

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
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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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Sleep and Stress

The Impact of Stress on the Adrenal Glands

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Jul 23, 2015

Being stressed has become a glorified status in our society—the more stressed we can claim to be, the more productive and accomplished we are. And so it is no surprise that we find more and more clients coming into our practices and stores seeking and begging for answers to their complaints of fatigue, sleep disturbances, body aches, amongst a number of other complaints that all point towards a depletion of their adrenal glands.

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Sleep and Stress

Sweet Dreams with Ayurveda

  • By Banyan Botanicals
  • Sep 20, 2013
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Sleep and Stress

Ayurveda: The Art of Stress Management

  • By Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C.
  • Sep 20, 2013
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