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  ON July 17,2019

How To Find The Best Holistic Skin Care Routine For You

Beauty is certainly more than skin deep. However, the health and beauty of your skin should not be overlooked or dismissed as a matter of mere aesthetics. Your skin serves as far more than a lovely facade. Skin tissue is not only vital for physical protection; it is also a clear reflection of the body’s…

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What Dosha Pain Type Are You? | Herbal Academy | Learn how your dosha is likely to experience pain with our free chart, What's Dosha Pain Type Are You, from our newest herbal intensive.
  ON May 01,2019

What Dosha Pain Type Are You?

Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India, and in the ayurvedic philosophy, all things in nature are comprised of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. These elements combine together in various ways to form the three doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. Air and ether combine to make vata dosha….

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Tips To Finding Balance In Each Stage of Life | Herbal Academy | Find balance in each stage of life—childhood, the middle years, and the winter years, and ultimately, how to live life to the fullest regardless of your age and stage in this post.
  ON March 04,2019

Tips To Finding Balance In Each Stage of Life

According to Ayurveda, each stage of human life is linked to one of the three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha (Lad, 2009). In addition, the rhythm of our lives is characterized by cycles such as sleep cycles, the turning of the seasons, and the daily transition from night to day. Each of these cycles plays…

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5 Lifestyle Hacks for Sound Sleep | Herbal Academy | Wake up more rested, alert, beautiful, and ready to take on the day with these 5 lifestyle hacks for sound sleep. Beauty rest is more than a turn of phrase!
  ON December 19,2018

5 Lifestyle Hacks for Sound Sleep

Beauty rest is more than a turn of phrase. Anyone who has suffered from chronic insomnia or disturbed sleep is well aware of the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep not only compromises your outward appearance. It wreaks havoc on your metabolism, mental alertness, emotional balance, and even memory (Albrecht & Ripperger, 2018)….

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3 Tips on Managing Vata Dosha During Autumn | Herbal Academy | As fall approaches, here are three tips that those with a predominant vata dosha can follow to maintain balance.
  ON October 15,2018

3 Tips on Managing Vata Dosha During Autumn

Ayurveda teaches that we each have an inherent prakruti, which is our natural, unchanging nature. Our prakruti is our unique balance of vata, pitta, and kapha doshas and is unaffected by phase of life, seasons, or any other external factors. If you’re interested in finding out what your dosha is, read our article, Introduction To…

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  ON August 10,2018

Ayurvedic Guide to Building Digestive Power

If you consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner, don’t be surprised if she asks you a hundred and one questions about the state of your digestive system—no matter what brought you into her office! Regardless of where your imbalances manifest, Ayurveda places incredible emphasis on the state of digestion, also known as agni. According to the…

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Nourishing the Blood: TCM and Ayurvedic Perspectives | Herbal Academy | Do you know that deficient and/or stagnant blood is behind so many maladies? Learn how nourishing the blood can amend and prevent so many problems.
  ON April 03,2018

Nourishing the Blood: TCM and Ayurvedic Perspectives

Blood isn’t just platelets and plasma; it is our vitality. Blood carries the story of our ancestry. It is essential, and it is everywhere! Both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda share a recognition that blood operates within the larger and deeper context of our being. Both these ancient systems know that blood is vital and…

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Introduction to Ayurveda: What's My Dosha? | Herbal Academy | Are you mystified by Ayurveda concepts, or perhaps this is the very first time you are learning about them? Here's an introduction to Ayurveda to help you!
  ON December 14,2017

Introduction to Ayurveda: What’s My Dosha?

Ayurveda and the terms vata, pitta, and kapha are slowing making their way into alternative health lexicons. However, many readers may still be mystified by these concepts, or perhaps this is the very first time you are learning about these terms. This post is intended to provide you with a basic overview. However, it is…

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  ON October 16,2014

7 Tips from Nature for Keeping Healthy this Fall

Ayurveda: the science of life. Not everyone is familiar with the term, but that doesn’t discredit the physical and mental benefits that can accompany Ayurvedic practices. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic science — dating back at least 5,000 years — that focuses on finding harmony with one’s environment. It’s not hard to find the goodness…

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