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Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

  The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused a massive loss of life, particularly for the elderly, and many millions worldwide have tested positive for the virus. Yet the psychological suffering the pandemic causes may be as difficult as the physical suffering, particularly as it lingers on well into 2021.   First is the psychological suffering that

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Shiva Ayurveda – The Yogic Power of Healing and Transformation

We follow an ancient tradition of Shiva Ayurveda connected to the Himalayan domain of Shiva and the great Yogis, including Yoga traditions from Kashmir to Uttar Khand and Nepal, but with connections throughout India. ******* Most Ayurvedic practitioners look upon Lord Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as the deity of Ayurveda and ideal doctor.

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Everyone Should Learn Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a science and yoga of right living that can be used by everyone. Everyone can benefit from learning the basics of Ayurveda as part of understanding one’s body and mind, the power of healing and balanced living, how nature works and the deeper Consciousness behind the universe.   Ayurveda has always been an

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Pranayama and Immunity

  Prana upholds the immunity of both body and mind. This power of prana is not simply the breath, with which it is related, but the deeper vital energy that sustains our entire embodied existence. Prana forms the subtle or energy body of the chakras, which gives life to the physical body, but also transcends

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The Three Gunas: How to Balance Your Consciousness

Ayurveda provides a special language for understanding the primal forces of Nature and shows us how to work with them on all levels. According to Yoga and Ayurveda, Nature consists of three primal qualities, which are the main powers of Cosmic Intelligence that determine our spiritual growth. These are called gunas in Sanskrit, meaning “what

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Susceptibility to COVID-19: an Ayurvedic Perspective

COVID-19 is a selective pandemic. It does not target all segments of the population like many pandemics. It is very dangerous for certain groups, but not for all, as the majority will only have mild symptoms. It mainly effects those with weak immunity or what is called low Ojas in Ayurveda. Covid-19 is a pandemic

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