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Basics of Ayurveda & Health

Ayurveda : the mother lode offering health, harmony, balance, philosophy and a moral code

Ayurvedic basics 1: The Origins of Ayurveda

Why is it important to understand the Origins of Ayurveda? Krya has been working with ayurvedic herbs and formulations for over 5 years now. Yet in all this time , we have not contemplated any series on Ayurveda or discussed…

Ayurvedic properties and benefits of Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)

Which is the ayurvedic root bark which has anti inflammatory, anti fungal, anti-viral, and anti diabetic properties which is great to use for skin both as a lepa or as a dusting powder? Well to be honest, given the vast pharmacopoeia of herbs available in Ayurveda, this could refer to any one of the thousands of amazing Ayurvedic herbs. But, in this post, it refers to Daruharidra or the “Tree Turmeric” herb in Ayurveda. Read on to find out more.
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The Abhyanga and its benefits on reducing period pain & menstrual cramps

An Abhyanga is a valuable Dinacharya which helps regulate dosha balance and overall health in everyone. It is particularly valuable for Women and is an excellent scientific tool that helps regulate reproductive health. A regular abhyanga can help make the menstrual period regular with minimal cramping, bloating and discomfort. Why is this so? In this post we will look at the various benefits that a regular abhyanga has on reproductive health.
Time for a digital detox?

6 Ayurvedic strategies for an Effective Digital Detox

A Digital Detox is the need of the hour for nearly all of us today.  Research tells us that when we practice a digital detox , our memory becomes sharper, we are able to sleep deeper, our posture becomes better, we are able to form more meaningful connections with people, and that we are open to more life changing perspectives and decisions. A Digital Detox program. A conversation on another group I am a part of spurred this post. The author of the post shared that she felt that she was “digitally addicted” to social media and found that she…
The importance of ayurvedic Ritucharya

Ultimate Guide to Ayurvedic Ritucharya

Ritucharya (seasonal guidelines for good health ) and Dinacharya (daily living guidelines) are two cornerstones of  health as per Ayurveda. The Indian knowledge systems have divided the year into six different seasons of two months each. Due to the movement of the Sun through the year, the different parts of Earth experience the different seasons ( also called Ritu) In each season or Ritu, the environmental factors impact our bodies in different ways. Therefore for each season Ayurvedic acharyas have given us clear guidelines that cover daily regimen, food and drink, exercise, Abhyanga, clothing, places to go to or avoid…
Kumkumadi tailam - demystifying

Benefits of Kumkumadi tailam| Decoding its benefits & properties

What are the benefits of Kumkumadi tailam ? What are some of the ingredients used in this classical Ayurvedic formulation? how to use kumkumadi oil? Could there be any side effects if we use the product on the wrong skin type? These are some of the questions  we have attempted to answer in this authoritative guide that helps you decode the many many benefits of kumkumadi tailam.  This post aims to give you authentic information to help you understand if this is the right ayurvedic skin serum for you, and how to craft a good skin care routne with this…
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