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Guasha Massage

Guasha Massage

Guasha Massage The guasha is a flat piece of wood or jade that is used to move the lymphatic system, break down scar tissue and tenderize muscles. Promotes Release of lactic acid in the muscles Breaking down scar tissue (use with castor oil) Toning nerves along the meridian lines Supporting lymphatic drainage Building circulation and […]

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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra This mantra was given to me by shri swami Niranjananda saraswati. I use it for releasing the spirit as one leaves the world. I use it to support clients to cut cords and for mending wounds that need to heal. Aum Tryambhakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanam Mrityor Mukshiya maamritat   MEANING: […]

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Maha Saraswati Mantra

Maha Saraswati Mantra

Maha Saraswati Mantra This mantra is used to gain and become an avid learner of life. Aum Aim Hrim Kleem Maha saraswati Devaya Namaha

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Tratak

Tratak

Tratak Tratak is a simple candle meditation which accomplishes many things. Tratak helps the fire energy to focus and aide our direction. It can help to align the chakras and give us access to our deep knowing and intuition. It is useful in times of confusion or indecision or when one feels inert or cold. […]

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Summertime Mantra

Summertime Mantra

Intention:  May life shine as bright as the sun   Mantra: The Gayatri Mantra -A prayer to the sun One of the oldest and most ancient mantras of the Vedas guiding us towards the awakening and blossoming of the mind & spirit.   Aum bhur bhuvah svaha Tat savitur varenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yon a […]

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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

In western herbalism and in Ayurveda, facing heat to release heat helps the body acclimate to a hot environment, this process is called a febrifuge affect. The Self Care Sanctuary is just as important to your health in the summer, as it is in the winter. We all know how nice it is to get […]

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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Stay hydrated people! Make sure you drink ample salt electrolytes throughout day or drink a young coconut water. Add 1/2 tsp. to a glass of water about twice a day. Come by our Apothecary Bar to get coconut water, a cooling aloe drink or any number of yummy elixirs.        Did you know you […]

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Herbal Steam

Herbal Steam

How to do an Herbal Steam Sanskrit: Swedhana A few reasons you may want to do an herbal steam are to: Nourish and warm the tissues of the scalp, eyes and jaw Calm the mind and relax the body Support Lymphatic drainage at the clavical Expectoration of congestion in lungs and upper channels Warm lymph, blood, muscle, […]

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Neti Pot – Nasal Cleansing

Neti Pot – Nasal Cleansing

Using a Neti Pot   Are you congested due to a cold, allergies, or something else? Are you suffering from a sinus infection or dry weather? Using a neti pot may be worth trying. Our friends at Baraka make the beautiful style neti pot (to the right). You can find their products in our Essentials […]

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