6 | The Spirituality of Self Care

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Let's talk more about two essential practices for Vata management.  Vata, the most subtle of the doshas, most often and easily goes out of balance.  Self massage (abhyanga) and Alternate Nostril breathing are two important practices to manage daily stress, and accelerate self healing.


a) Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life:Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, the invaluable book by Dr. Claudia Welch

b) Where to buy oils:

SaradaUSA.com – special, medicated oils (a treat!)

BanyanBotanicals.com (plain and or medicated oils)

TIP: VATA oil = VATA balancing…etc

c) Nadi Shodana Instruction Video


The Healing Diet: Sides


How Thoughts and Emotions affect Digestion, with Dr. Claudia Welch (video)


  • Is there such a thing as mental ama/toxins?
  • Function of mind in disease
  • Creating space for healing

How to get the most out of this lesson:

1. Try adding Abhyanga or dry brushing into your Daily Routine.

2. Breathe. Thanks for being here.