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Rejuvenation Programs for 2!

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Introducing our newest Offering: Ayurvedic Rejuvenation with a Companion! VitalLiving’s Primary Practitioners, Valerie Goulding & Ashlee Sakaishi-Wilkin, are delighted to offer Rejuvenation Programs to you – AND a friend! Come with a Companion. Sister, Mother, Father, Brother, Son, Daughter or Significant Other, Bestie (and feel free to come accompanied by your four-legged Beasty). Receive your Ayurvedic Treatments at the same time, …

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Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Programs – Why you need one.

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REJUVENATION. This integral aspect of health is starting to get the attention it deserves in the west. In an age of constant stimulation, those seeking to maintain or rebuild health must accept that you can’t drive yourself into a state of wellbeing through sheer sweat and will. Some stress is good for you – but when you are constantly pressured, pushed …

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Ayurvedic Massage is SPECIAL. Here’s Why…

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Over 5,000 years of empirical research has refined Ayurvedic massage into a sublime art. Combining deep knowledge of the body with skillful application of oils, herbal essences, music, and bodywork techniques combines to create a profound treatment that deeply nourishes and balances the body and mind. Whether the Ayurvedic massage forms part of a more comprehensive Ayurveda program like Panchakarma, or …

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Why you should try Self-Massage – Just Once!

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Ayurveda is an ancient Wholistic Life Science from India. It’s all-encompassing, and can nimbly shift between guidelines for the mundane aspects of healthy daily living to extolling the deeper metaphysical mysteries of Why We’re All Here and what on earth to do with ourselves throughout this journey called Life. Fascinating stuff. As an Ayurvedic Spa, we love offering tips to …

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Ayurvedic Ear Oiling

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One of our favorite sources of scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of Ayurveda, Dr. John Douillard, recently referenced results of a study that linked age-related hearing loss to cognitive decline. The essence of the life science of Ayurveda is to protect and reinforce the body with consistent daily, seasonal and annual practices that slow and offset the effects of aging …

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2 Ways to Disappear Sinus Problems

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I visited one of my favorite boutiques in downtown Nevada City yesterday. The woman behind the counter saw me and said “Oh!  You do that… stuff, right?” She made a kind of all encompassing gesture with her hand. “You mean Ayurveda?” I said. That’s what she meant.  She went on to share that she’d been feeling an awful pressure between her eyes lately. It …

3 of Ayurveda’s Best Cures for Winter Stress

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From an Ayurvedic Perspective, weathering cold weather boils down to offsetting the Cold, Dry, Mobile and Constricting qualities of winter. Grounding, nourishing, warming and expanding substances and activities help us to feel balanced, be vital, and strengthen immunity when we need it the most. We offer you 3 powerful Ayurvedic Self-Care tips for your fall/winter wellbeing. Make an experiment.  Try each one just once and see for …

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What is Shirodhara?

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The word “Shirodhara”  (sheer-oh-DAR-a) means “head flowing” in Ayurveda’s Sanskrit language of origin. It is a deeply relaxing therapy that effects the body, mind and spirit in a profoundly healing way. A stream of warm oil is poured over the forehead and scalp, then is settled at a point at the middle of the brow (the third eye) for a duration …

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Massage Maintenance

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By ANDREA PETERSEN Scientists are studying massage in healthy people. In a small study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine last month, a 10-minute massage promoted muscle recovery after exercise. In the study, 11 young men exercised to exhaustion and then received a massage in one leg. Muscle biopsies were taken in both quad muscles before exercise, after the …

The Qrazy Good Quinoa Bowl

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When Tona and I cook for clients during Panchakarma, we often get requests for recipes.  As intuitive cooks, we can rarely provide them.  “Hmm…” we say, casting our eyes upward as if the ethers might have the answer. Because we sure don’t.  We were in “the zone.” Time stopped and worlds collided. We were in the oblivion of inspired creativity …