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Attention to ojas for sustained wellness

OJAS

Let’s get into ojas
sounds like Oh-Jus. 

It is a  key piece to our overall wellness. It helps build our reserve strength, and so says an ancient ayurveda text if our ojas is abundant we can live happy for a hundred years. Sign me up, happiness is wished by most isn’t it? What is this magic? Well not quite magic, but having a healthy ojas helps us to be our best self. The subtle energies are prana, tejas, and ojas; they are the subtle side team to the three doshas vata, pitta, and kapha.

Ayurvedic Wellness Facebook page

Hello there, thanks for coming by. I’ve been posting on my Ayurvedic Wellness facebook business page and I wanted to invite you to check it out. I think there are two out there in the ethers of the internet so check that it’s Melanie MacDonald’s. I post seasonally and in between. It can be an easier way for us to connect and for me to more immediately share Ayurveda. Just a reminder and in case you didn’t know, I do phone consultations for Ayurvedic sessions and you can email me if you’re interested.

Cardamom

Cardamom I love you, I do. It's not just because you did that crazy erotic thing once, and not just because you've helped spice up love life, but you can heal so many common ailments, carminative/digesting agent, remover of mucus, clear the orifices of the head, respiratory healer, greatly relieve coughs, reduce cold symptoms, asthma healer, IBS healer, help heal heartburn, bring vibrancy to skin, bring excess vata dosha or air element downward, help manage weight, relieve tooth pain and help in dental decay, open the spiritual heart, AND a euphoric aphrodisiac, that reminds me.

The Six Tastes: part 1 CCG

In any given day we all could use a little spice, a bit of richness, a little something to enliven. In what ways do you feel a breath of fresh air, a spring to your step, a feeling as if you are dancing on the inside, maybe you are actually dancing.

Rasa is that which gives us contentment, repose, a luxurious feeling, a vacation mode moment. Rasa is also taste, the taste or essence of a substance, the mood, feeling, or energy or it.

So the rasa of spices, the experience of spices, can add some spunk to not only your food but how that food is internalized within, food adds to our mood and yes I'm talking about spices from your kitchen cabinet, they can add spunk and delicacy to your day.

Garshana-Dry Skin Brushing





Our skin as you may know is the largest organ we have, our epidermis, and it takes in the elements around us just as much as our other senses. Often the skin gets stagnant and needs help sloughing off or renewing the outer most layer of skin cells. An important piece of ayurvedic health care is to apply oil to the body (oil self-massage or abhyanga), preferably warm oil and before showering although anytime can be a good time. But it is beneficial to stimulate the skin and lymphatic system first.