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Being a pungent herb, Oregano is a great way to increase your metabolism. It acts as:

▪️Increases perspiration
▪️Improves digestion


𝗧𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀?

Ayurvedic beliefs consider the tongue to be a ‘truth teller’ of the inner state of our body.

That is, the dispelled toxins of our digestive system show themselves on the tongue. It can show potential toxicity levels of the gut, and also indicate any food sensitivities.

Jihva Dhauti is the practice of 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲 to remove these toxins. Emphasis has been put on scraping instead of brushing, as brushing only tends to move the toxins around without effectively removing them.

The benefit of tongue scraping is immediate 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗹 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 that have gathered on the tongue, lending a 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 and its 𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 to the mouth. You may also improve your ability to 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 food, which relays information about health of the food to your brain and generally improves lifestyle.


𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗺𝗮 refers to breathing. You may think to yourself; what's the big deal? It’s just breathing, we all do it the same way.

In Ayurveda, however, breathing techniques are given specific importance. As we move through our day, different Doshas perform different functions.

From 6𝗮𝗺 𝘁𝗼 10𝗮𝗺, in the early hours of the morning, the 𝗞𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮 Dosha is at its strongest. You’ll feel sluggish and lazy, but you need to balance this out with exercise activity, and light quick breathes.

𝗣𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮 takes over at midday, 10𝗮𝗺 𝘁𝗼 2𝗽𝗺, when the sun is highest. You’ll feel alert and hungry, but be careful not to let the stress take over. Try Sheetali pranayama, the cooling breath, which involves breathing through a curled tongue.

From 2𝗽𝗺 𝘁𝗼 6𝗽𝗺, 𝗩𝗮𝘁𝗮 takes over. Your brain may feel like it has shut down from the hectic events of the day. Soothe the nervous system by taking slow, calming breaths.



1 Banana🍌
2 Cucumbers🥒
2 large bunches of spinach🥬
1 cup of almond milk or less for the desired consistency🥛

Bled all the ingredients and sprinkle with chia seeds, almonds, and goji berries. 𝗘𝗡𝗝𝗢𝗬!

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How to perform 𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗵?

The most common solution is prepared using 𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿. Simply fill a 𝗰𝘂𝗽 halfway through with rosewater, which can be found in grocery stores and Indian healing stores. Add another half cup of 𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 to dilute the rose water.

Bend your head forward and place your eye into the rim of the cup. Your eye socket should create a tight seal with the edge of the cup.

Tip your head back, keeping the cup firmly attached to your eye. Open your eye and look into the cup, blinking four or five times. Bend your head forward and remove the cup. Repeat on the other side. Discard the solution when finished.

Try doing this at least once a week.


𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗦𝗘𝗘𝗗 is known for its spiciness or pungency.

▪️heats the body
▪️increases digestion
▪️speeds up the metabolic process
▪️breaks up congestion


𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗡𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:

First fill up the Neti Pot with 𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿. Make sure that the water is not too hot by dipping your finger in its first!

Add a small amount of 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝘁 - about ⅛-¼ of a teaspoon. Too much salt can cause burning, so don't go too heavy handed.

Enter into a 𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗶-𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 with your knees slightly bent and your head pushed forward.

𝗧𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 to one side and 𝗽𝗹𝘂𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝘂𝘁 of the Neti Pot into one Nostril.

Tilt your arm to 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗹𝗼𝘄 through one nasal canal and out of the other.

Following nasal irrigation, place a 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝗶𝗹 on your fingertip and insert the oil into the nose.

The nasal passages should be cleaned each morning.


𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘀𝗵𝘂 𝗗𝗵𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶: 𝗘𝘆𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀?

As part of your hygiene routine, you may find yourself cleaning your teeth, your body, and your hair. But have you ever considered the fact that your eyes also need some level of attention and care?

In ayurvedic medicine, dulling of the five senses is considered an ill sign of health. Various practices can be incorporated to ensure that our senses remain sharp.

Chakshu Dhauti (Eye cleansing) is a part of the Ayurvedic 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 and involves splashing the eyes with liquid. The main benefit of Chakshu Dhauti is the 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 that it suddenly gives - it snaps you into place and gets you ready for the day ahead! It helps 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘆𝗲𝘀. It can alleviate the discomfort resulting from 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, or contact with 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝘀. It can be helpful in the long term for vision by reducing 𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻. Lastly, it can help reduce 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘀 and 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀.


𝗝𝗮𝗹𝗮 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝗶: 𝗡𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀?

Our senses are the doorway through which we view the world. Ayurvedic practice emphasizes on keeping our senses sharp, and it can be done easily through daily practices.

Jala Neti is the practice for the nostrils. The main medicinal benefit of Jala Neti is that it helps combat 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘀. It is helpful for 𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗺𝗮 and can help make breathing easier. It removes 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮, 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝘁, and 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝘂𝘀 trapped in the nostril, which can soothe the more sensitive tissues around the nose. Most importantly, it brings about a sense of 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 and helps 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 and 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝘀.

It's essential to learn the technique well if you wish for rewarding results.


Happy Friday, my beautiful souls! I was asked to share some facts about myself. So here you go:

▫️I was born in the former Soviet Union, a country called Ukraine. 🇺🇦
▫️I am Ukrainian-Jewish descent. 🇮🇱
▫️I studied in a music school for gifted children for 11 years. 🎼
▫️I have two Master's degrees in Music and Literature, and Special and Regular Education.
▫️I moved to Canada when I was 19 and to the USA when I was 24.
▫️I am a classical pianist. 🎹
▫️In New York, I worked as a Music Therapist during the day and Music and Fashion journalist at night.
▫️My interest in Ayurveda started when I moved to San Diego, California, where I emerged into yoga and meditation. 🧘🏻‍♀️
▫️Being very driven by philosophy and knowledge, I have joined California College of Ayurveda, where I have graduated as an Ayurvedic Clinical Specialist.
▫️I am also an Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty Specialist and Marma Science Specialist.
▫️I am a big believer in .
▫️I am fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.
▫️I am a passionate new tech and gadget user.
▫️I love medical science and interested in new studies.
▫️I am married and blessed to have three beautiful boys ( ages 11, 13, and 14).
▫️I am very fortunate to have a very supportive husband who is my biggest believer.
▫️I have a dog named Binki the Princess.
▫️Growing up, I was always curious about philosophy, spiritualism, and natural healing.
▫️I am a Tarot reader.
▫️My favorite music styles are Baroque, Jazz, Crossover, Electro-Ethnic rhythms, and Ambient.
▫️My purpose is to help people to achieve their best state of health.


𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗺 is a highly aromatic herb and offers more than just a delightful flavor. It is used as:

▪️Sluggish digestion
▪️ Muscle relaxant
▪️Relieves gas
▪️Destroys mucous


𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝘆𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀

𝗔𝘆𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 is rooted in holistic healing. In essence, the basic definition of health in Ayurvedic medicine is “a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing.” To retain this balance, one must remain connected to their environment through their lifestyle practices. Our choices related to our diet, exercise, profession, and relationships all have the potential to create imbalances. In Ayurvedic medicine, staying balanced means staying safe from illness and suffering.

You may be wondering how the Ayurvedic philosophy described above can actually translate into real-life practices. As a part of holistic healing, primary prevention of illnesses comes first. Emphasis is given too:

▪️Eating healthy, unprocessed foods in clean environments.
▪️Having a daily routine of exercise or yoga.
▪️Massages using oils.
▪️Meditation with focus on deep breathing and finding inner stillness.

All of these things can lead to a stronger physical body and immune system, which work to prevent disease.


What is the dietary guidance according to Ayurveda?

To retain proper balance and harmony in our lives, Ayurveda dictates that certain dietary patterns should be followed.

These patterns involve:
the manner of preparing food, eating it, and the food itself. Firstly, Food should be eaten in clean, beautiful and calm surroundings. This means that, if possible, you should try to go for picnics or at the very least create a serene and quiet environment in your home.

Always say grace before eating, or make 3 deep breaths for the sense of serenity to truly permeate.

While eating, avoid distractions and chew your food slowly and thoroughly.

Eat until you are 75% full, and try to rest after eating.

Wait at least 3 hours between meals and take the largest meal at noon.

In regards to food content, avoid cold food and drink, and only take half a cup of liquid with meals. Try to intake more organic, fresh, and unprocessed foods.


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Amazing pea soup recipe to increase your metabolism:

1 Tbsp Ghee
¾ cup finely chopped spring onions
3 cups vegetable broth
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 Tbs. minced fresh chives
2 Tbs. minced fresh mint
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 lb. shelled fresh sweet peas

Sprinkle over with chia and sesame seeds.



"Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha" - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Union is achieved when the disturbances of the mind are eradicated.


Nasal Irrigation is a daily morning practice that helps to remove toxins and pollen from the nasal passages and reduce inflammation. This practice goes beyond simple cleaning and helps to keep the mind awake and alert.


Fennel seeds are one of the most used and easily accessible spices incorporated in everyday life.

It acts as:

✅ increases digestive fire
✅ reduces gas and bloating
✅ removes spasms
✅ helps with swelling
✅ improves the milk supply in breastfeeding women


Turmeric is an Ayurvedic remedy used for 4000 years. Its key antioxidant, curcumin, boasts an array of researched-backed and time-tested benefits. Ayurveda uses it to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Although used in excess it can aggravate both Vata and Pitta.

It has a particularly beneficial effect on blood and plasma of the circulatory system, liver, joints, immune system, and digestive tract by increase digestion and removing toxins from the body.
It has mobilizing, heating, and cleansing energies

Turmeric is also popular in yogic traditions, as it is used to cleanse the subtle channels and chakras, and is traditionally used to support the ligaments in hatha yoga practices.


How important is what we experience in life?

According to Ayurveda, we have 5 vibrational senses ( tanmatras):

- Sound
- Touch
- Sight
- Taste
- Smell

If a person takes nurturing, positive, and vibrational food through all five senses, he then is nourished and living his most whole life in that case.⠀The daily choices we make will have an effect on our energetical disturbances, on our doshas. We should carefully choose what we let our five senses experience through the food we eat, the sounds and words we hear, the colors we look at, the aromas we smell, or the touch we feel. All these have a tremendous effect on our overall health and our youth.


Abhyanga - a warm oil self-massage practice that can be done any time of the day to nourish your entire body and the mind.

How to do Abhyanga:

1) Place the bottle of oil in a pot of hot water for about 5 minutes
2) Once it is comfortably warm, squiz the oil into your hands and gently rub it
3) Start by massaging your scalp (for grounding and balacing Vata or Pitta) or from your feet (stimulating your body and the mind for Kapha imbalance).
4) Use your fingertips to really work the oil into your skin.
5) Take more oil as you need and use firm long strokes massaging the long bones of your body. It will help to move the lymph and drain the toxins.
6) Use circular motion while massaging the joints. It will help to nourish them and keep them healthy.
7) Pay special attention to your palms and soles, massaging every muscle and joint.
8) After applying the oil, try to rest and allow oil to remain on your skin for 15-20 minutes before taking a shower. It will let the oil pe*****te into deeper layers of your skin. And remember, according to Ayurveda, there are seven of those ✅

Small tips:

-Keep a separate towel as it will be difficult to remove the scent of oils
-Apply shampoo before wetting your hair
-Take a warm bath or shower after to increase the benefit of the oils
-Minimize the use of soal after Abhyanga
-Take caution walking with oil on your feet


How can I nourish my skin?

One of the basic Ayurvedic practices for nourishing the biggest organ in our body - the skin- is Abhyanga. This practice is recommended for everybody, but especially for someone who feels stressed, has low self-esteem, low in energy, or feeling pain in their body.

Abhyanga helps to improve the function of the immune system, reduces injuries to the body by keeping muscles and joints fluid, helps to stabilize the mind, and improves self-esteem.

To use the most appropriate oil for your constitution, you need to know the nature of our constitution and the natural imbalance. A qualified ayurvedic specialist will help you find the best oil for the daily nourishment of your skin.


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a traditional medicine of India and is a healing side of yoga. This system is based on the understanding of the three essential things:

1) The unique nature of the Patient
2) The unique Nature of the Disease
3) The unique Nature of the Medicine.

Ayurveda sees the disease as a separate entity from the patient and understands it as the altered balance of the energies we received at the time of conception (doshas).

How can it help me heal?

Being a science of personal responsibility, Ayurveda teaches us that diseases reflect the state of our consciousness and the choices we make daily. Our state of health is the end result of a harmonious or non-harmonious lifestyle.

Embarking on the path of self-healing, Ayurveda will teach you that we are empowered to heal ourselves to reach our best potential.


Ayurveda: My awakening...

I know that most of you heard the term Ayurveda as it is becoming more and more popular on the west coast in correlation with yoga, but usually, this is all that people know.

I introduced to Ayurveda as a healing system two years ago. By that time, I dealt with my painful sinus inflammation and migraines for about 4-5 years. No possible doctor could explain the reason for this inflammation and recommend any treatment plan, as we could not find the cause. I tried everything, starting from a western, naturopath, and oriental doctors, finishing with NAET, psychics, and school of TM meditation. Every step I was taking was guiding me to where I am now, and I am very grateful to every doctor that was trying to help me to find the cure. But it seems like nothing was working with some random episodes of success.

Two years ago, my friend at that time recommended a doctor who was helping her to overcome her issues. She told me that the modality he uses is non-conventional, and its something to do with three doshas that can get unbalanced. I had no idea what a dosha was, but I was so happy to hear a new term that I thought that probably this secret condition I have is called a "dosha condition."

And here I am, sitting in the office of Dr. Michael. He looks at the condition of my skin, my tongue, my teeth, my nails, and my hair. He is taking my wrist pulse with his hands and asks some questions. He was the first one who told me to get on a detox diet with some Ayurvedic herbs to get rid of Ama (the toxins that were causing my whole-body inflammation, not only sinus); to start working on my stress response, giving me some breathing exercises and encourage me to practice more meditation to ground my mind. He helped me start doing some easy yoga asanas to move the stagnant energy in my sinuses; to spend more time outside to get connected to our Mother Earth; to surround myself with only Sattvic (wholesome) people. I was given so many tools I could use to help my body heal that I knew that If I only let my body do its work, it will recover. I knew that if I allow myself to get connected to something higher, all the issues will eventually disappear. Back then, I did not know anything about koshas and how the disease evolves in our physical bodies. I knew nothing back then. But he gave me so much confidence and belief that I left his office with the hope that our bodies are a powerful and complex mechanism. And once we start listening and respect our bodies and our mind more, we will eventually be able to live our best.

Three months later, taking responsibility for what I eat, how I sleep, how I think, and how I react to surrounding stressors made me sinusitis and migraine-free. It was an absolute miracle as I could not believe how easy it was to fix with just taking responsibility for your lifestyle. I became a firm believer in Ayurveda as a wholesome approach that involves all aspects of our lives. Only six months later, I was already having my first class at California School of Ayurveda.

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