Shirodhara: Golden Thread of Peace

Shirodhara (also spelled Sirodhara in the South Indian transliteration) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that can feel so good, its sometimes called “bliss therapy!” Shirodhara is a shamana  treatment, often prescribed during the rasayana rejuvenation period after pancha karma (the traditional Ayurvedic five actions of detoxification), or any time calming and re-integrating the nervous system…

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June Monsoon

June and July are NOT summertime in Kerala. The summer heat of April and May disappear with the first rains around June 1st, kicking off two months of monsoon. It’s a really great time to come to Rasa Ayurveda. Just be prepared to share the grounds with a few seasonal fish and beautiful wild birds…!…

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Manjal: Good as Gold

Manjal (pronouned “mun-yal”) means “turmeric” in Malayalam. And “manja” – pronounced “mun-ya”– means “yellow”. The medicinal, culinary and sacred uses of manjal are so varied and wide-spread that I’d need a bookfull of pages to cover all the facts. So here’s just a taste of info on manjal that will surely whet your appetite for…

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Making Mukuttu

When you come to Rasa Ayurveda, you’ll have the chance to see, smell, touch and experience the healing power of traditional medicinal oils like Murivenna, Mukuttu, Pinda Tailam, Chinjaadi, Karpooradi and Bringaamalakaadi, to name a few. In the last few weeks, we’ve filled five big bharani traditional, glazed ceramic containers with golden, ruby and emerald-hued…

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