Snehana Therapy for Winter and to calm Vata dosha. 3 snehana therapies (each 1.5 hours long) for $195 (a 25% savings!). A wonderful gift for you or a loved one this winter. Valid December 21, 2012 thru April 2013.
A regular Snehana relieves stress, anxiety, exhaustion and Vata (air) disorders. It nourishes the body, extends the life span, promotes sound sleep, improves skin texture and vision, and provides better physical stability. The Snehana therapy is the best way to control and balance Vata (air) in the body.
Vata (winter) season in NW Colorado is long, dry, rough, light and stressful to the mind and body and this therapy offers warmth, stability, lubrication, and calm to mind and body. Make your appointment today or buy a gift certificate for a loved one. Call 970-846-4404 for details!
Hing aka Asafoetida, Silphium, Devli's Dung to name a few; latin name Ferula assafoetida, dates back to eighth century BC. It is a hard resinous gum that is ground and used in many Indian dishes as a replacement for onions or garlic and for preventing gas. It's strong smell is likened to stinky feet but it's health promoting benefits out-way the awful smell and (thank goodness) the smell dissipates as it cooks. Primarily it is used in dishes that cause gas, bloating and constipation so a wonderful addition to any bean, legume or cruciferous dish. Only a pinch is needed and can be added to oil, water or broth. Besides it's benefits for digestion and curtailing flatulence it has many medicinal benefits. It is useful for bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough and respiratory ailments, as well as toothaches, colick (in India a newborn's first taste is asafoetida to prevent colick and digestive disorders), a contraceptive, flu prevention, and reduces vata. When buying Asafoetida you will usually find it is mixed with wheat and other anti-caking agents but a wheat-free reliable source, mixed with the herb fenugreek is found at www.ayurveda.com and comes in a 1 oz. glass jar with a metal lid for $3.50. What is fenugreek - that will be another blog!
Vata dosha is the elements of ether and air and lies in the empty spaces in the body and fills up the subtle channels. It has the qualities of cold, dry, light, mobile, rough, subtle. It governs sensory and mental balance. Vata affects the mind, nervous system and entire physical body. Vata is also in nature, in the seasons of fall and early winter, in the foods we eat, in our older years - learn more about this and the other doshas during the Feb 8 Steamboat Springs library lecture.
Whole Healing Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago.