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Managing Sinus Congestion with Ayurveda

Managing Sinus Congestion with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support February 15, 2024

Chronic sinus congestion affects 31 million people in the United States, making it a highly prevalent condition. Acute sinusitis, occurring for less than 4 weeks, is even more common, affecting 50 million adults every year.

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Managing Coughs with the Healing Power of Ayurveda

Managing Coughs with the Healing Power of Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support January 19, 2024

Ayurveda refers to any type of coughing as Kasa and is a respiratory system disorder that occurs due to the obstruction of vata dosha. Prana vata is located in the respiratory system, and when it becomes obstructed the natural downward flow reverses forcefully upward causing the urge to cough. This is what Ayurveda refers to as Kasa.

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Udana Vata – Vital Expression Energy

Udana Vata – Vital Expression Energy

by Julie Wardwell August 17, 2023

Udana vata is the “ascending air” or the energy that is moving upwards and its located in the upper chest, throat and nasal area. Udana vata is responsible for directing energy from the lower to higher consciousness and is where all expressions originate. It governs our ability to express thoughts, feelings and emotions.

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Prana Vata - Vital Life Energy

Prana Vata - Vital Life Energy

by Julie Wardwell July 14, 2023

Prana is the vital life force that energizes what is essential for all life. Prana vata is the inward movement of life force energy coming into our bodies. It’s the inhalation of oxygen, the digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and the perception of sensory input that connects our senses, mind, and body. Prana is directly responsible for life itself as it nourishes the vitality of all our cells.

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Support for Chronic Respiratory Problems

Support for Chronic Respiratory Problems

by Julie Wardwell April 12, 2023

According to Ayurveda, the respiratory system is intricately connected to the prana vayu, one of the five vital energies of vata dosha. Thus, to strengthen and support the respiratory system, Ayurveda recommends various lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and herbal remedies that support and balance prana vayu.

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