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Ayurveda Health Topics

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Through her years of experience helping patients with their Ayurveda Consultation in her Northern California Ayurveda Clinic and with Ayurveda Phone Consultations, Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta has written these articles so that you may look at specific health concerns with an Ayurvedic perspective.  New articles are added on a regular basis, so please check back […]

Ayurvedic Conscious Eating Habits

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Through the years of practice in our Northern California Ayurveda Clinic, we have recognized that eating in a conscious manner is integral to achieve a level of optimum health. A properly functioning digestive system is crucial to having a healthy body. Since every single cell within our bodies is made up of the food which […]

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Increases Ojas / Consciousness

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One of the Primary reasons that we should incorporate Ayurveda into our lives is to increase the flow of consciousness in our Mind/Bodies. Consciousness is manifest within us through Ojas. Ojas is the most subtle, refined level of our physiology. In the Manifest Creation it is known as Ojas. On the level of Consciousness it […]

Sacral Chakra & Ayurveda

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The Sacral Chakra, or Swadhisthana, is the second of the body’s Energy Centers. It is located in the abdominal area between your Pubic Bone and your Navel. It is responsible for our fluidity in relation to others, our ability to relate in an intimate way, and our creative side. This Chakra is composed of the […]

Basics of Ayurveda

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In this section, Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta of Shaktiveda has written a series of Articles designed to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of Ayurveda. Be sure to check back frequently, as new Articles will be posted on a regular basis. Experience the Joy that can be experienced by the Shaktiveda Ayurveda approach to […]

Root Chakra and Ayurveda

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Balancing the Root Chakra by Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta The Root Chakra is the first of the body”s Energy Centers. It is located in the perineal area – you are sitting on your Root Chakra. It creates your foundation, your sense of wholeness and well being. The Root Chakra is related to the Earth Element. […]

Ayurvedic Understanding of Chakras

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Shaktiveda Ayurveda has an unique approach to understanding the Chakras. Experience the Joy that can be experienced by the Shaktiveda Ayurveda approach to health and well being in our Berkeley, CA or Grass Valley offices. If you are not in Northern California, you may have your consultation by either phone or by Skype.

Insomnia and Fatigue

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Fatigue & Difficulty Sleeping by Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta Feeling fatigued during the day and having difficulty sleeping is usually from an imbalanced Vata dosha (the subdosha of Prana Vata which is in the head and brain). Vata Dosha governs the nervous system and the NS is affected by the stress in our lives. It […]

Ayurvedic Daily Routine

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Ayurvedic Daily Routine Vata – 2am to 6pm and 2pm to 6pm     Pitta – 10am to 2pm and 10pm to 2am        Kapha – 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm 6am to 7am Wake up without an alarm (if possible) Upon arising – Oil Pull then drink a cup of hot water Do […]

Introduction to Ayurveda

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AYURVEDA by Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta As we progress further and further into the Modern Era, many of us find ourselves looking back into the Wisdom of the Ages for answers to our deepest questions. Self inquiry leads us to ask “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” Not satisfied with a fragmented approach to […]