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Ayurveda and Yoga

In North America today, many communities are yearning to return to the roots of proper living in alignment with our true selves and nature. Too many of today’s modern ailments have a root cause in improper lifestyle choices coupled with unmanaged mental and emotional stress.

Enter Yoga, a complete, comprehensive practice that naturally brings numerous health benefits: tones the body, develops flexibility, helps reduce stress, increases inner vitality and nurtures self-awareness. The opportunity to build on your physical, mental, emotional health and spiritual health can be accomplished with the practice of Yoga.

What to Expect When We Bring Yoga to Your Work

  • Energize your employees.
  • Reduce employee stress.
  • Make everyone feel better, physically and mentally.
  • Increase morale in the workplace.
  • Decrease employee sick days.
  • Improve concentration and work productivity.

Integrating Ayurveda and Yoga Principles into Your Life

  • Greeting the day by stretching your body is a great way to start your day.
  • Avoid skipping meals and try to have meals at regualr times: breakfast before 8am, lunch between 11-2pm and dinner before sunset.
  • Being an observer, as opposed to a reactor, of your thoughts and feelings creates new pathways for higher thinking.
  • Being happy opens the heart; worrying weakens the heart.
  • Diffusing anger and hate will create less emotional toxins in your body.
  • "Lighten up" when you experience greed, attachment and possessiveness as it creates heaviness and dampens your energy.
  • Becoming aware of your how you breath refreshes your mind and decreases stress.

Ayurveda Treatments at Truestar Health

Transdermal Marma Therapy
A gentle treatment, similar to acupuncture but without needles, to enhance the reception and flow of prana with therapeutic creams specific for each marma point. Marma means "of a mystical nature", where the physical and subtle channels of the body meet.

Abhyanga Massage
A full body massage with warm oil infused with Ayurvedic herbs unique to your body, mental type to promote blood and lymph circulation.

Vishesh
A deep tissue massage to unwind tight muscles and connective tissue. 

Shirodhara
Best combined with Marma or Abhayanga.  Shirodhara is a continuous stream of warm, all-natural oil over the forehead, helping clear the mind and relax the senses.

Karna Purna
A warm oil treatment of the ears with marma and massage to calm the nervous system due to excess environmental stimulation.

Dr. Mishra's Facial
A 5-step all-natural facial using only the finest organic & wild-crafted ingredients blended with nature's anti-aging herbs such as flame of forest, manjistha, sensitive plant and punarnava. 

The knowledge of Ayurveda is holistic by nature as ayu, which translates as life, is the combination of the body, sense organs, mind and soul and Vedic culture is rooted in the philosophy of holism.  Veda translates as “science or knowledge”. With roots in India over 5,000 years deep, Ayurveda is the mother of all healing encompassing eight branches including internal medicine, psychiatry, toxicology, health & longevity, surgery, pediatrics, EENT (ear, eyes, nose & throat) and genetic organs. 

As with Ayurveda, the knowledge of Yoga can be traced back 5,000 years. Whereas as Ayurveda deals with maintaining and preserving health, Yoga is the science of union with the Divine and liberation from wordly matters. There are four main paths of Yoga (Bhakti, Karma, Jnana and Ashtanga), each focusing on particular areas to bring forth greater self-awareness and profound understanding of the very nature of existence. Many North Americans, practice Hatha Yoga, developed in 15th century by Yogi Swatmarama which focused on the purfication of the body and mind through asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (controlled breathing). Today, Hatha Yoga has been further segmented into focused groups, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Pregnancy, Corporate Yoga, Power Yoga, Chair Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Kids Yoga. Often, the names of influential teachers define the yoga style such as Iyengar, Bikram, Sivananda and Sri Sri Yoga.