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The Healing Temple now opened its doors in California!

The Healing Temple has moved to the bay area in beautiful Menlo Park, CA!

It is with much joy and gratitude that I made this recent move to CA in order to be closer to the Kerala Academy of Ayurveda where I have just embarked on a new journey of going through the Doctor of Ayurveda Program. It will take two and a half years of phenomenal teachings, internships in the US and India, consultations, hands on work and preparing the final dissertation.

Along with studying, I will continue to serve my new community being in private practice at The Healing Temple. I feel so lucky and grateful to Dr. Bill Tarr and his team at Peak Performance Chiropractic here in Menlo Park, CA, as they received me with open arms and are giving me a chance to establish my practice within theirs.

There is a lot to look forward to and to be grateful for!

On this note, I am sharing with you a recipe for a very yummy desert/snack from the vast Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine. So, here it is, the very basic Ojas Balls

Ingredients:

5 large Majool dates, pitted

2-3 Tbs almond butter

3 tsp cultured ghee

1 handful of any of the following: cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans or roasted sunflower seeds

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

1/4 cup granola ( please use a low sugar one with very few ingredients)

Directions:

Blend the granola, spices, extracts and the nuts until the granola is almost like flour and the nuts are chunky.

Chop the dates in small pieces. Add the almond butter and the ghee to the granola mixture. Using your hands, combine all ingredients as if kneading cookie dough.

If the mixture is too dry, add more ghee. If it is too wet, add more granola.

Turn the mix into individual balls. Place them in a glass container/jar and chill for 1 hour.

Before serving, let them get to room temperature and enjoy with your favorite tea or as a snack!



The Healing Temple has MOVED to Colorado!

First and foremost — thank you to all of the wonderful people who allowed me to practice the profession I love, and thank you for supporting me and helping me to stay in this business for the past 14 years I have lived and worked in Frederick, Md.

Open House and Client Appreciation Day!

The Healing Temple will have Open House and Clients Appreciation Day on December 5th from 4 to 9pm!

Education Class in Aromatherapy Series - Free of Cost!

On Thursday 12/3 and 12/10, we will talk about brief history of Aromatherapy, main ways to use the essential oils, how to mix essential oils and how to work with carrier oils for the purpose of topical applications (massage, facial oils).

Join us for the "Ayurvedic Beauty Care Series" - How to make your own beauty care products!

Come and enjoy a night of relaxation and learn how to make your own beauty care products! You will be able to make your own and learn the recipe!

Welcome Lindsey Pratt to The Healing Temple!

Lindsey Pratt joins The Healing Temple as a Registered Massage Therapist. We are now happy to be able to provide new services, including couples massages!

Ayurveda and Seasonal Influences

The intricate nature of the seasons is given by the course of the earth, sun and moon, while the human vitality is determined by the resulting variations. The two most important transitional periods are between November 22nd to December 9th and again June 8th to 24th. During these times, there is a tendency toward physio-psychological vulnerabilities and stress. To restore balance in the mind and body, it is advised to observe fasting, meditation and prayers.

Spices as Medicine

Herbs and spices are the main medicinal agents in Ayurveda. Many health issues can be alleviated by adjusting the balance of diet. Recent studies suggest that spices can be effective health remedies just like cinnamon being effective against diabetes and in improving lipid metabolism; turmeric fights against cancer; ginger is effective in the treatment of arthritis.

How to Make Your Own Deodorant (liquid or powder)

Witch hazel store bought and applied to a cotton swab or cloth and rubbed into the underarms will cleanse and neutralize the body odor.

Ayurvedic Best Medicine: DEVOTION

Devotion is considered the major healing practice in Ayurveda, because it is only through devotional meditations and prayer (sadhana) prescribed by one's spiritual teacher or guru that karmic diseases can be erased and one can merge with his/hers beloved form of God.

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