Nicole Petersen

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Nicole is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner & Yoga Instructor based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She aspires to share interdisciplinary systems of traditional medicine and contemplative practice for sustainable wellness, as well as affordable access to alternative healthcare. Through her work, Nicole hopes to contribute to thriving human ecosystems, support the growth of healing communities, and empower individuals in radical transformation through embodied wisdom, personal practice and the Art and Science of Ayurveda.

Nirgundi Uses, Benefits + Actions, Ayurvedic Applications Of Nirgundi

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What Is Nirgundi? Vitex negundo or nirgundi is an herb widely used in Ayurvedic, Chinese and western herbalism traditions. Let’s take a look at nirgundi’s Ayurvedic properties, uses, and benefits. It is a shrub or small tree native to the tropical regions of Asia as well as Eastern and Southern Africa, commonly found growing …

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Ashwagandha For Energy + Ashwagandha Use For Fatigue, Stress, And Insomnia

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Ashwagandha For Energy Ashwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry or Withania somnifera is one of the most widely recognized and used Ayurvedic herbs. Here we take a look at ashwagandha’s use in Ayurveda, ashwagandha’s qualities and actions, and whether ashwagandha affects energy levels and fatigue. It’s names offer insights into …

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Ajirna: An Ayurvedic Perspective on Indigestion + Ayurvedic Remedies

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Whether it is heartburn, stomach ache, malabsorption, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, ulceration or other GI conditions, most people experience some manifestation of indigestion (ajirna) in their lives. Here, we take a look at the causes and Ayurvedic remedies for indigestion. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the root cause of these indigestion symptoms …

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What Is Rtucharya? Ayurvedic Seasonal Living: Summer Diet + Lifestyle Guidelines

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Here we take a look at what rtucharya is and what Ayurveda prescribes for the summer including lifestyle guidelines, summer diet, and herbs for the summer season. Ayurveda emphasizes a rhythmic and cyclical view of life. These rhythms are characterized largely by the fluctuations of elements and doshas both within an individual’s …

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Ayurveda’s Panchakarma Treatment, Therapy + Cost

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Panchakarma therapy, literally translated as “five actions,” is a form of detoxification and rejuvenation integral to Ayurvedic medicine. It cleanses the bodily tissues of toxins, restores balance of the tridosha, opens the subtle channels of the body and offers rejuvenation to promote sustained wellness and longevity. In addition to offering …

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