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June 16, 2017


International Yoga Festival Vancouver

Sewanti team invites you at 3rd International Yoga festival Vancouver BC

Date: June 17th 2017,10AM-4PM

Venue: Student Recreation Centre @UBC http://www.yogafestival.ca/

For registration please visit ,(https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-yoga-festival-vancouver-2017-tickets-31663636790)

Event Highlights

  • Traditional Yoga class with expert teachers Nirmala Raniga, Sri Venu and Yogacharini Maitreyi
  • Delicious Vegetarian Gourmet Lunch at only $ 5
  • Guest speakers Vedic Master Jeffrey Armstrong and Ayurveda Specialist Neelam Toprani

Maha Kirtan Link (https://www.facebook.com/events/132656017287130/)
Sponsored Booths feature Sewanti Ayurvedic Series and other yoga, meditation and vedic program and products.

Please Join us to Celebrate International Day of Yoga

February 08, 2017


Happy Valentine's Day

The word for massage in Ayurveda is Snehana, which literally means affection. Give and receive a loving massage this Valentine's Day with classic Ayurveda massage oils. We're offering a discount of 20% off of our whole massage oil collection, sale ends February 15, 2017.

December 24, 2016


November 07, 2016


Happy Diwali

Diwali is about bonding, of ritual,
of a belief that that good will always triumph over evil
for dark nights must always make way for morning light.
Wishing you a happy Diwali from Sewanti Team.



Diwali is one of the most favorite festivals of India. The name Diwali or Deepavali means “row of lights”, so it is called “festival of lights”. Diwali is celebrated to share the joy when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after defeating the demon Ravana, and Lord Krishna killed the demon Narkasura. It signifies the celebration of victory of good over evil. Diwali is celebrated by cleaning and decorating the house, lighting lamps, with worships and prayers, by eating sweets and snacks and enjoying time with family and friends. The lighting of ghee or an oil lamp releases oxygen into the environment.


We are proud to present Chyavanprash, a tonic for the Vata season and winter. Chyavanprash is a delicious, sweet and tangy treat made with Amla, herbs, spices, honey and ghee. It is a traditional Ayurvedic tonic for antioxidant support, stress reduction and rejuvenation. This ancient formulation is named after an eminent sage Chyavan, who regained his youth by using this divine elixir. Chyawanprash is a highly revered rasayana that offers deep nourishment to the tissues, preserves youth and promotes health and well-being. It nourishes the mucous membranes of the lungs and helps to clear the respiratory passages.

Sewanti Certified Organic Chyavanprash is made with all 45 Organic ingredients according to Ancient Text

Benefits of Chyavanprash

  • Source of Antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids
  • Preserves youth and slows down aging
  • Rejuvenates mind and body
  • Promotes strength and stamina
  • Supports fertility in women and healthy libido in men
  • No preservatives, pesticides, GMO, gluten, soy, color or additives
  • Suitable for all age groups

Directions for use:  1 to 2 tsp daily on empty stomach ideally followed by hot water or steamed milk. Not intended for use by those who are pregnant, breast feeding, have diabetes, or taking medications, without first consulting a qualified healthcare professional.

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Online Only Specials for the upcoming Holiday Season: Get $ 2 off on the following herbs
Pictures of pouches
Amla, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Tulsi, Turmeric
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  • Sale pricing applies to online purchase only.
  • Prices are not available in retail stores carrying our products
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Shatavari Chai

Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb with sweet, bitter, cooling and nourishing properties and well known in Ayurvedic medicine for its effects on female reproductive system.
The word Shatavari literally means “She who possess 100 husbands” referring to the herb’s rejuvenative effect on female reproductive organs.
It is one of the main herb used in Ayurveda for infertility, decreased libido, menopause, PMS and hot flashes. It helps to balance fluids in the dry channels and balances female hormones Shatavari is also useful for hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, respiratory tract infections.
Shatavari is a rich source of Phyto-estrogens. It supports normal production of breast milk for nursing mothers and relieves menopausal symptoms such a hot flashes. However for its medical use, one should refer to their health care practitioner for possible adverse or allergic reactions.


Here is a recipe for Shatavari Chai that could replace a hot cocoa or chai latte as a beverage.
One cup Purified water
One cup organic whole milk, almond or goat milk (no Soy milk)
One teaspoon Organic Shatavari Powder
¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
½ tsp Cinnamon Powder

Or

½ tsp Chai Masala

Boil water with Sharavari powder, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. One could also add Chai Masala (Indian chai spice mix) instead of individual spices. Let the powders steep for 5 minutes. Add milk and let it steep again until the liquid comes to a soft boil.
Add raw sugar or honey if needed.

October 05, 2016


Fall 2016

We were excited to share our new product offerings and promotions at the Ayurveda: Herbs and Mineral Conference at Bastyr University and the CHFA East show Education and exhibition with our National distributor Raw Elements Inc.

Focus on Fall Health

According to Ayurveda, the period from October to February is considered a Vata season. To prepare our bodies for the change in external weather conditions of cold and dry blowing winds, we need to strengthen our immune system with a fall cleanse. Unlike the spring cleanse, meant for the removal of toxins accumulated with a heavier winter diet, the fall cleanse is designed to strengthen digestion and cellular metabolism. By following simple recommendations during the change of seasons from summer to fall, it is possible to start the new season with a clean slate and strong immunity.

Here are some tips to bring internal harmony with the external fall weather:




Follow a Vata pacifying diet that is light, warm and well spiced. Strengthening the digestion is done through diet, lifestyle and often herbal support. The spices that you may be most familiar with in your kitchen are the same one used for igniting the digestive fire. Fennel and ginger tea is excellent for enhancing digestion. Spices used commonly in fall cleansing include cardamom, fresh ginger, cinnamon, fennel, cumin, and turmeric. Including these spices with your food at each meal will enable you to better absorb all the nutrients of the foods you consume.


Herbal support may be used to strengthen the appetite and digestion and rejuvenate the liver to optimize the body’s metabolic processes. One herbal formula that Vaidyas recommends is Triphala Plus. The addition of Bhumi Amalaki and Yastimadhu assists in the tonification function of the liver and gall bladder. Triphala Plus cleanses and tones the digestive tract, promotes regular elimination and helps the assimilation of nutrients.

During the fall cleanse, it is essential that one exercises daily for 20-40 minutes depending on one’s health history. Yoga Asanai practice is excellent for this, though one may find benefit from a walking regimen or other types of full body, weight-bearing, sweat inducing exercises.


Ayurvedic tradition recommends a routine of morning and nighttime practices collectively known as Dinacharya. These rituals are designed to provide calm, focused and sustainable energy to support meditation, yoga and everything that we do in a day. The practice of tongue scraping as an important part of the daily morning routine. There are many benefits to this daily practice in oral health, overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. Scraping the tongue daily removes any build-up on the tongue, which, if left untreated, can lead to bad breath and may house a significant number of bacteria.


Establish a daily routine of Abhayanga or self-massage. It helps to remove accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and the body, increases circulation to nerve endings and promotes stamina throughout the day. It increases mental alertness, tones muscles and lubricates the joints. Apply warm Nourishing Vata oil lightly to the entire body. Wait for a few minutes, then apply even pressure using the whole palm and massage with circular motions over rounded areas such as head or joints and straight strokes on arms and legs, directed towards the heart to enhance lymphatic flow.

Go to bed early (well before 10:00 p.m.) and rise before 6:00 a.m. Extra rest during this time of seasonal change helps to keep the doshas in balance.
Practice deep breathing, meditate and be grateful for the abundance in our lives. We have a collection of Rudraksh and Tulsi mala to use during your meditation and yoga practice.

Rudraksha beads are regarded as the timeless jewels of the gods and find mention in ancient Hindu texts like Puranas and Upanishads as being the most powerful aid in the path of self-realization. It is believed that the beads have been emanated from the tears of Lord Shiva and have been used by yogis and spiritual seekers for self-empowerment.


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August 03, 2016


SUMMER NEWS

According to Ayurveda hot days of summer in June to September is a Pitta season. Pitta dosha is a one of the three psycho-physiological elements that govern the different activities of mind and body.

Composed of fire and water, Pitta dosha governs metabolism and transformation in the body, including digestion. Signs of an aggravated Pitta include excess stomach acid, heartburn, skin eruptions and irritability.If we already possess a Pitta prakriti ( nature), we are at an even higher risk of becoming out of balance.
5 Top Cool tips from Sewanti


1. DIET:
Following a Pitta-pacifying diet can help keep this fiery element in balance. Eat more of the sweet, bitter and astringent tastes, and less of the sour, salty and pungent tastes. Sweet juicy fruits like melons, pears and grapes, vegetables like broccoli, cucumber and zucchini, dairy products like milk and Ghee and grains like rice are all excellent choices. Avoid sour foods like sour cream, vinegar and ketchup and spicy dishes. Cook with cooling spices such as mint, fennel, anise and cardamom.

SUMMER BEVERAGE RECIPE

JAL JEERA

Ingredients:
1. 1 tsp cumin
2. 1 tsp fennel seeds
3. ¼ tsp black pepper corn
4. 1 Cardamom
5. Pulp made out of tamarind (soaked in water) or lemon juice
6. 1 Tsp crushed fresh ginger ½ cup mint leaves finely shredded
7. Black salt and raw sugar or any other sweetener of your choice

Method of preparation:

  • Grind the dry ingredients.
  • Add tamarind pulp, ginger, mint and dry spices to 4-5 glasses of filtered water.
  • Add a pinch of black salt. Strain herbs and add raw sugar as per taste.
  • Chill the beverage and enjoy this digestive beverage to improve appetite and beat summer heat.

2 LIFESTYLE: Protect from summer heat and balance work with leisure. Avoid long commutes and deadlines at work. If possible plan a vacation for the summer or enjoy fun activities on weekends and take time to enjoy life. Wear breathable natural fibers that have a cooling effect such as cotton and linen.

 

3.COOLING EXERCISE:
Swimming is wonderful for soothing Pitta dosha. Other water-based sports are also good choices. Leisurely evening strolls are relaxing for both mind and body. An occasional moonlight walk is especially soothing for Pitta-ruffled emotions. Try cooling Pranayama techniques like Sitali and Sitkari which are done by inhaling through mouth and exhaling through nose.

 

4.MASSAGE WITH COOLING PITTA OIL:
Self-massage will not only cool your skin but purify it as well. Padmashri cooling Pitta oil is prepared with pitta reducing herbs such as white sandalwood, amla, shatavari and Indian lotus in a base of cold pressed sesame oil to cool relax and pacify the body, alleviating the symptoms of Pitta dosha including heat irritation and inflammation.

 

5.HERBS:
Pump up digestion with Triphala plus. In summer, toxins can build up in the liver. This can manifest in a number of ways, from emotional irritability, to sensitive skin that over-reacts to the sun, insects or heat. Triphala plus is formulated to balance and strengthen the liver while gently removing toxins. Keeping the elimination system running smoothly is especially important in the summer months, when constipation can result in heat build-up in the tissues.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Sewanti Ayurvedic series will be a bronze sponsor at: "AYURVEDA: HERBS AND MINERALS"


Neelam Toprani, Executive Secretary AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic professionals of North America) will be a Featured speaker at the conference. The topic will be “Classical Efficacy of Ayurvedic Herbal Compound in Cardiovascular Endurance and Physical Performance in Healthy Athletic Adults” Register Today to Receive Discount

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April 04, 2016


Spring News

Spring is a beautiful time of year. It is a time of renewal, new energy and vitality. New on Sewanti website: Suggestions on various Health Issues!

With the arrival of spring comes pretty colors in nature -a break from the winter’s chill and snow.

Inspired by the nature there is a celebration promoting fun and color in life.
One such spring celebration this week is the Holi festival. This spring tradition is celebrated in India as well as in the world by smearing of colors and colored water on each other.


Ayurvedic herbs are also used as colors like Neem for green, Turmeric for yellow, Indigo for blue and so on. Thousands of people dressed in white, come together to share music, dance, art and visual stimulation. There is music and dance to the beat of drums and delicious food to share with friends.

Ayurvedic Tips for spring season:

According to Ayurveda Spring is the most important season to detoxify the body. Toxins can interrupt its biochemical balance, creating a fertile ground for allergies, flu, and other infections, or disturb the normal functioning of the liver and kidneys.

Top 5 Cool Tips from Sewanti

1. Diet

For Spring Ayurveda recommends including bitter tasting foods comprising of vegetables like Karela, endives and dandelion and herbs such fenugreek and neem, pungent herbs like ginger, onion and garlic, cayenne and astringent tasting greens and variety of beans and pulses. Bitter taste destroys sweet cravings. Pungent taste improves digestion, circulation and metabolism. Astringent taste opens the channels of elimination, clearing excess mucus and moisture from the body.

 

One could reduce Kapha aggravating sweet, sour and salty foods which could cause water retention at this time of the year. In common with the winter diet, avoid raw and cold foods, and replace with warm, lightly cooked meals. Avoid wheat and replace with Kapha reducing lighter grains such as quinoa, millet, and barley.

2. Lifestyle

Wake up with the birds. Ayurveda suggests waking up in the morning before 6.00am to experience energetic qualities of lightness through- out the day. Spring fasting is observed by many Native American cultures as it helps to cleanse the blood after a long winter of eating fatty, heavy foods.

Ayurveda suggests some simple mono diet fasts like Khichari fasts or moong soup fasting. One could always choose a method suited to their doshas and on the advice of their Ayurvedic practitioner.

Ayurveda suggests some simple mono diet fasts like Khichari fasts or moong soup fasting. One could always choose a method suited to their doshas and on the advice of their Ayurvedic practitioner.

 

3. Exercise and Yoga practice



The best way to counter the sluggish feeling of heaviness and congestion is to adopt more dynamic and stimulating yoga practice for spring. Sun salutations are ideal as they build up heat, working all the major muscles and to stimulate a sluggish digestion and aid detoxification. Kappalabhati pranayama is recommended for generating internal heat and burning toxins.

One could also adopt a vigorous aerobic activity such as swimming running or hiking to get the lymph moving in the body and prevent congestive issues. To increase the detoxifying effect try sauna, steam room, hot baths, and cardio-induced sweating.

 

4. Herbs:
Herbal support may be used to strengthen appetite and digestion and rejuvenate liver to optimize the body’s metabolic processes. One herbal formula that Vaidyas recommend is Triphala Plus. The addition of Bhumi Amalaki and Yastimadhu assists in tonify function of liverand gall bladder. Triphala Plus cleanses and tones digestive tract, promotes regular elimination, and helps assimilation of nutrients.

 

5. Abhayanga
Daily massage with Padmashri Invigorating Kapha oil energizes and stimulates the body promotes mild sweating, improves circulation and detoxifies the body. Kapha oil is prepared with kapha reducing herbs like Bishop’s weed, Arjuna, Cardamom and Camphor.

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