Articles in: Panchakarma

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s premier detox and rejuvenating retreat program. Not only does it reset proper digestion and the ability to detox naturally, it allows the body and mind to retreat and become still. The heightened level of self-awareness that is cultivated in this space of deep silence allows us to see the impact of old toxic emotional patterns and take the transformational action steps to make those deep changes we have been waiting for.

LifeSpa wins Holistic Wellness Center of the Year!

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Once a year, the Green Spa Network presents sustainability awards for the spa industry. We, at LifeSpa, are very excited and honored to accept the prestigious award of “Holistic Wellness Center of the Year”! These are the foremost leaders pushing the edge of innovation in our industry, said Green Spa Network Executive Director Deb Berlin, […]

How to Punch Your Karma

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Panchakarma, affectionately called, “punch your karma,” is Ayurveda’s most profound therapy. In fact, there is some truth to describing it as a therapy that will punch through your physical and emotional karma. But I thought Ayurveda was the science of medicine to fix the body, not my karma?   Interestingly, both Yoga and Ayurveda – […]

Detoxing Mercury: An Amazing Case Study

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Recently, I got a call from a woman on day three of her preparation program for Panchakarma (PK), our detox retreat here at LifeSpa in Boulder. Before folks come for PK, we ask them to do a seven-day detox at home that is much like the main cleanse portion of our Colorado Cleanse. This detox […]

Are Your Emotions Making You Sick?

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Do you find yourself holding on to old protective and destructive mental patterns? According to Ayurveda, toxic emotions, known as mental ama, are created in the mind as a means of self-preservation. Such emotions can create destructive behavioral patterns that can linger for a lifetime. We spend years of our life trying to change our […]

What Is Ayurveda?

What Is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a Vedic science which, like yoga, has only one purpose: to expose the illusion and neediness of the mind and become free. So, what does that mean? How about feeling free to love your partner, mom, dad or sibling fully, without holding back even just a little? How about feeling free to wear […]

Panchakarma Success Story

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At LifeSpa, we are very fortunate to regularly witness people’s lives being changed by time-tested Ayurvedic therapies. Maybe the most transformative of them all is the Panchakarma Detox Retreat. This particular story from one of our Panchakarma patients moved many of us to tears, and warmed our hearts. We felt compelled to share it with […]

5 Keys to a Safe and Effective Home Detox

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What are the keys to facilitating a good detox? Most cleanses do not go far enough. To get the most out of a cleanse be sure all these components are included in the cleanse you choose: address the blood sugar nourish the intestinal villa and restore proper eliminative function destagnate the lymph cleanse the liver […]

From Here to Serenity

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Panchakarma, the ancient Ayurvedic prescription for purifying the body, is credited with curing everything from chronic fatigue to osteoarthritis. What can it do for you? By Pamela Miles Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine Despite years of right living”regular spiritual practice, frequent yoga sessions, a vegetarian diet with rare transgressions”I looked in the mirror recently […]

Eliminate Emotional Pain

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Almost everyone has felt the impact of emotional stress in the gut.Kids get tummy aches when they’re stressed.Adults get butterflies, nervous stomachs, constipated, diarrhea, heart burn and irritable/inflammatory bowel conditions from emotional stress. What folks don’t know is that the chemicals that make us anxious and depressed are made in the intestines and delivered to […]

How to Choose the Best Detox Program

How to Choose the Right Detox

What are the keys to facilitating a good detox? Most cleanses do not go far enough. To get the most out of a cleanse be sure all these components are included in the cleanse you choose: address the blood sugar, heal the intestinal villa, restore proper eliminative function, cleanse the liver, flush the bile, and de-stagnate the […]

Love Unconditionally on the Road Less Traveled


Have you ever asked yourself, “Have I become a different person?” Is there a deeper more real version of yourself waiting for the right time to show up – but for the most part letting that person out is just way too risky?! We sometimes treat the ones we love the worst.When we hold back love […]