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First Time in Ayurvedic History A Facial Cream with Maha Rasayana Abhrak Bhasma

Abhrak Bhasma is an ayurvedic Maha Rasayana. A supremely rejuvenating substance that requires years to make through the controlled process of the repeated ‘burnings’ of mica – a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals. In Ayurveda, a very special type of mica is used to make the bhasma – black mica,  called “krishnabhr.”
Vaidya Mishra’s Abhrak Facial Cream contains extremely high potency Abhrak – Sahasra Puti: that means 1000 fold.  Sahasra means one thousand.  Made by one thousand steps of repeated burnings. The burning process is a massive purification process, as each time the mica gets burnt, it is processed with different herbs, and burnt over and over again one thousand times. In this process of making the ash, or the bhasma, the mica interacts with the rejuvenating herbs so this bhasma carries the intelligence of those herbs known for its rejuvenative properties for the cellular system, nourishing the skin by directly enhancing the intelligence of the gaps (sandhis) that govern the transformational vibrational energy of all seven layers of the skin.
By enhancing the ultimate vibrational energy flowing through gaps, the Abhrak Bhasma Facial Cream immediately increases the Prabha (glow of the aura) of the skin. You can choose between a cream that has Abhrak Bhasma and Rose or Abhrak Bhasma and Jasmine. Abhrak Bhasma is a rare item highly prized for its overall health supporting properties. It had heretofore never been used as an ingredient in a facial cream. With Vaidya’s unique SVA formulations, now you can enjoy the age-defying properties of Abhrak in your daily facial care protocol.
Abhrak Bhasma, on its own is a maha rasayana in Ayurveda, because it can travel up to the sixth level of the skin and rejuvenate all the layers, resetting their natural metabolic intelligence – the intelligence of transformation between the gaps of the skin. In addition, however, Abhrak Bhasma Sahastra Puti is also the fastest and most efficient yogvahi – a catalyst carrier. What does this mean? It means that it has the ability to carry along any herbs that accompany it, and make sure that the properties of those herbs are activated and put to use. So when Abhrak Bhasma is combined with the age-defying herbs, all the macromolecules of all the herbs in this cream get delivered faster and more effectively to all the 6, or 7 (depending on whether we follow the Charak Samhita or the Susrut Samhita) layers of the skin resulting in immediate nourishment and cleansing.
Why Abhrak with Rose?
Did you know why emotional stress directly impacts the glow and health of your skin? When your emotions are on the rocks, your sadhak pitta and sadhak agni go off. This impacts all your other pitta subdoshas, stripping your skin of its luster, and slowing down its healthy metabolism. If you are under constant emotional stress, and your skin looks dull and flaky, no external application will help unless it address the heart of the matter, your emotions.
In the summertime, even if things are smooth and sailing well,
But you can fix this if you are using a prana-infused cream that contains Rose! Transdermal Rose can uplift the emotions by balancing sadhak pitta and sadhak agni right away- the sub- doshas and the flame that govern the emotional heart. Rose strengthens the emotional heart so it can better handle emotional challenges. Not only does rose pacify sadhak pitta – even as it balances sadhak agni – it also carries a “somnasya jana” or bliss-enhancing property. All sub-doshas are inter-connected. Any of Vaidya’s creams can be custom-ordered containing 100% pure and organic Rose Absolute. If you are experiencing emotional challenges right now, then you should go with the Rose Aroma.
What’s in Facial Cream, and Why is it There?
Saffron (Crocus sativus): modern science confirms the extremely rejuvenating properties of the crocitin molecule, confirming Saffron to be an ancient super-anti-oxidant for the skin, potent in its action up to the 5th dermal layer; Flame of forest (Butea monosperma): supports the skin in its intelligence, shields itself against ultraviolet sunlight rays; Devil’s apple (Solanum Linnaeanum): bolsters the skin cells’ intelligence to actively detox by releasing amavisha and garavisha effectively; Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): literally from the Sanskrit “punar+nava= again+new” rejuvenates the skin by supporting integral detox of the skin by helping the release of toxins through sweat; Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia): a hypo-allergenic herb that pacifies the hyperactivity of the immune system by addressing amavisha; Turmeric (Curcuma longa): reputed anti-inflammatory that enhances dermal intelligence and protects against inflammation; Daruharidra, also known as Tree Turmeric (Berberis aristata): supports the skin fight against inflammation, and is active up to the third layer; Gotu kola (Centella asiatica):  enhances collagen synthesis, preserving the skin’s elasticity and maintaining its youthfulness; Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): enhances the connection and communication between prana vata, the subdosha that governs the mind, and vyana vata, the subdosha that governs the skin, a unique SVA  approach to skin health through the pacification and balancing of psychological mental stress;  Nutmeg (Myristica): enhances the complexion by clearing and balancing the micro-channel of the mind; Lodhra: tones the skin layers, modules the hormonal system, tightens and replenishes; Mucuna: lubricates and hydrates internally, modulates hormonal flow and lubrication; Green tea: a reputed anti-oxidant that defies psychological aging, and supplies tone and elasticity; Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): supports mind/body coordiation, nourishes the tactile nerves, thus supporting the skin’s resistance against internal and external stressors; Lemon (Citrus limon): enhances the skin’s resistance to sunlights, supporting its sensitivity; Indian sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus): cleans the pores for an even healthy skin by purifying the sebum and sebaceous glands; Ashoka (Saraca asoca): for the Sanskrit ashoka = no grief, supports the skin’s health by enhancing bliss through its ability to pacify the emotional heart, or the sadhaka pitta subdosha; Shirish bark (Albizia lebbeck): provides sustained deep skin layer detox with long term use; Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica): nourishes and supports the regeneration of the tactile nerves, helping to maintain the sensitivity of the facial skin; Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): a thermogenic plant that enhances and supports overall circulation and communication between all layers of the skin; Neem (Azadiracta indica): supports the immune system of the skin; Abhrak Bhasma: enhances the intelligent transformation of the gaps of seven layers of skin; Rose Absolute: Bliss enhancer – transdermal support for Sadhak Pitta and Sadhak Agni.
With: White grapefruit extract, a natural preservative in a base of Organic coconut oil, a cooling firming, lubricating, and nourishing oil; with Grapeseed oil, a natural preservative; Vegetable stearic acid, a lubricant; Organic aloe juice, a cooling and detoxifying plant that pacifies bhrajak pitta, the pitta subdosha of the skin;; in a Kosher vegetable glycerin base, a lubricant; and emulsifying wax.  Emulsifying wax (NF), a lubricant.


30 ml


 Use as a daily moisturizing and replenishing cream by applying morning and evening, after cleaning and toning your skin (Lalita’s Facial Cleanser and Lalita’s Facial Toner). You may also use with your SVA Facial Marma protocol, by applying on the SVA marma points, gently massaging and then spreading all over the face.
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Memories and Images from Vaidya’s new Prana Center Inauguration and Birthday Celebration

Thank you to ALL who joined us in person and via live webstreaming. We had a grand time on Saturday August 5, 2017, celebrating Vaidya’s new Prana Center, as well as his birthday. We had a full program and we were live on Facebook for those of you who were following us. SVA doctors and experts shared memories and anecdotes with Vaidya Mishra – Drs. Marianne Teitelbaum, Mark Vinick, Kimberly Hoffman, in addition to dear friend Jerry Jarvis, as well as Lorna Cheng – the SVA guru of the local Chinese community in Southern California. We wanted to keep going, reminiscing about Vaidya and all the beautiful memories he has given us, however, the exquisite Shakti Dance Company, under the expert directorship of Mrs. Viji Prakash, and her daughter, Mythili Prakash, were awaiting to delight us with powerful dances. They performed a dance offered to Ganesha, and to Devi Shakti.
Here’s a clip of the celebratory dances:

We also had a SVA feast – of course! We served Vaidya’s favorite recipe, made from scratch by his wife just the way he loved it: sprouted Mung Beans with home-made paneer, Raisins and Cashews, with Mom’s Masala and Mom’s Ghee, as well as home-made yoghurt from raw milk. After wishing Vaidya plentiful love we had lots of cake with Pitta Tea, and Lime Water made with  his Sugar-Free Sweet Nectars!
The Prana Center now has an on-site boutique with all of Vaidya’s unique formulations on display, as well as his printed and audio and audiovisual educational materials. In addition, we also carry gift items such as silk and wool shawls, and gift items.
Stop by to check it all out for yourself!
We will very soon be announcing our schedule for on-site SV ayurvedic treatments, services, and workshops. Stay tuned!
And once more: thank you for supporting and celebrating Vaidya’s New Prana Center with us, and helping us carry on his SVA legacy. We look forward to a bright SVA future…
Our GoFundme account campaign will conclude soon. If you have not made a donation and would like to do so, now would be a good time!
a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have donated recently – online or privately. The campaign is still open and accepting donations. Please help Vaidya’s SVA legacy stay alive and flourish in these critical days by making a donation:

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Acne vs SVA: Effective and Permanent Protocols

Vaidya’s specialty was Dermatology. Having said that, he still treated the patient holistically, first testing for imbalances in their pulse and then addressing these imbalances through the use of herbs, dietary recommendations and changes in their daily routine habits.

The skin is an organ of elimination, the largest organ in the body. “It is only doing its job,” he would tell patients with skin conditions. “You are lucky the toxins are coming out through the skin — if they stayed inside they could have roamed to the brain, creating Alzheimer’s there or the liver, creating cancer there. But you are lucky they are coming out.” 

The point is, he would teach me, to allow the detox process of the skin to continue, but many things could be done to alleviate the condition at the same time.

The first thing he taught me was to direct the toxins away from the skin and into the urine by making a very dilute tea, 1 pinch of whole coriander seed steeped in one quart of boiled water (usually given in a one-quart stainless steel thermos). Sip on that slowly for four hours, then discard the unused portion and start fresh the next day.

Next, he would bind the toxins and direct them into the bowel movement, using various foods such as taro root, okra, arrowroot, barley (if not gluten sensitive). These foods have the capability of taking the toxins out through the bowel movement and should be eaten throughout the week.

Each patient is individual, so you must evaluate their pulse and treat whatever imbalances you would find there: if the channels were clogged, inflamed or shrunken, you must fix them, for example. If the liver is overheated it must be cooled down with the use of DGL cream down the spine and on the liver (below the ribs on the right) twice a day.  Bhumi amla drops are also great for cooling an overheated liver.

The use of yasad bhasma (zinc) might also be indicated (again each patient must be evaluated individually). Zinc is good for killing the infection in the pores of the skin.

Once we evaluate all possible parameters of that person’s health, THEN we can use the actual herbal formulas recommended for acne, in this case: the Semal Plus Products.  Semal is the herb used primarily for acne. However, if we took the modern medical model of prescribing semal and ignored the other factors which were just described, our protocol would work minimally, if at all. Therefore, a good rule of thumb to always remember is to treat the patient holistically, resisting the temptation to ask which remedy is used for which condition and use that only.
Semal drops can be given, two to three drops in a liter of alkaline spring water, sipped throughout the day. And Semal Plus Clay can be applied to the areas affected by acne, leave it on for about 10 minutes to pull out the toxins. Wash it off with Turmeric Soap (Detox or Neem Soap could be used as well). Then apply Semal Plus Lotion to the same area and leave it in.

If the patient is old enough (18 years or older), you can teach them the cleansing procedures Vaidya has taught us either in his blogs, newsletters and detox booklet. These are daily, weekly and seasonal cleanses using mostly foods and dahls, such as kulthi lentils, to remove impurities from the body. As always we do not recommend fasting, since it heats the liver, ultimately backfiring on the patient. And we do not recommend herbs such as milk thistle, which also heat the liver and imbalance it.

By following these guidelines, usually the acne will recede over time. This approach is much better than longterm use of antibiotics, which can damage one’s immune system, or the use of acne drugs which get stored in the bone marrow, affecting not only the patient, but their offspring too, for years to come.

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum

Cinnaminson, New Jersey

To schedule an ayurvedic appointment with Dr Teitelbaum, call her clinic at: 1-856-786-3330

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