Synbiotic Skin Care – What’s That?!; SVA Cooking in Malibu; and more! SV Ayurveda Newsletter Sept 6, 2018, # 34, Vol 8

Synbiotic SVA Skin-Care: What’s That?
If our body creates its own friendly bacteria, why do we need to use symbiotic (prebiotic and probiotic) foods, supplements and skincare? It’s simple; we are depleting our own friendly bacteria through the use of antibiotics, environmental toxins, poor diet, parabens, preservatives, highly acidic food, acidic personal care products, excess alcohol intake, too many anti-bacterial solutions in skin products, chemical peels and more. The overuse of antibiotics is of particular concern as antibiotics not only kill germs and disease, they also kill beneficial bacteria. Simply put, antibiotics kill without prejudice. Over time, these etiological factors have altered our friendly bacteria so much that we have depleted our immune system and we are more susceptible to disease and illness.
The use of probiotics as a complement to a healthy diet and lifestyle is not new, and has been documented in the Vedas and used for thousands of years for digestive, gastro-intestinal, urogenital, auto-immune and skin ailments. Up until recently, probiotics have always been ingested internally, but are now available as topical solutions that directly improve the composition of the skin’s microflora and friendly bacteria. A growing body of scientific evidence and research is showing that in addition to certain foods and supplements, topical creams, ointments and clays containing certain live and friendly bacteria can alleviate and prevent a variety of skin conditions and symptoms. (see list of sample references at the end of this article).
Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and is full of little ecosystems that need to be balanced in order to function optimally. Through its layers we absorb the universal pranic energy we need to sustain our life, as well as protect us from hazardous effects of environmental toxins such as chemicals, EMF and EMR (electromagnetic fields and radiation). Our skin also supports our immune system helping to prevent infections. By supporting our skin with prebiotics and probiotics we can reestablish a state of balance and optimize the naturally occurring friendly bacteria in our bodies. Remember, our food is our medicine and our skin is an organ, so feeding our skin adequately with nature-derived nourishment will help restore its balance, luster and vibrancy.
Low levels of friendly bacteria in our skin shows up as symptoms of dry and rough skin, thinning and scaly skin, lack of resistance against environmental and seasonal changes and allergies, and flare-ups related to auto-immune conditions. Common bothersome and often painful (both physically and mentally) skin conditions include; eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, allergies, dermatitis, rashes etc.
Synbiotic Skin Care
The symbiotic approach of using prebiotics and probiotics in skincare is a straightforward one; reduce the amount of bad bacteria, while preserving and supporting the beneficial bacteria that protect our skin from infections and other environmental effects. But it should be noted that for optimal results, the application of synbiotics on the skin should be a coordinated one as bacterial equilibrium on the skin can be easily disturbed. The topical application of prebiotics will promote the growth of beneficial bacterial and inhibit harmful bacteria. The topical application of probiotics provides a preventative and alleviating effect of skin issues. Together, they provide a balanced approach that improves the function of the skin and supports the overall immune system. The skin acts as a barrier against harsh chemical and vibrational environmental effects that we sometimes cannot avoid and therefore requires our long-term care and attention.
What are the key differences between conventional antibacterial skincare products and synbiotic skincare products?
Conventional anti-bacterial skincare products reduce all bacterial growth, good and bad. Synbiotic skincare products fight and limit the growth of infectious bad bacteria, yet preserve and stimulate beneficial and friendly bacteria. Probiotics also aid the skin in absorbing nutrients, sooth inflammation, and boost immune function.
When evaluating your use of synbiotic, prebiotic and probiotic skincare, it is important that you research the validity of the products and educate yourself sufficiently. It is also key to understand that true health is not simply about treating symptoms – it is about considering the mind, body and soul as a whole entity.
The Charak Samhita[1] teaches us that Ayurvedic healing should have a three-pronged or tri-sutra approach; we should understand the etiological factors of those we are healing (hetu sutra), we should analyze the symptoms (lingam sutra), and third, we should use therapeutics (aushadhi gyanam sutra) to prevent and heal. Etiological factors are risks factors that contribute to the cause of a disease and those specifically related to our skin may include; the use of antibiotics, unnatural preservatives, acidic food, intake of high sulphur foods, excessive alcohol, chemical-based personal care items, makeup and sunscreens. The etiological factors will cause symptoms that manifest as dryness, roughness, premature wrinkles, lack of resistance to environment fluctuations, lack of glow, flare-ups related to auto-immune deficiencies, as well as thinning and scaling. Therapeutics should be offered as guidelines in avoiding etiological factors, using safe cleansing agents for our skin, and supplementing our skin with prebiotics (discussed below) and probiotics to support the friendly bacteria.
Vaidya’s SVA Probiotic Line
Vaidya Mishra has developed the SVA pre-and-probiotic facial cleansers, clays, creams and soaps to target common skin ailments, provide anti-aging benefits, and support an environment for healthy and friendly bacteria to thrive. The proprietary formulations are based on ancient Vedic texts, time-tested research studies and practice by the SVA Ayurvedic lineage, as well as basic universal truths and philosophical concepts. This skincare line is designed to be used as part of the tri-sutra Ayurvedic approach; avoid as many etiological factors as possible to help support the friendly bacteria on your skin, and treat the symptoms and skin with therapeutics such as the SVA prebiotic and probiotic skincare line.
The prebiotic herbs used in the SVA skincare line are bacteriostatic, as they stop bacteria from reproducing without harming them. They provide a healthy environment of food for friendly bacteria to thrive, and keep the PH level of the skin neutral. Since the bad bacteria are not welcome, they leave or simply do not multiply. The SVA skincare line does not use bacteriocidal substances, which are designed to kill bacteria. Examples of bacteriocidal formulations are disinfectants, antiseptics, and antibiotics.
Prebiotic herbs in the SVA line provide a wonderful environment for the yoginies to flourish and include:
turmeric – immune modulator and bacteriostatic (in body prebiotic clay only)
neem leaf – supports cellular immunity (in body prebiotic clay only)
ashoka – binds auto-immune toxins (in body prebiotic clay only)
lodra – firms and reshapes skin (in body prebiotic clay only)
triphala – nurturing and helps bind toxins (in body prebiotic clay only)
iron bhasma – provides extra food and supports immune system (in body prebiotic clay only)
praval pishti – coral calcium (in body prebiotic clay only)
baking powder – alkalizing and cleansing effect (in body prebiotic clay only)
marshmallow root – contains inulin an adaptable substance that helps bind toxins
slippery elm – similar effects as marshmallow root
Indian sarsaparilla – fat purifier (fat is acidic which can kill friendly bacteria)
praval bhasma – neutralizes PH balance
pranic clay – for enhanced delivery of life-enforcing pranic energy
Sweet orange and grapefruit – gentle natural preservatives
manjistha – immune corrector
vegetable glycerin – emulsifier
ylang ylang, jasmine, lavender – fragrances
The probiotic creams in the SVA line include an organic base of coconut and vegetable glycerin, ylang ylang, jasmine, sweet orange and grapefruit as natural preservatives, neem, turmeric, manjistha, indian sarsaparilla, guduchi, aloe vera, and lactobacillus bulgaricus as the active probiotic ingredient.
Steps and Daily Protocol
The SVA pre and probiotic products should be used together and provide a safe and effective two-step solution for detoxification and restoring balance to the skin and include:
-Step 1 for face: Prebiotic facial cleanser
Clean your face with a thin layer of prebiotic cleanser
Leave it on for 2-3 minutes, then rinse off
Should be kept in a cool and dry place
-Step 2 for face: Probiotic facial cream
Apply a thin layer of probiotic facial cream
Keep in the fridge and finish within one month of opening
If aroma disappears or goes off, discard the cream
-Step 1 for body: Prebiotic cream clay
Apply a thin layer of clay on your body
Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse off
Should be kept in a cool and dry place
-Step 2 for body: Probiotic body cream
Apply a thin layer of probiotic body cream
Keep in the fridge and finish within one month of opening
If aroma disappears or goes off, discard the cream
Synbiotic Soap 
In addition, Dr. Mishra has developed a line of symbiotic soaps with prebiotic and probiotic ingredients that are extra-strength. This soap is designed for affected areas of the body only and should not be used on the face. Afterwards, one should apply probiotic cream on the body. A lesser-strength soap is available for daily use.
After following the two-step SVA pre and probiotic application, users have reported that their skin felt instantly nourished, hydrated and provided them with an overall feeling of bliss.
Experience synbiotic SVA skin care, and partake of the wisdom and knowledge of ancient Vedic texts, and the Shaka Vansya (SVA) Ayurvedic lineage. Vaidya Mishra created revolutionary skincare formulas that balances and strengthen the immune system, and protect, enhance and enrich the skin for all seasons.

SVA Cooking Workshop
Divya Alter
Malibu – California

Divya Alter, author of the SVA Cookbook: What to Eat for How you Feel
taught a SVA cooking workshop in Malibu, California at a private residence on Sunday August 26th to a full house. Here are some images from the event. In the future, we will organize many such events and open them to a wider audience. Stay tuned and read more through our SVA newsletters.

Ward-off your Grief Transdermally
with Ashoka Roll-on

As a captive, Devi Sita waited for news from her beloved Ram, sitting under the Ashoka tree in Ashok Vatika – the garden of Ashoka. The divine tree alleviated her grief just through its presence. Now, you can experience the soothing and heart-healing benefits of the Ashoka plant through instant transdermal application! Vaidya Mishra’s unique & potent formulation delivers herbal synergy that travels immediately through the body to soothe and mend the broken heart!

Soothe & Refresh Tired, Dry, Itchy Eyes
with Soma Netra Eyedrops

Work at a computer all day long? Have extra sensitive eyes and low tolerance to light or heat? Or just want to refresh your tired eyes? Try our best-selling Soma Netra eyesdrops made with an herbal synergy of ayurvedic herbs that support eye health even as they soothe and refresh with organic rose essence!

Age-less Beautiful Face from 17 to 77!
with Lalita’s Facial Oil

Experience the power of SVA herbal synergies – with or without Collagen and Beta Carotene. 18 ayurvedic herbs working in tandem to supply gentle daily detox, rejuvenation, and re-enlivening of facial skin layers and tissue.
With a light floral aroma, Lalita’s best-selling Nourishing Facial Oil is sure to become your most favorite daily facial regimen formulation- we guarantee it!

Sleep Tight & Wake-up Refreshed
with Transdermal Jatamansi

Feel tired at night but can’t quite unwind and settle your mind to fall asleep? Don’t want to go down the route of any habit-forming sleep-aids? Then Jatamansi Transdermal roll-on might just be the thing you are looking for!
Apply on the nape of your neck, cervical area, lower back, as well as wrists, and soles of the feet. Inhale the aroma and let your mind settle down, and then lie down for a snooze! Make sure to give us your feedback the next morning – sweet dreams!!!!

Detox & Rejuvenate your Eyes
with Triphala Ghee

The power of Nature’s bounty through this ancient classical ayurvedic formula lies at your fingertips – to soothe, detox, and rejuvenate your eyes.
Apply 2-3 times a week around the eyes, gently massage the marma points or just around the eyes, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then wipe with a damp cotton clothe and apply ALA lotion(optional). Wait for the results the next morning and witness the cumulative benefits overtime!

“I see clients from all over Canada- from Halifax to Vancouver!! I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am to Vaidya Mishra for this divine SVA knowledge. 
I am the current Manitoba Chair for Ayurveda Association of Canada. I was in Toronto last month and met with some graduating students from the Canadian College of Ayurveda. One of my jobs as the chair and AAC Standards, Practice & Ethics
Committee board member is to help new graduates establish their Ayurvedic practice. 
Although I have trained in many schools, my practice is mostly SVA based. I receive numerous testimonials from clients for different SVA treatments, protocols, and the formulations. I wanted to share this latest testimonial. This client saw a remarkable difference in her health with some transdermal marma treatment and some herbal nectars. She suffered from sever constipation and we addressed that as well.”
Purnima Chaudhury

SVA Marma Treatment

we are happy to share this testimonial from one of Purnima Chaudhury’s clients:
“As a caregiver for 10 years my health and energy had deteriorated to the point that the alternative health interventions that I had been using for 28 years, were no longer working. Friends encouraged me to have a marma therapy treatment with Purnima and out of desperation I did. From the point when she lay her hands on me and began working, I could feel the years of stress melt away. Energizing each area that was blocked allowed the energy to flow through me and for the first time in years I was in a state of complete relaxation and bliss. Afterwards Purnima told me that she could barely find my pulse. That confirmed my own experience. My condition improved over the next few days. With the addition of herbs for elimination my system is now functioning better than it ever has. Purnima is compassionate, gentle, sensitive and very caring. I highly recommend her.. 5 stars. 
Susan W.”

I am excited to be able to share with you my new book on treating the thyroid gland using the ancient science of Ayurveda. The book will be published early 2019 and can be preordered now through Amazon. Readers will learn our groundbreaking SVA approach for both detection and treatment of this very important gland, offering treatments that go beyond the use of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. I will update everyone as we get closer to its publication date.

What’s the big deal about Vaidya’s Samadhi Marma ?!

testimonial #1: totally Blown Away”

I am totally Blown Away by the difference using the Samadhi set makes in my meditation. I put them on right before I sit down to meditate and I could actually see the light coming in and it went from a gold curtain kind of thing to rainbow colors at one point. My whole body literally feels like it’s filled with light and my stress points from work get activated for a few minutes and then clear out, it’s just incredible! I also felt the silent mind of meditation staying with me well into my post meditation activities. As it turned out, it lasted the whole day. A client I did Reiki on felt the bliss and relaxation when we worked together. 

I’m so happy and grateful to have this new support in my practice and life.


I’m also noticing today that as this is the third day that I have used it right before meditation my body is so dramatically pain-free from its usual stiffness and pain from my everyday massage work, it’s really quite amazing! I’m also noticing my spirits are brighter.


Sri van der Kroef 

testimonial #2:

“AMAZING Samadhi Set

“I confess I approached the Samadhi Set with some doubt! I’ve been meditating for almost 30 years and I have a lovely full protocol. Did not really need to add anything. But I was intrigued when a friend invited me to try. And after a single application I am totally blown away!!!! The blissful experience of applying the roll-ons on the marma points in the palms was instantaneous – an experience of soft sweet settling down and softening of the heart accompanied by a silent peace in the mind. I just am literally shocked at how immediate this experience was – literally seconds. It takes a little longer to have a similar experience via meditation… And the aromas of these roll-ons – just incredible! It’s like being in a celestial garden – so uplifting and soothing. Vaidya Mishra – no words can describe what you have gifted us with! I look forward to exploring your other SVA formulations…

Saadar lak lak pranaams to you….

your new devotee,

Savitri M.”

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A Treasure trove
Vaidya’s SVA knowledge
now available
on-line on

As we continue to make the SVA Library of Knowledge more easily accessible, we are happy to announce that SVA Cafe Serieslive lectures by Vaidya given over a span of several years – is now available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
Join Vaidya Mishra and take a deep dive into the wonderful knowledge that distinguishes SVAyurveda from the rest. 
Enjoy 14-hour-long lectures on some of the most important topics in Ayurveda. Everything from Daily SVA Living to Marma Massage to Probiotics, Detox and more!
Absorbing this information will instill within you a much greater awareness of all aspects in the SVA Universe and help you to better understand your specific situation, what questions to ask your SVA Practitioner and to discover new products that could deliver a great boost to your vitality. 
If you do download and enjoy any of Vaidyas material, please give us a review to help spread the SVA Knowledge even farther!… Enjoy!!!

Vaidya’s Best-sellingToxin-Free
Devi Incense

Aside from chemical toxicity, there is another very important reason why you want to chose only 100% pure aromas – only natural aromas contain the subtle prabhavas, special divine properties, of the herbs. The artificial aromas in most incenses today add toxicity to your environment and your body in the name of spiritual purification. Do you really want to breathe in toxins while you meditate? Choose to use an incense that will open your mind and heart to the divine without creating toxins for your body. In fact, this incense is designed specifically to detoxify the lungs with the herbs contained in it. Pushkarmool and Indian Sarsaparilla both help to detoxify the lungs. There is a whole chapter of Charak Samhita, the oldest textbook of Ayurveda, devoted to the therapeutic effects of herbal remedies delivered in smoke form.
Ingredients & their properties
this incense comes in loose moist powder form and is to be used on a burner (charcoal) as shown in the image above
Pushkarmool: strengthens and detoxifies the lungs
Frankincense Pearl: divine aroma which opens the heart lotus and helps to connect the individual consciousness to the universal consciousness—this frankincense is collected directly from the tree and is delivered to you with no alteration;
Indian Sarsaparilla:  purifies the lungs
Camphor: highly aromatic and purifying—we use only natural camphor – not synthetic
Lavender oil : calms the mind
Himalayan cedar oil: aromatic, divine tree which opens the heart and expands consciousness
Grapefruit oil: adds a subtle aroma
Mom’s Ghee: divine vibration of cow’s ghee coordinates all of the other ingredients and adds sattwa.

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