Ayurveda articles


In Sanskrit Agni translates as Fire. Agni is the body’s digestive heat and transformative energy that is responsible for all it’s transformative processes; not just metabolically but mentally also. The key to health in Ayurveda is good digestion. The relative strength or weakness of one’s digestion is dependent on the strength of one’s Agni  (digestive […]

Dairy & Spring

Ayurveda generally recommends that you should either decrease dairy (cow) considerably or avoid it altogether during Spring.

Healthy Spring Kitchen

Your task of cooking healthy foods will become a whole lot easier if you have a well stocked kitchen,… (Before you get stocked up, make sure you have a good understanding of how to get the most out of Spring. Read our 10 tips for a healthier Spring here). Here’s what you’ll need:  All ingredients should […]

Thick mustard dressing

Ingredients 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp Almond butter 1/2 tsp of himalayan rock salt Method Toast spices in a skillet on a high heat until seeds pop. Then place all ingredients into a blender. Blend […]

Doshas in sport

(Image Men’s Fitness online) Ayurveda body type profiling I first came across Ayurveda body typing in a sports psychology class way back in 1998 at the University of Denver. As an elite athlete this ancient system of body typing made perfect sense to me. Ayurveda goes beyond identifying body types and specifies how to get the most […]

Baked spiced apples

 Baked Apples with Dates & Spices So simple to make and a great breakfast for those with very little appetite in the morning. It is also very nutritious and easy to digest. Suitable for all Doshas but for Kaphas make sure you add some extra spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves) to regulate blood sugars. Cooking apples […]

Ayurvedic tips for weight loss

Weight loss is a tricky business and although you may think you’re doing all the right things there may be some areas that you are overlooking…. Ayurveda looks at all conditions in a comprehensive manner and weight loss is no different. For weight loss we look beyond caloric intake and exercise and delve a bit […]

Ayurvedic tips for late Winter….

(Image by Orla Flanagan) Late Winter is one of the harshest seasons in the Ayurvedic calendar.  The bitter cold winds & long dark nights can play havoc with our bodies & minds (if we are unprepared.…). Ayurveda is all about balancing our internal environment with whatever the external environment throws at us! For late Winter Ayurveda recommends […]

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Ayurveda & Yoga Castle Retreat

About the Retreat Join us for a 3 night retreat at Springfield Castle. The retreat will be a wonderful way to really immerse yourself in the Ayurvedic/Yogic way of living. The focus of the retreat is on gentle detoxification (Shamana) as this is a perfect time of year to detoxify the body. Springfield Castle will […]

The benefits of sleeping with Turmeric!

image from suburban pioneers Did you know many herbs and plants that we use as medicines and foods can also be used as natural dyes! Heard an interesting interview with Rebecca Burgess this morning all about natural plant dyes. She mentioned that wearing clothes or sleeping in sheets dyed with turmeric (Curcuma longa) was actually […]