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Remedies for natural childbirth

If you are planning a natural labour, without the use of pain medications, here are some remedies that may help to reduce discomfort. During labour it is important to try & encourage Apana Vayu (downward flow of energy) and also to reduce Vata (calming the mind, nervous system, dryness, wind, etc). There are many natural […]

Tips for late Winter…. 

(According to Ayurveda late winter lasts from approx. mid January to mid March). 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! […]

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Satmya retreats

Kickstart your health & nourish your soul on one of our Ayurveda & Yoga retreats. We run day long & residential retreats. We now have a website dedicated to our retreats. Visit this link for more information Next Day Retreat:  May 21st 2016 Next Residential Retreat:  October 14-16th 2016 Ayurveda teaches health in a way that is understandable & […]

Learning Centre

Satmya has a range of professional & public courses available throughout the year both at our premises in Killaloe & various other venues throughout the country.  Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies Diploma of Indian Head Massage Ayurvedic Cooking & Nutrition  Kickstarter Health Hatha Yoga Mindfulness Meditation Residential Retreats & more Meet our teachers Satmya Courses Diploma of Ayurvedic […]

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 […]

Get ready for school…

The new school year can be very exciting but it can also lead to numerous health woes. I generally see lots of sniffles, coughs & colds, anxiety, heightened stress and other health issues at this time of year. Herbal medicines can be really supportive to boost immunity, modulate stress and calm the nervous system. It is generally best to […]

Hawthorn Medicine

Image – part of Medicinal Tree Exhibit. Exhibition was displayed during National Herb Week 2015 Hawthorn (Crateaugus sp.): Also known as the May tree as it blossoms in May. Hawthorn berries, leaves and blossoms are used in herbalism. They are full of anti-oxidants and flavanoids and are renowned for being a heart and circulatory tonic. Hawthorn […]

Birch Medicine

Image – part of Medicinal Tree Exhibit. Exhibition was displayed during National Herb Week 2015 Birch (Betula alba): Birch is a great Spring tonic as it is excellent for detoxification. It is said to reduce cellulite and decrease fluid retention. It is a common addition to many beauty formulas for women. It can be taken as […]

Oak medicine

Image – part of Medicinal Tree Exhibit. Exhibition was displayed during National Herb Week 2015 Oak (Quercus robur): commonly used for dental caries. Oak bark tincture or infusion is an excellent addition to any mouth wash as it tightens and strengthens the gums and teeth. Oak is also useful in gastroenteritis. Oak is very mineralising & […]

Elder

  Image – part of Medicinal Tree Exhibit. Exhibition was displayed during National Herb Week 2015 Elder (Sambucus nigra): The berries and the flowers are useful for respiratory health and the immune system. We also use Elder for treating allergies, eczema and viruses. It can be taken in tincture or infusion (tea). Learn how to make […]