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Frozen food & Ayurveda

Our food should be vital, full of Prana (energy) and a source of nourishment. In Ayurveda, food that is lifeless or lacking in Prana is referred to as Paryushita. Unfortunately frozen food falls under this unpleasant title… Although science suggests that frozen foods can be nutritious, Ayurveda views them as lacking in essential vitality and […]

Whats a Dosha?

Do you identify with any Dosha?… Take the Dosha Quiz if you’re unsure A little bit of the philosophy behind the Science of Life. Everything in our universe is composed of 5 elements or in sanskrit Mahabhutas. The 5 elements are: Akash (ether) Vayu (air) Agni (fire) Jala (water) Prithvi (earth). These 5 elements are […]

Take a Dosha Quiz

THE DOSHA QUIZ 1=Rarely 2= Sometimes 3=Often 4=Mostly (Be honest…) DOSHA QUIZ Vata I tend to do things quickly 1 2 3 4 I learn & forget easily   1 2 3 4 I am energetic and  upbeat 1 2 3 4 I have a lean physique and an active mind 1 2 3 4 I […]

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 […]