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Menopause…supported by Ayurveda

Every woman will generally go through natural menopause (defined as 12 consecutive months without a period with no other obvious pathological or physiological cause) sometime in her mid-forties to mid-fifties. The average age is 51 years. Perimenopause can start up to 10 years earlier and is the time during which we make the natural transition […]

Yoga, Ayurveda and lower back pain.

Do you or someone you know suffer from lower back pain? It is said that as many as 80% of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their adult life. Whether this brought on by an injury or appears apparently out of the blue, yoga and its sister science of Ayurveda can […]

Health and Buildings

We all have an awareness no matter how small, that the buildings we live in or visit have an effect on us. Think of the visit to a monastery or medieval cathedral and how uplifted you felt. Compare that to a building where you felt unhappy or lacking in energy – you may even experience this in […]

What is Ayurveda?

The word Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. It translates as “Science of Life” and is often referred to as Traditional Indian Medicine.  Ayurveda is said to have originated more than 5000 years ago and is believed to be the oldest & most complete health system known to man.  The first written evidence […]

Agni

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 […]

Glossary of Ayurvedic terms

abhyanga Full body Ayurvedic oil massage; self-massage is an important component of an Ayurvedic daily routine, but trained professionals also give abhyanga treatments—either as a stand-alone therapy or as part of a deeper cleanse, such as panchakarma.   agni The third of five elements recognized in Ayurveda: the fire element; the principle of transformation; the […]

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 […]

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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