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 unable to enliven Sattwa (creative force). Fresh foods (good quality, organic, etc) are abundant in Prana... Read More

Dairy & Spring

Ayurveda generally recommends that you should either decrease dairy (cow) considerably or avoid it altogether during Spring. This is because Kapha is aggravated at this time of the year & the heaviness of dairy is even more problematic for our bodies. Instead opt for dairy alternatives (almond, hemp, rice, coconut, oat milks) or goats milk (which reduces Kapha). Use dairy free recipes and enjoy a lighter Spring diet that is full of leafy greens,... Read More

Summer Retreat at Lisnavagh House

Recharge & Renew 16-18th May 2014 Discover ways to nurture your body & mind through the ancient traditions of Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga and Meditation. During this two day retreat you will learn simple ways to improve your energy, increase your digestion, reduce tension & decrease stress levels. From the Ayurvedic view point, each season brings new challenges for our bodies & minds, therefore we must strive to balance our internal environment... Read More