We wanted our building to be in harmony with the locale – rural county Clare. The design is similar to that of traditional Irish buildings, so it perfectly blends in the surrounding landscape. However, the orientation and the layout stray far from Irish tradition. We used Vastu shastra (the Indian Feng Shui), which loosely translates as the teaching or doctrine of dwelling.
To get the herb garden started we planted a small range of medicinal herbs including:
Rosemary, Lavender, Calendula, Hyssop, Agrimony, Goldenrod, Chives, Agastache, German Chamomile, Echinacea purpurea, Feverfew, Solomons seal, lungwort, marshmallow, Inula helenium, Lemonbalm, Fennel, Mugwort, Birch, Eupatorium, Vervain, Centaury, Hypericum, Wormwood, Motherwort and Rose Campion. (Most herbs were grown from seed & all are organic)
In Ayurveda, Spring is a wonderful opportunity to reduce Kapha and harness the cleansing energy of this season. This is one of the easiest times of the year to detoxify your body, lose weight and reduce allergies. This is generally done through dietary changes, Ayurvedic cleansing practices and herbs to support this process.
Nasya is one of the Panchakarmas (5 cleanses) mentioned in Ayurveda, Nasya therapy is a process wherein medicated herbs (decocted in oil or as a powder) are administered through the nostrils, this follows a face massage and steam.
Our Ayurvedic immersion is the perfect launchpad for journeying into the wonderful world of Ayurveda & Vedic living.
Autumn is experienced as a time of deep change and transformation. It is a season where it can be hard to find balance but is an opportunity to shift the energy in the body to regain inner harmony. In Ayurveda, we do this through Autumnal cleanses, changing our diet and lifestyle and re-establishing a grounding routine.
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Satmya is located in the wilds of East Clare, just outside the mountain village of Feakle. The area is steeped in magic, folklore & legend and it’s an absolutely gorgeous part of the world to explore. Famed for traditional music, being the home of Biddy Early (famous Irish wise woman/herbalist) and associated with many folk
The Sun, Moon and 5 visible planets find expression in the seven tissues of the body…
If I was to recommend just one spice to add to your diet, it would have to be black pepper. For most people, it is a simple & easy addition but from an Ayurvedic point of view it has so many benefits…. Ayurvedic benefits of black pepper Increases digestive fire (Agni) Reduces bloating, indigestion &
In Ayurveda, coffee can be a health promoting drink but it is not suitable for everyone and there are certain rules to follow to enhance the benefits and reduce the aggravating effects.
Ayurveda and Yoga are regarded as sister sciences and, like sisters, they share common ancestral values and philosophies about optimal ways of living.
Kavala grah is an ancient Ayurvedic cleanse for the oral cavity. It is said to be beneficial for the senses, the strength of the teeth & gums and much more. In Ayurveda there are 2 oil gargles. Gandusha uses more oil (up to 150mls or a full mouthful) and Kavalagraha uses less oil (10mls). This
Ayurvedic texts teach us how to lead a healthy and happy life, thus enabling us to realise our full potential.
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 makes them easier for Vatas to digest without causing bloating. Hungry Pittas can take a larger portion with extra ghee or coconut oil.
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 deeper.
This is a good time of the year to start new habits and bring in healthy changes for your household….
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 found in
“Treat the earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”
This is a classic Ayurvedic formula for promoting a good nights sleep. It is a nourishing & nurturing tonic for the body & mind. It’s also delicious and very comforting before bed!
Did you know that trees that you may see everyday have been used as medicines for centuries….
The Gāyatrī Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda
You may have come across body type profiling in the sports world before. This system divides people into three specific body types, that is ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph with mind types being either introvert or extravert.
Establishing a good balance between work and daily living is a challenge that all workers face. It can seem like an intangible goal as work can often dominate our lives. Experts agree that the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness
The Sun, Moon and 5 visible planets find expression in the seven tissues of the body, showing how the Universe and Body mirror each other. In Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, the most comprehensive text on Vedic astrology, it states that ‘bones, blood, marrow, skin, fat, semen and muscles are the primary ingredients’ and that ‘the lords of these are respectively the Sun and the other planets’.
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
Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 cup white basmati rice 2 tsp of ghee 1tsp cumin seeds 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds 2 pinches of asofoetida 1 tsp himalayan rock salt 4 cups of water Method Wash rice and lentil mix Melt oil in a pot Add seeds to oil and when
Sometimes stewed apple just isn’t filling enough for breakfast… So a simple & filling addition is chia seeds. They make the texture very creamy and also add more fibre and omega 3 fatty acids.
This is a perfect breakfast or snack option for reducing Kapha. Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley 1 tablespoon of raw honey 1/4tsp of each -cinnamon, ginger and cardamom (ground together in a mortar & pestle) Method (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water
Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine) is an ancient natural health science that believes in maintaining a balance of energies (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) within the body in accordance with the external environment in which it resides.According to Ayurveda everything in the universe (including our bodies) is composed of 5 elements and these elements manifest as three energies, that
Watermelon is cooling, sweet & light which is great for reducing Pitta (the dominant Dosha in Summer).
Cucumbers are a perfect Summer food, they are refrigerant, blood purifying, good for UTIs and excellent for the skin. Good for Vata & Pitta types but can increase Kapha.
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.
Barley is an excellent lymph cleaner and used regularly in Ayurveda to reduce Kapha
Spring is a great time for doing a detox, for losing weight, improving fitness & kickstarting your health. From the Ayurvedic perspective, Spring is all about reducing Kapha.
For the Celts, trees were considered to be gods, the ancient ancestors of mankind and elder beings of wisdom. They were a connection to the world of the spirits and a doorway into the ‘Otherworld’. They gave shelter and protection, provided sustenance and were a source of healing and medicine. The tree represented the soul of
Both Ayurveda & Naturopathy place great importance on pre-conception care. They view it as essential, whether or not you have fertility issues, as it impacts the long term health of both the baby and the mother.
Traditionally native women looked forward to menopause as a rite of passage, a time for reflection and inner peace.
Ayurveda places great importance on good digestion as our health ultimately depends on it. 80% of all illness comes from a build up of toxins and most toxins come from poor digestion.
Your task of cooking healthy foods will become a whole lot easier if you have a well stocked kitchen
We are born with all three doshas but the proportions vary. This is our constitutional body type. This blue print does not change but is subjected to environmental factors such as food, seasons and stress which create Dosha imbalances. Learning to maintain balance is the key to individual health.