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Love Coffee but not caffeine??

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 & Yoga

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

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

Baked spiced apples

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.

Ayurvedic tips for weight loss

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.

What’s 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 found in

Doshas in sport

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.

Achieve a healthy work-life balance with Ayurveda

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

Ayurvedic Astrology & The Cosmic Body

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’.

Apple pudding

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.

Ayurveda for Summer Health

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

Cucumber & Ayurveda

Cool as a Cucumber

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.

10 tips for a healthier Spring

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.

Pre-Conception Care

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.

Ayurveda for good digestion

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.

Dosha Quiz

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.

Triphala

Triphala is one of the most well known and popular Ayurvedic formulas. Not surprising as it is so beneficial and is suitable for most people (in Ayurvedic terms it is tridoshic). Each of the three herbal fruits of Triphala takes care of the body by gently promoting internal cleansing of all conditions of stagnation and

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 fire). The

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 digestive

Nasya: perfect treatment for Spring

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.

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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.