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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ayurveda and Prostate Solutions

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 27th, 2013|Detox, Reproduction|

In Ayurveda and the Prostate we looked at the Ayurvedic understanding of how prostate imbalances arise. We now look at the prevention and treatment strategies of Ayurveda. What is the Ayurvedic approach to prostate issues? When a patient presents symptoms, a good Ayurvedic practitioner will not just offer them a magic pill and say, “Go home and try this”. The practitioner will search for the underlying cause, or Hetu of that problem. We can tend [...]

Ayurveda and the Prostate

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 26th, 2013|Detox, Reproduction|

There comes a time in almost every man’s life when he has to look to the health of his prostate gland. Fortunately Maharishi Ayurveda has excellent advice, as well as herbal preparations and detox treatments, that can help restore the health of this vital gland. What does the prostate gland do? Just as mammary glands are particular to women, the prostate gland is particular to men. In fact it is [...]

Amlaberry – the gooseberry that can rejuvenate your life

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 25th, 2013|Detox, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Amlaberry is the fruit of the Amalaki tree – called Indian gooseberry in English. Of all the rasayanas - Ayurvedic formulations revered for their rejuvenating influence on the physiology - Amalaki is considered one of the most potent and nourishing. Charaka Samhita, the ancient treatise on Ayurveda, describes it as the best amongst rejuvenating herbs. Good nutrition requires a balance of the six Ayurvedic tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, [...]

Ayur Vader: May the Force be with you

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 24th, 2013|Mind|

So, farewell then, Richard Le Parmentier, the American character actor who has died aged 66. Vadering As Commander of the Death Star in the original 1977 Star Wars movie, Le Parmentier, as Admiral Motti, is unwise enough to mock Darth Vader’s “sorcerers ways” and “sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion,” as an obituary in the Daily Telegraph recently reminded us. Cue the choking-at-a-distance from Vader via the [...]

Tips to keep skin cool and radiant this summer

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 14th, 2013|Natural cycles|

Increased heat in summer can bring an imbalance of pitta, the dosha that governs hormones, digestion and other metabolic processes, causing summer breakouts and rashes. Recipe 1 Boil two quarts of water for two minutes Take it off the heat and add ¼ teaspoon fennel seed, 2 rose buds, and 1 clove Add to a thermos flask and drink at room temperature Recipe 2 Skin-Nourishing Spice Mixture: 3 parts turmeric [...]

A beginners Ayurveda diary: 1

By |2017-11-13T14:03:51+00:00July 9th, 2013|Ayurveda Diary|

Dawn Mercer: I have had the pleasure of practising yoga for 20 years. During the last 8-10 years I have delved deeply into the whole philosophy of this sacred science and art and I feel that the knowledge and experiences of going inwards is a gift for all in this world. In the times we are all living, I feel that yoga and meditation are a necessity [...]

Ayurveda and is it good to eat a vindaloo on a hot day?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00July 9th, 2013|Natural cycles|

The above question came to me the other day while driving with a friend around South Manchester, looking for a venue to hold an Ayurvedic cooking course. We passed by quite a few curry houses and I was tempted by the delicious smell of fried spices. It was a hot day though and I knew that after the curry I would feel uncomfortably hot. So I postponed my curry feast [...]

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