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Monthly Archives: August 2013

You are not what you eat but what you digest – Ayurveda and assimilation

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+01:00August 28th, 2013|Digestion|

There is an urban myth I have often heard that when you look around any health food store, you’ll find it’s full of sick-looking, pasty-faced people. Sometimes this ‘truism’ is reinforced with the observation that when you look around a building site, full of fit looking healthy men, their diet usually consists of an unhealthy mixture of take-aways, strong sweet tea and biscuits. Probably the moral we are meant to [...]

Are you in sync with the rhythm of the morning?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+01:00August 22nd, 2013|Natural cycles|

Most ancient cultures had the idea that the natural world, and even the planets floating around the heavens, existed in a state of harmony. Plato referred to the ‘music of the spheres’ and taught that, “rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful.” If all the different [...]

If the thought of anxiety make you feel anxious – read on…

By |2017-09-05T13:50:35+01:00August 21st, 2013|Mind|

The importance of balance Life is by nature uncertain. The only certainty is that everything changes. The secret of good health and happiness, according to Ayurveda, is to maintain balance amidst the change. Because everyone is unique, balance is an individual thing. The beauty of Ayurveda is that it helps everyone to find his or her own unique balance. We all need stress or challenge, otherwise life would become boring. [...]

Meet the staff – Alina Withers, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre manager

By |2017-09-05T13:50:35+01:00August 14th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre|

Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Manager, Alina Withers, is from Ukraine. As an 11-year old her first love was fashion and by the time she was 15 she was making clothes for herself, her family and her friends. Then came university and a degree in organic chemistry. Shortly after completing the six-year course, Alina moved to England with her husband, Stuart. Here she learned Transcendental Meditation and gained her first knowledge of [...]

A beginners Ayurveda diary: 2

By |2017-11-13T14:06:42+00:00August 6th, 2013|Ayurveda Diary|

Monday Dawn Mercer: Today I enjoyed the comfort of my own home and the simple things that we have within reach seem like such a luxury after camping at a festival. The amazing feel of the flow of water, cleansing and rejuvenating brings such a sense of lightness to my body. Clean hair feels wonderful. My clean body gives a feeling of purity. This evening I thoroughly [...]

Hot Tips

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00August 5th, 2013|Natural cycles, Summer|

Well, it’s now officially been the longest spell of hot weather in the UK for seven years. And although everyone is now sandbagging their homes against the floods that we are assured will follow, no doubt accompanied by plagues of locusts and so forth, it’s worth remembering: We’re still in the Pitta season. And the Met Office have announced that “summer is not over yet” (so it must be true). [...]

Ayurvedic secrets to lose weight naturally

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00August 1st, 2013|Weightloss|

Reset your digestive system using principles from Ayurveda and in the process unlock the secret of natural weight loss. With the help of a Maharishi Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Oz, the US health guru, walks you through foods, treatments and herbs than can help you become slimmer. Watch the video here. (Great for those with a short attention span.) The following Maharishi Ayurveda herbal supplements will help with weight loss: Be [...]

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