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Monthly Archives: September 2013

A beginners Ayurveda diary: 3

By |2017-11-13T14:09:49+00:00September 30th, 2013|Ayurveda Diary|

Day One: Dawn Mercer: I have struggled to write this diary for a few weeks or so due to being away so much, which has seemed to disrupt my routine. Camping, late nights and children's' needs have tended to take over! And last thing at night I just flopped into bed! Dr Donn Brennan's comments: Pitta season brings energy which is well spent enjoying life. But as soon as [...]

Fatigue and how Ayurveda can help

By |2017-11-13T13:59:44+00:00September 24th, 2013|Fatigue|

Do you every feel so exhausted and bone tired that you don’t even have the energy to go to bed? Most of us have had that feeling at one time or other. Yet sometimes that feeling of fatigue can become deep-seated and even embedded. How do we recover from fatigue The amount of energy we have available depends for a large part on the amount of rest we get. [...]

Coming up to October and change is in the air

By |2017-11-13T13:55:08+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Autumn, Natural cycles|

Autumn is the season when dry, cold, and sometimes windy weather predominates. Inside your body, Vata, the Dosha that also has dry, cold and moving qualities, tends to increase. At this time of year Pitta, the Dosha that regulates heat and digestion, and Kapha, the Dosha that is responsible for our strength and structure, tend to play second, and third, fiddles. Vata Dosha is likely to continue dominating the environment until [...]

Recharge, Restore and Rejuvenate through Ayurveda

By |2017-11-13T13:46:45+00:00September 22nd, 2013|Digestion, Rejuvenation|

Food not only nourishes the body – it determines the quality of your consciousness. How you cook, what you eat and when and in what company you eat are all important. Use plenty of spices and herbs in cooking. These not only enhance taste but are also great healers. Sprinkle some freshly milled black pepper on your food and add a pinch of turmeric to your soup to harness [...]

Why did Dinner become Lunch and Tea become Dinner?

By |2017-11-13T13:51:18+00:00September 17th, 2013|Digestion, Natural cycles|

Ayurveda says our main meal should be at midday and our evening meal should be light. This is because our digestion is naturally high in the middle of the day and slows down, in preparation for sleep, during the evening. So why have we changed our mealtime practices and what consequences does this have? Dinner is posh, Tea is not I was born on Cumbria, in the north of [...]