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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vishesh – Ayurveda treatment with a twist

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+01:00November 28th, 2013|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rejuvenation|

Vishesh consists of a deep-tissue massage given with some extra pressure. At the same time as it profoundly relaxes your muscles, it also powerfully stimulants circulation within the tissues. This invigorating massage helps remove deep-seated toxins from your whole body. Following is Patrycja Altynska’s experience of this treatment: “What a treatment, it was marvellous! I was a little bit late arriving at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, and the two [...]

How to make your own Chapatis

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+01:00November 20th, 2013|Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes|

For 3-4 chapatis In the West, bread has gone from being a nourishing food to being a problem for our health. Many people have digestive problems due to the strain of wheat that is universally used to make most modern breads. Digestive problems are caused by the quick acting yeast used in almost all bread making. Most bread you find in shops contains a host of unnatural ingredients. Even when [...]

Panchakarma Winter Special Offers from the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+01:00November 20th, 2013|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Winter|

“As the weather cools, the wind blows and the nights draw in, the cold, dry, moving properties of Vata Dosha increase. What can we do to balance Vata? “Having the opposite qualities to cold and dry, oils are very balancing for Vata, whose principle seat is in our colon. “With its hot flowing oils, its heat and steam treatments and its gently detoxing and nourishing enemas, Panchakarma is recommended by [...]

How to make your own Ghee

By |2018-09-14T06:42:39+01:00November 19th, 2013|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Oils, Recipes|

Ghee is used in many Indian recipes and is one of the best cooking fats you can find. It does not oxidise when heated, as do most vegetable oils (oxidisation can lead to free-radicals floating round your body – not exactly desirable). Ghee has marvellous properties and is highly regarded, both as a nutrient and as a preservative for foods and [...]

Ayurveda on Coughs, Colds and Fevers

By |2018-01-23T19:12:40+00:00November 19th, 2013|Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Winter|

Now the cold weather is here many of us can start to suffer from colds, flu and fever. We will look at the Ayurvedic understanding of how these conditions arise and how to deal with them. Along the way you will find some hints on how to avoid these conditions in the first place. Ayurveda sees flu, fever, coughs and colds as resulting from: wrong diet, disturbed digestion, inappropriate [...]

5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 1

By |2017-11-13T14:26:31+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Kapha, Oils, Weightloss|

As we grow older, it can be extremely challenging to lose fat just through diet and exercise. To really fight that stubborn fat, the ancient medical system of India, known as Ayurveda, uses age-old techniques that target the exercise-resistant fat by igniting your digestive fire. This is the biggest difference between Ayurvedic weight loss and techniques and more conventional Western methods – Ayurveda focuses on why your fat cells [...]

5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 2

By |2017-11-13T14:24:21+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Obesity, Oils, Weightloss|

The next fat fighter is something I call the Triphala Treat. Triphala is an ancient ayurvedic herb that is composed of three dried Indian superfruits that work synergistically together: Amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki. Amalaki works as a natural antioxidant and removes excess inflammation from the body. It also helps to increase lean body mass and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Haritaki supports the body’s natural cleansing process by gently removing toxins [...]

5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 3

By |2017-11-13T14:29:54+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Obesity, Oils, Weightloss|

Ayurvedic Fat Fighter #4 Add curry powder to each meal. Ayurvedic medicine recognises six tastes – sweet, salty, sour, bitter, astringent and pungent. In order to feel satiated at a meal and eat less, you have to have all six tastes present in your food. These six tastes also help to improve your digestion and melt fat in your body. The average American diet usually only has three of these [...]

Tips for the Vata season

By |2017-11-13T14:15:25+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Natural cycles, Winter|

With winter underway, now is the time to balance the restlessness of vata dosha with warm food, lavish skin-care and a routine that’s in tune with nature. Introducing a few simple changes week by week can be an easy way to accomplish this. Week I: Pay attention to your diet. Do you have a good supply of whole grains? Mung beans* are also highly recommended. Is your fruit basket [...]

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