Have you noticed a mental health hangover from the pandemic with people around you quietly worried about what the future will bring, feeling anxious, alone or isolated? Even though easing of restrictions has allowed us to reconnect with the people and things we love, the pace of change is challenging, especially with the current conflict in Eastern Europe. A mental health hangover occurs when the demands posed by the environment [...]
by Dr Donn Brennan Digestion in Ayurveda is called Agni or the digestive ‘fire’. Agni is considered of utmost importance...If working well, it gives good health. If digestion malfunctions, it gives rise to ‘ama’ or toxins, which cause ill health. Critical to good digestion is to know when to eat, how much to eat and how to eat. How you treat digestion is very important. What you eat is important, [...]
Ayurvedic Tips for Holiday Travel At last, we can go on proper holidays again – maybe even abroad! The mere thought of holidays is a real psychological boost – even more so this year, after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Yet, remember those traffic jams, long delays, cancelled flights, unpredictable weather and being back in amongst crowds again. Holiday travelling can easily become miserable. Yet, getting away from it [...]
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Springtime is for cleansing and reinvigoration The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring when daylight strengthens. Equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), and vernal means springtime or youthful and fresh. For your own youthfulness and freshness, you may like to consider a Spring cleansing programme. Internal cleansing is particularly recommended by Ayurveda because Spring is the season when your body’s natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms [...]
Depression has been becoming more common among the overall population today as the Covid-19 lockdown continues … Let’s talk about depression and how Maharishi AyurVeda helps prevention and recovery from depression. It is both enlightening and alarming to see how many young adults have started to talk about deteriorating mental health and depression which has been developing as the lockdown has progressed. So this week we thought to look at [...]
Sore throat is usually caused by a virus, but sometimes it is caused by bacteria (streptococci). The vast majority (over 90%) recover on their own after one week. Here is all you can do yourself...
Back to school, we go! As parents and children alike prepare to return to the previous ‘norm’ of the busy morning routine on a ‘school day’, do you sigh with relief or feel an unexpected sadness? As Scotland leads the way, schools are now getting ready to receive their charges as children and teachers once again prepare to be together. As the heatwaves currently being experienced leave their impact, you may also have noticed a tendency for your child to be more reactive, expressing frustration and anger more easily. If so, the increased external heat has caused an imbalance of Pitta dosha within leading to signs of Pitta imbalance. There are other signs of Pitta imbalance that you may not be aware of that indicate a need to balance Pitta in the mind-body and your environment. Let’s consider them below.
Maharishi Gandharva Veda is the coherent flow of sound, designed to promote balance, inner peace and better health. Performing or hearing these melodies at the proper time of the day neutralizes stress in the mind and environment and creates a harmonizing influence, not only for the individual but for the whole world.
Prostate health can become an issue for men in their middle age, but imbalance begins much earlier in life. In the UK alone there were over 48,000 new cases of prostate cancer from 2015 -17. The good news is that following an appropriate diet and daily routine and taking appropriate herbal supplements can help keep the prostate healthy and functioning well.
This is a recipe to help keep the summer heat from getting to you. It's fast and delicious. And it's lighter than you might think. Remember to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
This Moroccan Tagine looks impressive, but is very easy to make. The slow cooking brings a depth of flavour which you don’t get with more quickly-cooked meals.
Celebrating summer healthy eating - Squash & Coconut Soup. Vegan, 4-6 servings. The gorgeous colour of this soup when blended is as appealing to the eye as the flavours are to the taste-buds!
Celebrating summer healthy eating - Fruit compote. with dietary tips for the holiday season.
The delicate flavour of some vegetables deserves to be showcased with very simple, elegant preparation. Here we present a few delicious ways to serve some of them:
Even Temper • Healthy Hair • Decreased Acid Pitta governs all heat, metabolism and transformation in the mind and body. It controls how we digest foods, how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong. Pitta governs the important digestive "agnis" or fires of the body.
Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind. Since Pitta and Kapha cannot move without it, Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. It's very important to keep Vata in good balance.
Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues - nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.
Getting Zoom Fatigue? It turns out that interacting with others on a screen for hours can wear you out. Here are five hacks to help you take advantage of the plus side of computer connectivity without the fatigue.
Stress, in ayurvedic terms, is intimately related to the balance of our three vital energies, or doshas — Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. To a very great extent, our daily habits determine how harmoniously these doshas function. Maintaining them in good balance, especially in the face of everyday stresses, is like constantly fine-tuning a radio in bad weather to be able to get a clear signal.
It's summer and most of us breathe a sigh of relief as the ageing winter weather passes. Yet summer has its own set of beauty risks. Increased heat can bring an imbalance of Pitta dosha, the mind-body operator that governs hormones, digestion and other metabolic processes in the body. It's important to stay cool and hydrated to help prevent summer breakouts and rashes.
Were you one of the rare students who couldn't wait to go back to school after the summer holidays? Remember the thrill of getting new pencils, crayons and notebooks and meeting your new teacher? In July we couldn't wait for summer vacation to start, but by early September we actually looked forward to beginning another school year. It's good to take a break. Not just for a summer, but regularly, in big and small ways. The lockdown may actually have beneficial results.
Unemployment rates rising, uncertainty about future employment during furlough and the doubt about the future of the UK economy with unstable stock prices that can affect our finances make anyone feel emotionally challenged. Yet every crisis brings with it an opportunity to change our fortunes. Here are six healthy ways to stay balanced and stress-free even when you're under economic pressure.
As the days are becoming warmer, it is not too long until June 22nd when Summer officially starts. With a warm and dry start, a warmer than average summer has been forecast with near-normal rainfall. Along with the lifting of the lockdown restrictions allowing more time in nature and the ability to catch up with loved ones and friends in small groups while respecting social distancing, life has finally started to move in the direction of normal again.
My Story “When it comes to health, we each have our own unique story to tell. My personal health journey started at a young age when my parents taught me to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and whole wheat bread, a truly revolutionary idea in the 1960s, when Wonder Bread was king. I was rarely sick and only remember going to a doctor twice—once for a bad bout of poison ivy and another time when I stepped on barbed wire and needed a tetanus shot.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine. Chances are you barely notice your body going about its quiet work of inhaling and exhaling, yet your life depends upon it. The 25,000 breaths you take each day supply life-giving oxygen to your brain, your heart, and every cell in your body. And to perform at their best your respiratory system’s airways - comprised of your nose, mouth, throat, bronchial tubes, diaphragm, lungs, and capillaries —need to be supple, flexible, and free of obstruction and irritation.
When do you exercise? Do you fit it in after work in the early evening? Do you get up early and do it in the morning? Or are you one of those people who sneak in a game of tennis at lunchtime? And do you exercise gently, vigorously, or however you can?
Dr Arora Recommends – Navigating the Covid19 challenge and restoring health for ourselves and our communities
Dr Arora Recommends: Navigating the Covid19 challenge and restoring health for ourselves and our communities. We asked Dr Arora what he would recommend people take to help at this stage and he replied “Clearly, people at this time need more support.” He went on to explain that the need is threefold: *To support and energise the immune system with immunity enhancing herbals. *To improve digestion as the digestive system is responsible for 70% of immune cell production. *To provide antiviral support and adaptogens support during this time of increased stress.
Boost your immunity with these everyday practices. MINISTRY OF Ayush advice It has been advised to incorporate these everyday practices to your daily routine for the general upkeep of your health.
Ayurveda offers valuable insights to keep your stress levels low, create better health, and in turn maintain strong immunity. Here are six ways to reduce stress the Ayurvedic way.
With the acknowledgement by the World Health Organisation that the Coronavirus has become a pandemic, let’s broaden the question on how to support your body’s healing mechanisms when a virus is circulating or when the body is fighting a virus. Let’s consider Key herbs and herbal combinations that have known antiviral and or resistance boosting properties to provide protective support or to aid recovery Aroma oils that have antiviral and or resistance boosting properties Everyday spices that have antiviral and or resistance boosting properties What you can do to support recovery if you get sick with a virus.