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Heatwave and Back to School Tips

By |2020-08-17T14:26:01+01:00August 17th, 2020|Balance, Doshas, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta|

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.

Pacifying Pitta Dosha and Subdoshas

By |2020-07-10T16:49:11+01:00July 10th, 2020|Balance, Digestion, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Sub Doshas|

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.

Pacifying the Vata Dosha and sub-doshas

By |2020-07-09T16:36:42+01:00July 9th, 2020|Balance, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Sub Doshas, Vata|

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.

Advanced Ayurveda: Listening to Your Body’s Signals

By |2020-06-03T15:42:11+01:00May 28th, 2020|Balance, Daily Habits, Detox, Health, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Nutrition, Self-Awareness, Self-pulse Diagnosis, Toxins|

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.

How to Boost My Resistance to Disease

By |2020-02-20T09:38:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|Balance, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Sleep, Vata, Winter|

Ayurveda explains that your body can become so strong it is infertile to the spread of viruses and pathogens, that is they have no ground upon which to settle or propagate.

Ten Ayurvedic Dietary Must-Do’s

By |2020-02-07T14:31:32+00:00February 7th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Drinks, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Pitta, Spices, Triphala, Vata|

Ayurveda is clear on this: all health - let’s repeat this - ALL good health starts with digestion; with the proper metabolism of food. Accordingly, one of the most important things we can do for our health every day of the year is to eat wisely.

What’s sweet and a complex carbohydrate?

By |2020-01-29T15:41:40+00:00January 29th, 2020|Balance, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

Unique amongst comfort foods the sweet potato also known as Kumara in my home land New Zealand is a sweet-tasting root vegetable which comes in three varieties, orange, purple or yellow. The humble sweet potato is very versatile and is widely used in many countries, particularly during winter..

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

By |2020-01-20T15:42:34+00:00January 20th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Exercise, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, New Year, Sleep, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines?

Maharishi AyurVeda Resolutions for 2020

By |2019-12-23T16:55:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Ageing, Balance, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Sleep, Triphala, Winter|

As you read this, take a moment to stop and reflect … what would you say are your most important resolutions for enhancing your wellbeing in 2020? Are your wellbeing resolutions pretty obvious to you? Or are you stuck not knowing what would give you the best result? To help you arrive at some key wellbeing resolutions to help make 2020 the best year yet, let’s ponder the following questions.

Prepare for the New Year

By |2019-12-23T16:11:26+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, New Year, Sadhaka, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

As the new year beckons with Christmas time providing some days of holiday, consider taking a moment to prepare for the new year.

As the new year beckons with Christmas time providing some days of holiday, consider taking a moment to prepare for the new year. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

Ten Ways to Start Your New Year Right

By |2019-12-12T14:43:41+00:00December 12th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Drinks, Elimination, Emotions, Exercise, Food, Hair, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Relationships, Skin Care, Sleep, Spring, Stress, Stress-Free, Vata, Winter|

New Year's Resolutions are best known for the speed with which they are forgotten. Yet, total health is a lifelong journey - you need to work on your health every day. Here are ten tips from Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, Director of Research and Product Development at Maharishi AyurVeda, on enriching the new year with ayurvedic wisdom. Simple things you can do every day to stay healthy and happy.

Tips for Pitta-related Weight Imbalances

By |2019-12-10T14:13:54+00:00December 10th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Pitta, Sleep, Weightloss, Women's Health|

You would think that since Pitta dosha is associated with the fire element, a person with high Pitta would not experience any problem burning up the carbohydrates and sugars in their diet. Yet if a Pitta predominant individual fails to take care of their digestion, this can result in specific related digestive problems.

5 Ayurvedic Practices Your Body Craves During the Holidays

By |2019-12-18T15:55:51+00:00December 5th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Holiday, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, New Year, Stress-Free, Winter, Yoga|

For many of us, November and December are among the busiest months of the year. From whirlwind office parties and family gatherings to last-minute travel and sometimes frantic gift-shopping, the holiday season can often be as stressful—and exhausting—as it is joyful! Conversely, if you’re spending this season on your own, you might find yourself feeling like you are missing out.

Why is my digestive power so important?

By |2019-11-28T11:37:15+00:00November 28th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Teenage Health, Triphala, Women's Health|

Attention is often given to the quality of our food. Ayurveda explains that the strength of our digestive fire ‘agni’ is also very important as it determines how much nourishment we will gain from what we eat and greatly impacts our health.

Top Seven Ayurvedic Behavioral Rasayanas

By |2019-11-07T10:33:26+00:00November 6th, 2019|Balance, Behaviour, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mental Health, Mental Performance, Rasayanas, Relationships|

Behavioral (achara) rasayanas are behaviors that enhance health, happiness and longevity. Achara rasayanas do more than just tell us how to behave. They provide practical methods — such as eating sattvic foods and practicing meditation — to effortlessly improve our ability to choose positive behaviors and avoid making mistakes that cause ill health and unhappiness.

Ayurvedic Tips for a Blissful Stress-Free Winter

By |2019-11-06T14:59:58+00:00November 6th, 2019|Apana Vata, Balance, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Prana Vata, Stress-Free, Vata, Winter|

The winter season is a time of joy, rest, thanksgiving and sharing. One of the greatest gifts you can give to family and co-workers is your own health. The Ayurvedic definition of health is living 24 hours a day with the body, mind and senses full of bliss. This means having balanced doshas, balanced digestion, balanced elimination and a getting a good night's sleep every night!

Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity with Food

By |2019-10-15T14:14:47+01:00October 15th, 2019|Autumn, Balance, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition|

fall approaches, it's a good time to think about strengthening your immunity. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, cold weather doesn't have to bring on the cold and flu. The key is to start now with immunity-enhancing meals.

Finding Greater Happiness

By |2019-10-14T11:33:21+01:00October 14th, 2019|Balance, Emotions, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Mental Health, Pitta, Teenage Health, Vata, Women's Health|

Would you say you are naturally a happy person? Or do you find people who are merry and happy a little intense or over the top? Modern psychology groups people into two groups optimists or pessimists and say that optimists tend to be happier than pessimists. Maharishi Ayurveda takes it a little deeper and looks towards the doshas and mental qualities of Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas for further understanding of how to increase happiness.

Thrive in Late Summer with These Ayurvedic Tips

By |2019-08-23T14:29:25+01:00August 23rd, 2019|Balance, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Summer|

Early autumn is a transitional stage, as we move from the height of summer’s ‘ heat’ in the UK to cooler weather. In Ayurveda, the change from summer to fall is known as Ritu Sandhi, the gap between seasons. This gap can present a delicate time for digestion, because the weather fluctuates—along with the doshas and digestive capacity.

Understanding the 5 Subdoshas of Pitta

By |2019-08-09T15:44:08+01:00August 9th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Sub Doshas|

In this article, we’ll focus on the subdoshas of Pitta. “Pitta dosha itself is all about transformation, heat, and energy,” explains Dinesh Gyawali, PhD, a classically trained Ayurvedic Vaidya (Ayurvedic expert) and Assistant Professor at Maharishi University of Management. “Pitta represents all forms of metabolic activities that generate energy. It’s primarily composed of agni (fire) and jala (water) elements. Pitta represents that ever-changing and evolutionary quality of our physiology which may seem static at times but is going through transformation each and every second.”

The Maharishi AyurVeda Summer Holiday Survival Guide

By |2019-08-05T15:09:06+01:00August 5th, 2019|Balance, Holiday, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Summer, travel|

It's the most wonderful time of the year, a magical time of travel, special events, barbecues and holiday gifts. So why do so many people feel stressed when the holidays roll around? The mental pressure of spending too much money, making too many decisions, and having too much to do causes Prana Vata to go out of balance. Prana Vata is the subdosha of Vata that is concerned with mental functioning. Aggravated Prana Vata can cause excessive worry, anxiety and insomnia — thus making it difficult to remain calm and make healthy decisions. It becomes a snowball effect, with the person becoming more and more stressed and enjoying the holidays less and less.

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