Just as the kiss of a mother brings joy to the child's heart, so too the glimpse of the beloved creates a flow of appreciation within the lover's heart. A kind word of appreciation can lift a persons day into a great day. A walk with your family dog or time spent stroking your cat also cultures finer feelings.
In this newsletter we talked to an expert on Ayurveda from The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians about the Ayurvedic approach to balancing cholesterol. Q: Can you begin by telling us about cholesterol from the perspective of Maharishi Ayurveda?...
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In truth, we need more sleep than we think we need. All the research is pointing to a minimum of eight hours sleep that people actually need for the work that the brain needs to do overnight to be accomplished. Less sleep leaves us less capable, even if we don’t know it. Even an hour’s lack of sleep [each night] over a 10-day period leaves us as incompetent and incapable cognitively, as if we had missed a whole night’s sleep for one night. The only difference is we don’t recognise it. We don’t know it.
Why do we often crave the sweet taste? What effect does sugar have on our body and on our Doshas? Why is fructose such a baddie? What are the most natural ways to satisfy our desire for sweet things? Dr Donn Brennan gives an Ayurvedic perspective on sugar and other sweet foods. Peter Brown: There is a lot of sugar in the foods we eat. Can [...]
I run courses on Maharishi AyurVeda, food and cooking and one frequently asked question is, “What’s the best oil to cook with?”. I respond that my favourite cooking oils are ghee, coconut oil and olive oil*, in that order. There is no controversy surrounding olive oil – after all, haven’t there been lots of TV ads implying that perpetual youth and vitality are almost guaranteed through consuming it? [...]
Ayurveda considers Ojas to be the finest material substance in your body – as much in the realm of consciousness as it is in the realm of matter. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi AyurVeda, said that Ojas is a ‘lamp at the door’ – the junction point between consciousness and matter – lighting both inside and outside. Because of its role as a link [...]
Enjoy one of nature’s finest gifts in its raw and organic form The unheated, unprocessed honey, supplied by Maharishi AyurVeda Products, is remarkably different from the honey you’ll find on supermarket shelves. Sourced from Antonio Simon’s apiaries in Northern Spain, the bees that create this honey gather nectar from areas free of pollutants. To preserve its health giving properties, and the unique flavour of this unadulterated natural honey, Antonio spins the [...]
Women used to be called the 'weaker sex', yet from the Ayurvedic perspective, the opposite seems to be the case as men are considered more prone to disease and early death. Research bears this out and female live expectancy is found to be greater that of males. Men also tend to suffer more than women from life-threatening diseases, such as obesity and heart disease. In this video Dr Donn Brennan looks at the various health problems of men [...]
After years of being vilified, butter is experiencing a revival in recent years as consumers have shifted their preferences from processed foods back to natural foods. For decades we were sold the myth that butter clogs our arteries and causes heart disease. Now many people have realised that the main culprit, in the modern epidemic of circulatory and heart problems, is not butter, or other dairy products, but the [...]
In Ayurveda the heart is seen as more than just a blood circulation pump. Emotions and feelings, such as love, joy and sorrow, are centered in our heart. Consciousness and life itself flows through our heart. What is breaking our hearts We can suffer from a broken heart when we go though a relationship breakdown. In a more physical sense, our heart can be ‘broken’ when we suffer from a [...]
Ojas is said to be the finest and most subtle of all body tissues and is viewed by Ayurveda as central to good health. Ojas circulates thoughout the whole body and is responsible for it strength and resilience. When you have a good amount of Ojas moving freely around the body, it acts like a protective sheild. Ojas regulates the Doshas and keeps them in balance and increases resistance against [...]
According to Ayurveda, choosing the right foods and eating them in the right way and at the right time tends to increase Ojas. This in turn creates bliss, emotional balance and positivity and promote the health of your heart. But there are also lifestyle recommendations, called Behavioural Rasayanas, to cultivate Ojas in your body. Behavioral Rasayanas that increase Ojas Rasayana means “that which enters the essence” or, “that which [...]