Maharishi Revives Ayurveda. At the end of the 1970s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation programme to the world, started working closely with leading Ayurvedic physicians and scholars to systematize and restore the age-old knowledge of Ayurveda to its complete value. It is this total approach to natural health care that has been given the name Maharishi AyurVeda. 20m Video
The Magic of Maharishi AyurVeda In this series of four articles, Anand Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director of Maharishi AyurVeda Products Ltd. based in India, shares his memories of the beginning days of Maharishi AyurVeda. "To tell you honestly, I did not have any experience or any knowledge in those days, around 1984, when Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started looking into ayurveda." "It so happened that when Maharishi asked who should take care of the production of the herbal products, two of our most respected vaidyas (ayurvedic physicians), Triguna-ji and Balaraj Maharishi, pointed their fingers at me. I was really surprised to see this, and I was not able to respond. Maharishi said, "Fine, just do it" and I started with his blessings."
Yoga is becoming very popular around the world. While many view yoga as a gentler way to exercise, most long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just physical - it creates balance in mind, emotions and consciousness as well. And they are starting to realize that yoga shares the same origin and goal as ayurveda, the traditional Vedic system of health care.
A Guide to the Doshas. Discover your individual body-type and which Dosha you need to balance most – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Identify your individual health needs by reading our Dosha guide and test booklet.
Temperatures are down, wind is up, trees have changed colour and leaves are being shed and are blowing everywhere. Autumn has its own distinctive weather, colours and qualities. The air element and the vital force called Prana have become abundant in the atmosphere and the dry, rough, windy, erratic, cool, subtle, and clear Gunas or qualities now predominate. As these Gunas are shared by Vata Dosha (the principle of movement), autumn is considered [...]
You often find assertions such as “Ayurveda is a 3,000-year-old medical science”. Are such origin dates just plucked from the air because writers know their audience needs some reference point to what may appear, a mysterious and obscure health system? What are the real origins of Ayurveda? As old as mankind I recently went to a fascinating talk by Dr Jagdish Vaidya here in Skelmersdale, where he stated [...]
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 [...]
The Ayurvedic theory of immunity is called Beej-bhumi, which literally translates as “seed and land”. The body is seen as the fertile land in which infections or harmful “bugs” can grow. If our body is out of balance, and full of Ama – the toxic by-products that result from incomplete digestion – viruses and harmful bacteria will find fertile soil for [...]
Military surgery (Salyatantra) was a highly developed skill in ancient India, according to P. V. Sharma's History of Medicine in ancient India. Many centuries ago, the great sage Sushruta wrote one of the definitive texts of Ayurveda, which came to be know as the Sushruta Samhita. In it Sushruta details a variety of surgical practices, which are comparable to modern practices. For example, below are the different successive steps mention in Sushruta for the [...]
We have new video series on Maharishi AyurVeda with Dr Donn Brennan. This is just the beginning and over the next few months many more videos, full of Ayurvedic health wisdom, will be put up on our site. Introductory videos In some videos Donn introduces basic concepts, such as what is Ayurveda’s approach to health, why Maharishi helped to revive this ancient science, what are the Ayurvedic body-types, how your can recognise [...]
On 10-14 April 2015, the largest ever European congress on Ayurveda will be held in Roermond, Holland. In the following video Dr Ulrick Bauhofer explains the purpose of the congress: Video transcript: "During the past decades Ayurveda has become very popular here in the West. People are travelling to India, to Sri Lanka, but also here in Europe many clinics of Ayurvedic medicine have opened. "Nevertheless, many people connect Ayurveda with the [...]
Dr Amit Arora is a Vaidya (Ayurvedic Doctor) who holds a degree of Ayurvedacharya (BAMS) from Delhi University. He holds the position of Head of Ayurveda (clinical practices) at the Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital in Delhi. His is currently touring Britain giving consultations and talks on Ayurveda. Special expertise held by Dr Arora Extensive and deep knowledge of Ayurvedic Nadi Vigyan (pulse diagnosis) used to determine accurate and precise diagnosis and treatment. [...]
My first meeting with Balaraj In June 1984, I became part of a group of western-trained medical doctors from six countries who began a 15-month course in Ayurveda. In February 1985, as part of our course, we were invited to join a group of eminent vaidyas (Ayurvedic doctors) in Brasilia, for a two-week conference on the indigenous health traditions of South America. It was here that I first came into contact with [...]