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Happy Ayurvedic Valentine’s Year

By |2019-02-01T15:51:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Doshas, Emotions, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Relationships|

Happy Ayurvedic Valentine's Year. With just a few simple guidelines from Maharishi AyurVeda, you can celebrate Valentine's Day every single day of the year. The Council of Maharishi AyurVeda Physicians says that the key to happy relationships lies in an in-depth understanding of one of the sub-doshas of Pitta, called Sadhaka Pitta.

Amrit Kalash – a Superstar!

By |2019-01-18T15:55:11+00:00January 18th, 2019|Consciousness, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Mind, Rasayanas, Women's Health|

When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi the founder of Maharishi Ayurveda released Amrit Kalash to the World he was so moved at its power to promote wellbeing that he called it the ‘Nectar of Immortality’. Amrit is a two-part formula. Taken together they provide a widespread and synergistic effect. Research has shown this unique blend of over 40 herbs and fruits have antioxidant properties 1,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C or E. The two-part formula includes...

Dr Charlotte Bech shares the secrets of stress-free living

By |2019-01-10T16:28:02+00:00May 1st, 2018|Anxiety, Brain, Consciousness, Emotions, Meditation, Mind, Stress|

PUBLISHED: East Anglia Daily Times, May 2018. Picture: Dr Charlotte Bech/Barry Spivack If you’re looking for a prescription for stress-free living Dr Charlotte Bech may just be able to help. The Danish doctor, surgeon and expert on natural medicine says that using simple procedures, such as the right light, diet, oils, spices, mental and emotional training, yoga and meditation, make it possible to achieve, despite the demands of our [...]

Age wisely and healthily with Maharishi AyurVeda (video + transcript)

By |2018-03-05T13:38:19+00:00February 18th, 2018|Brain, Consciousness, Digestion, Dr Donn Brennan videos, Food, Meditation, Mind, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Transcript of video by Dr Donn Brennan: The earliest signs of ageing are described quite beautifully in Sharngadhara, one of the old texts of Ayurveda. I'll read you the quote. It says, “With each passing decade, the body loses, one by one, childhood, growth, lustre and complexion, intelligence, skin health, strength of sight, virility, valour, discrimination, the use of the organs of action, the use of the [...]

Blissful sleep for better health with Ayurveda (video + transcript)

By |2019-02-05T15:01:12+00:00February 16th, 2018|Anxiety, Brain, Consciousness, Detox, Digestion, Dr Donn Brennan videos, Drinks, Emotions, Fatigue, Food, Heart, Kapha, Meditation, Mind, Obesity, Pitta, Sleep, Stress, Vata, Weightloss|

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.

Does perfect health need a perfect mind?

By |2018-02-02T16:02:26+00:00January 29th, 2018|Anxiety, Brain, Consciousness, Emotions, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Mind, Stress|

How does a doctor ensure their patient does what is best for their health, whether it’s taking medication regularly, quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, changing diet or getting more exercise? Good or bad health choices can mean the difference between good and bad outcomes, yet you can’t force a person to do the right thing. Breaking unhealthy lifestyle or eating habits has to be an [...]

London and Skelmersdale Ayurveda courses by Dr Charlotte Bech

By |2017-12-22T15:43:31+00:00December 7th, 2017|Consultations, Digestion, Emotions, Mind, Obesity, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation, Skin Care, Sleep, Weightloss, Women's Health|

Dr Charlotte Bech Charlotte Bech graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen. After becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM) in 1983, she trained in Maharishi AyurVeda in 1986. Charlotte is currently running a private clinic in Copenhagen Denmark, integrating modern medicine and Maharishi AyurVeda. She has taught TM to more than 1000 people, has given more than 30,000 Ayurvedic consultations and has created and [...]

Did birds teach us internal cleansing?

By |2017-12-22T14:45:27+00:00September 13th, 2017|Anxiety, Brain, Detox, Digestion, Emotions, Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Mind, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation, Stress|

I first learned about internal cleansing when, as a teenager, I developed an interest in self-development. I picked up a book called Hatha Yoga, in which the author described how in North India, people noticed the strange cleansing habits of a certain species of migrating bird.After travelling thousands of miles, the exhausted and bedraggled birds would land near lakes and rivers and, after taking in water, would insert [...]

Health drinks of Ayurveda

By |2018-09-13T09:44:40+00:00August 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Autumn, Detox, Drinks, Fatigue, Kapha, Men's Health, Mind, Pitta, Reproduction, Sleep, Spices, Spring, Summer, Vata, Weightloss, Winter, Women's Health|

I’ve recently been helping an Australian friend in her quest to find a decent café latte up here in the North West of England and it’s not been easy. While Sydney seems to be chock full of expert Baristas who can serve up the perfect café lattes at the drop of a hat, many of our British versions don’t seem to quite hit the mark.My friend’s obsession with [...]

“Bathed in bliss” after One Day Wonder Panchakarma treatment

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Brain, Detox, Mind, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation|

Peter Brown: So John, you recently had Panchakarma – you had a One Day Wonder – how did you get on with that? John Collins: I'd been travelling and working for a few weeks and I was frazzled. I'd stopped enjoying things. So I thought I'd try a One Day Wonder at the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre in Skelmersdale. I'm no stranger to Ayurvedic clinics – [...]

Jean-Louis’s prostate benefited from Panchakarma

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00July 21st, 2017|Detox, Men's Health, Mind, Panchakarma, Prostate|

Peter Brown: So Jean-Louis, you've been having Panchakarma for some years. What is the sort of benefit you've had over the years? Jean-Louis Nancy: Well, when I first started doing PK [Panchakarma] I had a very different kind of life and wasn't that active. I was practising TM [Transcendental Meditation] more, full time almost, and having little activity in between. I was very involved in the [...]

Let’s get Yoga on the NHS

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00July 6th, 2017|Consciousness, Meditation, Mind, Yoga|

An Early Day Motion has been tabled in the UK Parliament calling for Yoga on the NHS – please encourage your MP to support it. An Early Day Motion  has been tabled by Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing Southall on International Yoga Day urging the introduction of Yoga into the National Health Service. To support this Early Day Motion, write to your local MP. Find out who your MP [...]

Spiritual Ayurveda: our Five Subtle Bodies and Three Subtle Essences

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00June 13th, 2017|Anxiety, Brain, Consciousness, Dairy, Digestion, Emotions, Fatigue, Kapha, Mind, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

The concept of the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – is most people’s route into understanding Ayurveda. It’s easy to grasp how Vata Dosha can be responsible for all movement, Pitta for all transformations and Kapha for all structure in our body and the world around us. But there is a deeper level of this understanding though and the three Doshas have their root or master [...]

What are the benefits of Ayurveda herbal ghee?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Brain, Emotions, Men's Health, Mind, Oils, Panchakarma, Reproduction, Sleep, Women's Health|

Because of its unique ability to penetrate into cells and cross the brain-blood barrier, Ayurveda considers ghee to be a highly effective medium for transporting the healing nature of herbs very deep into our body tissues. For thousands of years Ayurveda has created numerous Ghritas or herbalised ghees – herbs infused into ghee in order to enhanced their therapeutic effects. How are Ghritas produced? Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan [...]

Can hunger increase your brain power?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+00:00May 8th, 2017|Detox, Fasting, Mind, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation|

When was the last time you felt hunger so deep that you could eat the proverbial horse? Well, research suggests that the regular experience of hunger may boost the power of your brain. It seems that hunger produces a stomach hormone called ghrelin that not only stimulates appetite but also seems to promote the growth of new brain cells; it even protects those cells from the effects of [...]

What, me worry? How to overcome anxiety

By |2017-10-17T07:28:13+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Anxiety, Emotions, Sleep|

I was an anxious teenager. If you were to have asked me why, or what I was anxious about, I’d have been hard pressed to answer. In those days, it was fashionable to be ‘cool’ and I became known for my cool demeanour. But I only accomplished this by suppressing the symptoms of underlying anxiety, such as tension in my shoulders, chest, stomach and legs. For me, [...]

The Secret of Ojas: Nourish the junction point, nurture your heart

By |2018-03-04T21:55:44+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Detox, Digestion, Emotions, Heart, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Panchakarma, Sleep|

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 [...]

Seven Maharishi AyurVeda tips to boost your mental potential

By |2018-01-29T09:57:19+00:00April 6th, 2016|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Sleep|

Are there times when you feel foggy and can’t think clearly, or feel distracted and lacking in focus? Perhaps you forget the name of someone you know well, or forget an important appointment. We depend so much on having a clear mind and good recall that even a temporary loss of this faculty can be upsetting. The following article describes a number of ways Maharishi AyurVeda can [...]

Maharishi AyurVeda Rasayanas – herbal masterpieces of Vedic India

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00April 29th, 2015|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

The making of a herbal masterpiece – what are Rasayanas? In Ayurveda, the term Rasayana is given to anything that enlivens and extends life. Rasayanas are holistic in nature and tend to promote vitality, balance and health throughout the whole mind/body system. The word itself means to enliven (Ayana) the essence (Rasa) of life. Certain daily routines promote a Rasayana effect, such as going to bed early and getting up [...]

It’s a supplement! It’s a food! No, it’s Moringa, the super-herb

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00September 16th, 2014|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Weightloss|

I was recently asked to create the above diagram to promote Moringa for Maharishi AyurVeda Products and have to admit that I had never previously heard of this herb. I did a Google search and was amazed, not only by the huge number and range of benefits it is supposed to have – from increasing mental clarity, to normalising blood pressure, to weight management, to improving libido – but also [...]

Ayurvedic secret for preventing colds and dealing with sinus problems

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00June 1st, 2014|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind|

Just like any other part of your body, your nasal passages and sinuses should be regularly cleaned, according to Ayurveda. Regular cleansing, using Ayurvedic nasal techniques called Nasya, will help remove accumulated impurities, maintain your immune system and balance the Doshas in the head region. Since we get the majority of our external Prana (life-force) though our breathing, clean sinuses will also help increase the flow of Prana directly into [...]

Doctor reverses husband’s Alzheimer symptoms by prescribing him coconut oil

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+00:00May 31st, 2014|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Oils|

Steve Newport’s Alzheimer’s symptoms have slowed considerably, and some symptoms have even reversed, after his wife added coconut oil his diet. His wife, Dr Mary Newport, a physician who runs a neonatology ward at a Tampa, Fla., hospital, started him on this coconut oil regime after he failed the Alzheimer’s clock test, a test designed to measure a wide range of cognitive abilities. After two weeks of taking coconut oil, [...]

Book Review: Transcendental Meditation with Questions and Answers

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+00:00March 27th, 2014|Books, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind|

“I came out of the Himalayas with a method designed to raise both the head and the heart of man to the point where knowledge and appreciation of the quality of his higher nature can be attained. I call my method Transcendental Meditation, but it is, in fact, a technique of self-exploration; it enables a man to dive into the innermost reaches of his being, in which dwells the essence [...]

Great steps for Maharishi Ayurveda in Europe – all doors are open

By |2017-09-05T13:50:34+00:00December 3rd, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind|

Over a hundred doctors and researchers gathered in Berlin last week to share profound knowledge and updates at the 30th anniversary of the German Ayurveda Doctors Association. (Original article: Maharishi Channel.in) Dr Rainer Picha, Minister of Health of the Global Country of World Peace, gave some highlights of the inspiring presentations covering many areas of Ayurvedic practice and research. Some of the participants were not familiar with Transcendental Meditation or Maharishi [...]

If the thought of anxiety make you feel anxious – read on…

By |2017-09-05T13:50:35+00:00August 21st, 2013|Mind|

The importance of balance Life is by nature uncertain. The only certainty is that everything changes. The secret of good health and happiness, according to Ayurveda, is to maintain balance amidst the change. Because everyone is unique, balance is an individual thing. The beauty of Ayurveda is that it helps everyone to find his or her own unique balance. We all need stress or challenge, otherwise life would become boring. [...]

Ayur Vader: May the Force be with you

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+00:00July 24th, 2013|Mind|

So, farewell then, Richard Le Parmentier, the American character actor who has died aged 66. Vadering As Commander of the Death Star in the original 1977 Star Wars movie, Le Parmentier, as Admiral Motti, is unwise enough to mock Darth Vader’s “sorcerers ways” and “sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion,” as an obituary in the Daily Telegraph recently reminded us. Cue the choking-at-a-distance from Vader via the [...]

Give Peace of Mind a chance

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+00:00June 5th, 2013|Mind|

When John Lennon sang, “Give peace and chance”, it conjured up big issues, such as war and civil unrest. But what about the unrest we often find in our own minds? We live in a fast and changing world and we can often find ourselves under a lot of pressure. Whenever we encounter some stressful situation, our stress-response kicks in, our physiology speeds up and we become hyperactive. Often it [...]