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Evening meal – What do I really need?

By |2019-11-18T15:28:13+00:00November 18th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Evening Meal, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Winter|

Do you usually have your main meal in the evening? I was brought up having my main meal in the evening and did not question it until I came across the health wisdom of Ayurveda.

9 Tips to Live Ayurveda This Autumn

By |2019-10-16T15:16:31+01:00October 16th, 2019|Autumn, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Vata, Women's Health|

As we transition into the Autumn season, the season of Vata, we can empower ourselves by bringing as much energy and happiness as possible into our everyday life with these simple ayurvedic tips. With a few easy changes in our routine, it may surprise you how easily we can transition from one season into the next!

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.

What’s Happening With My Digestion?

By |2019-03-05T15:24:52+00:00March 5th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Samana Vata, Vata|

As the turn of the summer season brings changeable weather patterns and cooler nights, have you noticed your digestion has changed or become irregular? As one season fades and the next season starts, Vata dosha often becomes more active in us all. Vata’s role as the bringer of change can give rise to irregular digestion, bloating, gas, acid indigestion or an unusually sharp appetite, where you feel impelled to eat more than you usually do. These symptoms of imbalance occur when Vata accumulates within the digestive tract and starts to create some mischief!

Be well nourished this Autumn

By |2019-01-09T14:48:30+00:00January 9th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Winter, Women's Health|

Be well nourished this Autumn As the cooler weather is setting in, have you noticed that your eating choices are changing? As you walk about your local farmers market or food store are the fruit and vegetables choices available also changing?

Autumn Recipe & Eating Tips

By |2018-12-19T15:21:48+00:00December 19th, 2018|Autumn, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Vata|

Autumn Recipe & Eating Tips What to cook that will be both tasty while also helping you to stay in balance? As the days settle into Autumn do you wonder what to cook that will be both tasty while also helping you to stay in balance?  I pondered his question while thinking about how I could best help you to enjoy greater balance this Autumn. The answer was to provide [...]

How is Your Vata?

By |2018-12-18T14:45:51+00:00December 18th, 2018|Autumn, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Vata, Winter, Women's Health|

As Autumn gives way to Winter it’s a good time to check how balanced Vata Dosha is within you. This is particularly helpful for ensuring we maintain balance during the colder months of Autumn and Winter. As you read below consider the question... How balanced is Vata Dosha within me right now?

Maharishi AyurVeda Approach to Respiratory Health

By |2018-12-18T14:54:34+00:00December 14th, 2018|Autumn, Digestion, Immunity, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Vata|

When the weather becomes colder and windy (Autumn), it sets the scene for an increase in respiratory discomfort. Coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma and in the extreme pneumonia become more prevalent. Other more chronic conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema may become aggravated. This can increase the demand on the national health care services, especially with the elderly.

Ayurveda guide for a soothing Vata season

By |2017-10-30T20:18:41+00:00October 26th, 2017|Autumn, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Panchakarma, Vata|

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 [...]

Health drinks of Ayurveda

By |2018-09-13T09:44:40+01:00August 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 [...]

Seedless grapes – seedless people?

By |2017-11-03T09:47:09+00:00September 4th, 2016|Autumn, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Reproduction|

On my recent visit to the Aatma Ayurveda Centre in Kerala, run by Vaidya (Dr) Ravi Mooss, the cooks supplied us with what were probably the most delicious grapes I have ever tasted. They were so intensely succulent and tasty that I wanted more and more. Fortunately, for the sake of my belly, they had one flaw – they came with pips, [...]

When fire turns to air: Autumn season advice

By |2017-10-24T07:44:19+01:00September 2nd, 2016|Autumn, Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Spices|

We measure out each year by its seasonal changes – the cold sleep of nature during winter, it’s re-awakening during spring, its full splendour during summer and the fruits bearing seeds of nature’s renewal during autumn. As summer changes to autumn, the sap of each tree begins to draw inwards. Bright green leaves gradually dry and become yellow, orange, red and brown, then they [...]

8 Ayurvedic ways to boost your natural immunity

By |2018-03-04T21:54:47+00:00November 19th, 2015|Autumn, Detox, Digestion, Food, Immunity, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Spring|

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 [...]

Prevent colds and flu with Ayurvedic herbal remedies

By |2018-01-23T19:05:59+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Autumn, Detox, Digestion, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Spring, Vata, Winter|

Winter is the Kapha season when the weather is cold and wet and the Vata season of when it is cold and windy. At times the Vata moving element can dominate our physiology and at other times the stable and cohesive Kapha can get the better of us. How do we keep in balanced with all the challenges our changeable weather imposes on us? Also, how [...]

Get ready for Autumn with Panchakarma

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+01:00October 1st, 2014|Autumn, Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Natural cycles|

The transition from summer to autumn involves a huge change, in the weather and its influence on our body, and can have a significant effect on your health. The internal fire and heat of Pitta Dosha accumulates in your body over the summer and is at its maximum as autumn begins, Pitta dosha (fire/heat), and the cool and windy qualities of Vata dosha also come into play. This is a time when Pitta disorders, particularly skin disorders, [...]

Calm and warm yourself with some Vata Chai

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00March 14th, 2014|Autumn, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Winter|

Chai is a warm and soothing beverage, usually made with spices, herbs and milk. In Ayurveda chai is considered a rasayana, a beverage or herbal concoction that strengthens the whole physiology. In present day India chai is made using black tea, which is a useful stimulant if you have a sluggish physiology.  Yet, if your Vata has been put out of balance by cold weather,  the caffeine contained in black tea [...]

Coming up to October and change is in the air

By |2017-11-13T13:55:08+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Autumn, Natural cycles|

Autumn is the season when dry, cold, and sometimes windy weather predominates. Inside your body, Vata, the Dosha that also has dry, cold and moving qualities, tends to increase. At this time of year Pitta, the Dosha that regulates heat and digestion, and Kapha, the Dosha that is responsible for our strength and structure, tend to play second, and third, fiddles. Vata Dosha is likely to continue dominating the environment until [...]