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Ancient treatment to cure dry eyes

By |2018-08-31T08:11:21+01:00August 31st, 2018|Detox, Eyes, Oils, Panchakarma|

Good article we found on the Refinery29 site on the benefits of Netra Tarpana, a condition than many of us who stare at computer screens experience. And of course, you can get this treatment at our Panchakarma Centre: http://maharishiayurveda.co.uk .................................................... While the term "ayurveda" might be unfamiliar, there isn't a category of beauty that the ancient Indian practice hasn't influenced. From treatments like oil pulling and body brushing to star ingredients like turmeric and ashwagandha, everything seems to [...]

Repair and rejuvenate your cells through Panchakarma

By |2018-05-13T12:19:34+01:00May 13th, 2018|Detox, Digestion, Meditation, Oils, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation|

There is a story in the Ayurvedic tradition that thousands of years ago a great gathering of leading Ayurveda experts or Vaidyas met together to decide which single health strategy was the most widely effective. Panchakarma treatment came out on top, as it seemed to be useful for pretty much any health conditions. Panchakarma is often translated as rejuvenation therapy and its [...]

Top Ayurveda diet and lifestyle tips for springtime

By |2018-03-30T09:17:28+01:00March 29th, 2018|Detox, Digestion, Fasting, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Panchakarma, Spring|

In the environment, major changes occur when winter turns into spring. As the forces of nature change externally, those same forces present within your body are now ready and willing to help you both purify and renew. Cycling through the year and through your life The cycle of the year represents the cycle of life: January through to May is the Kapha [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Walter finds the effects of Panchakarma last for months

By |2017-09-07T19:48:12+01:00September 5th, 2017|Brain, Men's Health, Panchakarma, Patient videos, Rejuvenation, Stress|

Peter Brown: Hello Walter, you’ve had treatment a number of times during your life – how did you first hear about Ayurveda? Walter Reid: It was when I learnt to do TM, which was about 15 years ago, but I had been doing other forms of meditation before that. I was intrigued by it and benefitted from it tremendously over the years from doing it. So I [...]

“Bathed in bliss” after One Day Wonder Panchakarma treatment

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00August 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+01:00July 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 [...]

Why are ghee and oils used in Panchakarma Treatment?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00June 24th, 2017|Detox, Digestion, Oils, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation, Vata|

There are so many detox treatments on the market these days that a question can arise: “How is Panchakarma detoxification treatment different from all these other treatments that promise to remove my toxins”. Below is a transcript of the above video in which Ayurveda practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan, explains how the expert use of specific oils is central to the effectiveness of Panchakarma in cleansing the [...]

What are the benefits of Ayurveda herbal ghee?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00June 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 [...]

Handle the transition from Spring to Summer with Ayurveda

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00May 14th, 2017|Detox, Digestion, Natural cycles, Panchakarma, Rasayanas, Sleep, Spring, Summer|

From the Ayurvedic viewpoint, interesting things happen within your body as winter gives way to spring and then spring give way to summer. As spring progresses, the cold, slow, heavy and sticky qualities of Kapha Dosha, that build up during late winter, gradually melt away and this often results in the chest colds and runny noses common in March, April and May. Springtime supports the body’s natural elimination [...]

Can hunger increase your brain power?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00May 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 [...]

Take care what you drink, breathe and eat

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00March 22nd, 2017|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Oils, Panchakarma|

We are told to drink plenty of water each day as it’s good for our brains and for the rest of the body. We are told to drink filtered or bottled water as the chlorine added to mains water to kill bacteria is bad for us. Now we are told that the plastic used in water filters and bottled water contains endocrine disruptive chemicals (ECDs) that damage our hormone [...]

Beat the winter blues and flu with Ayurveda

By |2019-01-16T15:34:13+00:00January 29th, 2017|Detox, Digestion, Kapha, Natural cycles, Panchakarma, Spring, Winter|

It’s freezing outside. You shiver and get goose-pimples. The pores and blood vessels in your skin shrink and contract to preserve the body’s heat within its core. Your body changes and adapts during cold weather and Agni (digestive fire) increases to give you a stronger appetite. The extra food you are able to take in, helps you generate more heat.

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 [...]

11 tips to avoid Ama over Christmas

By |2017-10-27T13:59:30+01:00November 21st, 2016|Detox, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Panchakarma|

There are so many edible delights on offer over Christmas that it is hard not to over-indulge and accumulate Ama, the toxic waste-product of incomplete digestion. Festive meals and an abundance of tempting sweets can lead you to over-eat and snack at irregular times, and promote the build-up of Ama. If this process is left unchecked, your body can becomes clogged [...]

Creating healthy joints with Maharishi AyurVeda

By |2017-11-03T09:43:59+00:00November 12th, 2016|Joints, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Muscles, Panchakarma|

Questions and answers with Dr Donn Brennan Peter Brown: Doctor Brennan, how does Ayurveda deal with joint problems? Dr Donn Brennan: For joint problems Ayurveda's first consideration will be, are the symptoms due to imbalances within Vata (movement), Pitta (transformation) or Kapha (structure)? Also, is the toxic impurity called Ama a factor? Vata in the joints When there is too much [...]