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The remarkable qualities of Triphala

By |2019-01-24T08:56:13+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Rejuvenation, Triphala, Women's Health|

Tired and sluggish when you wake? Prone to colds, flu and constipation? Ayurveda would say you have a toxic build-up called ama, due to incomplete digestion. Triphala consists of three fruits, which work synergistically to detoxify your entire digestive tract. Cabbage Rose is added to support and enhance the other ingredients. Besides helping you detox, Triphala Rose helps in absorbing nutrients effectively and in restoring your health, immunity and energy.

Ayurvedic Reset

By |2019-01-22T14:47:30+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Detox, Digestion, Fasting, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, New Year, Rejuvenation, Women's Health|

Ayurvedic Reset - Have you recently noticed your trousers are fitting a little more snugly or a favourite skirt or dress looks a little tighter around the middle? But yes, those Christmas sweets were worth it! Now 2019 has truly started it’s time to take stock and set yourself up for a great year. So read on to see what you can do to ensure 2019 starts well for you. Do you know what Agni is?

Ayurvedic Massage Oils for Every Day

By |2019-01-11T15:44:38+00:00January 11th, 2019|Immunity, Joints, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Men's Health, Muscles, Oils, Rejuvenation, Skin Care, Stress, Women's Health|

Ayurvedic Massage Oils for Every Day. We’ve all heard it before: take care of ourselves first; prioritize our own well-being, because only then can we most effectively care for others; we have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else; etc... start by giving our bodies some love with ayurvedic self-massage - abhyanga!

A Window of Opportunity for Cleansing

By |2019-01-19T12:01:13+00:00January 10th, 2019|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Rejuvenation, Women's Health|

with the transition from summer to autumn, we are entering a gap between seasons (in Ayurveda known as Ritu Sandhi). This is a special time of the year where the body’s natural cleansing systems go up a gear. Now the heat and sour quality that may have accumulated during the unseasonably warm summer is being released into your bloodstream to be cleansed. Isn't our body amazing! As the seasons change you have a window of opportunity for cleansing.

Repair and rejuvenate your cells through Panchakarma

By |2018-05-13T12:19:34+00:00May 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 [...]

Six famous herbals of Ayurveda

By |2018-05-07T20:58:28+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Brain, Detox, Digestion, Immunity, Men's Health, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation, Reproduction, Sleep, Stress, Women's Health|

Out of the thousands or herbs and herbal preparations in Ayurvedic pharmacopeia there are some that have gained fame and popularity. Let’s have a look at six of Ayurveda’s most popular herbals. Triphala Rose The world’s biggest selling Ayurvedic herbal is Triphala. Triphala is known as a bowel tonic and its supports digestion and regular bowel movements. Three fruits are combined in Triphala to create [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Walter finds the effects of Panchakarma last for months

By |2017-09-07T19:48:12+00:00September 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+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 – [...]

Why are ghee and oils used in Panchakarma Treatment?

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shed your old skin and build a new skin

By |2017-11-20T21:34:40+00:00March 5th, 2017|Detox, Kapha, Rejuvenation, Skin Care, Spring, Winter, Women's Health|

The transition from winter to spring is the best time to shed your old skin cells and build up new radiant cells. Compared to the harsh winds of winter, spring breezes have a softer and gentler effect and, combined with the warmer sun, the pleasant feeling it creates will affect your entire physiology. It is important to have a new, clear and fresh skin to take full advantage [...]

Ashwagandha: the strength of a Stallion

By |2017-11-03T09:26:32+00:00December 11th, 2016|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation, Women's Health|

Often translated as 'strength of a stallion', Ashwagandha is a highly valued herb in Ayurveda and found in many of its formulas. Known as the ‘Indian ginseng,’ Ashwagandha is a restorative that supports resistance to stress, particularly within the brain and nervous system. Ashwagandha Herbals from Maharishi AyurVeda The following list contains some of the Maharishi AyurVeda herbals [...]

Energy and Vitality with Maharishi AyurVeda

By |2018-03-04T21:56:25+00:00October 17th, 2016|Detox, Digestion, Fatigue, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation, Sleep|

“Maharishi AyurVeda would like us to express our innate source which is infinite vitality and energy” – Dr Donn BrennanHow much energy and vitality you have in your body and mind is closely linked to the strength of your immune system. When vitality is weak, immunity is correspondingly low. When energy levels are strong and free-flowing, illness has little chance of taking hold.The [...]

Giving and receiving the famed healing massage from Kerala

By |2017-10-03T08:32:19+00:00August 25th, 2016|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Rejuvenation|

Ever since receiving Kalari Marma Uzhichil about a year ago, I became addicted. Unlike the other Ayurvedic massages I have given and received, Kalari Marma Uzhichil, or Uzhichil for short, is a complete treatment in itself. You can receive it as a one-off treatment, or it can be given over several days. This is what Randol Oberton, an experienced Maharishi AyurVeda [...]

Sylvia Nash: It gives me a big boost for the year ahead

By |2017-09-05T13:50:29+00:00August 21st, 2016|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Maharishi Ayurveda Videos, Patient videos, Rejuvenation, Testimonials|

  Peter Brown: So Sylvia, When did you have your first Panchakarma treatment? Silvia Nash: It must have been 20 years ago. Peter: And why did you come along? Silvia: I had heard that Panchakarma was a way to accelerate my evolutionary development, my spiritual awareness through the physical side of Transcendental Meditation. Peter: What were its effects? Silvia: The effects are quite difficult to quantify. There were [...]

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Charles Brettell: Panchakarma is a way of recharging the batteries

By |2017-09-05T13:50:29+00:00August 21st, 2016|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Maharishi Ayurveda Videos, Men's Health, Patient videos, Rejuvenation, Testimonials|

  Peter Brown: So Charles, how often have you had Panchakarma treatment? Charles Brettell: It would usually be about once a year and I’ve done it for the last 20 to 25 years now. Peter: And what makes you keep coming for treatment? Charles: Its the benefits that come, even during treatment itself - the rest relaxation and rejuvenation, a feeling of cleansing the whole system and that [...]

Vena Ramphal: I feel light… like a newly born chick

By |2017-09-05T13:50:29+00:00August 19th, 2016|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Maharishi Ayurveda Videos, Rejuvenation, Testimonials|

  Peter Brown: So Vena, where did you first hear about Ayurveda? Vena Ramphal: I first came to Ayurveda through yoga. I’ve been practising yoga for a long time and Ayurveda is very linked to yoga and they have a lot in common, so that was my entry point. Peter: When did you have your first Ayurvedic consultation? Vena: I had my first Ayurvedic consultation earlier this year [...]

The remarkable qualities of Triphala

By |2019-01-22T14:53:08+00:00April 10th, 2016|Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Triphala is a highly revered formula in Ayurveda and is available from Maharishi AyurVeda as Triphala Rose. Triphala means ‘three fruits’ – Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki. When combined as Triphala their complimentary and synergistic effect forms a very powerful Rasayana. Rasayana is the Ayurvedic terms for any herbal combination that enlivens the inner intelligence of mind and body from a fundamental level, promoting [...]

Chyavanprash: India’s most popular herbal tonic

By |2018-02-20T10:40:49+00:00January 9th, 2016|Detox, Food, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Chyavanprash, sometimes called “the elixir of life”, is the most popular Rasayana (health tonic) in India. In the ancient epic called the Mahabharata, is a fascinating story of the rejuvenation of the elderly Vedic seer, Chyavana and of the origins of Chyavanprash. The ant-hill Rishi From birth Chyavana was said to be physically weak, but he had a strong spiritual drive [...]

Ayurveda for the over 50s

By |2019-02-06T14:27:35+00:00October 18th, 2015|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Who doesn’t want to remain looking and feeling young and vibrant as they grow older? Yet over the years, stress, environmental toxins, unsuitable foods and unbalanced lifestyle habits take their toll on your body. Ayurveda, the world’s oldest system of natural medicine, offers a host of strategies for gaining better health and reversing the effects of ageing. A question of balance One [...]

Beauty, Peace and Purification: 3-day Panchakarma retreats in Scotland

By |2018-09-14T06:39:19+00:00August 9th, 2015|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Rejuvenation, Testimonials|

Escape your busy routine, experience deep purification and regeneration and enjoy silence and natural beauty on a 3-day Panchakarma break in Fife, Scotland 18-20 or 21-23 October. This is the second Maharishi AyurVeda Health retreat to be held in the coastal village of Lower Largo, Fife and organised by Sharon Wilson Hodgson. This great value health package includes, consultations with Dr Donn [...]

Triphala: Why is it Ayurveda’s most popular herbal?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00July 7th, 2015|Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Peter Brown: The biggest selling herbal within Maharishi AyurVeda, and probably within Ayurveda as a whole, is called Triphala, which means three fruits. What is the purpose of Triphala? What is it good for? Dr Donn Brennan: Triphala is, as you say, probably the most common Ayurveda herbal used in the world – considering the population of India and the global reach of Ayurveda. This herbal has so many good properties. [...]

June/July Special Panchakarma Offer

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00May 15th, 2015|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Rejuvenation|

Revitalise and Detoxify this summer with luxurious Panchakarma... ...and enjoy an extra FREE treatment Panchakarma is Ayurveda's key method of removing toxins that have built up over months and even years, and that become the seedbed of ill health and disease. Both water-based and oil-based toxins are systematically and effectively expelled through this age-old and time-tested purification system. After the thorough detox this treatment offers, our patients commonly report [...]

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 [...]

New video series on Maharishi AyurVeda

By |2017-09-05T13:50:32+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Detox, Digestion, Dr Donn Brennan videos, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Maharishi Ayurveda Videos, Other videos, Rejuvenation|

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 [...]

Back to Basti to clear out those toxins

By |2017-09-13T15:42:43+00:00May 27th, 2014|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Rejuvenation|

Basti is a mild herbal enema that cleanses the colon and large intestines, and it is a key part of the Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment. In the classical texts, Basti is said to balances Vata, or the air element in our body. This is the element that is responsible for all movement. Because Vata leads the other two doshas of Pitta and Kapha, balancing Vata is a very important for [...]