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How to Boost My Resistance to Disease

By |2020-02-20T09:38:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|Balance, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Sleep, Vata, Winter|

Ayurveda explains that your body can become so strong it is infertile to the spread of viruses and pathogens, that is they have no ground upon which to settle or propagate.

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

By |2020-01-20T15:42:34+00:00January 20th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Exercise, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, New Year, Sleep, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines?

Maharishi AyurVeda Resolutions for 2020

By |2019-12-23T16:55:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Ageing, Balance, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Sleep, Triphala, Winter|

As you read this, take a moment to stop and reflect … what would you say are your most important resolutions for enhancing your wellbeing in 2020? Are your wellbeing resolutions pretty obvious to you? Or are you stuck not knowing what would give you the best result? To help you arrive at some key wellbeing resolutions to help make 2020 the best year yet, let’s ponder the following questions.

Ten Ways to Start Your New Year Right

By |2019-12-12T14:43:41+00:00December 12th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Drinks, Elimination, Emotions, Exercise, Food, Hair, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Relationships, Skin Care, Sleep, Spring, Stress, Stress-Free, Vata, Winter|

New Year's Resolutions are best known for the speed with which they are forgotten. Yet, total health is a lifelong journey - you need to work on your health every day. Here are ten tips from Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, Director of Research and Product Development at Maharishi AyurVeda, on enriching the new year with ayurvedic wisdom. Simple things you can do every day to stay healthy and happy.

Tips for Pitta-related Weight Imbalances

By |2019-12-10T14:13:54+00:00December 10th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Pitta, Sleep, Weightloss, Women's Health|

You would think that since Pitta dosha is associated with the fire element, a person with high Pitta would not experience any problem burning up the carbohydrates and sugars in their diet. Yet if a Pitta predominant individual fails to take care of their digestion, this can result in specific related digestive problems.

The Importance of Sleep for a Healthy Body

By |2019-11-01T09:37:46+00:00October 10th, 2019|Inflamation, Sleep|

Sleep is just as vital as nutrition and fitness when it comes to overall health. While it’s often the most overlooked aspect of health, getting enough sleep can mean the difference between obesity and having a healthy functional body. It also contributes greatly to our performance at work. Today, we’ll look at why you should prioritise sleep in order to have a healthy body, and explore how it prevents illness and how some athletes have perfected their sleep pattern to ensure peak performance.

Being Ahead of the Game

By |2019-03-27T15:46:10+00:00March 27th, 2019|Anxiety, Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Mental Performance, Mind, Sleep, Stress|

No matter one’s age and stage feeling well resourced to meet the day when we wake and as we start our day, be it at home or in the office, really does make a difference. This I call being ahead of the game. Maharishi AyurVeda has a question that identifies if you are ahead of the game. In the morning do you wake feeling rested, clear and alert?

Kates Sleep Story

By |2019-03-20T16:32:25+00:00March 20th, 2019|Emotions, Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Sleep|

Kate smiled at me with bright eyes, self-assured and at ease. She looked healthy, vibrant and was very different from the anxious, frightened, overwrought young woman who for 6 months had slept 2-3 hours a night at times (and sometimes not at all). I asked her if she would be okay to share her story so that her experience may in some way serve others, and she was happy to do so.

Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power this Spring

By |2019-03-19T16:54:11+00:00March 19th, 2019|Brain, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mental Performance, Mind, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress|

According to Maharishi AyurVeda, there are three equally important aspects to mental performance: dhi — learning and comprehension, governed by Vata dosha; dhriti — processing and retention of knowledge, the realm of Pitta dosha; and smriti— memory or recall, controlled by Kapha dosha. For the best mental performance and realization of the fullest mental potential, each of these three factors individually needs to be at its peak, and, more important, the coordination among the three factors also needs to be optimal.

12 Ways to Avoid Night-Time Worry

By |2019-03-05T13:46:40+00:00March 1st, 2019|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Sleep, Stress, Vata, Women's Health|

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night, thoughts and worries from the day running through your mind like a movie reel? Worry and trouble falling asleep tend to go hand in hand, as both have their roots in Vata dosha. Vata governs movement in the mind and body. It controls your blood flow, your elimination, the rise and fall of your breath, and the movement of your thoughts and emotions. If Vata has fallen out of balance, which is easy in Vata season (late fall and winter), you might notice an increase in anxious feelings and difficulty sleeping.

Preventing Depression with Maharishi AyurVeda

By |2019-03-01T09:04:36+00:00February 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Emotions, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Sleep, Stress|

Depression is becoming more common among the overall population today. Recently I was asked to visit a local school to talk about depression and how Maharishi AyurVeda helps recovery from depression. It was both enlightening and alarming to see how aware these young adults were about depression, with a number having first hand experience of it within their communities. So this week we thought to look at the causes of depression and suggest key strategies for preventing or recovering from depression.

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

By |2019-01-19T11:57:10+00:00January 14th, 2019|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Men's Health, New Year, Sleep, Winter, Women's Health|

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your daily habits and routines and see if they’re in line with your goals. Do you have any big-picture plans for the year? If so, are you supporting them with your daily habits and routines?

Six famous herbals of Ayurveda

By |2018-05-07T20:58:28+01:00May 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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to enjoy the hot weather

By |2018-09-13T08:54:24+01:00June 21st, 2017|Dr Donn Brennan videos, Fatigue, Food, Natural cycles, Pitta, Sleep, Summer|

Even during the summer, hot weather can come as a surprise to those of us in the UK. One day it can be overcast or raining and the next it can be clear skies and swelteringly hot. Below is a transcipt of the video Dr Donn Brennan has recently made on how to deal with hot weather, especially if you have a Pitta body-type. Following this are some [...]

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 [...]

What, me worry? How to overcome anxiety

By |2017-10-17T07:28:13+01:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 havin