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What happens as we grow up?

By |2019-08-20T15:43:11+01:00August 20th, 2019|Ageing, Children's Health, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mental Health, Teenage Health, Women's Health|

Modern research is exploring ‘how’ aging happens with some fascinating research coming out about the ability of DNA to repair itself. Some question if the DNA have the ability to repair itself ad infinitum then why with age is the process of DNA repair less effective? Ayurveda explains that we age because we see others aging. The ancient Ayurvedic texts describe aging as a natural process whose effects can be reduced through the taking of rasayana - special formulas like the powerful Maharishi Amrit Kalash, along with a good daily routine. It surprised me to learn that Ayurveda also suggests a healthy life expectancy for this age to be 120 years!

Ayurvedic Care for Women at Any Age

By |2019-08-08T14:20:43+01:00August 8th, 2019|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Women's Health|

Women’s bodies are complex - and powerful. From monthly menstrual cycles through pregnancy, early motherhood, and menopause, the female body is constantly changing and adapting to all that life brings. Whether you’re married and raising a family, retired and flying solo, or anything in between, Ayurveda offers a wealth of practical knowledge to help you stay balanced at every age and stage of life.

What Exercise is Best for Me?

By |2019-05-23T10:18:15+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Doshas, Exercise, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

As the days get longer and warmer, do you find quite naturally the desire to be more physically active arises? Physical activity is a great way for the body to burn off the richer diet of winter, to celebrate the energy that comes with Summer providing increased vigour and to protect your health and wellbeing. Exercise helps to clear congestion and strengthen the metabolic channels (srotas) in the body while providing ‘sthiratva’, or stability to the body, mind, emotions and intellect.

Bath Time

By |2019-05-03T15:36:26+01:00May 3rd, 2019|bath, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

By harnessing all the senses, bath time can be used to heal body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda considers bathing more than just a simple cleansing ritual. The therapeutic ayurvedic bath offers a wide range of benefits — it enhances circulation; elevates energy levels; rehydrates the skin; relaxes tense muscles; promotes better sleep; and balances the emotions, the mind and the nervous system.

Culturing the Heart

By |2019-04-18T15:07:04+01:00April 17th, 2019|Children's Health, Digestion, Emotions, Heart, Heart, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Relationships, Women's Health|

Just as the kiss of a mother brings joy to the child's heart, so too the glimpse of the beloved creates a flow of appreciation within the lover's heart. A kind word of appreciation can lift a persons day into a great day. A walk with your family dog or time spent stroking your cat also cultures finer feelings.

The Ayurvedic Approach to Balancing Blood Cholesterol

By |2019-04-16T15:57:51+01:00April 16th, 2019|Food, Heart, Heart, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

In this newsletter we talked to an expert on Ayurveda from The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians about the Ayurvedic approach to balancing cholesterol. Q: Can you begin by telling us about cholesterol from the perspective of Maharishi Ayurveda?...

How can I help make a healthy baby?

By |2019-03-06T14:23:26+01:00March 6th, 2019|conception, fertility, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Mother and Baby, Women's Health|

If you are wishing to be a parent or are a ‘wannabe’ grandparent, uncle or aunty this question may be important for you. Read on to see what makes a healthy baby. First things, first In answering this question, Maharishi AyurVeda looks to the health of the reproductive system for the Mother and Father - the sperm, ovum, and uterus at the time of conception. So let’s see what is happening globally to impact the health of sperm and ovum and what Maharishi AyurVeda recommends to support the health and vitality of sperm and ovum.

12 Ways to Avoid Night-Time Worry

By |2019-03-05T13:46:40+01:00March 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.

Triphala Rose – A Powerful Tonic for the Digestive System

By |2019-02-28T09:15:22+01:00February 21st, 2019|Detox, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Triphala, Women's Health|

If you are feeling sluggish, dull or constipated, chances are toxins are building up in your body. According to Maharishi AyurVeda, toxins accumulate when your digestion — and elimination — are out of balance, which can lead to skin breakouts, menstrual cramps, fatigue, feelings of sadness and many other health issues. Good news. Balancing your digestion and elimination is a specialty of Maharishi AyurVeda, and many of our herbal formulas are designed to do just that. Of these, one of the most effective is Organic Triphala Rose, which contains a powerful ayurvedic combination of herbs called Triphala.

Digestion Questions and Answers

By |2019-02-06T17:03:13+01:00February 6th, 2019|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

Most diseases can be traced to an inadequate diet and improper eating. Proper diet and good digestion are considered by Ayurveda to be of prime importance for good health. Answers to the following questions about good dietary practice have been provided by two experienced Maharishi AyurVeda physicians.

Discover your Ayurvedic body-type

By |2019-01-29T15:04:46+01:00January 29th, 2019|Food, Kapha, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Pitta, Vata, Women's Health|

A Guide to the Doshas. Discover your individual body-type and which Dosha you need to balance most – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Identify your individual health needs by reading our Dosha guide and test booklet.

Maharishi AyurVeda, Micronutrients and Nutrition

By |2019-01-28T15:03:39+01:00January 24th, 2019|Children's Health, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

A micronutrient is a substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism. 40 micronutrients are essential for a balanced diet to maintain health. What does Maharishi AyurVeda recommend to obtain these nutrients?

The remarkable qualities of Triphala

By |2019-01-24T08:56:13+01:00January 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+01:00January 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?

Amrit Kalash – a Superstar!

By |2019-01-18T15:55:11+01:00January 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...

The best tips for slimming New Year’s resolutions

By |2019-01-18T08:52:28+01:00January 17th, 2019|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, New Year, Obesity, Weightloss, Winter, Women's Health|

The best tips for slimming New Year's resolutions. by Dr Charlotte Bech - Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant. "With the start of the new year is a good idea to set out to introduce new slimming habits in daily life. Here are the best tips for slimming New Year's resolutions:"

Back to Basics: Recharge Your Routine for the New Year

By |2019-01-19T11:57:10+01:00January 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?

Ayurvedic Massage Oils for Every Day

By |2019-01-11T15:44:38+01:00January 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+01:00January 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.

Cultivating the Inner Garden

By |2019-01-10T16:26:58+01:00January 10th, 2019|Detox, Digestion, Drinks, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Winter, Women's Health|

Cultivating the Inner Garden. Returning to the normal routine after a busy Christmas period, filled with biscuits and puddings. Most people will be in the mood to start January afresh and think about renewal to ensure that our health and immunity are in good shape for the challenges of the year ahead. In harmony with nature it always seems easier to make a fresh start now. With this in mind in my last blog I remarked about the pervasive use of use of artificial chemicals in our diet, that harm the inner flora known as the microbiome and give rise to ama in the system.

Be well nourished this Autumn

By |2019-01-09T14:48:30+01:00January 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?

How is Your Vata?

By |2018-12-18T14:45:51+01:00December 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?

The Case for Choosing Organic food and Ayurveda

By |2018-12-18T14:52:22+01:00December 14th, 2018|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

Ayurveda places nutrition at the heart of its methodologies for the optimization of life and longevity. If we are to take health seriously one of our first considerations should be our diet.

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 [...]

London and Skelmersdale Ayurveda courses by Dr Charlotte Bech

By |2017-12-22T15:43:31+01:00December 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 [...]

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 [...]

Ayurveda for Childbirth and Nursing Mothers

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00March 12th, 2017|Mother and Baby, Women's Health|

Childbirth is a natural part of life, and as with all things natural the less medical intervention the better. Yet, this natural process, which women have been doing for many thousands of years, has become highly medicalised. There are good reasons for the medicalisation of the birthing process. Before the proper understanding of how infectious diseases spread, and of the importance of strict hygiene procedures, childbirth was potentially a [...]

Shed your old skin and build a new skin

By |2017-11-20T21:34:40+01:00March 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 [...]