Hand on my heart confession

I have carried out body treatments for 12 years without major interruptions. What I have learned, having tried different techniques that both do and do not involve touch, is that there is nothing more healing than the touch of loving kindness by hands.Recently I have come to think about the power … [Read more...] about Hand on my heart confession

Anxiety: seasonal disorder

https://youtu.be/ciH1cnD7bG4 Now that we’ve transitioned to the new season, we are facing a new set of environmental pressure by the qualities of the climate. These are mainly dry, cold and light. These qualities irritate the nerves. Dryness affects our mucous lining and provokes sneezing fits … [Read more...] about Anxiety: seasonal disorder

Ayurveda happens in the NOW

What is the best way to spend our days?It’s being in the now, of course. But, do you know how to be in the now, all the time? Has anyone told you how to avoid worrying about the future and/or ruminate on the past?The key for being and, most importantly, staying in the now, is to learn how to focus. … [Read more...] about Ayurveda happens in the NOW

Ayurveda – The Smart Way to Live

The smart ones live by expending the least amount of energy in living well and being healthy. That’s how nature works: with the law of least effort. Forget no pain no gain! There is a way to use less amount of effort and gather more strength and energy.This tagline is also based on experience I’ve … [Read more...] about Ayurveda – The Smart Way to Live

Holiday digestion and alcohol

Holiday Digestion and Alcohol Don’t worry, don’t hurry, take it easy. That’s already one good formula for an Ayurvedic holiday. Ayurveda focuses on keeping good digestion going and nothing helps gut function better than relaxing. Many tend to relax around a glass of cocktail under the sun. (That’s … [Read more...] about Holiday digestion and alcohol

Fasting under the Hunger Moon

Let’s talk about fasting since ‘tis the time!Many indigenous cultures described February, the late winter moon cycle, the toughest month of the year in terms of food supply, as Hunger Moon.Very little grows in nature right. Millions of years of foraging life on Earth in cyclic seasonal harvest … [Read more...] about Fasting under the Hunger Moon

Residential Panchakarma – ME and Burnout – Case study

Analysis47-year-old female with underlying Chronic Fatigue, acute BurnOut, Excess Weight, Skin problems, Lymphatic Congestion, Lump in the breastLocation: Wraxall Yard, Dorset, Jivita Ayurveda 12-day Panchakarma RetreatRead the full case study hereAyurvedically speaking, ME can be diagnosed a … [Read more...] about Residential Panchakarma – ME and Burnout – Case study

The Rewards Are Far Greater Than The Efforts Put Into It

Ayurvedic model of living mirrors the way humans were originally designed to live, in harmony with the environment. The balance of life depends on how well we adjust to the changing environment and the everyday context with its sensory stimuli and social interactions. The state of balance is called … [Read more...] about The Rewards Are Far Greater Than The Efforts Put Into It

EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED IN AYURVEDA – EVEN MUSHROOMS

Everything is allowed in Ayurveda - Even Mushrooms Truth be told, Ayurveda does not say no to any food items that are in the seasonaL, organic and local list. Nevertheless, I find endless reels, memes and writings about how you should not have mushrooms, peanuts, tomatoes, aubergines, potatoes, … [Read more...] about EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED IN AYURVEDA – EVEN MUSHROOMS

Placebo: Ayurveda’s big guns – the science behind it

Placebo: Ayurveda’s big guns – the science behind itThe word placebo has gained some bad rap in the past years and to some extent it is understandable because it is hard to measure. What cannot be measured does not exist – or is it so?Before I continue explaining how placebo is something more … [Read more...] about Placebo: Ayurveda’s big guns – the science behind it

You can’t eat yourself healthy

The fact of the matter is: you can eat yourself sick but can’t eat yourself back in health. Once unhealthy, there is no way you can keep eating and hoping to get healthy, no matter what you eat. That’s a bit thick coming from me, you might say. I am, after all, claimed to teach people on how … [Read more...] about You can’t eat yourself healthy

Drink your food, Eat your water

Drink your food, eat your water What kind of advice is that? That does not sound right! But it is and I will explain why and how. I heard this statement for the first time from one of my biggest influencers, Dr Vasant Lad, who’s life work consist of translating and diffusing ayurvedic … [Read more...] about Drink your food, Eat your water

Satmya: The concept of suitability

Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone. Satmya: The concept of suitability We are all unique beings and as such we all have individual requirements. Whilst seasonal cleansing is important, it is best to design a programme that suits your individual needs and is appropriate to you. Your family, work, … [Read more...] about Satmya: The concept of suitability

Super soup

My sister was very excited about a soup with leeks and asparagus but we never got to make it together. Recently,  when I got home after work, I realised I had the necessary ingredients in the fridge and got to cooking because it sounded like a very quick thing to make. And what a wonderful surprise … [Read more...] about Super soup

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