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
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
It feels like on yesterday are just enjoying our last summer days in Kensal; a heavy damp heat which, for certain, is over now and we’re heading towards the cold, ethereal winds of the autumn. The weather expresses change but, in my ayurvedic opinion, the more interesting side of the seasonal … [Read more...] about Seasonal Cravings and Aversions
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
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 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
NATURE IS THE BEST HEALER - AFTERTHOUGHTS FROM OUR RETREATS What’s the best thing about Nature in your opinion? For me, nature, especially forests and the sea in Finland, Mediterranean and UK are the places where I feel the oneness, the continuum of me and the life around me.Over the years I … [Read more...] about Nature is the best healer – Afterthoughts from our Retreats
Ayurvedic First Aid KitBloating must be the most annoying consequence of eating. Instead of remaining blissfully calm and sharp, you feel heavy and you can’t focus.The result of your food should be energy. If this is not the case, even if you eat plenty and healthily, you need to get the ayurvedic … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic First Aid Kit
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
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
Reset for Long Covid and Other Post Viral Conditions The most extraordinary health event in human history has left its mark in our society in many forms we still cannot even comprehend. One of them, however, is well known to many of us and at least we know someone who has it: the long covid.When … [Read more...] about Reset for Long Covid
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 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
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 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
Hunger… is not pain it comes in waves is a sign of increasing digestive power, or agni One of the biggest achievements in my life, as a survivor of bulimia, has been to become comfortable with a feeling of hunger. Having spent my early adulthood surrounded by a media that promotes constant … [Read more...] about HUNGER
Yoga and Ayurveda complement each other perfectly, but have you asked why? There are a couple of points to make but one of the main commonalities is that they both aim at helping us acting in the present. In the now we make better decisions and are able to judge the situation for what it is. The … [Read more...] about How to be in the “Now”…. and then what happens?
I’ve just burped up the aftertaste of some most excellent seasonal delights. You may say yuk but wait a moment: this is the best burp in the world, the one that brings back in the mouth the flavour of the most excellent food I've just enjoyed. It extends my dining experience a bit further, tickling … [Read more...] about Oops! Burp! I’ve had enough!
Detox Basics No time like spring time to be on a detox. If you are considering doing it you are timing it right because, right now, the body is keen on loosing releasing the extra pounds we've piled on. That fat is also the storage of toxins. Season appropriate weight loss diet is always the best … [Read more...] about Detox Basics – Considerations before starting
Our Eating Habits: Amorous or Amoral? Remember the film Amelie? One of my all time favourites, filled with endearing characters, particularly the rude shopkeeper’s one armed assistant. His deep affection for the vegetables he sells struck a chord with me. Watching him lovingly caress his little … [Read more...] about Our Eating Habits: Amorous or Amoral?