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Ayurveda

Ayurveda for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

I loved learning about Ayurveda when I did my very first yoga teacher training. In fact, it was one of the highlights of the course. But, after that first training, I didn't feel like I had enough knowledge to incorporate Ayurveda into my classes...

Three ways Ayurveda makes planning your yoga classes easy

Do you spend a lot of time coming up with class plans?  Do you struggle to find new and exciting themes for your yoga classes?  Here are three reasons why Ayurveda has the answer to your class planning prayers (PLUS your free Ayurveda and...

How yoga teachers use Ayurveda to get real results

Are you confident giving your students Ayurvedic advice?   Ayurveda is a powerful way to help your students get real results. And they'll LOVE you for it. Adding more Ayurveda skills to your teaching tool-kit helps you to:   Confidently teach...

Ayurveda and food

  In Ayurveda, you really are what you eat. Food is an integral part of the Ayurvedic tradition and everything is carefully chosen and prepared to ensure good health. Fresh, local, seasonal produce is carefully cleaned and blessed and cooked with...

The link between sleep, breast cancer and yoga

Are you an early-bird or a night owl? Your answer could increase (or decrease) your risk of cancer.   Yoga and its sister science Ayurveda promote a healthy lifestyle that recommends an ‘early to bed, early to rise’ model of sleep. Now, a study...

5 Ayurvedic Tips for Eating Right This Spring Season

Did you know that changing your diet and lifestyle with the seasons is an important part of yoga? Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, provides healthy guidelines for living in harmony with the natural world. A simple way of doing this is to make...

Yoghurt Head – Ayurveda Adventures in South India

  In the humid air of the South Indian monsoon, a faint whiff of fermenting milk emanates from my head. Despite two rinses, the gentle aroma of organic buttermilk lingers from my afternoon Ayurvedic treatment.   I’m here in Tamil Nadu for Pancha...

a six-handed massage in india

I’ve arrived for my first Ayurvedic treatment at Maitreyi Vedic Village in South India. I walk into the treatment room to find three people there. They all watch me intently as I remove my dressing gown. “Underwear off, madam.” One of the three,...

Kitchari - a simple ayurvedic recipe for gut health

  Kitchari - a blend of basmati rice and moong dal - is staple recipe in Ayurveda, India's ancient system of healing. The combination of rice and dal create a balanced, nutritious dish that can be enhanced with different spices according to your...

Cool Yoga for Hot times

I get cranky when it’s too hot. It starts off with tiredness and feeling like everything’s too hard. Then something flips my switch and I’m off. Raging. Every day occurences suddenly becomes an unbearable provocation and I find myself giving my...