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Join me and my husband in a Kitchari cleanse!

My husband and I will be eating just kitchari over the next few days to help counter the excesses of summer. This dish has a simple nurturing quality and is the Ayurvedic equivalent of giving chicken soup during illness.  For those who want a deeper cleanse, you can eat just mung bean soup for up […]

Posted September 23, 2014,

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Ayurvedic Yogi at new Bath location

From September 2014, I will be practicing at a new Bath location one Saturday a month. Appointments are also available on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in Batcombe. I will be offering Consultations, massage and other Ayurvedic treatments between 10 and 5pm at The Practice Rooms, 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RH (above the shop Lush). […]

Posted September 11, 2014,

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Staying cool and calm this Summer

Everyone needs to take measures to avoid overheating at this time of year, though Pitta predominant types need to take special care in following a Pitta reducing diet and lifestyle throughout the Summer. Pitta is the Ayurvedic dosha made up of fire and water with qualities such as hot, penetrating, oily, sharp, liquid and sour. […]

Posted July 26, 2014,

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Up and coming workshops on Ayurveda

‘Ayurveda’ is a Sanskrit word, meaning ‘wisdom of life’ or ‘knowledge of longevity’, and is the world’s oldest holistic healthcare system. Ayurveda’s timeless wisdom offers us a ‘Users Manual’ for how to get the most out of life. It offers a simple approach, without being simplistic! The Ayurvedic toolbox covers diet, natural remedies, lifestyle practices, […]

Posted May 5, 2014,

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New Research on Yoga in Pregnancy and a new class starts soon!

I am very happy to be starting a new pregnancy yoga class on  Friday 9th May in the Old School, Batcombe (near Bruton). Expectant mums to be make wonderful yogis as they are already ‘in the zone’ and may be experiencing a very powerful connection with their unborn child. At the same time, pregnancy can […]

Posted April 30, 2014, Filed in , , ,

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Spring AyurvedicYogi retreat weekend, Somerset 28-30 March

These weekends run 4 times a year, hosted by Adventure Yogi, when the seasons change. Ayurvedic wisdom views this as a time when it is very easy to feel out of balance. Refresh body and mind by escaping to the countryside for a rejuvenating retreat. Immerse yourself in Ayurveda and  Yoga, enjoy health fortifying food  and […]

Posted March 19, 2014,

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Detoxing in Ayurveda- Panchakarma

Proper digestive health (agni) is at the heart of Ayurvedic treatment and most of us have some undigested matter (ama) in our bodies. This is the root of many sign of physical and mental imbalance. Common signs of ‘ama’ include a heavy coating on the tongue that can’t be scraped off and feelings of lethargy […]

Posted March 19, 2014,

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How to balance Kapha this Spring

Seasonal Rhythms Ayurveda teaches us that as the seasons change, our bodies require also different diet and lifestyle to stay balanced. The Ayurvedic daily routine lies at the heart of staying well, but if we fail to make some changes with the seasons, imbalances arise. The junctions between the seasons are common times to fall […]

Posted March 19, 2014,

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Winter herbal remedies and lifestyle tips

The UK Winter is predominantly a cold, wet and damp season.  However, it can also be very dry, especially with heavy snowfall when the air is crisp and dry. Its been pretty easy this year so far with bulbs appearing very early…but I feel its going to get colder! In Winter, both Vata and Kapha can […]

Posted January 17, 2014,

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How to give yourself an Ayurvedic massage- free of charge!

Ayurveda places great importance on a regular warm oil massage.Traditionally infants and children were massaged weekly, and an Indian head massage was a regular exchange between adults. Indeed the Sanskrit word ‘sneha’ is translated as both ‘oil’ and ‘love’ as it is believed the effects of a good massage are akin to the feeling of being […]

Posted January 17, 2014, Filed in , ,

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Why is the digestive system key to good health?

Ayurveda really is obsessed with how we digest and eliminate food. If someone comes to see me with a host of issues, including constipation, this is the first thing to be addressed. The ideal stool is the shape and texture of a ripe banana, in case you wanted to know! What is Agni?  The concept […]

Posted January 17, 2014,

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Honey- Ayurvedic Nectar but does heating make it toxic?

Honey is known as ‘madhu’ in the Ayurvedic scriptures, meaning ‘perfection of sweet’.  It is a  fascinating food and medicinal substance due to its intrinsic connection with the honey bee, apis mellifera. One especially controversial view is that one should not heat honey or it becomes toxic. Sadly my bee colony (pictured) did not make it […]

Posted September 26, 2013,

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How to stay grounded this Autumn

Summer is the Pitta season and Autumn a predominantly a cool season when Vata dosha dominates inside and outside our bodies.  This time of transition sees many people succumbing to seasonal coughs, colds and flue. It seems everybody has been sick in the last couple of weeks compared to all Summer long! Vata dosha has cold, light, […]

Posted September 17, 2013,

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Yoga for Autumn- warming, nourishing, grounding

Dr David Frawley writes: “Half of Ayurvedic treatment is what goes into the body, which is mainly food. The other half is what the body does by way of expression, which is mainly exercise. Asana deals with this.” Asanas reflect an amazing understanding of how the body works and how to release tension at a deep level […]

Posted September 17, 2013,

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Now booking for Autumn Ayurveda and Yoga retreat!

Autumn Ayurveda and Yoga retreat 25-27th October After two wonderful retreats at this venue, I will be running another weekend at Pennard House, Somerset, hosted by Adventure Yogi. These weekends are timed at the change of seasons as Ayurvedic wisdom views this as a time when it is very easy to feel out of balance. They […]

Posted September 17, 2013,

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Yoga to balance Pitta dosha

Yoga is good for everybody, but needs to be tailored for each and every one of us. This article looks at how Pitta types can tailor their practice. However, as the focus in Summer is on reducing excess heat in the body, these tips can be helpful for all in heat. Pitta types tend to […]

Posted July 24, 2013,

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A calming summer facial for all

Pitta types often get very rosy faces at this time of year, especially after  a glass of wine or other alcohol (very heating!) As blood and skin are important Pitta sites in the body, excess heat can quickly show up in hot, inflamed skin. Convert your bathroom to a home spa once a week to […]

Posted July 24, 2013,

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Herbal remedies from the summer garden

“There is nothing (in the world) which is not a medicine” (Ayurvedic saying). Nature provides us with many cooling and calming remedies at this time of year. Read on to discover how to use common garden plants, such as Rose and Mint, as well as more exotic imports in the form of Aloe Vera and Coriander. […]

Posted July 24, 2013,

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Staying cool and calm with Ayurveda

Everyone needs to take measures to avoid overheating at this time of year, though Pitta predominant types need to take special care in following a Pitta reducing diet and lifestyle throughout the Summer. Pitta is the Ayurvedic dosha made up of fire and water with qualities such as hot, penetrating, oily, sharp, liquid and sour. Its […]

Posted July 24, 2013,

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“Ayurveda Demystified” workshop at Wilderness Festival

I am pleased to announce I will be hosting a one off Ayurveda workshop on Saturday 10th August at Wilderness Festival on the beautiful Cornbury estate in Oxfordshire. This is a lovely family and yogi friendly festival, with a “Secret Sanctuary” healing field where the workshop will take place. Ayurveda, a 5000 year old Indian science, […]

Posted June 25, 2013,

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Spring health with Ayurveda

During the cold, damp Winter, it is normal for what is termed ‘Kapha dosha’ to accumulate (due to the cold, damp weather and a heavier diet). This means we may put on a few pounds, have some congestion and generally feel a little sluggish. Spring is a time of fresh starts and potential, with nature […]

Posted April 8, 2013,

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New weekly Yoga class in Batcombe, Somerset (3 miles from Bruton)

Sivananda Yoga Class in Batcombe After moving to the area 6 months ago, I have been looking for a good venue for a new evening Yoga class.    The new class will be held in the lovely Old School Building in Batcombe, next to the Village Hall on Back Lane. Sivananda yoga offers asanas, pranayama (breathing exercises), […]

Posted April 4, 2013,

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Ayurvedic Home remedies for Spring Health

Common Ayurvedic herbs, spices and making simple Ayurvedic home remedies . If you do succumb to a Spring cold help clear mucous by: Eating light, warm, simple foods as you rest. Soup and kitchari are ideal. Avoid dairy products, sweets, fried foods and yeasted bread which increase congestion. Fresh ginger tea is excellent, especially with raw honey […]

Posted March 26, 2013,

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Tempted by the microwave to warm your lunch up?

My clients, family and friends have all listened to me on the issue of microwaves. My curiosity was first aroused as a student when I put a light bulb in a bowl of water and put in the microwave and pressed on. The bulb lit up and flickered until I turned the microwave off- my housemate […]

Posted January 19, 2013,

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Two AyurvedicYogi retreat dates for your new diary- Easter & October

Spring Ayurveda & Yoga retreat, Easter Friday 29th- Monday 1st April 2013 (3 nights) Autumn Ayurveda and Yoga retreat Friday 25-27 October 2013 (2nights) After a wonderful Winter retreat in November 2012, I will again running two wonderful Ayurveda and Yoga retreats in Somerset at the beautiful Pennard House. These weekends are hosted by my friends […]

Posted January 19, 2013,

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Winter Recipe: Vegetable Korma Curry

Ingredients: 2 cups of water or vegetable stock 4 cups of seasonal vegetables cut into bite sized pieces (carrots, pumpkin, potato, parsnips) 2 tablespoons of ghee (do buy some or make your own and it will taste so much better!) 1 tablespoon of Korma powder 2 table spoons of ground almonds 2 table spoons of […]

Posted January 18, 2013,

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Enjoy a healthy Winter with Ayurveda

The UK Winter is predominantly a cold, wet and damp season.  However, it can also be very dry, especially with heavy snowfall when the air is crisp and dry. These conditions can affect both Vata and Kapha doshas, often leading to coughs & colds. To help stay well: Favour a warm, nourishing diet to pacify […]

Posted January 18, 2013,

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Is today’s “milk” really milk?

The last few years of my clinic practice have shown a pattern of many people having difficulty in digesting milk. This got me wondering why as both Ayurveda and Yoga hold milk in very high regard. I wasn’t aware of raw or unpasteurised milk’s existence at the time, but a year on I believe that […]

Posted November 30, 2012,

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Book Review: “A Pukka Life” by Sebastian Pole

As people who have come for an Ayurvedic Consultation know, I heartily recommend ” Teach Yourself Ayurveda”  by Sarah Lie as an essential accompaniment to healing the Ayurvedic way. Now, another lovely book has come along, which I feel makes an ideal companion to exploring how Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom is relevant to us in the […]

Posted October 22, 2012,

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Well-being weekend with Ayurveda workshop 9-11th November 2012, Somerset

I will be teaching Yoga, meditation and pranayama from an Ayurvedic perspective on a retreat this November.  Its being run by Adventure Yogi in beautiful Somerset.  As its Autumn/ Winter time, we need grounding,  warming and nourishing! If you mention ‘AyurvedicYogi’ when booking, you will get £50 off! Booking information: info@adventureyogi.com or call us on  01273 782734.  For […]

Posted October 19, 2012,

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New arrival at the clinic!

Thanks to those who have got in touch to see how the birth of my second baby went. Eliza Rose Webber arrived on 7th June

Posted July 1, 2011,

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Handover of the Bristol Ayurveda Clinic

It has been a pleasure to share Ayurveda’s time less wisdom with you over the last few years but the time has now come to focus on my family, with Baby No 2 due in 4 weeks.
Please read on for where to find Ayurveda in Bristol.

Posted May 11, 2011,

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Tips for energising Spring Yoga

Yogis need to consider their Ayurvedic Doshic constitutions/imbalance and also age, season and times of day for an Ayurvedic yoga practice. Here are simple tips to energise your practice this Spring

Posted February 17, 2011,

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Mung Bean Soup- Ayurveda’s detox nectar!

This soup recipe is highly nutritious and naturally detoxifies the body. It works by cleansing the liver, gall bladder and vascular system of any ama (undigested toxins).

Posted January 20, 2011,

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Yoga & Ayurveda Spring Detox 11-13 March

Places now booking for the 12th-14th March 2010 weekend

Posted October 2, 2010,

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Spring health with Ayurveda

Some simple diet and lifestyle changes to help you detox this Spring after a long, cold Winter. Feeling a little sluggish? Read on…

Posted March 9, 2010,

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Ayurvedic Spring detox (or how to lose the extra Winter pounds!)

Detoxification is a natural body process that is compromised when our system becomes overloaded from a variety of causes that include poor diet, allergies, stress, infections, and toxins such as heavy metals. So what can we do to support the body’s natural process of detoxification at this time of year?

Posted March 8, 2010,

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Enjoy a healthy Winter with Ayurveda

The UK Winter is predominantly a cold, wet and damp season. These conditions can affect both Vata and Kapha doshas, leading to coughs & colds. Stay warm to stay well!

Posted January 23, 2010,

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Ayurvedic remedies for cold and flu

There have been a lot of nasty bugs around already, but with all this snow, there may be more to come! Ward off bugs with Ayurvedic wisdom…

Posted January 23, 2010,

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Autumn Ayurvedic advice to stay balanced

As the seasons changes, it makes sense that our bodies require different types of food and lifestyle factors to stay balance. Autumn is predominantly a cool season where Vata dosha dominates. Keep Vata dosha in check with warming foods, self-massage, Ayurvedic face masks and some stillness each day.

Posted September 14, 2009,

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Making a baby the Ayurvedic Way!

Women generally take very good care of themselves when they get pregnant. Ayurveda gives great importance to the preparation of both partners PRIOR to conception. This approach can be seen as the ultimate in preventative medicine with actions a few months prior to conception having lifelong effects for your child. This article outlines some ideas from Ayurveda about how to give your baby a good start.

Posted September 14, 2009, Filed in , , ,

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A 21st century look at ghee- Ayurvedic nectar or heart disease risk factor?

In an ancient Indian tradition, newborns are given ghee and honey impregnated with special mantras. A daily dose helps with daily digestion and cow’s ghee is viewed as most wholesome. This view is supported by a modern scientific analysis. Rather than ghee being to blame for rising heart disease, it appears there are other culprits at hand…

Posted June 29, 2009,

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Summer Ayurvedic beauty care

The blood and skin are key Pitta sites in the body. Hence if we are suffering from excess heat it can show here first as aggravated Pitta dosha affects the blood, which is turn is manifest in skin problems such as heat and inflammation. Convert your bathroom to a home spa once a week using your […]

Posted June 29, 2009,

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Ghee’s central role in Ayurvedic treatment

No other substance is as widely used to prepare Ayurvedic medicines as ghee. It is also cited as the best substance for preparing the body for Ayurveda’s internal detoxification (Panchakarma). This article explores why.

Posted February 24, 2009,

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AyurvedicYogi featured in Body & Soul escapes

AyurvedicYogi was favourably reviewed in Caroline Sylger-Jone’s book Body & Soul escapes: Britain & Ireland by Footprint Books. If you’re into well-being weekends and holidays, this book is for you!

Posted February 21, 2009,

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Get ready for a healthy spring with Ayurveda

Now is the ideal time to reduce the natural build up of Kapha over winter (such as excess weight gain) to prevent feelings of sluggishness, as well as other problems such as spring colds and hay fever.

Posted February 21, 2009,

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Warding off the Winter chill with Ayurveda

As the seasons changes, it makes sense that our bodies require different types of food and lifestyle factors to stay balance. Stay warm the Ayurvedic way!

Posted January 26, 2009,

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Ghee’s role in the Ayurvedic Diet

Ghee is considered nectar-like for all wishing to live according to Ayurvedic principals and maintain positive health.

Posted January 16, 2009,

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Ever wanted to clean your nose properly?

You may never have thought about cleaning your nose before, beyond blowing it now and again. Ayurveda and Yoga recommend regular cleaning, such as with the ingenious neti pot.

Posted January 16, 2009,

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Ayurvedic Daily Routine

To stay healthy, we must keep our bodies in harmony and self-correcting, just as nature does. “Dinacharaya” advises on how to stay balanced according to natural rythms.

Posted December 8, 2008,

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Ghee’s role in Yoga

Ancient texts contain countless references to the wonders of ghee but it is incresingly being replaced by ‘healthier’ artificial vegetable fats. In the first of a 4-part series, ghee’s use by Yogis is explored. Includes how to make your own ghee.

Posted November 6, 2008,

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Twelve tips on being an Ayurvedic Yogi

Here are some tips to bring Ayurveda and Yoga into your daily life. Try mastering one a month, perhaps leaving Number 12 till last!

Posted October 29, 2008,

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