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How to make dosha balancing spice mixes at home

March 3, 2015

This week I have been making up some doshic spice mixes in the kitchen. Ayurveda has a vast pharmacopea (with over 1500 herbs and other substances used in medicine.) This picture was taken on one of my Indian internships. We don’t easily have access to such herbs, but based on the idea that all food […]

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Ayurvedic views on yoghurt and a lighter non-dairy alternative to make at home

January 13, 2015

When people come to see me for a consultation, I give them some dietary advice according to their doshas and health issues. It comes as a great surprise to many that Ayurveda does not think raw food is very digestible for most people, even in the summer months. The second big surprise is that Ayurveda […]

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What dosha am I?

January 12, 2015

We are all made up of a unique combination of what Ayurveda called ‘the 5 great elements’ of air, ether, fire, water and earth. Like the foundations of a building, these forces determine who we are, what we like to eat, how thirsty we get, how much sleep we need, how we respond to stress, […]

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Join me and my husband in a Kitchari cleanse!

September 23, 2014

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 […]

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Ayurvedic Yogi at new Bath location

September 11, 2014

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). […]

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Up and coming workshops on Ayurveda

May 5, 2014

‘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, […]

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

April 30, 2014

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 […]

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Spring AyurvedicYogi retreat weekend, Somerset 28-30 March

March 19, 2014

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 […]

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Detoxing in Ayurveda- Panchakarma

March 19, 2014

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 […]

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

January 17, 2014

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 […]

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