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If you read one book this summer…. ‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders

June 4, 2018

I saw this book in a charity shop and am very glad I bought it as it has been the book I have been recommending to clients ever since. The book’s message is very simple and is one that resonates totally with Ayurveda- if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in […]

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All change at Ayurvedic Yogi…

June 4, 2018

After running AyurvedicYogi for the last decade the time has come for a change. When I set up by practice I was a singleton living in Bristol. I am now married and live in Somerset with 3 children so it has been quite some 10 years, with Ayurveda and Yoga supporting me every step of […]

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Staying cool and calm with Ayurveda

June 1, 2018

Everyone needs to take measures to avoid overheating from this time of year till the Autumn, 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 […]

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A calming summer facial for all

May 24, 2018

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. Skin conditions such as Rosacea are also due to high Pitta. […]

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Enjoy a healthy Winter with Ayurveda

January 5, 2018

Favour a warm, nourishing diet to pacify Vata without aggravating Kapha: We’re designed to eat more in Winter, adding a few pounds without guilt! However, it must be the right types of foods to nurture whilst minimising congestion. Rice, barley, rye, healthy oils (ghee, coconut, linseed, avocado, hemp, olive), and seasonal root vegetables in soups and […]

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Winter candlegazing- the Yogic practice of Tratak

January 5, 2018

During the Winter months I am always drawn to the practice of ‘tratak’ or gazing steadily into a candle flame. We’ve been practicing this in my weekly classes as it can be a very useful practice to help control the mind. It helps increase focus, concentration and helps with eye problems. I also like this […]

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Winter herbal remedies and lifestyle tips

January 5, 2018

The UK Winter is predominantly a cold, wet and damp season.  However, it can also be very dry, especially with snowfall when the air is crisp and dry. Its been pretty easy this year so far with bulbs already appearing. In Winter, both Vata and Kapha can get aggravated leading to coughs & colds and Spring […]

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Staying healthy this Autumn with Ayurveda

September 8, 2017

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 flu. Vata dosha has cold, light, dry, rough, and moving qualities. It’s main site is the colon, hence bloating, constipation and gas are often early signs of aggravation. […]

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Herbal remedies from the summer garden

June 20, 2017

Nature provides us with many cooling and calming remedies at this time of year. Even if you don’t have much of a garden, you can grow some of these in planters or window boxes to enjoy. A welcome trend in Ayurveda is looking at traditionally used Western herbs from the Ayurvedic perspective, rather than just […]

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Ayurvedic tips for summer

June 20, 2017

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. […]

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