Ayurveda

  • Ashwagandha – The anti-stress herb

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    Ashwagandha, Withania Somnifera, is one of the most powerful herbal medicines in Ayurvedic and Western herbal medicine. And for good reason. It can treat such a wide range of health conditions and has a powerful restorative and nutritive effect. In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means ‘the smell of a horse,’ which is a reference to the vigor and strength of a stallion that this herb imparts, and also due to its unique smell.

     

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  • Update your Autumn Routine

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    Autumn is a beautiful season - the weather starts to cool down, the leaves start to dry and change into gorgeous vibrant colours, and the air becomes fresh and crisp.

     

    In Ayurveda autumn is seen as the season of transformation, but also of deficiency. When the weather starts to deteriorate, the body struggles to protect itself and stay balanced. According to Ayurveda, autumn is the season governed by the Vata (Air) dosha. Vata is seen as windy, cold, rough and dry, so as these qualities increase in the environment around us, they also start to increase in our internal environment.  We can see and feel this in our mind and body: as the leaves on the trees become dry and crack, so can our skin and joints; when the weather becomes changeable, so does our mind.

     

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  • Healthy Eating for Wealthy Living

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    In today’s society, there is a lot of attention placed on the quantity of macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, one consumes in their diet. Although this is important, and one should try and meet their body’s daily requirements of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, it is as important, if not more important, to focus on the composition of the food according to the five elements. The five elements include; the dominant taste of the food, quality of the food, method of preparation, type of consumption (place, time and seasonal considerations) and the bodies ability to digest and assimilate the food product.

     

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  • 10 signs your liver is sluggish and tips to help detoxify

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    The liver is the biggest organ of detoxification in your body. It’s what protects us from all the toxins we are exposed to from the environment, or the toxins we ingest such as alcohol, processed foods, refined sugar, etc.

     

    So, if we consumed a bit more than usual of these substances over the holiday season, our liver would have gotten a work out.

     

    Now is a great time to show your liver some love and help support it in doing its job. You can’t do a “liver detox” as such, as the liver is always detoxifying every minute of every day. What you can do though is improve its function and efficiency by supporting the specific detoxification pathways, while reducing the load and stress you put on it.

     

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  • Letter from the CEO: A year in review, 2016

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    CEO and founder of Sukhavati, Bali, Steve Griffith discusses the 2016 year and what the future holds for Sukhavati, Bali.


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  • Incorporate Sukhavati into your festivities this year!

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    Are you looking for ideas on what to make the family for lunch or dinner this Christmas?

    How about one of our delicious Ayurvedic dishes, straight from Sukhavati, Bali!

     

     

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  • 6 Tips to Avoid AMA over the Holidays!

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    Ama; a Sanskrit word for undigested food toxins.

     

    Ama is the toxic waste-product of inefficient digestion, which can accumulate and cause disease. During the holidays, we’re particularly susceptible to it as we tend to through our usual routine and diet out the window.

     

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  • Shirodhara, the ultimate mind-body treatment!

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    From the Sanskrit words “shiras” (head) and “dhara” (flow), shirodhara is the gentle, constant application of warm oil on the third eye or ‘ajna marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated, just above and between the eyebrows.

    When the warm oil is being gently poured on your forehead, it induces a deep state of relaxation, calms the nervous system, and stimulates the endocrine system (pituitary gland). It is the most divine treatment there is and nothing rivals it in terms of its effects besides an established mediation practice.

    It’s a treatment that melts away stress and tension in both the mind and body.

     

     

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  • Running on empty? A holistic guide to Adrenal Fatigue

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    Are you tired all the time? Do you wake from sleep unrefreshed and have difficulty getting out of bed? Do you crave salty and sweet snacks? Do you rely on stimulants such as coffee, chocolate and energy drinks to get you through the day? Are you noticing you have a decreased ability to handle the everyday stressors of life?

    If yes, then maybe you're suffering from adrenal fatigue.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Ayurvedic Tips To Stay Balanced While Traveling

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    Traveling can be great fun, but it can also be a strain on your body and mind. Rushing for flights, changing time zones, sitting for extended periods, poor food, and new environments disrupt our daily routines and rhythms. Also, being on the go we find ourselves choosing convenient fast food options and throwing our regular balanced diet out the window. If you find you feel this way whilst traveling, have a look at our tips to keep your mind and body in balance while on the go.


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  • FINDING PASSION AND PURPOSE

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    Are you interested in learning to meditate? Do you feel unclear about your thoughts, direction or purpose? Sue Griffith has been teaching meditation for the past 30 years to people from every area of private enterprise and government organisations. Programs are conducted individually over a 7 step process. Sue shares her experience and knowledge on finding one's passiong & purpose. To read the full article, follow the link below.

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  • Are you ready to host your own adventure?

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    Find out how you can become a retreat leader and experience the serenity and beauty of Sukhavati, Bali.

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  • Recipe of the month: Bean Curry

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     Looking for a deliciously-easy meal to prepare after a long day? Our Ayurveda Bean Curry is exactly what you need.


    With our Ayurvedic cookbook, you can relive the Sukhavati dining-experience from the comfort of your own home.

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  • OSTEOARTHRITIS – Clinical insights and Treatment

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    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicine have a lot to offer those suffering from OA holistically.

    They provide natural and safe pain and symptomatic relief, while also assist in repairing damaged cartilage, promoting bone remodelling and improving joint function.

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  • PREPARING FOR THE FLU SEASON

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    Winter is the dreaded cold and flu season. There always seems to be something ‘going around’ that we are trying not to succumb too.

    In an attempt to avoid those dreaded symptoms of body aches, a sore throat, runny nose, mucous congestion and fatigue, we need to be proactive with our health and give our body and immune system a little extra care.

    There are many easy things we can start to incorporate into our daily routine to fight off those lurking bugs, and gently strengthen our natural defence.

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  • Introducing: The Banana Treatment

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     The Banana Treatment is a specific treatment for women with Gynecological health issues.

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  • 100 Wonderful Ways to Live to 100

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    The most redundant advice, either from parents, teachers, physicians or health fanatics, tossed around, is ways to live a long life, happily and healthily. Everyone has their obsession to talk about; some even touches the boundaries of absurdity, some seems rational, as they have been dolled since antiquity, and there are some that we all believe in just because it is a common knowledge. However, not all is true if we look closely at those advices. To clear the air around the secrets of longevity, we have gathered some research-based facts.

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  • Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Chana Dal

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    Our Pumpkin Chana Dal, is the perfect, easy-to-prepare meal for after a long day at work. With our Ayurvedic cookbook, you can relive the Sukhavati dining-experience from the comfort of your own home.

    For the full recipe, click the link below.

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  • Meet Dr. Mithun Raju!

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    Sukhavati's Ayurvedic Physician, Dr. Mithun Raju, discusses his life, training and his beliefs surrounding Sukhavati and Ayurveda.

     

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  • Recipe of the Month: Beetroot Salad

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    This month's recipe is straight from our Ayurvedic kitchen. Warmer weather calls for salads and our Beetroot Salad is the perfect way to spice up your dinner-life!

    For this recipe and many more order our Sukhavati Cookbook, today!

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