Ayurveda

  • A Yoga routine for deep sleep

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    Encourage relaxation and beat insomnia by calming your mind and body before bed.

     

    Here is a soothing night time Yoga routine for sound sleep.

     

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  • Recipe of the Month: Zucchini Soup

    Category : Ayurveda

    A beautiful light dish that is perfect for an Autumn lunch or light dinner.

     

     

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  • Amazing Benefits of Chyawanprash - a herbal formula to boost immunity and restore youthfulness

    Category : Ayurveda

    Chyawanprash is a delicious, nutritive jam that has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years to boost overall vitality and protect against disease.

     

    Chyawanprash is named after a Rishi, or sage by the name of Chyawan, who was the first person to prepare this tonic. The story starts off with the sage, who was quite old in the beginning, restoring his youthfulness and vitality with the use of this herbal tonic.

    In Sanskrit, the word, "prash" refers to a specially prepared food - thus the name, "chyawanprash".

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Carrot Curry

    Category : Ayurveda

    With the colder weather approaching, it is important to eat warm, cooked and fresh food, combined with stimulating spices. This enhances digestion and improves the bodies ability to absorb nutrients. Make your food your medicine and protect your health with this delicious carrot curry.

     

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Semolina Porridge

    Category : Ayurveda

    Breakfast is such a crucial part of your diet, to get the most out of your day, you need to fuel your body with well-balanced and nourishing meals, like our Semolina Porridge. 


    Begin each day, the right way.


     

     

     

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  • The Yoga Sutras: Satya – truth

    Category : Ayurveda

    Satya (truthfulness), the second of the five yamas (the quality of intelligence that governs a higher state of consciousness) described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s.

     

    On the surface level, Satya is often thought of as not ‘lying’ – telling the truth, being honest. This is true on one level as Satya urges us to live and speak our truth at all times. Being true to what we believe in, true to our convictions, goals and our nature. Living in your truth creates respect, honour and integrity. This is all positive for sure, but the real teaching of Satya is much deeper than that.

     

     

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  • New Year, New resolutions: Ayurvedic Tips for weight management

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    It’s that time of year again when we resolve to make many changes in our life to enable us to live happier and healthier lives. Many of these changes revolve around diet and lifestyle.

     

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Baked Samosas

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Start the new year off with some delicious Ayurvedic recipes from our Sukhavati, Bali Cookbook.

     

     

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  • Triphala: Your best support to stay healthy this festive season.

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    The festive season usually brings indulgence. There are extra sweets and temptations around; we tend to overeat and eat at irregular times. All of these are causes for the build-up of toxins (Ama) in the body.

     

    Ama is a Sanskrit word for undigested food toxins. It’s the toxic waste-product of inefficient digestion, which can accumulate and cause disease. During the holidays, we’re particularly susceptible to developing Ama as we tend to throw our usual routine and diet out the window.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Red Bean Salad

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    As the warmer weather is approaching this red bean salad is the perfect meal to incorporate into your holiday season celebrations.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Sambar

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    Take a bit of Sukhavati home with you by incorporating some of our Ayurvedic recipes into your daily life.

     

    Read our full recipe to recreate our delicious Sambar!

     


     

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  • 3 Things You Can Do to Rejuvenate Your Body After a stay at Sukhavati

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    What we do after a cleanse is equally, if not more, important than the detox itself.

     

    At Sukhavati, the program we created involves cleansing away ama, or toxic plaque, that has built up in our digestive system and manifested in the deeper layers of tissues and fat cells of the body. We do this through treatments, food, yoga, herbs and cleansing methods.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Bean Curry

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Looking for a delicously-easy meal to prepare after a long day?

     

    Our Ayurveda Bean Curry is exactly what you need.

     


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  • Ahmisa: Non-violence - The first step in the path of Yoga

    Category : News, Ayurveda

     Yoga is a journey of creating harmony in one’s life, and letting go of the things that no longer serve us. In this process, we discover a deeper reality of sense of self (being), a place of joy, happiness, and contentment.

     

    In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali delineated the eight limbs of yoga. These precepts are intended as guidelines to living a life with meaning and purpose. They may be seen as a kind of map for seekers of greater happiness and spiritual fulfillment.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Khichari

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Kitchari is the most medicinal dish in Ayurvedic Medicine. Composed of basmati rice and mung dal, and cooked together like a porridge or stew, it has as many variations as there are cooks who prepare it.


    The skillful use of spices and vegetables can produce balancing effects for the three bodily doshas. It has many medicinal qualities but mainly it’s a dish that is very detoxifying to the body, while being easy to digest and highly nourishing.

     

     

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  • Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: The 8 limbs of Yoga

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    Yoga is more than bending, stretching, relaxation and yoga pants. Yoga offers us a way of life that is truly transformational.


    ‘Yoga’ is a Sanskrit word that can be translated in a few ways but essentially it means to connect, unite or ‘yoke’. The thing we look to connect to is the True Self, to attain moksha, meaning liberation or freedom.


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  • Advanced Meditation & Vedic Science Course

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    Join Sukhavati's Founder & CEO, Steve Griffith in India, March 2018 to experience a transformational, life-changing journey. Further your healing and routine with our Advanced Meditation and Vedic Science course!


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  • In search of Happiness in the Brain and Mindfulness in life

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Soaking in the good and weeding out the bad.

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  • Building Immunity with Ayurveda

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    Do you get concerned about the idea of cold, wet, damp & cloudy weather?

     

    Do your thoughts too turn to the inevitable illnesses that winter brings: chest infection, runny nose, cough, hay fever, migraines and stiff joints?

     

    While there may be many reasons for these concerns, one very simple solution may be that you are living out of sync with the natural cycles.

     

    However, Ayurveda is here to help you through this winter!

     

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS: Advanced Meditation & Vedic Science Program

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    Have you wondered how nice it would be to spend more time meditating and learning deeper knowledge in the field of Ancient Vedic Wisdom?

     

    Well now is your chance! We would like to personally invite you to join us in India for a 2-week meditation adventure.

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  • 30 Simple Tips to a longer, more fulfilling life

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Read through our 30 tips to living a longer, more fulfilling life.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Cauliflower Curry

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    A lovely hearty dish that’s great for winter. Have it with rice or it makes a nice side dish.

     

    Cauliflower contains wonderful medicinal properties. It supports liver detoxification, is an anti-oxidant so fights cancer, has anti-inflammatory properties and is high in Vitamin K and other minerals.

     

    The blend of spices makes this curry easy to digest to provide full nourishment the body.

     

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Vegetable Curry

    Category : Ayurveda

    Warm up this winter with this delicious and nourishing recipe.

     

    Don't skip on the good stuff. Its important to get a variety of vegetables, herbs and spices at every meal, especially in Winter when our immune system is most vulnerable. Warm, cooked and fresh food, combined with stimulating spices enhances digestion and improves the bodies ability to absorb nutrients. Make your food your medicine and protect your health this Winter. 

     

     

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  • 7 Tips to Glowing Skin

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Is your skin seeming dull or 'tired'? 

    Read the 7 Tips to achieve healthier and happier skin.


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  • What to eat to boost your Ojas

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    ‘A person who has good Ojas rarely becomes sick.’ – Dr. Vasant Lad


    Ojas is a Sanskrit term that means ‘vigour’ or ‘vitality’. Ojas is the good stuff we are all after. It’s the essence in our body that gives us a spring in our step and a sparkle in our eye. It’s our underlying energy reserve of the body, the foundation of our immunity and the base for our happiness and contentment in life. It’s all the beautiful things in our wellbeing we want in abundance.

     

     

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  • Happiness

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    Happiness; what is this worldly state of mind that constantly seems to elude us?

     Most of us probably don’t need a definition for happiness, we know it when we feel it. We often use the term to describe a range of emotions, such as, joy, pleasure, bliss, exhilaration and contentment. But too often are these emotions dependent on an experience or the attainment of some luxury, or material object. In order to overcome the fluctuating states of the mind, we need to learn how to create a permanent state of internal happiness, that is irrespective of external pleasures.



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  • 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

    Category : News, Ayurveda

     

    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

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    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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