Ayurveda

  • 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

    Category : Ayurveda

     

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

    Category : News, Ayurveda

     

    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!

    Category : Ayurveda

    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!

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    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!

    Category : Ayurveda

    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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