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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Running on empty? A holistic guide to Adrenal Fatigue

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    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

    Category : News, Ayurveda

    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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  • PREPARING FOR THE FLU SEASON

    Category : News, Ayurveda

     

    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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