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Month: March 2022

Rutu Sandhi – In-between seasons

Spring in the air? We are now at the Rutu Sandhi, or in-between seasons. It is the time when we are transiting from winter to Spring.  Nature has patience and we too benefit from gradual, gentle changes rather than sudden ones, which can affect our nervous system...

Coriander and Pine Nut Spread

Coriander is a fantastic liver tonic. It helps with detoxification, is rich in immune-boosting antioxidants, and lower inflammation. 100 gm fresh coriander 2 fresh green chilli pepper 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup of water 1/2 cup toasted...

Rejuvenate for your Dharma

Being in the service of others, connection and generosity is how we create wellbeing in the brain. We are social creatures and we thrive when our actions can benefit others. That's what I mean when I say dharma. When we create a lifestyle that supports rejuvenation:...

Five Ways to ‘Surf’ the Winter Blues 

Winter darkness can support us in slowing down and going in but SAD (seasonal affective syndrome) can take us to emotional dark places too. It's true that we produce less serotonin and more melatonin over the winter, which basically means that we are still...

Feminine Economy 

I was shocked to read a statistic that estimated that between one-third to two-thirds of women now aged 25-55 will be impoverished when they are 70 years old.Financial wellbeing is one of the four pillars of the Purushartha, the Vedic manual for a well-lived life.So...

Effective solution to addictions

Hi friends,How are we?We had a huge rise in addictions amid the pandemic.Addictions can manifest differently in different people, for some it will be substances, for others food, sex, control, power, worrying, even over-exercising. Over 100 years, we based our...

Six Easy Tips on how to Cleanse

The protocol from ancient medicine systems, especially in Ayurveda, is you clean the body to help it do what it needs to do. The body knows what to do, of course, but if imbalances exist, it only has the energy to survive. It doesn’t have the luxury of regenerating,...

Simple Practice For Inner Peace

We can all do with a bit more contentment, inner peace, or what the yogis call ananda. Even people who meditate for years, practicing yoga every day, can lose it when a fly sits on their nose, or a child makes noise in the background.Yes,...

Rutu Sandhi- Transitioning between seasons

Yesterday I went to visit my neighbour Jo, she’s an equine therapist. Apparently, her eighteen horses have been more scattered than the usual, more erratic, eating more, needing more rest, and wants to stay close to each other. Interesting! We are exactly 7 days...

Fat is good news!

Fat is good news! Your brain is nearly 60 percent fat, to keep it in high performance you need to feed it with good fat. Eating good fat will pacify Vata, the air element, and will help you feel more grounded, centered, and creative. When it’s cold outside the fire of...