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Ayurveda and Autumn – Dr Donn Brennan

By |2023-09-20T16:44:41+01:00September 20th, 2023|Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Pitta, Summer|

Autumn is a time of rest.  The sun heads south and days get shorter.  In the countryside you are aware of nature settling, as growth ceases and leaves decay.  It is a beautiful time. In our concrete jungles we are not so aware of this.  For too many people autumn is a busy time, after the relaxation of the summer.  School restarts.  New projects are begun, and night classes distract [...]

Top Ayurvedic Tips for a Blissful Summer by Varsha Khatri, MA, MCMA, MFNTP

By |2023-07-24T16:25:57+01:00July 24th, 2023|Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Pitta, Summer|

Registered Nutritionist & Ayurveda Consultant As the sun shines brightly and warm summer breezes beckon, it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, having delightful picnics, or going to the beach. Summer is the time to spend in the great outdoors. In Ayurveda, the principles of balance and harmony extend to all aspects of life, including food and activities. By incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom into your summer food and activities, you [...]

Award Winning Organic Grass-fed Ghee

By |2023-07-14T16:38:05+01:00July 14th, 2023|Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Herbal Formulas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Summer|

By Happy Butter Happy Butter makes award-winning Organic Grass-fed Ghee in the West Country. Happy Butter ghee is made only using Organic UK sourced butter. Ghee is a fantastically versatile product that can be used in cooking as a replacement for nut and seed oils, or straight out of the jar in something like Bulletproof Coffee or just as a butter replacement on crackers. Ghee can be used on the skin [...]

How to make the most of your Maharishi Ayurveda products

By |2023-07-11T09:25:00+01:00July 10th, 2023|Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Meditation, Natural cycles, Summer|

Index: Key recommendations Well begun is half done Development of consciousness Rest Exercise Diet and digestion Maharishi Ayurveda food supplements When to take your MAV preparation How much to take If you are taking more than one food supplement For how long to use the product Anupan or vehicle for food supplements Pregnancy and beast feeding Storage and lifetime Safety precautions Negative effects - side effects, adverse reactions and drug [...]

Ayurveda – Spring & Happiness by Varsha Khatri, MA, MCMA, MFNTP

By |2023-05-04T15:14:27+01:00May 4th, 2023|Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Meditation, Natural cycles, Summer|

Registered Nutritionist & Ayurveda Consultant In Ayurveda, spring is considered the Kapha season, and it is important to maintain balance in this season to avoid feeling lethargic or congested. Today, I am going to share my top Maharishi Ayurveda dietary and lifestyle tips for spring and how to increase happiness through these ancient principles that can be applied to the modern life. In Ayurveda, food is considered medicine, and the [...]

Ways to Stay Cool using the 5 Senses by Linda Sinden

By |2022-09-14T10:23:20+01:00September 7th, 2022|Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Drinks, Food, Health, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Meditation, Natural cycles, Summer|

Hasn't it been hot! With a high in London of 40 on July 19th July, experiencing heat waves is a reality to be managed as best we can. So, with this global trend being felt by many, here are some simple choices to help keep you cool! How to Use Your 5 Senses to Stay Cool Ayurveda explains that three principles of nature called Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas underlie [...]

Be proactive this Ritu Sandhi: master the change of Season with ease

By |2022-09-01T11:43:49+01:00September 1st, 2022|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Ageing, Autumn, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Elimination, Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Herbal Formulas, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Meditation, Natural cycles, Rasayanas, Recipes, Seasons, Skin Care, Summer, Toxins, Triphala, Yoga|

by Mrs Suneeta Lakshmi Lies The Sanskrit word Ritu means season and Sandhi means junction so Ritu Sandhi is a transitional junction or an interseasonal period of 7 days culminating the current season and the 7 days commencing the following season: Thursday 25 August to Wednesday 7 September, 2022. The classical Ayurveda text Ashtanga Hridaya states that: “During this period, the regimen of the preceding season should be discontinued gradually [...]

Summer trip tips to stay calm and cool

By |2022-07-05T10:48:53+01:00June 29th, 2022|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Diary, Balance, Behaviour, Consciousness, Doshas, Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Herbal Formulas, Holiday, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Mental Health, Mental Performance, Natural cycles, Pitta, Sub Doshas, Summer, travel, Vata, vegetables|

by Mrs Suneeta Lakshmi Lies Summer solstice was officially June 21 which marked the brightest and longest day of the year. The weather is heating up and the summery clothing is coming out as this is the season when Pitta Dosha, (the bodily process and bio-energetic force composed of predominately fire and water elements), is increasing internally in our bodies and our external environments. When Pitta dosha is balanced positive [...]

Simplicity of Spices to Create Greater Balance

By |2022-05-31T23:03:39+01:00May 31st, 2022|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Daily Habits, Digestion, Doshas, Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Pitta, Spices, Vata|

by Varsha Khatri, MA, SYT, MCMA, MFNTP Through the knowledge of the doshas, it is known that there are many causes of imbalance but there are equally numerous ways to create greater balance when it comes to health and wellbeing. Oftentimes, it is easier said than done to ensure a regular routine to pacify Vata, avoiding direct sunlight to pacify Pitta, or engaging in daily vigorous exercise to pacify Kapha. [...]

Experiencing a Mental Health Hangover?

By |2022-05-25T21:55:54+01:00May 25th, 2022|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Anxiety, Balance, Daily Habits, Doshas, Health, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Pitta, Reduce Stress, Rejuvenation, Triphala, Vata|

Have you noticed a mental health hangover from the pandemic with people around you quietly worried about what the future will bring, feeling anxious, alone or isolated? Even though easing of restrictions has allowed us to reconnect with the people and things we love, the pace of change is challenging, especially with the current conflict in Eastern Europe. A mental health hangover occurs when the demands posed by the environment [...]


By |2022-05-19T22:07:07+01:00May 19th, 2022|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Balance, Daily Habits, Detox, Digestion, Evening Meal, Family, Health, Healthy Eating, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

by Dr Donn Brennan Digestion in Ayurveda is called Agni or the digestive ‘fire’.  Agni is considered of utmost importance...If working well, it gives good health.  If digestion malfunctions, it gives rise to ‘ama’ or toxins, which cause ill health.  Critical to good digestion is to know when to eat, how much to eat and how to eat. How you treat digestion is very important.  What you eat is important, [...]

Spring Cleansing and 45 Day Programme

By |2021-04-07T18:33:24+01:00March 30th, 2021|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Ageing, Ayurveda Diary, Consultations, Detox, Elimination, Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Herbal Formulas, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Massage, Natural cycles, Nutrition, Oils, Rejuvenation, Spring, Toxins, Triphala|

Springtime is for cleansing and reinvigoration The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring when daylight strengthens. Equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), and vernal means springtime or youthful and fresh. For your own youthfulness and freshness, you may like to consider a Spring cleansing programme. Internal cleansing is particularly recommended by Ayurveda because Spring is the season when your body’s natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms [...]

Beating Lock Down Blues with Maharishi AyurVeda

By |2021-09-13T17:16:07+01:00March 23rd, 2021|Covid-19, Emotions, Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mental Health|

Depression has been becoming more common among the overall population today as the Covid-19 lockdown continues … Let’s talk about depression and how Maharishi AyurVeda helps prevention and recovery from depression. It is both enlightening and alarming to see how many young adults have started to talk about deteriorating mental health and depression which has been developing as the lockdown has progressed. So this week we thought to look at [...]

Sore Throat Advice from Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner, Dr Charlotte Bech M.D.

By |2020-09-23T12:06:26+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Sore Throat|

Sore throat is usually caused by a virus, but sometimes it is caused by bacteria (streptococci). The vast majority (over 90%) recover on their own after one week. Here is all you can do yourself...

Heatwave and Back to School Tips

By |2020-08-17T14:26:01+01:00August 17th, 2020|Balance, Doshas, Heatwave, Herbal Formulas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta|

Back to school, we go! As parents and children alike prepare to return to the previous ‘norm’ of the busy morning routine on a ‘school day’, do you sigh with relief or feel an unexpected sadness? As Scotland leads the way, schools are now getting ready to receive their charges as children and teachers once again prepare to be together. As the heatwaves currently being experienced leave their impact, you may also have noticed a tendency for your child to be more reactive, expressing frustration and anger more easily. If so, the increased external heat has caused an imbalance of Pitta dosha within leading to signs of Pitta imbalance. There are other signs of Pitta imbalance that you may not be aware of that indicate a need to balance Pitta in the mind-body and your environment. Let’s consider them below.

Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Music for the Mind and Body

By |2020-08-06T15:09:19+01:00August 6th, 2020|Gandharva, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Music, Raja|

Maharishi Gandharva Veda is the coherent flow of sound, designed to promote balance, inner peace and better health. Performing or hearing these melodies at the proper time of the day neutralizes stress in the mind and environment and creates a harmonizing influence, not only for the individual but for the whole world.

An Ayurvedic View on Prostate Health

By |2020-07-29T12:00:54+01:00July 29th, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Prostate|

Prostate health can become an issue for men in their middle age, but imbalance begins much earlier in life. In the UK alone there were over 48,000 new cases of prostate cancer from 2015 -17. The good news is that following an appropriate diet and daily routine and taking appropriate herbal supplements can help keep the prostate healthy and functioning well.

Celebrating Summer Healthy Eating – Summer Pasta with Cream Sauce

By |2020-07-22T15:20:46+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Healthy Eating, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Recipes, Summer|

This is a recipe to help keep the summer heat from getting to you. It's fast and delicious. And it's lighter than you might think. Remember to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Celebrating Summer – Healthy Eating – Moroccan Tagine

By |2020-07-23T16:12:40+01:00July 21st, 2020|Food, Healthy Eating, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes|

This Moroccan Tagine looks impressive, but is very easy to make. The slow cooking brings a depth of flavour which you don’t get with more quickly-cooked meals.

Celebrating Summer Healthy Eating – Squash & Coconut Soup

By |2020-07-23T16:13:43+01:00July 20th, 2020|Healthy Eating, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes|

Celebrating summer healthy eating - Squash & Coconut Soup. Vegan, 4-6 servings. The gorgeous colour of this soup when blended is as appealing to the eye as the flavours are to the taste-buds!

Pacifying Pitta Dosha and Subdoshas

By |2020-07-10T16:49:11+01:00July 10th, 2020|Balance, Digestion, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Sub Doshas|

Even Temper • Healthy Hair • Decreased Acid Pitta governs all heat, metabolism and transformation in the mind and body. It controls how we digest foods, how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong. Pitta governs the important digestive "agnis" or fires of the body.

Pacifying the Vata Dosha and sub-doshas

By |2020-07-09T16:36:42+01:00July 9th, 2020|Balance, Doshas, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Sub Doshas, Vata|

Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind. Since Pitta and Kapha cannot move without it, Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. It's very important to keep Vata in good balance.

Pacifying the Kapha Dosha and Sub-Doshas

By |2020-07-09T16:35:20+01:00July 8th, 2020|Doshas, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Sub Doshas|

Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues - nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.

Zoomed Out? How to Create Balance in the Age of Screens

By |2020-07-08T09:19:49+01:00July 7th, 2020|Fatigue, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Virtual Meetings, Work|

Getting Zoom Fatigue? It turns out that interacting with others on a screen for hours can wear you out. Here are five hacks to help you take advantage of the plus side of computer connectivity without the fatigue.

Stress – Going, Going, Gone! How Ayurveda Explains Stress

By |2020-06-23T11:25:47+01:00June 19th, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Reduce Stress, Stress, Stress-Free|

Stress, in ayurvedic terms, is intimately related to the balance of our three vital energies, or doshas — Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. To a very great extent, our daily habits determine how harmoniously these doshas function. Maintaining them in good balance, especially in the face of everyday stresses, is like constantly fine-tuning a radio in bad weather to be able to get a clear signal.

This Summer, Cool Your Skin with Water

By |2020-06-16T15:28:41+01:00June 16th, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Sandalwood, Skin Care, Summer|

It's summer and most of us breathe a sigh of relief as the ageing winter weather passes. Yet summer has its own set of beauty risks. Increased heat can bring an imbalance of Pitta dosha, the mind-body operator that governs hormones, digestion and other metabolic processes in the body. It's important to stay cool and hydrated to help prevent summer breakouts and rashes.

The Mind Goes Back to School

By |2020-06-11T15:49:12+01:00June 11th, 2020|Amrit Kalash, dementia, Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Memory Loss, Mind, Rest|

Were you one of the rare students who couldn't wait to go back to school after the summer holidays? Remember the thrill of getting new pencils, crayons and notebooks and meeting your new teacher? In July we couldn't wait for summer vacation to start, but by early September we actually looked forward to beginning another school year. It's good to take a break. Not just for a summer, but regularly, in big and small ways. The lockdown may actually have beneficial results.

Six Ways to Keep Your Spirits up When the Economy is down

By |2020-06-08T15:13:27+01:00June 8th, 2020|Exercise, Food, Humour, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Reduce Stress, Seasons, Sleep, Stress, Stress-Free|

Unemployment rates rising, uncertainty about future employment during furlough and the doubt about the future of the UK economy with unstable stock prices that can affect our finances make anyone feel emotionally challenged. Yet every crisis brings with it an opportunity to change our fortunes. Here are six healthy ways to stay balanced and stress-free even when you're under economic pressure.

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