Ayurveda

Nurture and enjoy yourself this Christmas

Written by Pete Jackson It’s the festive season and many of us will celebrate the season according to our religious and cultural traditions, but perhaps not always our yogic practice. We’ll eat and drink a [...]

Ayurvedic health tonics for wintertime

Written by Brook McCarthy Our immune systems often become compromised in winter as our kapha goes into excess, according to the traditional Indian natural health system of Ayurveda. Leaning how to keep our doshas in [...]

Ayurvedic self massage

Written by Brook McCarthy While many of us anticipate and enjoy receiving a massage, few consider self-massage. The Ayurvedic art of self-massage, known as Abhyanga, is often described as being one of the most important [...]

Comfort food

Written by Brook McCarthy We choose foods for far more reasons than just fuel - food nourishes us on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Eating for comfort doesn’t need to involve whipped cream and [...]

Stoking your digestive fire

 Written by Brook McCarthy Choosing what to eat is taken very seriously by many on the yogic path. But the endeavour doesn't stop there. In Ayurveda, the power of your digestion, known as agni or [...]

Rug up against the cool winds of vata

Written by Brook McCarthy When the cool winds of autumn begin blowing it is the season of vata, according to the traditional Indian natural health system of Ayurveda. Ayurveda recognises that each individual’s constitution is [...]