“Skin health, starts from the inside out”
Skin health has a tremendous impact on self-confidence and interpersonal relationships. We all now how it feels to go to work or meet friends on a “bad skin” day. Why is that? Because, the way our skin looks and feels, gives us (and others around us!) a truthful image of our inner state of balance.
Why don’t we get along with everyone? Why some of us prefer to stay in rather than going out? Why do children become difficult at puberty? And why do women go through “mid-life crisis” at menopause? In the work environment, some of us prefer leading teams and others are happy being part of a team. Why is that? Why do some of us work best with deadlines and others need complete freedom to be at their best?
One of the many gifts of Ayurveda is a simple framework to understand ourselves and others better so we can improve our personal health and relationships.
Many of us suffer from insomnia or have difficulties falling asleep. This is particularly true during dryer seasons of the year and for people with predominantly dry and light (vata or pitta) body-mind constitution.
Aside from adjusting our diet and taking natural herbal remedies, Ayurvedic textbooks recommend making changes to our lifestyle including hugging ! How nice is that?
For the days when hugging is not an option, we found that listening to meditative music is a wonderful way to overcome insomnia, and relax.
Fruits may not be as much fun in Autumn, but well prepared they are a wonderful and heatlhy way to satisfy our cravings for sweet and warmth. Easy to digest, suitable for all three constitutions (or doshas), our comforting Ayurvedic apple compote recipe makes a perfect afternoon snack or accompaniment for breakfast.
The sound of sanskrit chanted by singer, songwriter, sanskrit scholar Gabriella Burnel, has some serious body-mind relaxation effects. So much that we it use in some of our massage therapies. Try for yourself! Listen to this beautiful celebration of love. We recommend this healing sanskrit music in the morning or evening. Watch the effects on the body and mind!
Mindful walks in nature are therapeutical and energising experiences. They are a great opportunity to pause from this incredibly fast world and reconnect with oneself, others and the world around us. Mindful walks also enable us to recharge our batteries within a very short amount of time.
An alternative vegetable curry recipe suitable for all constitutions. Light to digest, rich in flavours and balancing qualities, this Ayurvedic vegetable curry recipe is perfect served with plain basmati rice or roti and protein such as lentils, tofu, fish or chicken!