Ayurveda

Health tips - Enjoy a daily health tonic and increased wellbeing

Health tips - Enjoy a daily health tonic and increased wellbeing

Let me introduce you to chyawanprash – an ancient Indian elixier.

The history of chyawanprash

It is believed that the formula of chyawanprash was discovered by the sage Chyawan or Chyavana. He was the first to prepare this tonic, and used it to regain his own youth and longevity. Charak Samhita, the ancient Ayurvedic treatise written by sage Charak in the 4th century BC, contains the first historically documented formula for chyawanprash. According to this ancient text, chyawanprash is "the foremost of all ‘rasayanas’ or herbal formulations.

Doshas in the supermarket - Kapha

Kapha types may feel too lazy to shop, but the overpowering need for food will soon change that! They are also naturally hoarders, so cupboards will be kept well stocked of goodies. They will choose a large trolley and slowly start moving through the store, no doubt starting with good intentions as they may be on some sort of weight loss programme.

Introduction to Ayurveda

Introduction to Ayurveda

Well, as Autumn draws near, here is a nourishing article for you to enjoy with a warm drink, sitting by the fire! As you may know, I am an Ayurvedic practitioner and recently enjoyed a conversation with a fellow practitioner who kindly prepared some great tips to help you over this next month... enjoy and thank you Veronica!!

 

Surya Namaskara

This is one of my personal all time favourties in yoga, because it gives you a fantastic body work out and you can adjust it to your own needs and abilities particular as Dru Yoga offers so many modifications.

 

Here are the benefits!

Surya Namascara gives you physical stamina, a fantastic improvement in flexibility and an overall toning of the body. You don’t need go to the noisy gym and you can put your favourite music on and do yoga from home, or you can go out in the beauty of nature.

Building Self Esteem

Imagine you are about to face a very challenging situation, yet you manage to meet it with such self assurance that you not only succeed in what you want to do but the others involved feel good about it as well.  

This is self-esteem in action, and you can cultivate this quality yourself and one of the most effective ways to do this is through the art of yoga.

 

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