2018 was a year of exploring ayurveda & wellness basics, cleansing and routines. Since then, there’ve been some requests for a few other specific topics which have now become sessions for 2019!
The topics we plan to cover this year will range from ayurvedic philosophy, ayurvedic lifestyle tips and routines, beauty care, gut health, general wellness, mindfulness as well as an all new set of workshops on stress management using ayurveda and yoga.
If you’re interested in trying more natural products, ayurvedic rasayana and herbs, have a look at our little pop up. We’ve curated a collection of the most popular tools and salves used in kitchens, homes and in personal care so everyone can try bringing yoga and ayurveda into their daily lives.
Neem leaf is renowned for its healing, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and clarifying properties. Kasthuri manjal is great for improving complexion, as well as clarifying, tightening pores and brightening the skin. It differs from other variety of turmeric as it does not stain the skin and is more fragrant. Combining the two as a face mask is a great salve for soothing, cooling, clarifying the skin and combating acne and pimples.
This mask can easily be made at home or book in for an ayurvedic facial to have this mask specially prepared and used during the treatment.
The start of a brand-new year brings with it the promise of new beginnings, growth, change and good times. While our personal perspectives of the times we’ve left behind may be very different based on the experiences leading to them, most ‘bags’ of experience come with a mix of good, bad, ‘meh’, bizarre or more (insert your word here!)… and the natural tendency afterwards is to push ourselves to increase/ replicate/ decrease/ erase these experiences.
The sentiment to consider in this instance is ‘push’. When we push, we force our energy into what I call the ‘must-have’ zone. The issue with this is if that one thing isn’t reached, it typically creates a sense of lack or disappointment (or similar). That’s not to say that purpose, direction and goals aren’t important; rather, it’s our approach that makes the difference.
With this in mind, instead of the ‘must have zone’ or that one thing, I have decided to take on the yogic approach of adopting a ‘sankalpa’ for 2019, which is similar to an intention. For instance, when life becomes about managing a whole lot of moving parts – family and friends, jobs, relationships, finances, bucket lists (in no particular order!) - most of us tend to multitask for efficiency in juggling these. The end result (typically) is less presence, more detachment, more anxiousness and lesser enjoyment of the ‘journey’ and the task. So this year, I intend on doing less, to do more.
Check out this blog post below with a few more of my thoughts on how to get more done in a day while staying balanced, relaxed and content..