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Gift Vouchers for the Festive Season!

Gift experiences and not things this season, with an Ayurvedic Health consultation, uplifting herbal massage or oil treatment, Private Yoga Classes or some Ayurvedic herbal goodies. Give the gift of wellness šŸ¤²šŸ½

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Contact us to place orders and we will be happy to post these pretty little cards out to you or the recipient. Messages can be customised, to include description only plus greeting.

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Sri Lanka: June - July 2018 Travel Journal

I had a wonderful time exploring Sri Lanka, and connecting with the world of ayurveda and yoga over there. Hereā€™s a little summary of my time thereā€¦

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Staying mindful inĀ daily life: AnĀ observation

Balancing asanas can bring an amazing sense of freedom, strength and discipline but can be challenging ā€“ mostly for the mind. We pick a point to focus on but then the mental commentary starts, and rattles us!

Quite often we hear a lot of utterances of annoyance and frustration around us at this part of the practice too. Digging a bit deeper, this reveals a lot about our mental commentary or sense of ā€˜ahimsaā€™ (non-violence) toward ourselves, not just in practice,` but also in daily life. Practicing Ahimsa is one of the foundations of a well rounded yoga practice, and bringing our awareness to how this can be tested helps us develop not just our practice but also our inner peace and resilience. 

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Upayoga samstha - ayurvedic guidelines on how to eat

Ayurveda reveres fire or agni - it is the metaphor for all metabolic functions in the body. Agni plays a vital role in our digestion, perception, taste, touch, hearing, sense of vitality, mental clarity and alertness. When agni and the functions it supports are balanced it brings about a beneficial state of health. We are sharper, clearer, more energetic and strong and feel more cheerful, confident and optimistic. When agni is imbalanced we typically feel an imbalanced state of health ā€“ heavy, slow, congested, sluggish, dull and experiencing frustration, anger, and fear.
 

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