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  • Back To School...Revitalized!

    For many the summer holidays are now complete and it’s back to school. We want to focus on supporting our young ones and all students no matter their age, as the new academic year kicks off.

    We think learning should be enjoyable and enriching, not strenuous and stressful. So here are some tips to enhance mental and physical performance to help make learning a pleasure.

    How to enhance mental and physical performance

    1. Get a good night’s sleep. If sleep is an issue deal with it, as it is really important to get a good nights rest.
    2. Take time out to recharge with Transcendental Meditation (TM) …

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  • Does Your Waist Measure Up?

    As the joys of Christmas fade and we enter the new year, have you noticed an increase around your waist? Are your trousers fitting a little more snugly?

    Typically the weight that is put on at Christmas time becomes the new weight for the coming year. Over the years, our waists expand as year on year our girth increases!

    The objective way to see if your girth is putting you at risk is to check your waist size and your Waist Hip Ratio.

    My Waist Size 

    What is healthy and what is not?
    A waist size of less than 80 cm is desirable for a female
    A waist size of less than 94 cm is desirable for a …

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  • Kick Off With Mind Power

    After a refreshing holiday both the mind and body can feel more refreshed and invigorated. This week we explore how to maintain and enhance this mind power to help you kick-off for a great year.

    Getting the balance

    Just like a car runs well with carefully supplemented fuel so does our mind and body. I’d like to share with you a story about a client who made this patently clear to me early on in my career.

    A gentleman was bought along for a consultation as he was recovering from a series of strokes – 5 in all.  This was resulting in sleepiness during the day and difficulty with …

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  • New Year New You

    Doesn’t it feel great to be chilling out, enjoying good weather with people who seem to smile more, or is it just me?

    An Ayurvedic saying may provide some direction  ‘the world is as we are.’

    My world is brighter and it’s not just the sunny weather and beach swims, but also the opportunity to reflect on what’s next for the coming year.

    A key focus for me this year is to have loving attention on my family and my own self care.  Even with all the knowledge of Maharishi Ayurveda and the experience of over 11,000 consultations, this past year my needs had become secondary to other …

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  • Digesting The Festive Season

    Where does digestion of food start? Is it when the food enters the stomach, or after it moves from your stomach into the small intestine at the bottom of your stomach?

    You may have heard that effective digestion starts with how many times we chew our food in the mouth before swallowing. When I think of this, into my mind comes the picture of a docile and patient cow as it quietly chews its cud. Granted, it does have two stomachs to fill, unlike us with just the one!

    Being hungry is key to great digestion

    A well-functioning digestive system is essential for good health and nutrition. Appetite, …

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  • Yummy Summer Juices & Smoothies

    It’s a great time of year to think about increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables to help energise and vitalise your mind and body, now the longer days of summer have arrived. One way to do this is to have a daily drink of fresh juice or a smoothie made with whole fruits.

    From an Ayurvedic perspective, summer is the best time to take fruit and vegetable juices or smoothies.

    • Fruit and fruit juice is best taken during the morning
    • Vegetable juices are best taken during the afternoon
    • Combining fruit and vegetables is generally not recommended
    • Adding a little fresh ginger to fruit or …

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  • Herbal Wonders For Anti-aging

    Rejuvenation for young and old

    Ayurveda has a whole division of medicine focused exclusively on rasayana - that which eradicates disease and aging.

    Just like the sap nourishes all parts of a tree, a rasayana nourishes our essence to support the whole of our mind and body.This is particularly important with the increasing elderly population, along with lifestyles that can prematurely age us if we don’t take sufficient care.

    Ancient texts on ageing
    The ancient Ayurvedic texts describe aging as a natural process that can be managed and its effects reduced through use of rasayana. It may …

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  • Tips For A Great Holiday

    Isn't it fabulous to feel the warmth upon your face now that summer is definitely on the rise.  This time of the year can also be a time of increasing pressure as we build up to Christmas and the holiday season.

    Has the build up started in your life? With only four weeks to go are your ducks in row? Or do you typically find that even with good intentions it can be a rush at the end to get those last moment things done?

    Heads up

    To navigate through to a happy and relaxing holiday there are some tips that clients have found useful over the years.

    1. The Leisure/Pleasure PrincipleIf you find …

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  • Happy Heart, Happy Life

    My attitude to life is to look on the bright side, as I deeply understand the power of the mind and its importance in maintaining vibrant wellbeing. Having said that let’s not put our heads in the sand, let’s be responsible. Being around to enjoy the growth of loved ones and to achieve heartfelt goals can be a strong motivator to take care of oneself. Sometimes it’s important to stop and look at the facts, and to make informed choices…

    • Heart, stroke and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease) is the number one killer of men and women worldwide.
    • High blood pressure is the most …

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  • Firing In All Cylinders

    Yes! Summer is on its way.

    About this time of the year I typically start to feel housebound and want to get out and about more. Do you? As the daylight hours get longer and the thought of lettuce and salads start to become appealing once again, I know that summer is on the horizon.

    This week we want to help you fire on all cylinders.  Here are 3 ways to help fire up your energy this week.

    1. Get up and go breakfast smoothie
    Here is a Mango Almond Delight Smoothie to tickle your taste buds and help you get going this week.

    1 Cup diced fresh mango, 1-2 dates, 1 Cup of milk or …

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