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Category: Kapha
  • When’s A Good Time To Detox?

    Have you noticed how much smoother a car runs after it has had a tune up?  It can sometimes seem as if the car is new again!

    Just as our car does best with a regular service so also nature has coded within our physiology two times of the year when a tune up can make all the difference to how we feel and perform – the transition from winter to spring and the transition from summer to autumn.

    After a gentle Ayurvedic cleanse people often comment about how much more energy they have, how their aches and pains have gone, and how much happier they feel. It makes sense that a cleanse can bring …


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  • All About Me #2

    Your #1 Priority

    “Your body today is the result of your choices yesterday. Your body tomorrow will be the result of your choices today” 4000 year old Vedic saying.

    Chances are life is busy, right? Doing less to accomplish more and keeping it simple becomes particularly important when life is busy or demanding. That means it’s helpful to know the one most important choice you can make to balance Vata, Pitta or Kapha within you.

    So first let’s get started with a little knowledge and then review the one key choice for you below.

    About the Doshas

    • Ayurveda explains that underlying all of …

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  • All About Me #1

    I am unique

    Have you noticed…

    • Some people need 9 hours sleep a night, while others thrive on 7-8 hours sleep
    • Some people never put on weight no matter how much they eat, yet others just look at food and gain weight!
    • Some people thrive with vigorous exercise, while others find a walk is enough

    Such human differences are familiar to us all and highlight how unique we all are. Basically, because people are different their health and wellbeing needs do not fall into a one size fits all approach. That is why one diet approach may work for your friend yet be completely unsuitable for you.

    Your …


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  • Tips for Healthy, Happy Kids

    Every mother knows her child is unique and special; Ayurveda recognizes that as well. As the new year starts and children return to school it can be helpful to consider how to best support your child, grandchild, niece or nephew or friends child that you are close too. This week we aim to give you pointers to help support your young one in effective yet simple ways.

    To know Ayurveda is to know life.  The principles of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, combined with herbal remedies for kids, can be very beneficial to the emotional, physical and spiritual health of a child. There are two herbal …


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  • Beautiful gifts for Xmas

    Are you hearing Christmas bells now that it is only a few weeks away?

    What's neat about Christmas is the chance to show our love to special people in our lives.

    To help you do just that we have put together a gift pack to delight your loved ones.

    If your loved one is

    • Quick moving, lively and imaginative person, who likes change and variety? Then they are more Vata. When out of balance they may appear changeable, indecisive, anxious, have spells of forgetfulness and tendency to dry skin. Balancing Vata creates energy, clarity and creativity, while decreasing restlessness and anxiety…

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  • "Easy as" Exercise

    “Easy as” exercise is exercise that suits your nature and which is completed in an effortless way. This effortless way of exercising allows a person to enter the ‘zone’ – the place expert sports people speak of where exercise is easy, fluid and where amazing results occur. By understanding your exercise needs and adjusting your exercise patterns accordingly, you can find yourself experiencing this zone on a daily basis. Want to give it a go?

    Benefits of effortless exercise

    Being active has many benefits and can be surprisingly easy to incorporate into daily life once you know what …


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  • Kapha Exercise Recommendations

    By nature you are strong, with a good capacity for exercise. You do best with vigorous exercise that causes you to sweat. It can feel good to sweat and pump the blood through your veins. Exercise stimulates your metabolism and energises the mind and body and is essential for your long-term wellbeing.

    Your type suits vigorous exercise like power walking, running, jogging, aerobics and any vigorous exercise you enjoy. Your profile typically has the natural build for a long distance runner or distance rowing.

    When starting an exercise program consider asking family or friends to exercise with …


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  • Which Detox is Right for Me?

    Welcome to Spring! Spring is a time when your body's natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms kick into high gear in tune with all of nature.

    Now is the ideal time to do an at-home internal cleansing program, to allow your body to release the impurities (ama) that may have built up over the long cold winter. Ama is the product of incomplete digestion - it represents sticky toxic matter that can clog the channels of your body that carry nutrients to the cells and waste out of the body.

    The following program includes a combination of dietary, lifestyle and herbals to provide a potent but …


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  • Your Kapha Gentle Detox

    Recommended Duration: 15-30 days

    Welcome to the Kapha Gentle Detox. Just as nature has rhythms so too our body follows set cleansing cycles. Working with these cycles helps us maintain health and can prevent the seasonal coughs, colds, flues and allergies that come when the body is in need of cleansing.

    Between each season the body naturally likes to cleanse or detox any impurities (ama) that may have arisen in the previous season. Ama is the product of incomplete digestion, it represents sticky toxic matter that can clog the channels of your body which carry nutrients to the cells and …


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  • Premenstrual Syndrome - there is help

    When menstruation is on the horizon (5-11 days before it starts) if life gets a little or a lot harder, then PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) could be the cause. In this week’s insight we take a look at PMS symptoms and what can be done to reduce or eliminate them.

    The part of the body that is primarily responsible for a healthy menstrual flow is the area below the navel (Apana). It governs the downward expulsion of the menstrual flow, as well as that of other wastes. Providing a natural balance to the downward flow of Apana is Prana, which flows upwards from the navel activating the nervous …


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