Ayurveda – Tastes (Rasa) is Important

In previous blog I elaborated on the Gurvadi Gunas, the attributes or properties everything around us has and offers to us in various forms and ways. Some of them might be overwhelming and some will be subtle. In all cases it is good to be aware of these attributes and how they contribute to our … Continue reading Ayurveda – Tastes (Rasa) is Important

Ayurveda – Attributes (Gurvadi Gunas)

The ancient philosophy of wellbeing and healing called Ayurveda has roots back to the first civilisations. As many other ancient philosophies this one sees humans as part of nature and therefore differs fundamentally from today's allopathy in that we connect with nature and don't battle nature. We learn to live with it in Ayurveda, not … Continue reading Ayurveda – Attributes (Gurvadi Gunas)

Where is the center of gravity, as per Ayurveda?

A student, who as a physiotherapist had learned that each human has one centre of gravity, asked me where that center of gravity was. At the time he was having trouble finding his balance while trying to do inverted yoga postures, such as the headstand or the shoulder stand. Sometimes he also had lower back … Continue reading Where is the center of gravity, as per Ayurveda?

Nutrition – 1st of 5 Pillars of Yoga

As most ancient cultures (and often common sense) the Yoga tradition recommends a clean, non-refined plant-based diet to stay healthy. Yogis know that animal sourced food is seen as a "low-value" food that drains us of energy and health. It makes us sluggish, and in the long run makes us ill. Modern science has vastly proven the ancient Yogic … Continue reading Nutrition – 1st of 5 Pillars of Yoga