Cognitive & Mental Health

The Epidemic of Chronic Disease Calls Ayurveda to the Rescue {Podcast #004}

Listen on iTunes Epidemics of chronic diseases are exponentially growing alongside our modern lifestyle. Ayurveda has never been so relevant to humanity than right now. And what the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine was won for supports this, because it was won for “Circadian Medicine,” which is basically “Ayurveda 101” (living in tune with nature’s circadian rhythms). Half of the men reading this will get cancer in their life. 1 ... READ MORE

Jyotish: Vedic Astrology with Anand Mehrotra {Podcast #003}

Listen on iTunes Jyotish, a profound mathematical sophisticated form of astrology. It describes how planetary patterns at the time of our birth give valuable clues in helping us understand our life’s journey. Through careful analysis of these cosmic influences, Jyotish can help us realistically evaluate our strengths and weaknesses in order to optimise our full potential. Join expert visionary master teacher and Jyotishi, Anand Mehrotra, as we dispel dogmas, myths and inaccurate perceptions about ... READ MORE

True Exercise and Real Modern Yoga with Simon Borg-Olivier {Podcast #002}

Listen on iTunes What are the true purpose and aims of exercise? What does exercise actually mean? How do you most effectively reap the benefits of exercise without potentially damaging your physiology? Is the exercise activity or yoga class that you are attending to actually benefiting your health or is it doing more damage than good? In this podcast, we investigate the mechanisms of “Hatha Yoga” - the physical aspect of yoga, ... READ MORE

Ojas: Invigorate Your Vitality

According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs ageing, immunity, vigour, reproduction, mood, sleep, radiant skin, digestion, spirituality and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). Ojas is a bio-celestial liquid substance that predominantly dwells in the heart and also circulates everywhere throughout the body to maintain life activities. It is soft and pure, the colour of ghee (initially) and tastes like honey. It ... READ MORE

Nature Deficit Disorder

Yep it's actually a thing. This contemporary phenomenon, “Nature Deficit Disorder,” is slightly controversial in the medical industry in regards to it being recognised as a mental disorder. Richard Louv, an author who came up with this “phrase” has stated: “Nature-deficit disorder is not meant to be a medical diagnosis but rather to serve as a description of the human costs of alienation from the natural world.” And boy what ... READ MORE

Takra Dhara Treatment: A Deep Insight

"Takra" = buttermilk "Dhara" = to pour Takra Dhara is an ancient treatment where medicated buttermilk is poured over the head in a rhythmic mater (pictured). This stabilises the mind and everything going on inside it, as the herbs penetrate deep into the brain. During this treatment, usually, you'll lie in deep, blissful rest, (that is if you haven't transcended). The Science: Neurological (Brain and Nervous System) Relation In times of stress, conduction ... READ MORE