Transforming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with SAD (Seasonal Ayurvedic Dina-Charya)

Transforming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with SAD (Seasonal Ayurvedic Dina-Charya)

When the sun is shining we may feel warm and happy but with shorter days, longer evenings, colder climates, many of us suffer from the winter blues or a type of depression also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that can affect your daily life. Though you may be feeling ‘SAD’ we can turn it around with Ayurveda by embracing our ‘Seasonal Ayurvedic Dinacharya’.

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Shifting Gears for Autumn Health

Shifting Gears for Autumn Health

Vata and the autumn season is ruled by the elements of space and air bringing with it a dominance of the cold, windy and dry qualities. An increase of these qualities in the environment mean that the temperature starts to drop, leaves start to fall and the winds increase, so we need to make adjustments to stay in flow with these changes and prevent ourselves from becoming imbalanced and sick.

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Your Ayurvedic Guide to Winter Wellness

Your Ayurvedic Guide to Winter Wellness

Winter is here, the temperature has dropped, the festive indulgences are underway and soon we will be thinking about setting new intentions and getting healthy for 2018. Ayurvedic self care practices and seasonal regimes can keep us aligned to our mind-body type and optimise our winter health. Save the detox for the Spring!

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New Year, New Ayurvedic Outlook

New Year, New Ayurvedic Outlook

So we are well into the new year and so many of us made a resolution to start a ‘detox’, lose the holiday weight, stop drinking and get back into the gym. How many of us actually last past the first few weeks or even the first few days? So many people fail to complete a detoxifcation cleanse in January as it does not fit in with their lifestyle, they are not mentally prepared and lets face it, there’s still plenty of indulgences lurking in the cupboards. But do not fear all is not doom and gloom, changing diets drastically during the winter months is not conducive to our overall health and according to Ayurveda the ideal time to go through a detoxification programme is in Spring time, so plenty of time to plan and prepare.

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