Welcome to The Ayurveda Practice
This world can be tough on the body and the mind. Many of us feel out of balance. Some feel their energy just isn’t what it used to be, others seem to be constantly catching whatever bug happens to be passing. Some are forever trying to lose weight while others have diseases which disturb their peace. Ayurveda (aa-yur-vay-da), the Indian traditional system of medicine with a 5000 year track record, has ways to help with these problems.
Ayurveda uses a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicinal preparations, healing oil treatments, yogic practices and purificatory treatments to alleviate a huge array of ailments, physical and mental. Restoring you to your natural balanced state means you can truly enjoy and fulfil your purpose in life. Using Ayurvedic principles, a practitioner can address the root cause of the ailment, loss of peace or balance and work to correct that, rather than solely patching over the symptoms.
At The Ayurveda Practice, consultations are with Kate Siraj, a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BSc Hons Ayurveda Manipal-India, MChem Oxon, Full APA member). Take a step towards a more balanced you. Call on 020 3166 5086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayurveda is the ‘science of life’. You don’t get much more of a all-encompassing definition than that do you? Ayurveda is a huge science, documented since 3000BC and in use for thousands of years before that. It currently comprises about 50% of the Indian healthcare system and its popularity is growing steadily across the rest of the world. This popularity arises not only from its results but also from its holistic nature which is appealing in societies where the compartmentalisation and disconnection of the modern healthcare approach often forgets that the patient is more than a sum of their ailments.
The Science of Life
Documented since 3000BC
The whole you
A holistic method
Effective, safe and inexpensive
The doshas and digestive fire
Many of us love to travel and find that a change of scene, a rest or an expanse of mind all help to boost our health. The travelling itself can take its toll, however, and has long been documented in Ayurveda as something to watch out for. All the principle texts of Ayurveda list travel[…]
We all have a constitution. This is our basic, unchanging elemental makeup that is set at conception and remains the same throughout life. In Ayurveda we see the constitution in terms of the 5 basic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements are often seen in the mind and body in combinations which[…]
Stress is getting to most of us Do I need to describe stress to you? I doubt it. In my consultations, I routinely ask my clients to rate their stress levels out of 10 and nearly everyone answers above 5. Here’s how adaptogens can help. Familiar effects of ongoing stress are insomnia, anxiety, depression and[…]
Not all woods burn the same in a fire, do they? The same can be said about foods we put in our ‘digestive fire’. Some burn (or digest) easily, some are more difficult. This important aspect of food often gets overlooked. What you’re eating may on paper be very nutritious but if you can’t digest[…]
Women have an amazing aid to living a healthy and happy life. The menstrual cycle. Now, if you are man, please don’t stop reading here as likely as not, you know a woman. She would likely be very impressed and grateful for any glimmer of understanding of this topic and I can assure you that[…]
You can put the most nutritious food into your mouth but to get the goodness out of it, it needs to be well digested. There is one simple way to make sure this happens; add herbs and spices to your food. Plus, bonus, they make the food taste amazing. Herbs and spices improve your digestion[…]
Sugar cravings can be very powerful and you don’t need me to tell you that sugar isn’t great or that we are having too much of it. Most of us are aware it causes weight gain and diabetes if we eat too much. What is less obvious is that it also can suppress the immune[…]
With Christmas around the corner, you’ll be pleased to know that a traditional roast with accompanying root vegetables, a few brussels sprouts and some herbs thrown in, fits in very well with the ideal foods to eat in winter. Enjoy it with impunity. By eating what nature offers up with the seasons, you satisfy your[…]
Meditation is the buzz word in the mental health field right now. And for good reason. It provides so much strength and stillness to deal with the hectic whirlwind of our lives. Sometimes, though, it can be hard. Do you ever feel that your mind is buzzing so much you can’t even sit down to[…]
I love saag aloo; that well known spinach (or kale) and potato curry. I also love saag paneer; substituting the potatoes for indian cheese. For a hearty, full meal, I thought why not combine them? The result, saag-aloo-paneer is delicious and of course, very nutritious, especially made with kale. If you blend the sauce well,[…]