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 email@example.com
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
Kichari, rice-mung stew (or porridge), is wonderfully light on digestion yet tasty and satisfying. It is often given to people who are ill or recovering from illness, like an Ayurvedic ‘chicken-soup’. If you’d like a follow along video to make this, here is me demonstrating how to make it at the Wise Things Festival. For[…]
Anyone vaguely interested in Ayurveda will know that digestion is key to health. Modern medical practitioners are also now realising this, with a widening range of health issues being attributed to an faulty gut microbiome (which is a major player in digestion). We know that it is not just what you eat but how you[…]
I love the summer. Being a vata-predominant, not-well-covered body type, I find myself cold for 90% of the year in the UK. So come summer, my whole body relaxes and I feel like a basking lizard absorbing all the warmth and sunlight to keep me going for the rest of the year. I know that[…]
There is no doubt this is a testing time for everyone around the globe. Along with the obvious physical concerns, there can be financial and emotional stress to deal with. Many of us are not just concerned for ourselves but also our loved ones. While feeling generally calm and optimistic, I do also find my[…]
It started years ago, with a fear that my heart burn was stomach cancer. This wasn’t the first time that I had convinced myself that an ailment was cancer. This time, I was really gripped by this and sought out my Ayurvedic Practitioner. She predicted, correctly, that the reflux would soon settle but suggested that[…]
These contain no refined sugar and just a tiny amount of maple/agave syrup, which can be omitted altogether if you’re being ultra sugar free! They are tasty and moreish though, not nearly as worthy as they sound.
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[…]