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There will NOT be personal advise on health as Ayurveda cannot be done by phone, by mail or even internet. The importance of seeing the patient and studying the pathology is the most important thing. Otherwise any so called advise is just symptomatic and not really Ayurveda which treats dosha as the cause of pathology (CS, Su Ch 1.57)

  • making ghee (video)
    a few videos on making ghee Make ghee with a funny English woman (bonkers !) - click here ! making Ayurvedic ghee video - click here !
  • Immunity, Ayurveda and Influenza
    Questions concerning the Flu in general and Flu A – Type H1N1 How does Ayurveda view influenza in general and the subtype H1N1 specifically ? According to Ayurveda the body’s first (...)
  • Current issues in the world
    Normally I do not list books which I have just read but I feel everyone should read the book I just finished today - Survival+ - a book that is more a commentary on the current social (...)
  • Lower back pain syndromes in Ayurveda
    The Ayurvedic view of dosha causing different forms of the same problems can be illustrated by lower back pain.
  • Is Cheese OK to eat in Ayurveda ?
    Student question : What about Prakriti Satmya and cheese ? We eat cheese since we are babies, so we do have the enzymes to digest it. But we have been told by an Indian Ayurvedic (...)
  • Using Tamas in Dravyaguna
    About antidoting herbs
    Student question : How about herbs, for example Valerian ? You told us to antidote it with Centella or Calamus – but is it an antidote or does it just make the the tamasic effect milder, (...)
  • Rajas and Tamas
    Student question : The best way to balance Tamas and Rajas is to avoid tamasic and rajasic lifestyle ? Like trying to be sattvic in lifestyle and eat sattvic food, isn’t there an (...)
  • Satmya
    This concept in Ayurveda is sometimes called the law of adaptation or habituation.
  • Sugar suppresses the immune system
    Question: "The consumption of 100 grams of sugar effectively suppresses the immune system for 6 to 7 hours." Is this true for all types of sugar (including honey), or just refined (...)
  • New Website
    As you can see we have a new website, please be patient as we re-build the English site. I will be writing more and more on the blog as soon as we finish the transfer of all data onto (...)
  • Seva means selfless service
    Seva is a great idea in that it is meant to indicate the service of humanity for no personal gain - mental or physical. In practice 99% of people who are "doing Seva" are doing it for (...)
  • After childbirth - recovering normal health
    There is a typical kind of problem that manifests with women after childbirth. This syndrome gets more and more aggravated after each birth and causes a number of problems - this is all (...)
  • Why is it bad to work?
    Well it isn’t really unless you over do it. Although it certainly feels bad to work this is mainly because we do not like what we do. Finding an enjoyable work, such as mattress testing, (...)
  • Why is it bad to work at night?
    Why is it bad to work at night? Many artists or other people find it a good time to work, and many people such as nurses are required to work at night. In answer to your questions: (...)
  • What is a Dosha really?
    Dear Atreya, Everybody, speaks and writes about the Dosha, with some details, their qualities, their location and others details. My question is: What is a Dosha really? Response from (...)
  • Moving Ayurveda forward in Europe
    In order to move Ayurveda forward in Europe it is important to define what kind of Ayurveda we want to present to West. Wellness (relaxation, stress reduction, feel good, etc.) (...)
  • About evolution
    I have been thinking about evolution a lot these last months - with the winter sales underway of course we buy new clothes that don’t fit...... Why are all the sleeves too long now? For (...)
  • Magic pill
    Just finished teaching a good session in the United Kingdom with my students there (written in 2007). Aside from my lack of stamina the course went well. I am very positive about (...)

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