SPIRIT OF AYURVEDA

What is spirituality to you? Put aside any ideas you might have about gods and angels for now, whether you believe in them or not. Consider instead the impact that Ayurveda may have had for you, [...]

SPICING UP REALLY DOES GO WITH SEX

No surprise that Ayurveda has an interesting take on sex. Why wouldn’t it? With 3 doshas and 6 seasons, and the effect of those combinations on everything from skin condition to food preferences, [...]

ALL THIS, AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING TOO

The notion of Ayurveda as a tool for balance has been there from the start. Derived through knowledge accumulated over centuries, the lore accumulated in its timeless texts provides guidance on [...]

MAKE SURE YOU MAKE TIME FOR YOU

These are weird times. And they affect us in ways we might not expect. And if kapha is a big part of who you are, which since it’s kapha season will apply to more of us than usual, then reflect [...]

LIQUORICE AS A MEDICINE? IT TAKES ALL SORTS

If you’ve grown up in the UK you’re probably most aware of liquorice as an aniseedy-tasting black layer used in sweets. Hard to imagine it in the form of a 2 metre plant that sprawls across the [...]

BEING AND BUSINESS

When I was a business journalist, I got to meet CEOs and entrepreneurs who were all about creating big money. Many saw the key was increasing share prices. Which assumes what’s valuable can be [...]

Self-love mindfulness practice with Silatha

Silatha Founder, Veroniek Vermeulen, is on a quest to empower women through all stages of life with meditation, while breaking through existing taboos. Veroniek enjoyed a strong career as [...]

THE REAL THING

Once upon a time Coca Cola said they were ‘the real thing’. They were doing it partly to imply their superiority to Pepsi Cola, which is interesting given the two are pretty much identical [...]

ROOTS AND SEEDS BEAR FRUIT

Ayurveda is in my blood. Born in 1908, my paternal grandfather Hazari Lal Passi began to study Ayurveda in Amritsar when he was a settled family man aged 30. 4 years later, eager to learn more [...]

THE SHAPE OF NATURE

It’s been snowing today. From my window I see a tree that at the moment has a stark form. Against the sky its structure has an intricate beauty. Our brains like those shapes more than they do [...]