EASY AYURVEDIC SPRING DETOX

According to Ayruveda, spring is actually the best time to think about cleansing and detoxing your body… not after Christmas and New Year when you are still effectively in hibernation mode. An ancient Indian philosophy that uses diet, herbal prescriptions, massage and yogic breathing to help you maintain a balanced lifestyle, Ayurveda states that a cleanse as the seasons change prevents the build up of toxins that can cause illnesses and ailments later in the year. So, I’m really excited to hear that wonderful London-based Ayurvedic therapist, Geeta Vara, is hosting a ‘spring clean’ workshop in April, explaining how you can boost your energy, vitality, immunity through simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. The talk will cover the following areas:

  • An introduction to Ayurveda and your doshic constitution
  • The importance of your digestive fire ‘Agni’ in the detox process
  • The benefits of Ayurvedic detoxification and how it differs from other cleanse/detox processes
  • Foods that heal and foods that harm during a detox
  • Tips for a safe detox at home

When and where…
Evolve Wellness Centre
10 Kendrick Mews
South Kensington
SW7 3HG

Tuesday april 17th | 6:30-8:30 pm

Price: £12 early bird before 7/4/2012 | £15 thereafter

How to book…

click here or call Evolve at 020 7581 4090.


AYRUVEDIC INSPIRATION

You may be a believer, or you may be a sceptic… but I for one, am a big fan of Ayurveda. ‘Ayur wot?’ I hear you say? Well, just in case you don’t know anything about it, Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy that uses diet, herbal prescriptions, massage and yogic breathing to help you maintain a balanced lifestyle throughout the seasons. A lovely, nurturing, holistic system, Ayurveda can help with anything from health problems and stress to bad hair days. Anyway, I could go on and on about this forever but instead I am going suggest that you buy this rather brilliant book A Pukka Life, by Ayurvedic expert and founder of Pukka Herbs, Sebastian Pole. It’s a brilliant introduction to the concept, and makes for an easy and engaging read. You might well dismiss it as a load of hippy-sounding tosh, but I have to be honest, I’d rather go and talk to an Ayurvedic therapist than a GP any day. And I’d much prefer to fix my winter health worries with good food, herbal supplements and yoga instead of a load of nasty antibiotics.

Go to Pukka Herbs to buy the book (RRP £14.99), and while you’re at it you can find out what your dosha is and get yourself some lovely tea. Win win.