Why is it important to stay hydrated? Water protects and hydrates our organs, transports nutrients to our cells and helps us stay energized and mentally sharp. It also balances the level of electrolytes — minerals such as sodium and potassium — in our bodies to...

Every November, the world celebrates Mens Health Month. And this week celebrates Self Care Week Nov 12 - Nov 18. Men's skincare is becoming very popular, especially among the younger generation. It has been well documented in the press and media that the upward growing trend in male...

Twists to help gut health   Twisting poses, which I discuss in detail in my new book Mind Body Cleanse, when combined with the breath, teach the importance of a healthy spine and inner body. The action of a twist squeezes and ushes the pelvic and abdominal...

The leaves have slowly begun to change colours and the air has shifted to being a little dryer and cooler as the daylight hours diminish. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that people experience at a particular time of year or during...

Today we are celebrating WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2018 Over the past 70 years  there has been a drastic perceptual shift as to how individuals think about the practice of meditation in the western world. What was once thought of as a quasi psychedelic practice used by hippies to alter states of consciousness, is...

Welcome to the season of Keats’ mists and mellow fruitfulness… At this time of year, when the light and the dark make up equal parts of the day, and as the weather gets cooler, we begin to draw energy inwardly. In Ayurvedic terms, autumn is the season where Vata is predominant,...

With all of the hot weather that we have been having recently in the UK, it always helps to know how to breath to cool yourself down. The word "sheetali" means cooling in Sanskrit, it is taken from the original word "Sheetal" which means soothing or cold. The...

I loved waking up this morning and making my Sunday Morning Wheatgrass Smoothie! Did you know that 1oz of wheatgrass juice has about as much nutrients as 2.5 lbs of vegetables?     Wheatgrass has become one of the worlds most widely used heath foods. It contains chlorophyl (nature's...

Thousands of years of empirical research has lead Ayurvedic massage to become a key component of Ayurvedic therapy. It is a euphoric experience for people who are lucky enough to have experienced it. The body loves to have the skin soothed as it is always...

People have been taking probiotics since ancient times; our ancestors used bacteria to preserve food.  Most cultures in the world have long cultural heritages of microbe use in food preparation. Germany has its sauerkraut, the French have their crème fraîche and the Turks have their...

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