Balance Your Dosha With Ayurveda

  The great thing about Ayurveda is that when it comes to nutrition, you generally receive information regarding which individual foods and spices are best for your dosha …

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How to Balance your Digestive Fire and Improve Digestion

  In Ayurveda, it is believed that what we are is what we digest. So digestive fire plays a vital role in our health and many health problems …

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Daily Winter Ayurvedic Routine

Here are Ayurvedic some tips and advice on how to stay healthy, vibrant and prevent illness during the winter months. Waking up a little later (around 6-7 a.m.) than you …

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Acerola Berries

Acerola

  The Acerola shrub can grow as high as 5 meters (or 17 feet). Its bright red fruits are as big as a cherry and, when ripe, have …

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Animals Are People Too -- The Value of Life Itself

The Value of Life Itself

  Human-centred animal that I am, I find it easiest to appreciate the heroism of animals who save human lives, who rescue people. But I’ve come to be …

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Animals Are People Too -- Selfless Rescuers

Selfless Rescuers

  In 1950, an elderly woman lived in Hermitage, Tennessee, who was known to everyone around simply as Aunt Tess. The old lady lived alone with only her …

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Unlikely Heroes

  It is not only dogs and dolphins who have shown their reverence and devotion to human life by going to enormous lengths to save it. The animal …

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Animals Are People Too -- Guide-Duck For The Blind

A Guide-Duck For The Blind

One of the most marvelous examples of animals caring for each other is recalled by Cleveland Amory in his lovely little book, Animal. He tells of a scientist …

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Animals Are People Too -- The Trapper and the Beaver Cubs

The Trapper and the Beaver Cubs

  Animals with whom humans have little contact also have the potential for kindness and friendship. One man who came to understand something of the spirit of such …

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Dolphins To The Rescue

Dolphins To The Rescue

  In June, 1971, Yvonne Vladislavich was aboard a yacht that exploded and sank in the Indian Ocean. Utterly terrified, she was thrown into shark-infested waters. Then she …

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Man's Best Friend At His Best

Man’s Best Friend At His Best

Human contact with dolphins is limited. In recent years, the animal with whom most of us have had the greatest contact is the dog. One doesn’t have to …

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The Most Selfless Animal In The World - The Legend of Pelorus Jack

The Most Selfless Animal In The World

  If the little Scottish terrier whose monument still stands in Edinburgh is not the most selfless animal who ever lived, a dolphin named Pelorus Jack might well …

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The Meaning of Gratitude

The Meaning of Gratitude

  You will not find very many monuments to dogs in this world. But in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a public area known as Greyfriar Square, there stands a …

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Acai Berries

Acai

  The Acai palm tree grows as high as 50 to 80 feet (15 to 25 meters). The edible Acai fruit is dark purple in color when it …

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Will I Get Enough Protein on a Vegetarian Diet?

  If you are already eating a vegetarian diet or if you are considering moving in that direction, then simply by eating enough food from a variety of …

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Water – What Every Body Needs

Water – What Every Body Needs

  The human body is a water machine, more liquid than solid, and requires regular replenishing with this magic elixir, in order to survive. We can last 2 …

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What is Health?

  Health is a very ill defined term. In the western countries many people see health as a black and white concept. You are healthy unless you have …

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Insomnia

  In the Italian province of Venito there is a family whose members regularly die from lack of sleep. They have an extremely rare form of inheritable fatal …

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Overcoming Stress with Meditation

Overcoming Stress With Meditation

  Homeostasis is an important process of the body which is always striving to keep the internal environment within a certain range. Therefore if the body gets too …

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neti

Neti

Nasal Cleansing with Water. How’s that wonderful feeling in your sinuses when you dive under the waves! You can get that feeling every time you do neti – …

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Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

  With Indian Head Massage a feature workshop at our Free Yoga Day on March 14 we thought it wise to make a step by step guide available …

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Keeping healthy during flu season

Keeping Healthy Through Flu Season

  We have now entered flu season in the southern hemisphere so we’d like to let you know the measures we are taking to care for your health …

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Sean

  After years of wandering around interstate and overseas, I am happily settled and married living in Brisbane. The many ups and downs of life have brought me …

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Margaret Doyle -- Yoga Teacher

Margaret

  Born in a small New Zealand town in 1949, Margaret is now a senior teacher at the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga Centre. She brings an …

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Beth

  Hi! My name is Beth. I have been a primary school teacher since graduating in 1982. In an often stressful profession, I use yoga and meditation techniques …

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Barney

  Barney, a legend of the local surf community, two-time Australian champion and ex world ranked body boarder takes time out daily to meditate and add other benefits …

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Relaxation

Progressive Body Relaxation leads to deep relaxation of both the body and the mind. It is said that 15 minutes of this relaxation may rejuvenate you more than …

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Japa Meditation

Mantra – Gopala Govinda Rama Madana Mohana This meditation can be practiced sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed. It is also nice to walk along …

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

  Ashwagandha is an erect branched shrub that grows to a height of 170cm. As a member of the nightshade family, and like its relative the tomato, Ashwagandha …

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Amla - Indian Gooseberry

Amla

  This tropical tree reaches 8-18 meters in height. It has gray bark and reddish wood and produces small fruits, which ripen in autumn. All parts of the plant are …

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Aronia

Aronia

  The extremely hardy Aronia shrub reaches about 2-5 meters in height and withstands pollution, salt and swampy conditions and is resistant to many diseases. The leaves of …

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Brahmi

Bacopa Monnieri

  Bacopa monnieri is a creeping perennial herb that thrives in wetlands, marshy places and on muddy shores. Bacopa only grows to a height of about 15 centimetres …

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Bamboo Leaves

Bamboo

  There are more than 1,000 species of bamboo in the world,most of which flower only once every 60 to 130 years. Some Bamboo species grow at a …

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Bilberry, Blueberry

Bilberry

  A relative of the Cranberry, Huckleberry, and American Blueberry, the Bilberry grows in temperate and sub-arctic heath and woodlands to a height of about 40 centimetres. It …

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Black Cohash

Black Cohosh

  A member of the buttercup family, Black Cohosh is an herbaceous perennial which grows to a height of 2 to 4 meters and thrives in moist shady …

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Camu Camu

Camu Camu

  Camu Camu is a small, 3-5 metre,shrubby tree that grows along riverbanks within the Amazon Rainforest.It has bushy feathery foliage, small flowers with waxy white petals and …

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Chá-de-bugre

Cha de Bugre

  Little research has been conducted on Char de Bugre but at present it is known to contain potassium, allantoin (used for topical healing) and allantoic acid (an …

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Cranberries

Cranberry

  In their natural habitat, Cranberries grow vigorously in acidic, sandy,cold water bogs which were made by glacial deposits. The plant is a long lived, dwarf, creeping shrub, …

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Cupuacu

Cupuacu

  Needing an average annual rainfall of between 1.9 and 3.0 metres Cupuacu is a small to medium tree in the rainforest canopy which belongs to the Cocoa …

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Elderberry

Elderberry

  Elderberry refers to group of deciduous shrubs,small trees and herbaceous perennial plants that grow between 3 and 10 meters of which there are about 30 individual species …

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