Entries by Karin Lakshmi Gunthor

Panchamahabhuta

A tree 🌲 stump and a human finger print 🖐🏻. Ayurveda is firmly embedded in Indian philosophy and it beliefs that the five elements comprise the universe (the panchamahabhutas). 1.Space / ether 2. Air 3. Fire 4. Water 5. Earth

Nadi Shodhan Pranayama

Have you thought of starting your day with a Pranayama practice? Pranayama – regulation of the life force. Pranayama is the conscious prolongation of inhalation’s, exhalations and retentions. It is a technique that purifies, energises, calms, relaxes and heals the body and mind. Pranayama corrects the nasal cycle (one side of the nose is more […]

Ayurveda and the Swan

We love our two peaceful Swans in our flower bowls at Lakshmi’s clinic. Hansa or the swan is often identified with the supreme spirit. A swan is also the Vahana (that which carries) goddess Saraswati. Hamsa is also a symbol of breath and this connection is beautifully elaborated in many sacred scriptures of India. Hamsa […]

How Much Should I Be Eating?

How much should I be eating? Ayurveda recommends to divide the stomach into three parts. One third to be filled with food solids, one third liquids (this should come from small sips during your meal/avoid large amount of water with your main meal) and one third with air/ space (enabling the food to churn). If […]

Embracing Change

Embracing CHANGE – It is CHANGE that frees Ayurveda emphasise on adopting a suitable diet, lifestyle, right thought, right speech, right action….. often it can feel overwhelming adopting changes but once the changes are made it can make you fee so much better. Ayurveda will help you to embrace change, to become the best version […]