Lakshmi going to India from the 15th of October until the 4th of November to work at one of Kerala’s well known Ayurveda Hospitals.
Until then enjoy a 10% discount for a Shirodhara treatment.

Shirodhara
Shira means head and dhara means the continuous flow of liquid. A continuous stream of medicated oil is poured from a specially designed vessel on the forehead. This treatment is unique to Ayurveda and is one of the most relaxing, divine therapies one can experience.

This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, hypertension, migraine, slows the ageing process, premature greying of the hair, alopecia and ultimately strengthens the overall physical constitution of the individual. For maximum effect it is performed over a continuous number of days.
Duration: 60 minutes – $75 instead of $85
For bookings call Karin ph: 0406810547

Heartburn – the predominant symptom, affects approximately 1 out of 5 people in Australia and the incidence of GORD (Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease – Non-ulcer Acid Dyspepsia – NAD) has been noted to be rising worldwide. Many of the factors known to be involved in GORD and NAD are not fully understood and thus, the orthodox treatment is often symptomatic and unsatisfactory.
In Ayurveda Hyperacidity is called Amlapitta and it is clearly described by Madhava nidana

Definition Ma Ni 51:1
In amlapitta the quantity of pachaka pitta is increased. its quality of normal bitter taste (alkaline) is changed to more sour taste (acidic) as a result of fermentation. Because of this increased sour quality of pitta it is called amla(sour)- pitta

Ayurveda describes 2 types of amlapitta
1. Urdhwaga amlapitta- affects upper GI tract
2. Adhoga amlapitta- affects lower GI tract

What causes Amlapitta?
• sedentary life style
• incompatible combinations of food such as milk and fruit, milk and fish, cold and hot drinks etc. (Virudha ahara)
• contaminated food (leftover food), stale food
• fermented food
• excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks
• improper sleeping habits
• sour, pungent hot and salty food
• deep fried food, spicy food
• day sleeping after having food intake
• suppression of natural urges (Vegavarodha)
• stress, anger (increase of Raja dosha)
• coffee, carbonated drinks, smoking

What are the symptoms of Amlapitta
• Indigestion
• dyspepsia
• sour eruptions
• pain in cardiac region
• loss of appetite, gurgling sound in the abdomen
• thirst
• burning sensation in throat and chest
• headache
• heaviness in the abdomen
• diarrhoea
• fatigue

How can Ayurveda help?
Due to the holistic nature of Āyurveda, preventative and restorative treatment can be affected by discovering the root cause of the disease and treating the whole person, encompassing the spirit, mind and body.
The treatment approach is depending on the type of Amlapitta (Adhoga or Urdhwaga type) .
1. The first step towards your health will be correcting your digestive function with appetizing herbs (herbs that increase the digestive power).
2. Ahara/ Food + Vihara/ lifestyle – you will need to follow a special diet and lifestyle prescribed for you
3. Shamana treatment – Pacifying treatment this is done when there is only a slight vitiation of doshas
3. Shodhana treatment – Panchakarma

Useful herbs are Amalaki, Shatavari, Guduchi, Yasthimadhuka and classical preparations such as Panchanimbadi churna or Avipattikar churna.

For more information or if you suffer from Amlapitta (Hperacidity) and you are interested in a holistic ayurvedic treatment plan call Karin Ph: 0406810547

AoLBrochure
Part One – 3 day course
26th to 28th of August in Perth
for more information please see the attached brochure or contact Karin info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au

“It is every human being’s birthright to live
in a disease free body and a stress free mind.
Yet, neither at school nor at home have we been
taught how to deal with our negative emotions.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

During the workshop you will learn about the Sudarshan Kriya a unique breathing technique, yoga, relaxation and meditation. At the end of the course you will be equipped to practice at home

There will also be a talk about a wholesome Ayurvedic diet which is presented by Lakshmi Ayurveda on Sunday 28th of August at 2.30pm.

Sudarshan Kriya is one of the most comprehensive breathing techniques derived from the yogic science of breath and taught by the Art of Living Foundation. It is traditionally understood to use specific rhythms of get klonopin online the breath to eliminate stress, support the various organs and systems within the body, transform overpowering emotions and restore peace of mind. According to the yogic science of breath, impurities which accumulate in the cells
cause sluggishness and promote disease. The Sudarshan Kriya oxygenates the cells and rapidly flushes out impurities. Physically, the cells are vitalised; emotionally one feels a sense of balance and contentment.


Food equals Life – The body is the product of food

And he knew that food was Brahman
From food all beings are born
by food they live and into food they return
Upanishad 3.2

Ahara/ Food has been worshipped since ancient times as the giver and sustainer of life
A statement by Charaka ”the self controlled man can life for a hundred years free from disease through the intake of hita ahara/ wholesome diet.
In Ayurveda the physical body is called Kaya. The sanskrit word Kaya can be translated that the body is a build up of food.
Already 5000 years ago Ayurveda has recognised that the body is the result or an outcome of the food we eat.

Food can be the cause (nidana) of a disease
Food can be the treatment (chikitsa) of a disease

Wholesome food and drinks have good colour, smell, taste and are pleasing to the senses and conducive to health, if taken in accordance with the ayurvedic rules.
According to Ayurveda – complexion, clarity, good voice, longevity, happiness, satisfaction, nourishment, mental/ physical strength and intellect are all conditioned by food.

Ayurveda recognises six different tastes

1.MADHURA/ SWEET
2.AMLA/SOUR
3.LAVANA/SALTY
4.KATU/ HOT
5.TIKTA/BITTER
6.KASAYA/ ASTRINGENT

The six different taste are important and should be present in the daily diet. The different rasa/ taste can be used to bring equilibrium to the doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).

Some of the Ayurvedic rules for food intake:
1. Intake of food should be warm
2. Food should be unctuous
3. Food should be in proper quantity
4. Intake of food should only be after digestion of the previous meal
5. The food should not have contradictory potencies e.g sour and sweet food such as fruit and milk
6. Intake of food should be in a proper place and seated
7. Intake of food should be without hurry or worry
8. Intake of food should not be too fast or too slow
9. One should take the food while not talking or laughing

Want to know your body constitution and see what foods and taste is most beneficial for you.
You are welcome for a consultation at Lakshmi Ayurveda
Consultation price: 90 minutes ($85)
Private Health fund rebate!
For bookings call Karin 0406810547

Food Prayer

Brahmaapanam Brahmahavir Brahmaagnau Brahmanaahutam
Brahmaivatena Gantavyam Brahmakarma Samaadhinaa

Aham Vaishvanaro Bhootvaa Praaninaam Dehamaashritah
Praanapaana Samaayuktah Pachaamyannam Chaturvidham

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 verse 24

The act of offering is Brahman. The offering itself is Brahman. The offering is done by Brahman in the sacred fire which is Brahman. He alone attains Brahman who, in all actions, is fully absorbed in Brahman.

“I am Vaishnavara, existing as fire God in the bodies of living beings. Being associated with ingoing and outgoing life breaths, I will digest all the four different types of food
and purify them.”

Akshi Tarpana is a unique procedure where medicated ghrta/ ghee is retained over the eyes for a specific amount of time.
The medicated ghee nourishes and strengthens the eye structure. This is a very beneficial treatment for the following conditions:
• for healthy person (protect/ prevent degeneration)
• dryness of the eye
• squint
• falling of eye lashes
• ophthalmological conditions
• optic nerve atrophy
• eye strain (computer work, air condition)
• macular degeneration
• drooping of eye lid
A gentle massage is done on the head, eyes and face before a frame is made around both eyes. The frame is filled with medicated ghee. Once the eyes are covered with the ghee, the patient opens and closes them several times before the ghee is removed.
After the procedure you are advised to avoid the sun or other bright objects
To book a treatment call Karin: 0406810547
Best treatment result is achieved with a course of 7-14 days

Chyawanaprash is an inspiring formulation. Since its known inception dating back to 1500 BC to the present age, it has remained one of the most popular and well known ayurvedic formulations. Chyawanaprash manifests the entire human quest for immortality and freedom from disease and prevention of ageing. The formulation as a whole is an expression of a blessing from the Rigveda `jeevema shardah shatam´.
The word Chywanaprash is composed of two words chyawana and prasha. The former, stands for the name of a sage and prasha denotes a drug or diet which is suitable for ingestion. Chyawanaprash is outstanding and Charaka has listed it among the foremost formulations listed in chapter one of the Chikitsasthana.

Chyawanaprash is the superior of all rasayana formulations. Rasayana is the seventh branch of Ayurveda which deals with the prevention of aging, disease and minimization of degenerative processes and aiming to prolong life. It covers the three modern medical branches of immunology, metabolism and endocrinology.
Directions for use: Take 1-2tsp daily, followed by warm water/milk/ herbal tea

Benefits and uses:
• Preserves youth and slows down ageing
• counters debilitating and ageing disorders
• strengthens the immune system
• excellent rejuvenator for body and mind
• it purifies and develops the seven body tissues (dhatus)
• best all round elixir

Organic Chyavanprash 250 gm $22

Mythology of Chyawanaprash
According to Mahabharata
Puloma the wife of Bhrigu was at home by herself when a monster entered the heritage and tried to ravish her. Puloma was pregnant at that time and out of fear and anxiety, she aborted and the baby boy was born prematurely. He was named Chyawana and due to the premature birth, he was physically very weak. In his later life he was getting married to King Sharyatis´ young and beautiful daughter Sunkanya. Sometime after the marriage, the Ashwini twins offered him a medicine to regain his youth so he could be happy with his young beautiful wife Sunkanya. After taking the medicine Chyawana regained his youth and the formulation was named Chyawanaprash after the name of Chyawana.