As we approach Easter….

We hope you each have a beautiful holiday with your friends and family. From a Christian perspective, Easter is celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus – which can be symbolised with a sense of rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal. The energy of the holiday provides followers of the faith with a new spring-like energy, one of abundance and beauty.

Just as Easter provides abundant rebirthing energy, the Indian Hindu religion uses different methods of improving energy, vitality and renewing the body. One method is through the use with the use of the Shiva Lingam.

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This tonic jam is revered as an elixir of life in Ayurveda and has been used for thousand of years to rejuvenate the whole system. It is one of the most popular and well known Ayurvedic formulations. Chywanaprash is named after a sage named Chyavana. 

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Amalaki, also known as Amla, Indian Gooseberry or Emblica officinalis, is one of the most well known Ayurvedic fruits to help support immunity, digestion, promote healthy skin, and so much more! Amalaki is a berry and can be eaten by itself. It is known for having five of the six tastes. These include pungent, bitter, astringent, sweet and sour, excluding salty. Its qualities make it pacifying to Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and can be used in all seasons.

Benefits of Amla

1. Taking Amalaki helps to build ojas, your vibrancy and energy for life, due to its rasayana qualities. Rasayanas have the ability to strengthen, rejuvenate, nourish and improve immunity of the body.
2. Beneficial for skin, eye, and hair health due to high mineral and antioxidant levels which promote the growth of healthy cells. Amla juice can be applied to the scalp to encourage hair growth and improve dry scalp. 

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The wonderful benefits of the flower Rose 🌹

Rose plays a starring role in Ayurvedic beauty care. The smell and use of rose is very healing. Smell is one of the 5 senses, the smell of aromatherapy oils, herbs and flowers all promote healing in our body.

Rose can help to reduce wrinkles, improve complexion and slows down the signs of aging. Our Lakshmi Ayurveda store stocks some amazing rose products to help you experience these benefits.

We have many body oils, rose water mists, natural deodorants, teas and incense sticks. Rose can be used to de-stress in the bath, soothe tired burning eyes with rose mist, and sweeten your mood as you breathe in the aromas.

This wonder spice also known as Asafoetida is great for digestion, IBS, constipation, loss of appetite and many more uncomfortable symptoms we may be out of balance with. This spice is known to burn ama which are toxins built up in the body. It is great for a Vata imbalance as it reduces excess gas.

Hing can reduce growth of flora such as candida in the gut and help to get rid of worms as it has anti-viral properties. Hing can even fight a flu and encourage fertility…. what can this spice not do? Come along and visit our shop from 9am until 2pm Monday to Saturday to take a look around at all of our wonderful Ayurvedic products or book in with Karin our Ayurvedic practitioner to help find balance in your life with Ayurveda the science of life. We hope to see you soon!

The full moon is an auspicious time in Ayurveda, particularly for the making of ghee.

We will be offering a workshop on the next full moon, November 23rd, where you will learn how to make ghee. Listening to mantras, lighting candles and setting intentions are all part of the sacred act of making ghee – this is what makes the Lakshmi ghee so tasty and our best-selling product!

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