During this time you are still able to order products through the online shop – there will be a weekly dispatch of parcels so your order may take a few days longer than normal to arrive – thank you for your understanding.

With a change of season approaching, October/November/ December is a wonderful time for Panchakarma/ Detox treatments (an initial consultation is needed prior undergoing this treatment).

For enquiries or bookings after the 1/10/14 you are welcome to email info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au.

I look very much forward to seeing you on my return,

Warmly Karin

Ayurveda and breastfeeding

Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of breast feeding, which ideally should be continued until the baby is at least 18 month of age or longer. Breast milk is the ideal and most natural food for the human baby.

For most mothers it will be a joy watching your baby thrive and grow because of your milk. Breast milk is affected by the mothers lifestyle.  What she eats, drinks, her behaviour and speech habits are some of the factors that influence the breast milk and ultimately the baby. In Ayurveda herbs such as Shatavari are recommended to increase the quality of the milk.

In Ayurveda Breast milk is called Stanya (a sanskrit word). Charaka (An Ayurvedic Author) says that stanya should be clean, thin and at body temperature (not warmer). It should look white and a have a shine like a pearl, sweet in taste. To test the purity, a few drops of breast milk are added to a glass of clean water. Imbalanced breast milk will not mix well with water.

Breastmilk stimulates the digestive power and increases the body’s resistance to various disease. To ensure adequate production the mother should include in her diet, milk (goat or cow) with Shatavari kalpa, ahleev kheer, jaggery semolina, pumpkin, coconut, ghee, dates. To purify the breast milk, spices such as turmeric, hing, fenugreek, cumin and Ajwan are very beneficial.

Low milk supply, excess milk, imbalances due to Vata, Pitta or Kapha dosha can be treated with Ayurveda.

If you are expressing milk or once your baby is older and you are giving him/her some water to drink I would very much recommend to avoid plastic bottles.

Wonderful news for all parents looking for the perfect milk bottle and sippy cup for your baby.

I am sure there are many Mum’s who have spent lots of time and money looking for the best bottles and probably have a whole cupboard full and are still not totally satisfied what you have got. After trialling many different products out on the market I have finally found something just right.

As I am not keen on using plastic these wonderful glass bottles are just perfect, the glass is made of high tempered borosilicate glass which can withstand up to 600 degress celcius and has a unique thermal shock resistance. My lovely pitta predominant toddler has dropped the bottles many times over and over on the floor and they do not break. The beautiful bottle is covered with a food grade silicone sleeve. The silicone sleeve comes in a rainbow colour selection and if the milk is too hot (above 42C) the silicone sleeve will become white. The bottles can be adapted to a sippy cup as your baby grows.

These beautiful glass bottles are now available at Lakshmi Ayurveda. You can visit our shop or purchase them online.

Available in a 240 ml bottle twin packs. the bottle can be adapted to sippy cups by purchasing the adaptor pack.

Highly recommended

$33.95 (2 x 240 ml wide neck glass bottle)

$8.95 Sippy cup adaptor

 

 

 

Lakshmi Ayurveda

The Pearl is a moon stone and is considered to help overcome obstacles  in life due to planet moon. The pearl which shines like a star, smooth and clear, light in weight, pleasing, round, and looks like clear water is considered the best. It is said that the goddess Lakshmi will give the person blessings who is wearing them and they enjoy good fortune. According to rasa paddhati there are three types of lustre in the pearls:

  1. madhucchaya – like honey
  2. sitachaya – like sita/ sugar
  3. srikhandachaya – like butter/ cream

The pearl lustre of srikhandachaya (butter/cream) is considered to be of superior quality.

Pearls are used to prepare classical Ayurvedic formulations called bhasma and pishti. Being alkaline ativan 1mg online in nature it is used in hyperacidic conditions of the stomach. Its chemical compostion is CaCo3 (Calcium Carbonate) so it is a good natural source of Calcium.

Pearl necklaces are good to wear in summer month. They are useful in hormonal imbalance, headaches, migraine, loss of concentration and memory,  insomnia, uterine disorders, infertiliy, heart disesase (Hridroga), eye disease, depression,  and help to deal with stress.

Its Ayurvedic pharmacological and therapeutic properties are

  • Rasa (tase) – madhura/ sweet
  • Guna (qualities)- sita/ cold, laghu/light, mrdu/ soft
  • Virya (potency)- sita/ cold
  • Dosha: Pittahara/ pacifies aggravated pitta dosha

Beautiful freshwater pearls are now available –  hand made jewellery from Europe and Australia.

A wonderful gift idea for Christmas.

 

 

Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga

The Australasian Association of Ayurveda Inc announces its 1st Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga to be held in Adelaide from 4th till the 6th of October 2013 – which is a long-weekend in South Australia.

This is an event not to be missed. Bookings are now open!
Download the program (PDF).

We hope to see you there,
Warmly Karin

Phone: 0406 810 547

Australian National Symposium of Ayurveda & Yoga

 

Lakshmi Ayurveda Workshop

Ayurvedic Treatments

 

We look very much forward to welcoming you! A vast range of health and authentic Ayurvedic products are available. For all enquiries please contact Karin ph: 0406810547 or email: info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au

Surprise your loved ones with a unique gift.

Lakshmi Ayurveda has a wide range of certified organic Ayurvedic and health products.

Beautiful gift ideas:

+Gift Voucher for treatments or consultations

+ Shiva lingam stones

+ Ayurvedic skin care range suited to your needs

+ classical Ayurvedic oils and black seed sesame oil available in 150 ml, 200mls, 500 ml and 1 litre

+ organic Ayurvedic herbs and spices

+ bath powders and handmade soaps

+ perfume oils and incense

+ Ayurvedic hair care, hair oils, shampoo, conditioner and organic hair dye

+ Ayurvedic cooking books and books for students of Ayurveda

+ handmade bangles

+ beautiful eye make-up – natural Kajals and lipsticks

For information or more ideas, call Karin ph: 0406810547 or email: info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au

Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all the three for this festive season and the New Year

Best wishes from Karin