To sit or squat

Whats the best way to have a good Poo? 💩

Squatting versus sitting?

We learn our bathroom habits from parents/ caretakers or watching siblings from an early age. Different habits in different parts of the world and cultures.

Most people who travelled through Asia are familiar with a drop hole toilet. Initially it can seem really strange of having to squat on the toilet and you might miss the porcelain throne but which toilet do you think is better to empty your bladder and bowel?

Ayurvedic wisdom has specific instructions on natural urges and morning ablutions. 🌞❤️🌿

Classical reference:

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Heartburn

Do you suffer from Acidity, reflux or heartburn? 🔥🔥🔥

Or has your heartburn got aggravated after the holiday season eating more meat, drinking more alcohol or enjoying fruit after dinner …..

If yes you are definitely not alone.

Risk factors – Hurry – Curry and Worry

GORD is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions in Australia. It is estimated to occur in 10–15% of the population, with a rising prevalence, most likely due to obesity.

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. risk factors include older age, male gender, caucasian ethnicity, diets high in fats, sugars and salt, and smoking.

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This tub is called an Avagaha Sitz bath 🛀

The sitz bath is filled with a herbal decoction (kwatham) 🌿🌿🌿after having received an Abhyanga oil massage.

This is extremely beneficial in

1. Lumbar sacral pain and degenerative conditions
2. Neurological problems of the lower limbs
3. Gynaecological ailments

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Have you experienced authentic Ayurvedic treatments before?

One of my favourite treatments is the Shastika Shali pinda sveda. 🌿🌿🌿

It is also known as navarakhizhi in Malayalam, this is one of the most important svedana (sweat inducing) treatments. It is very useful for chronic Vata disease, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, muscle weakness or muscle stiffness, disease of the joints such as osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions or it can be done as a rejuvenation and anti ageing treatment for the healthy person.
It delays the process of ageing, premature greying of the hair, hair fall out and the appearance of wrinkles.

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A little write up for the lovers of classical Ayurvedic text about Amenorrhea. Hopefully this will be interesting for the students of Ayurveda.

If you are you looking to deepen your understanding of Ayurveda in a practical and clinical setting you might like to read about the mentoring program offered at Lakshmi Ayurveda starting in February 2020.

In Ayurveda Amenorrhea is called (a Sanskrit word) Arajaska by Charaka and Lohitaksaya by Vagbhata.

Lohita is the synonym for rakta (blood). Lohita (Blood) + kshaya (decrease) = loss of blood

Meaning of Arajask is, Na + Rjaska = No menstrutation/ absence of menstruation.

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Kelsey is undergoing her Spring cleansing with a juice fast this year! 🍏🍊🥬🥕🥭 After consideration, she and Karin felt she was suitable for her first juice cleanse. We thought we would share a bit about juicing from an Ayurvedic perspective, as we often get a lot of questions about juicing from our clients.

Juicing diets are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps you have tried one yourself, watched a documentary on the benefits or read countless articles about the topic. No doubt, the cleansing qualities of fruits and vegetables can reset the body. True, there are benefits for the body and the mind to completing a fast or cleanse. But what does Ayurveda say about juicing?

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