So many colours, so many different fabrics, so many different patterns. The Sari.

As the National Dress of India, we are fascinated with the styles and designs of Sari and the fashion of India. How beautiful are they?

The sari holds significant cultural and historical importance. Here are some key aspects of its significance:

Cultural Identity: The sari is a symbol of cultural identity for millions of Indian women. It represents the diverse and rich heritage of India, with different regions having their own unique sari styles and draping techniques.

Versatility: Saris come in a wide range of fabrics, colors, and designs, making them suitable for various occasions, from casual to formal events.

Tradition and Heritage: The sari has a long history in India, dating back thousands of years. It has been passed down through generations and is often worn during important cultural and religious ceremonies, connecting people to their heritage.

Modesty and Elegance: The sari is known for its modest yet elegant look. It covers the body while highlighting the natural beauty of the wearer, making it a popular choice for women of all ages.

Regional Diversity: Different regions in India have their own distinct sari styles, such as the Banarasi silk sari, Kanjeevaram silk sari, and Bengali cotton sari. These regional variations celebrate the diversity of Indian culture.

Bridal Attire: Many brides choose to wear a special bridal sari on their wedding day, often richly embroidered and adorned with intricate designs. This highlights the sari’s significance in important life events.

Empowerment: The sari has been a symbol of women’s empowerment in India. It allows women to express their identity while adhering to cultural norms and traditions.

Global Appeal: The sari has gained international recognition and is admired for its beauty and craftsmanship worldwide. It is often worn by women from various cultural backgrounds on special occasions.

In summary, the sari is more than just clothing; it represents a deep connection to culture, tradition, and identity in India and has a timeless appeal that transcends borders.

Are you a Sari Lover? We would love to hear. 



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A hot day in Lucknow, India 🇮🇳.

A perfect day for coconut water 🥥🌴🥥🌴.

Vaishali and myself had a few stops with our rickshaw 🛺 to hydrate with fresh Narikela jala (coconut water). 

As the quote says, it is very ideal for relieving thirst and balancing both Vata and Pitta doshas – both of which can easily fall out of balance in this hot weather. 😅

The first time I experienced drinking fresh coconut was during my travels in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) many years ago.

At that time I was less interested in the the health benefits but I loved the taste and up to today fresh coconut water is one of my favourite drinks in summer. 

Coconut is called Narikela नारिकेल in Sanskrit. 

Narikela or coconut is truly one of nature’s gifts. The coconut tree is referred to as the ‘tree of life’, ‘tree of heaven’, or ‘tree of abundance” reflective of its essentiality to everyday life.

Narikela is also known as Kalpa Vriksha which means “the tree which provides all the necessities of life”. Ayurveda has documented around 60 Sanskrit names of coconut/ Narikela. 

The Ayurvedic properties of Narikela are madhura/ sweet in taste, sweet in the post digestive taste (vipaka) and has a cold potency (virya). It has a special potency (prabhava) as it promotes hair growth and is a very effective in hair oils. 

Some of the benefits are 

🥥 Coconut alleviates Vata and pitta 

🥥Cleanses the bladder 

🥥used in fever, acid gastritis, loss of taste 

🥥Vomiting, colic, fainting


🥥Urinary problems, dysuria 

🥥Nourishes rasa dhatu 

🥥Relieves burning sensation 

🥥The oil has a anitmicrobial effect 

🥥The tender coconut water relives thirst instantly 

🥥It is rich in sodium and postassium 

Most parts of the coconut tree has medicinal values and is used in many Ayurvedic medicines.

The use of coconut is not restricted to food alone and the fibres from the shell are very strong and used to make threads. 

In India on every auspicious occasion it is recommended to offer coconuts to the gods.

The coconut tree is truly amazing it provides food, medicine, firewood, shelter and more. 

Which part of the coconut is your favourite? We would love to hear your favourite way of eating it. 

With love from Lucknow, India 🇮🇳 🥥💕🥥

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* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Shishir Prasad will be visiting Lakshmi Ayurveda in January 2023 🙏🏼 It is an honour to welcome him from India, sharing his depth of knowledge in Ayurveda and Marma Chikitsa 🇮🇳🌿During his visit, he will deliver a 2-day workshop on Marma Therapy.

We hope you can join us, spaces for the workshop are limited!

Date: January 20th-21st, 2023.

Time: 9am-4pm.

Cost: $590.

Bookings can be made through EventBrite – the link to book is in our bio. Alternatively, you can call us directly at 0406 810 547 to secure your spot.

The workshop is suitable for all who are interested in improving their own health and those of their clients, friends and family. The workshop is particularly useful for but not limited to yoga teachers, physiotherapists, Ayurvedic Practitioners and massage therapists 💆🏻‍♀️ Great for all backgrounds and anyone with a genuine interest in Ayurveda and learning more about Marma Therapy is welcome.

Dr. Shishir Prasad is a world-renowned Marma Specialist, travelling internationally to deliver Marma Therapy presentations, workshops and lectures. He has worked with the World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows at the UN Headquarters in New York, is a member of the Expert Committee on Marma Chikitsa of CCRAS, Government of India and AYUSH Curriculum Expert Member AIIMS in Rishikesh. He is also the Founder of the International Marma Science and Yoga Foundation, professor and Ayurvedic Doctor based in Dehradun, India.  Throughout the workshop, Dr. Shishir will guide participants to identify Marma Points and explain their importance for overall health and well-being with hands-on practical training. His goal is to empower people to heal through Marma Therapy 🙏🏼

You are welcome to message us or email for further details.

We are so looking forward to this workshop and welcoming Dr Shishir Prasad 🇮🇳💐

#marma #marmatherapy #drshishir #drshishirprasad #ayurveda #ayurvedaperth #ayurvedaaustralia #ayurvedafremantle #shishir #shishirprasad #ayurvediclearning #learnayurveda #workshop

From the team at Lakshmi Ayurveda, we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Diwali!

This festival is one of the most popular celebrations originating in India. Festivities are held in India and around the world for five days and is known as the Festival of Lights.

This day celebrates new beginnings, of good over evil and light over darkness.

How can you celebrate Diwali? It is recommended to light an oil lamp on the night of the new moon. This is tonight! By doing this it is said to invite the presence of Lakshmi into your home and life. Lakshmi is known to bring prosperity, wealth and beauty from both a physical and spiritual perspective.

A very happy and healthy festive season to you all. May Lakshmi bless you today and all days!

#ayurveda #diwali #festivaloflights #india #indiantradition #lakshmiayurveda #ayurvedaperth #ayurvedaaustralia #ayurvedicpractitioner #ayurvedictherapist #ayurvedicherbs #diwalifestival

Sariva is known as Indian Sarsaparilla, a beautiful red Ayurvedic herb used in a number of different indications ❣️ Its main indication is to treat skin conditions, fever, gout, urinary tract infections and other conditions associated with burning 🔥 sensations. The root of this herb is ground to make a powder churna for ingestion.

Sariva is made of the bitter and sweet tastes and has a sheeta, cooling, quality. It is often used as a blood purifier 🩸This herb can be consumed internally but is also great for external application. Sariva is one of the ingredients in our homemade varnya lepa face mask, as it is one of the herbs noted in the classical texts for improving complexion!

There are a number of other Ayurvedic herbs 🌿 used for improving complexion. The qualities of each herb are assessed by an Ayurvedic Practitioner to discern which herb is best for you. Tomorrow we will discuss about the Ayurvedic approach to acne including other herbs and formulations typically used to treat the skin.

If you suffer from skin conditions and would like to speak with a practitioner further your are welcome to book an appointment. The link to book is in our bio! Alternatively you can call/text us at 0406 810 547 to book with us directly.
We wish you a great afternoon!

#sariva #ayurvedicherbs #ayurvedicremedy #ayurveda #ayurvedaperth #ayurvedafremantle #lakshmiayurveda #bloodpurification #blood #purification #indiansarsaparilla #india #gout #urinarytractinfection #skin #ayurvedicfacial #complexion
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)

Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.

Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.

Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.

The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.

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