Month: June 2018

Dru yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic massage in Bicester – Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!

Introducing the chakras

Are you puzzled by the chakras? Do you wonder what they mean? In today’s blog, I’m taking a look at the chakras and trying to summarise some of the  information that is out there! What is a chakra? The word “chakra” (chakrum) is Sanskrit for spinning wheels of light (1–3). Chakras are thought to be…
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What’s happened so far

Thanks for joining me on my first week of blogging! Just in case you’ve missed anything, here’s a quick summary of what’s happened so far over the last nine days! So here goes! Day 1, I posted about my journey with Dru Yoga and how it has helped me with stress and anxiety: http://raisinyoga.co.uk/the-story-of-me-and-dru-yoga/ Day 2,…
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Understanding Kapha dosha

Over the last two days, we have now looked at creative Vata and intellectual Pitta’s. Now it’s time to complete our journey through the doshas with compassionate Kapha! Caring and compassionate – introducing Kapha dosha Kapha can be translated as “that which sticks”. This dosha is associated primarily with earth (prthivi) and water (jala). In nature,…
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Understanding Pitta dosha

After yesterday’s foray into the world of the windy Vata dosha, it’s now fiery Pitta’s turn…and no, this isn’t anything to do with hot pitta bread! Hot and fiery – introducing Pitta dosha Pitta comes from the word “tapa”, which means to heat; it can also mean austerity and concentration. Unsurprisingly, Pitta dosha is associated primarily…
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Understanding Vata dosha

A few days ago, I blogged about Ayurvedic massage and promised I would write more about the Ayurvedic doshas at a later date…well…here I am, ready to blog away! The doshas  The systems of the body are governed by certain rhythms, as seen in nature. The doshas govern these systems. The word “dosha” is Sanskrit…
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