Ayurveda: The benefits of Triphala

Amalaki  or Amla, (emblica officinalis) is a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic products. It has been shown to help lower cholesterol and is very high in vitamin C. It is used either alone or in combination with other plants to treat colds and fever as well as being a diuretic, digestive, laxative, liver tonic, restorative and … Read more

Free Trial: Holistic Yoga Online course

Holistic Yoga Free Trial

The January edition of our Holistic Yoga Online course is now available! Holistic Yoga Online is a practical course, designed and taught by Sri Swami Purohit, and incorporating ancient eastern practices such as yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, breathing techniques, mindfulness and conscious awareness, while simplifying and adapting them for modern life. ⁠ ⁠ This course is … Read more

The health benefits of black tea

Black tea

In this article we will be looking at the properties and health benefits of black tea. When it comes to nutrition, like anything else, we tend to follow trends. However, it’s much better to follow scientific criteria. This is what happens with black tea; it may not currently be the most popular option, but drinking it … Read more

The science of gratitude


Gratitude is a bit of a buzzword these days, and it’s all over social media and hashtags! It’s a common fact that gratitude is a positive emotion, but did you know that it actually causes chemical changes in your brain that can make you feel better and happier, and that it can improve your physical … Read more

Ginger: The universal medicine of Ayurveda

Ginger the Universal Medicine of Ayurveda

Ginger is a perennial herb native to China and India known as Zingiber officinale. It has an such an abundance of healing properties, that in Ayurveda ginger is regarded as “universal medicine”. It is slightly spicy, but at the same time sweet and warming. The perfect antidote for cold, damp weather! Ginger is traditionally used as … Read more

Ayurveda: Copper water bottles

Did you know that drinking water from a copper bottle is an ancient Ayurvedic practice? The copper infused water is considered to be medicinal and is known as “Tamra Jal”. Copper is an essential micronutrient which is mainly found in the organs with a high metabolic rate such as the liver, brain, kidneys and heart, … Read more

Yoga poses to boost the immune system

For anything to function correctly, balance and stability are key. The immune system is no exception. Yoga offers a holistic approach to balancing the whole body and these exercises focus on balancing the main organs, reducing tension and stress and boosting energy. The poses below directly support and strengthen the immune system and can help … Read more

Yoga for diabetes

What physical benefits can yoga bring to people who have either type of diabetes? Presumably it can help with circulation issues, neuropathy, etc? The practice of yoga helps to develop will power and stamina. Stress and anxiety are major problems in modern life, but they can be effectively tackled through concentration, meditation, breath control and … Read more

Yoga and mindfulness

People often ask me what is mindfulness or mindful living? Mindful living is when your past is not interfering with your present, and worries about the future are not interfering with your present. When you are free from the worries of the past and worries of the future and you are living moment-to-moment – that … Read more