ANCIENT WISDOM FOR OUR MODERN LIVES

Musings and words of wisdom from Rachel and friends
Indian Food

Indian Food

Visiting India is an incredible experience on many levels – including the cuisine! One of the predominant traditional items you will find on menus throughout India, particularly in Southern parts, is the thali (pronounced ta-lee). As this dish can be vegetarian or...

India First Timers Guide

India First Timers Guide

Most yogis find themselves in India somewhere along their journey; despite challenging culture-shocks, the first trip is usually not the last. Visiting the back-to-basics Motherland can be full of twists, turns and life-altering learning curves. Stripped of home...

Holy Cow!!

Holy Cow!!

I’ve been travelling to India regularly since 2006. I lead annual retreats, undertake personal study (eg intensives on Bhagavad Gita), and other programs (eg panchakarma). I totally immerse myself in this crazy, uplifting, colourful place. These are five things that...

Five Reasons to Detox this Spring

Five Reasons to Detox this Spring

Five Reasons to Detox this Spring (according to Ayurveda ….)   Spring is the optimal time for lightening and clearing the body after the heaviness of winter – if you, like me, indulged in a few too many winter treats (ahhh pudding & hot chocolates!) there is...

Simple Ways to Boost Digestive Health

Simple Ways to Boost Digestive Health

My digestion isn't as efficient as I'd like it to be, so I'm opting for a gentle approach to boasting my digestive fire "Agni". According to Ayurveda it's easier for our bodies to digest and absorb warm foods that have been cooked. So here's what's in store for me;...

Beyond Knowledge: A Personal Trip to India

Beyond Knowledge: A Personal Trip to India

My lovely hubby took a friend and I who was also heading off overseas to the airport. She was heading off to Sweeden time she'd taken away from her family for the first time in many years to spend time with her family back there. And for me I'm embarking on a two week...

An Interview with Rachel ~ What is Yoga Therapy?

An Interview with Rachel ~ What is Yoga Therapy?

What is yoga therapy? Yoga therapy is the application of the tools of yoga (postures, movement, breath, visualisation) to bring about healing. Yoga Therapy unites powerful ancient wisdom with western biomedical knowledge to improve your health. It offers a potent...

If we are what we eat… What are you made of?

If we are what we eat… What are you made of?

The age old saying we are what we eat ........rings true in my ears. My mum's got it right, a dedicated gardener growing all her own produce.. Ayurveda teaches us that our cells and tissues are created from the food that we eat. According to Ayurveda local foods are...

What is Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy

"Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga" T Krishnamacharya Yoga therapy (Yoga Citiksa) is an ancient tradition as old as the teachings of yoga themselves. My teacher Dr Chandrasekaran writes "Yoga therapy is an application to...

Coming Home

Coming Home

After a long trip away there's something special about coming home the sense of ease and relaxation that washes over me when I drive down Bulli pass seeing the brilliant view to the beaches sprawling below. It's an interesting reflection having just spent loving times...