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Spices and the sense (and wisdom) of taste

Ayurveda believes that health is based on the six rasas or tastes. It’s not just what we experience directly on our tongue when we are eating our food, but also how we dance (or struggle) with all the flavours of

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Clinic

Consultations with Vd. Vijith Sasidhar

Delight Academy is glad to inform you that Vd. Vijith Sasidhar is coming to the Netherlands and will be holding consultations for our Academy Ayurveda Clinic in Laren. This is a unique opportunity to receive an Ayurvedic consultation from one

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Why spices are the most potent daily medicine

The magic of spices, I could not come up with a more appropriate title, says Dr Martina Ziska, one of the faces in the beautiful digital lineup of powerful Ayurvedic protagonists sitting in front of us. Just to give you an idea

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Different herbs and spices can help with a stronger immune system
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Boost Your Immune System with Ayurveda

Put a bunch of Ayurvedic experts and students in one digital room and you have a two hour conversation about spices. Wait, what? How long can one talk about fennel and coriander seeds you must wonder. The practical yet poetic approach to spices was part of the Spices in Ayurveda for the palate and health event and included snippets of wisdom from all corners of the world. Not only about the importance and use of spices in Ayurveda but also the role of the digestive fire and how spices and herbs can be supportive for the winter season.

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Abhyanga is a self oil practise that is best to do on a daily basis
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Abhyanga: The Art of Self Oil

Abhyanga: A Blessing for Body and Mind Abhyanga is an oil massage where mainly the palms of the hand are used to massage the entire body. For Abhyanga mild, nurturing, or more medicinal oils can be used.  Oil massage is

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During Vata season we need to go inwards
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5 Simple Tips to Balance Your Vata in Autumn

Summer is over and the heat of summer has now started to dry things out as we enter the next season, autumn. The leaves on the trees start to dry out, turn brown (Vata’s color) and fall to the ground. The

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Recipes

Ayurveda Recipe: Almond-Apricot Delights

Liese van Dam is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who teaches advanced principles in the second year of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Training. Starting 8 October, she will be leading her popular Ayurvedic Nutrition Course at Delight Yoga. This Ayurvedic nutrition course is for those who want to know

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6 Tips to keep a Healthy Glowing Skin in Summer

Summertime is here, and whether we like it or not, it will affect us. According to Ayurveda, our capacity to adapt during seasonal changes is not only recommended but also beneficial. It will keep our physiological responses sharp and our

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Recipes

Ayurvedic Recipe: Cooling Hibiscus Lemonade for Pitta Season

This Pitta-pacifying recipe was taken from ‘The Ayurveda Kitchen’ by Liese van Dam, a beautiful Ayurvedic cookbook filled with treats for every season. Interested in learning more about Ayurveda and how you can use food and drinks to balance your body, mind,

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