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Ayurvedic Principles | Prakruti and Doshas

By |2020-04-13T06:32:41+00:00April 13th, 2020|Ayurveda, Yoga Asana, Yoga Philosophy|

Time for me to start studying the principles of Ayurveda I decided that during my free time at Mountain Top Clinic I would begin to study the basic Ayurvedic Principles that Dr Sundara has been trying to explain to me. I need to get my head around all the Ayurvedic concepts. There seems to [...]

Ayurvedic Panchakarma at Mountain Top Clinic | February 2020

By |2020-04-13T06:58:57+00:00April 12th, 2020|Ayurveda, Nourishment, Yoga Asana|

My return visit for Panchakarma at Mountain Top Clinic 2020 – Jan 26 to Feb 15 Conclusion | Starting at the end I am beginning this blog at the end, in order that I can begin with my conclusion, that Mountain Top Clinic is a truly wonderful place for health and rejuvenation. I have [...]

15 Favourite Yoga Teacher Training books

By |2020-03-28T03:03:51+00:00March 7th, 2020|Yoga Asana, Yoga Books, Yoga Teacher Training|

When studying for yoga teacher training you will be recommended a few important texts to study. Whilst the choice of yoga teacher training material will depend on the style of yoga you are studying to teach, there are many books that are relevant to all. Most are available these days in printed or digital [...]

Drinking Medicated Ghee

By |2020-04-13T06:40:18+00:00August 21st, 2017|Ayurveda, Nourishment, Yoga Philosophy|

Ghee Day has arrived (Snehana) And so, on Day 6 of my Panchakarma treatment, the dreaded 'Ghee Day' arrives - the day to face my fears with drinking medicated ghee. Before my visit to Mountain Top Clinic I honestly hadn't known much about what Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments involved. Panchakarma was just something that I [...]

Ayurvedic Panchakarma Preparation Days 1-5

By |2020-04-13T06:50:30+00:00May 27th, 2017|Ayurveda, Yoga Asana|

Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment Program So now my Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy begins and it looks like my days at Mountain Top Clinic are going to be busy. I am here for three weeks, which is the minimum recommended time to undergo the program. This amount of time is needed in order to complete the detox, [...]

Panchakarma at Mountain Top Ayurvedic Clinic in India

By |2020-04-13T06:46:32+00:00May 21st, 2017|Ayurveda|

Finding my Ayurvedic Panchakarma Doctor As I visit India annually, the idea of doing an Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse had been on my mind for many years. In the past I have undergone many other cleanses of various kinds with different herbal tablets and juices, varying from 1-6 weeks. However, I really didn’t know where [...]

Sanskrit for Yoga Poses

By |2020-03-28T02:59:54+00:00July 21st, 2016|Yoga Philosophy|

When you visit a yoga class you will often hear teachers saying the name of the poses in a foreign language? This language is Sanskrit. It is the classical Indian language, with a rich history, dating back thousands of years. Passed down orally for centuries, Sanskrit was first written down around 1,500 B.C. in [...]

The fun of drawing Yoga Stick Figures

By |2020-03-28T03:01:20+00:00July 20th, 2016|Yoga Asana|

You’ve got to love yoga stick figures! These cute little characters bring the yoga poses to life with a personality all of their own. Yoga stick figures, also commonly called yoga stickmen, give you a simple bare bones visual cue on how to do the yoga poses without the distractions of a slim young beauty that [...]

Studying Yoga in Mysore

By |2018-12-08T03:57:26+00:00April 24th, 2016|Yoga Travel & Holidays|

Most yoga student's first visit to Mysore to study yoga these days is well planned, they are heading straight to the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute to practice Ashtanga at the source and are booked in months ahead. My first visit in 2007, however, was not at all planned. I ended up there by chance, to [...]