Nabhi Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Abdominal Massage

Often in holistic massage systems, the abdominal area is not given enough attention as the rest of the body. Sometimes, this area may be completely left out during a massage session.

In Ayurveda, the abdominal/stomach region is viewed very differently. Immense importance is given to this local area. It is here that Agni or the digestive fire lives. This digestive fire is responsible for the digestion of all food eaten and its conversion into nutrients. Stimulating this Agni is one of the most important aims in Ayurveda.

When the Agni or digestive fire is strong and healthy, no toxin or Ama is formed. It is this Ama that is responsible for all diseases and ailments in the body.

Just the way the earth revolves around the sun, in Ayurveda we believe that our lives revolve around our Agni or digestive fire. It is interesting to observe that we wake up when the sun wakes or rises up. We go to sleep when the sun goes to sleep or sets down. Likewise our digestive fire also wakes up and goes to sleep with the sun.

Ayurveda has gifted us five approaches to balance and maintain life. These five approaches can also be used to maintain a healthy Agni:

Food
Herbs
Massages
Yoga
Daily routine

Out of these five approaches, massages are the most commonly used tool.

Ayurveda says “Don’t put anything on your skin that you cannot put on your tongue because just the way everything that you put on your tongue gets absorbed and reaches different parts of your body so will everything that you put on your skin get absorbed to the deepest tissues like bones”

This can be very well explained according to modern medical view. As we all know, our body is made up of cells including all organs and the skin. There exists an inter-cellular space between cells including those of the skin. Any substance e.g. oil applied to the skin gets absorbed through these inter-cellular spaces and reaches the deepest tissues including bones.

Therefore massage is a very strong tool for maintaining health and curing ailments.

The abdominal massage routine in Ayurveda is called: Nabhi Abhyanga.

This massage directly helps to stimulate and regulate Agni.

Importance of the abdominal area or the navel region in Ayurveda (also called as Nabhi):

  •  Nabhi is a marma point or energy point behind the navel region.
  • Agni or the digestive fire resides or lives behind the navel region in the area of the small intestine.
  • Therefore Nabhi Abhyanga literally means massaging the Nabhi Marma point to help regulate the Agni.
  • According to the Chakra system, the Manipura Chakra is also located behind the navel region. The natural element that corresponds with this Chakra is fire.
  • According to modern medicine all the main digestive enzymes are produced by the small intestine which is also located just behind the navel region.
  • The navel region or Nabhi Marma point is the first and the only point of contact and source of food, water and air for the foetus while it lives in the mother’s womb for 9 months.

Bearing the above points in mind, Ayurveda gives immense importance to this region and says that this point or area should be nourished from the very first days of a baby’s life and this should be continued life long. Any massage given to this area including the whole abdomen helps to regulate the Agni which in turn supports a healthy life.

Nabhi Abhyanga is useful for the following imbalances:

  • Weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Under active thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence and gases
  • Lethargy
  • Tiredness
  • Ama – related conditions

Nabhi Abhyanga is very commonly given to women in the post natal period as it also helps to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevents unnecessary weight gain during this period.

Nabhi Abhyanga can also be included as a part of any weight loss programs or packages.

Caution:

  • Excess heat in the body
  • Acidity/ ulcers

Abdominal massage is given in three positions:

  • The client lying prone on the back
  • The client turns and lies down on the right hand side
  • The client turns and lies down on left hand side.
  • Massaging in a sideward position helps to approach the internal organs easily as they tend to fall out towards the abdominal wall in this position.

Nabhi Abhyanga can be combined with other treatments to widen the treatment offers:

  • Nabhi Marma Abhyanga: Abominal massage with Marma Point therapy
  • Nabhi Udvartana: Abdominal herbal scrub massage
  • Nabhi Abhyanga and Lepa: Abdominal Massage with herbal mask or wrap application
  • Nabhi Abhyanga with Eranda Lepa: Abdominal Massage with Castor Oil Pack

Example of a simple weight loss program including Nabhi Abhyanga:

This routine is followed over a 6 week period.

  • An initial consultation and assessment of the client’s body type
  • Day 1:
    • Triphala 1 capsule and castor oil 1 table spoon in the evening before going to bed
  • Day 2:
    • Warm drinks and herbal drinks in the morning. Try and avoid any solid foods till 10am.
    • 10 or 11am: Nabhi Abhyanga
    • Plenty of warm drinks and ginger lemon tea for an hour after the massage.
    • Light lunch to be taken after an hour
    • Triphala, 1 capsule and castor oil, 1tablespoon again at bedtime.
  • The above sequence to be followed once every week for 5-6 weeks. This really helps towards gentle and yet effective and permanent weight loss.

It is strongly recommended that you consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner if you suffer from any ailments. The treatment protocol may change based on a person’s body constitution and disease.

Chyawanprash – Natural Ayurvedic Food Supplement

Regarded by many connoisseurs as the ultimate health supplement, Chyawanprash has been around for thousands of years. Chyawanprash is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal jam prepared according to an ancient Ayurvedic formula with multiple health benefits.
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Rasayana is a branch of Ayurveda which deals with all specialized approaches aimed at prolonging life, preventing aging and disease, elimination of all degenerative processes and promoting excellent health. Not only does Chyawanprash, as a formulation, find its place under this specialized subject but is foremost among all Rasayana formulations in Ayurveda.

Mythology:
Chyawanprash is named after a great sage called Chyawan who had become very old, but once more became young and strong by taking this preparation. According to the legend, Chyawan married a very young and beautiful princess. But he soon realized that he would become a burden to her and sought help from the celestial physicians. They worked on an herbal preparation that made him young and strong again.  Hence this herbal preparation was called Chyawanprash.

 Chyawanprash which has been used and treasured in India for thousands of years consists of forty seven ingredients out of which Amla (Emblica officinalis) or Indian Gooseberry is the main ingredient. Chyawanprash is well known as an immunity booster, antioxidant, rejuvenator, a great source of vitamin C and a very good energy provider. It is made from natural herbs, fruits and spices and has been the preferred antioxidant to fight free radicals in the body.

Ingredients:
The ingredients of Chyawanprash have been very scientifically divided into the following categories:

  • Pradhana Dravya (main ingredient): Amla (Emblica officianalis) or Indian gooseberry constitutes the main ingredient of the formulation.
  • Samsadhana Dravya (processing ingredients):  These ingredients helps to process the main ingredient i.e. Amla. Some examples are: Pippali (Long Pepper), Draksha (Vitis vinifera), Bala (Sida Cordifolia) etc.
  • Yamaka Dravya (ingredients as lipid media): This set of ingredients helps to treat Amla fruits. The process, which is also called lipophilization, helps to promote tissue penetration of the main ingredient. Clarified butter and sesame oil fall under this category.
  • Samvahaka Dravya (preservative ingredients):  This group of ingredients not only acts as a carrier for the main and supportive ingredients but also helps preserve the clinical efficacy of the main ingredient (Amla).
  • Prakshepa Dravya (flavoring ingredients): These ingredients are also termed as balancing drugs. They help balance the Doshas  and Dhatus (tissues) in the body. Herbs that fall under this category are saffron, cinnamon, pippali etc.

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or India Gooseberry, which is the main ingredient, is highly regarded for its health and nutritional benefits.
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  • Its juice contains almost 30 times as much vitamin C as orange juice. Its fruit contains moisture, proteins, minerals (calcium, phosphorous, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C), fibers and carbohydrates and therefore a very effective antioxidant and rejuvenator.
  • It has been  mainly used as a Rasayana to prevent aging, and promote health to eyes and hair.
  • Its use is also recommended in heart diseases and other debilitating conditions.
  • It is also known to improve intelligence and memory.

Classical method of preparation:

All herbs that fall under the Samsadhana group are first changed into powder form and boiled to make a herbal decoction.

  • The fruits of Amla (Emblica officinalis) or Indian gooseberry are tied in a cloth to make a bag and suspended in the above decoction. As a result of this procedure the Amla fruits are softened.
  • The pulp of the fruit is separated from the seeds. This pulp is then fried in clarified butter and sesame oil (Yamaka group).
  • This fried pulp is then added to syrup of Samvahaka group.
  • Finally, ground ingredients from the Prakshepa group are added.
  • The whole procedure may take up to several days and the final product is a sweet sour tasting herbal tonic with a jam like consistency.

Benefits: 

Chyawanprash is used for preventive and therapeutic purposes. According to Charaka Samhita (the ancient ayurvedic text book for internal medicine) Chyawanprash is very beneficial in the following conditions:

  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Renal conditions
  • Chest diseases
  • Gout
  • Excessive thirst
  • Urinary disorders
  • Disorders of he reproductive system

Chyawanprash has been very thoroughly studied and has been labeled as the best antioxidant ever to be researched and used.

Digestion:

  • Chyawanprash helps promote digestion and relieve nausea.
  • Ingredients like Amla and cinnamon help to treat hyperacidity, flatulence and dyspepsia

Immune System:

  • Due to its high vitamin C content, Chyawanprash is well known to enhance the immune system and thereby reducing the incidence of common infections like cough, cold and fever.

Brain and heart:

  • Amla is a very good cardiac stimulant and helps in the smooth functioning of the heart.
  • Chyawanprash nourishes the brain cells and promotes intelligence and memory.
  • It also has a calming effect on the nervous system thereby aiding in stress relief.

Respiratory system:

  • Chyawanprash helps in the smooth functioning of the respiratory system by maintaining moisture balance and stimulating the metabolism.
  • It is very good to prevent coughs and colds.
  • It is also known to reduce symptoms of asthma.

Hair, skin, bones and teeth:

  • Chyawanprash helps improve skin complexion and prevent skin infections.
  •  It promotes hair growth and helps in calcium absorption and hence strengthening bones and teeth.

Chyawanprash as a liver tonic:

  • The presence of herbs like Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Amla (Indian gooseberry), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) makes Chaywanprash a very good liver tonic.

Effects on Doshas:

  • Chyawanprash helps to balance all the three Doshas.
  • It has a marked effect on Kapha which governs the defense systems and plays a role in stabilization of all systems of the body.
  • This formulation is fit for all Dosha types and perhaps through all seasons of the year.

How to take Chyawanprash:

Chyawanprash has a sweet and sour taste and a jam like consistency. It is traditionally taken with milk once a day where by 1 table spoon is mixed in a cup of warm milk. It can also be taken on its own. Because of its jam like consistency it can also be taken as a bread spread on toast, crackers or bread.

In short, Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic herbal tonic that is very high in vitamin C content and helps strengthen the immune system hence protecting the body from everyday infections like cough, fever and cold. It helps revitalize the mind and body and is the best health supplement to fight stress. It has beneficial qualities for all age groups and men and women alike. It is a must have foodstuff that is not only safe and good but tastes great too.

Dr Deepa’s Diary December 2014

With Christmas approaching, everyone is slowly getting into the festive spirit. Highlights of my life for the last month include varying interesting events.

Ayurveda Pura Open Evening
The evening which took place on 13th November was a great success. It was absolutely lovely to see some old faces and very exciting to meet some new lovely people. Here are some photos. We had people travelling from far distances to attend the evening. The atmosphere was absolutely exhilarating and exciting.

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Ayurveda Pura Meet Up Day
Something exciting for the New Year is an Ayurveda Day. This is to let everyone know that from next year onwards we will be organising Ayurveda Pura Meet Up Day which will take place once a year. The aim of this day is to bring many like minded people together and also to hold short talks and lectures for the attendees. And all these exciting events will take place from our very own Ayurveda Pura Health Spa in London.

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Deepa Apte On TV
Also I am very excited to let you all know that Zee TV, the famous and most watched Asian TV Channel Zee Companion have once again invited me as a guest on their

Show. The show is live and will be aired on 29th December 2014. So anyone with ZEE TV at home, do remember to watch it.

Also please don’t forget to look at our special offers for Christmas and New Year. Some very exciting offers including up to 50% discount on certain Spa Treatments

And while you are enjoying festive season, here is wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Stress Management Through Ayurveda

Modern lifestyles cause an increase in stress disorders. The kind of jobs people do are not always causing the problem, it can be family, friends or social life. Ayurveda looks at external influences and how they affect a particular body type. How a person reacts is down to their internal constitution. Anything that affects the mind will affect the body. Stress is caused by impatience and an inability to find solutions.

Stress is seen as a Vata (air) and Pitta (fire) imbalance. The increase in heat in the body causes sweating and breathlessness – that is fire and air together.

 Foods:

  •  Spicy, salty and bitter increase feelings of restlessness and as the heat in the body increases.
  • Sweet and sour help to pacify and restore balance. Sweet flavours from nature such as fruit and vegetables rather than from chocolate or cakes are better.
  • Drinking cumin tea is good for stress and high blood pressure and reduces air and fire. Ginger and Lemon tea is also very good to combat stress.

Massages

  •  Massage is very good for reducing stress in the body. In Ayurveda we use oil therapies to calm down the mind by pacifying air and fire. Oil is heavy so it reduces fire. We never use anything cold, always warm.
  • Touch through relaxing massage helps reduce air movement. The direction of hair growth – always away from the body to relax muscles. If you wanted an energising massage you would go against the direction of hair growth, increasing the energy in the body.
  • Pinda Sveda: Ayurvedic herbal bolus treatment helps to calm down the nervous system and also helps to nourish it thereby bringing balance into the active mind and body.
  • Foot Massages: when done regularly this will help to release excess heat in the body and prevent recurrent headaches, sweating etc.

Yoga

  • When people get very stressed they forget to breathe and their lung capacity goes down.
  • One of the best things to combat stress are breathing exercises.
  • Yoga concentrates on breathing and positions such as cobra and fish extend the body, expanding the chest and letting more oxygen in. Oxygen helps to heal the damaged tissues in the body
  • Alternate nostril breathing is one the best breathing exercises to reduce stress in the body. Approximately 6 – 7 rounds every day will also help towards restful sleep

 Herbs

  • Spices such as cumin, coriander powder and turmeric are very good.
  • Brahmi (Bacopa menniera) helps to strengthen the nervous and the circulatory system.
  • Turmeric helps to prevent any infections, stress related skin conditions and also tones the circulatory system

Life and Routine

  • This combines all the other elements. You should concentrate on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking increases stress so things like eating and checking emails at your desk are out.
  • Many people end up using bedrooms as study rooms too. And even at sleep time we end up looking at work which increases stress. The bedroom should only be for sleeping. It is about finding the triggers.
  • Taking regular breaks from work and stressful situation is essential. The body and mind need to heal before they are subject to further stressful conditions.

Dr Deepa’s Diary September 2014

Excellence in Education Awards by the FHT – Tutor of the Year 2014

This edition of the the blog is of course very special to me! I have some great news to share. I believe this would be a dream for anyone in teaching profession especially the holistic field. On 11th September 2014, I was very fortunate to receive the Excellence in Education Awards held by the FHT – www.fht.org.uk.

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Not only was it wonderful to receive the Award but I was very fortunate to meet some very wonderful people at the event, including Bharti Vyas, Annie Walling, Melanie Pearce, Karen Young.

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Ayurveda Pura Academy Open Evening: We are pleased to announce that we will once again be holding the Academy Open Evening on 13th November 2014. After a  very successful event in 2013, we are here again with the event which promises lots of exciting networking, talks, offers on Ayurvedic products, treatments and courses. If you are interested in attending the event, please follow to Facebook: Open Evening Email Academy@AyurvedaPura.com or call us on 0208 312 8383 option 1.

Lately I have been attending various networking events focused on Women like the International Women’s Forum, Emerging Leaders Network, Women Empowered, Women of The Future! And I am glad I have been able to do this as I have made a lot of great connections and contacts. If anyone is looking to get involved in any such events or networks please do let me know.

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And lastly please do not forget about the
6 Week Yoga for Weight Loss
course being run at our Spa/Centre in London.
Please click here for more details: Weight Loss Yoga

 

 

Here is wishing you a great Autumn as it comes along!

Namaste!

 

 

Wonders of GHEE: Natural Clarified Butter

Wonders of Ghee: Natural Clarified Butter

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Ghee, also called as clarified butter has been an integral part of Ayurveda for a very long time. Ghee has been so much importance that it has been mentioned in the first few chapters of their ancient text books of Ayurveda.

As the word goes, it’s the clarified part of pure butter. When butter is cooked gently over low to medium heat, this result if formation of ghee. When we cook approximately 200gms of butter, the amount of ghee we get is only aroudn120gms. The rest of the 80gms would have been the unwanted fats and substances that are not needed by the body. Therefore ghee is called clarified butter because it has been cleared off of all the unwanted harmful substances that our body doesn’t need.

Ghee has been used not only as food but as a part herbal preparation and medicinal oils.

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Indian ceremonies are not complete without the fire ceremony. Usually Ghee is used in the fire ceremony to keep it strong and going. There is a saying in Ayurveda: Just the way small amount of ghee keeps the ceremonial fire going, like wise intake of small amounts of ghee will help to strengthen the digestive fire or Agni.

 

Ghee has very good nourishing and lubricating effects on the body. When taken regularly in smaller amounts, ghee helps to nourish the skin and internal organs giving a lovely glow to the skin. Ghee is also known to have very good anti oxidant properties.

Ghee has been used widely in cooking. This doesn’t have to be Indian cooking only but it can be any other cuisine. Instead of using olive oil or any other oil, ghee can be used.  Likewise Ghee can be used in salads too. Ghee can easily replace butter on toasts, crackers etc.

gheeGhee when taken in small amounts regularly will also help to control cholesterol levels. The best remedy is to mix turmeric with half tea spoon of ghee and taken three times daily. Ghee contains essential fatty acids and is very easily digested. It also contains certain essential vitamins like Vitamin E and Vitamin A.

To help relieve constipation, ghee is mixed in half a cup of warm ilk along with half teaspoonful of turmeric and taken in the evening around bedtime. Once again ghee along with turmeric when applied locally helps with skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.

Foot massages with ghee really helps with ailments like recurrent headaches, insomnia, hay fever, and migraines.

Ghee is also an essential part of the classical Ayurvedic cleansing therapies called Panchakarma. Ghee is usually taken internally for three to four days before the actual cleansing therapies commence.

Ghee has also been used widely in Ayurvedic beauty therapies. It has either been used as a facial cleanser or facial moisturizer.  At the same time ghee has also been used in various face masks with other natural Ayurvedic ingredients based on a person’s skin type or body type.

6 Week Weight Loss Yoga with Dr Deepa Apte: November 2014

Six Sessions Starting Sunday 2nd November 2014 to 7th December 2014

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Time: 9 am –  10 am

Location: Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre

Price: £80.00 for 6 sessions (No Drop ins)

To book a place, please contact us on Tel: 0208 312 8383 (option 3) or Email: Spa@AyurvedaPura.com

The Weight loss yoga course is structured to help improve metabolism at a physical, emotional and mental levels. Yoga positions are designed to target specific areas of the body to help encourage weight loss in a stable and healthy manner. Each session will comprise yoga positions, breathing exercises and meditation.  The course attendees will be requested to maintain a journal which will be reviewed by Dr Apte every week. Dr Apte will also be handing out individual plans which will involve diet, herbs or massage therapy suggestions to suit your individual needs and body types.

Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre48 Newton Lodge, Oval Square, Greenwich Millennium Village West Parkside,North Greenwich SE10 0BA www.AyurvedaPura.com

The attendees will get a 15% discount on all Ayurvedic treatments until 10th December 2014

Dr Deepa’s Diary – August 2014

Life presents itself in very different and pleasant circumstances! And here I am on a cruise ship somewhere in middle of the Mediterranean Sea writing this blog. I feel very grateful that life has presented itself in this manner to me that I am able to enjoy some of life’s greatest experiences.

This has been my first ever time on a Cruise Holiday and without a doubt I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have been to countries and cities i would have never really dreamt of. Starting with the beautiful island of Santorini, then Istanbul followed by Kusadasi/Ephesus, Mykonos, Athens and the next stop Naples! World and nature are beautiful. And I feel absolutely blessed that I have been able to experience that.

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It’s hard to believe that we are in the middle of August already. Approximately 6 weeks ago my son Rohan started his school holidays and it felt like there was ample of amount of time. But then as they say, when you are having a good time, it flies! So did most of the summer holidays fly by for me.

 

aumARTWORK for SALE : During these holidays, I have rekindled my love and passion for art. Please see below some of artwork that I managed to complete during the summer. All of these will be going on sale. So if you are interested in buying any please let us know. Very soon a link to the buying page will be circulated via our Facebook page. And if you are interested in seeing them in person, then please visit our Spa in London where all of them will be on display. Also please note that 10% of all proceeds will be going toward charity organisations in India.

IMG_2092August has brought more changes. Carolin Engel one of our dearest staff from Ayurveda Pura will be leaving to go to Mexico to study and spend time there. But as the saying goes, as one chapter finishes, a new one starts. Joshua Clement, a new addition to our wonderful team will replace Carolin. We wish Carolin all the very best in her future endeavours and at the same time a very warm welcome to Joshua.

Ayurveda Pura is helping a charity event that takes place on 11th September. The entry tickets are only £10 per head and will be held in Kensington at an art gallery. Please see the link below if you are interested in coming along. A great way to network and meet new people! CLICK HERE for more details.

Here is signing off from the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and wishing you great rest of the summer holidays!

Dr Deepa’s Diary July 2014

Time is flying! It’s already summer! My son has finished his school, ready for the break and I can feel the excitement of summer everywhere.

Last month was quite hectic, exciting with plenty happening both on the professional and personal front.

As you all know I was short listed for the AWA 2014 award. Unfortunately I didn’t win any award, but I had the great honour of meeting some really accomplished women and making connections. The event not only helped me to meet new people but to make new connections on a professional and personal front.

Another exciting event was appearing on Zee TV! For all the Indians around the world, as you may know this is one of the most popular Asian channels and I was fortunate enough to be a guest on their show: Zee Companion to talk about Ayurveda http://www.zeecompanion.com/dr-deepa-apte/ 

Dublin was another highlight for the month. I absolutely enjoyed the five days i spent in Dublin. The weather was beautiful and I was fortunate enough to be put up along the coast of Dun Laoghaire.

I would love to introduce Patricia Drum from Monaghan in Ireland. I met up with her during my visit to Dublin. She is one of the loveliest people I have met. She is a Yoga Teacher with a huge passion for Ayurveda. To find out more about her please visit her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/patriciadrumyoga

On a more personal front, nothing could compare to the happiness when I got to know that my son, Rohan was to receive an Award for Academic Achievement at his school, Eltham College. Being a parent, I would let go of several of my own awards to see him win just one award.

Talking about Academies, please save the date in your diaries for yet another exciting event in September. We will once again be holding an Academy evening on 18th September, Thursday, 2014. The main aim of this evening will be networking and finding more about how to use social media for Ayurveda. And I very much look forward to seeing you then.

While the sun is shining outside, I shall leave you with warm wishes for a great summer.  Wherever you are and whatever your plans are for summer, remember to integrate bits and pieces of Ayurveda into your everyday life to enjoy it more!

Dr Deepa’s Diary May 2014

What a wonderful sunny weekend we have had! Let’s hope the weather continues and helps us to get ready for summer.

As usual my schedule has been busy, hectic and exciting.

Finalist to A Prestigious Award
The most exciting news for this year has been the nomination and short listing towards the Asian Women of Achievements Award. I have been fortunate to have made it as a Finalist for the Entrepreneur category for this prestigious award. And for this I have one very wonderful person to thank. Her name is Karin Mochan. I had the great opportunity to meet her last year. And I am very grateful to her for having nominated for this Award.

Guest on Zee TV: Zee Companion: 2nd June at 6:30pm
The other great and exciting news has been that I have been invited as a Guest to the popular Asian TV Channel – Zee TV. This is to talk about Ayurveda and the program is going to be live! Very exciting indeed! So tune into Zee TV on 2nd June to watch Zee Companion at 6:30pm.

Writing My Book
I am sure quite a few of you already know about this but I am in the middle of writing a book on Ayurveda. With the busy and hectic schedule I am actually surprised that when it comes to writing the book I feel completely rejuvenated and excited. So watch this space and as soon as the book is published all of you will be the first ones to know. This has been my next big adventure and project and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

6 Week Yoga for Weight Loss: Starts 8th June 2014
Also I just wanted to let you know about the Weight Loss Yoga course that i run every summer. Yes i will be running this course yet again this time. The sessions commence on 8th June, Sunday 9am to 10am. This is a great way to kick start the summer season. To make it even more effective and beneficial, all the attendees will be receiving a tailor made therapy plan including foods, herbs, massage therapy suggestions. And as a part of the whole course the attendees will also receive a 15% discount on all Ayurvedic treatments for six weeks commencing on 8th June. Please bear in mind that the places are limited to 9 only, so if you are interested, please do book your place as soon as possible. Click Here for more details

Academy Evening Plus Networking Event
And yet another exciting event will take place in September. Please Save-The-Date of 18th September 2014. We are once again organizing an academy afternoon/evening for all lovers of Ayurveda. This time the focus will be on networking. I will be talking about Ayurveda and its scope in today’s media and marketing field. I will also be talking about digital marketing and ways to get your word out there. But the main aim of this event is to bring like minded people together to enjoy an evening of both professional and social networking. So do get lots of business cards along.

Travelling To Dublin in June 2014
As time is closing in, here is a reminder of my trip to Dublin from 16th to 20th June 2014. I will be running the first part of the Ayurvedic Therapist Course. So if you are located in Ireland and are looking to train in Ayurvedic therapies, please do get in touch with us.

For more information and updates do follow me on Twitter: @deepaapte

Enjoy the Sun!