Aligning to the Rhythms of Nature is the Key to Living a Balanced Life
As the cooler days descend upon us it is important we adapt to our external environment – to move with the flow of the seasons so we can maintain our health and wellbeing.
Winter is a natural time of hibernation and reflection, slowing down and turning your energies inward.
This season is generally characterised as a ‘Kapha’ season. It is important to keep Kapha dosha balanced over winter as it provides stability and strength to keep us grounded.
You may notice your body feels cold and stiff and that there is a dryness to your skin and hair. Ayurveda recommends Self Body Massage (Abyhanga) with warm Sesame Oil to oleate and nourish the body. Regular practice of Abyhanga improves circulation, relaxes muscles and is deeply pacifying to the nervous system.
It is also important to protect your nasal membranes from the cold and dryness of winter with Nasya Oil. Yogaveda offers our signature Nasya Blend and our new improved formula has Astragalus & Tulsi added for extra protection. This herbalised nasal formula decongests the naso-sinal passages, improves memory & cognition and uplifts the mind.
Winter is also time to adapt your diet to favour warm, cooked nourishing foods with spices that create heat to keep your digestive fire strong and your body warm.
Avoid cold heavy foods and reduce or avoid dairy in the winter months.
It is important to keep active to prevent sluggishness and stagnation setting in, which we are more prone to experience during the cooler months. Keep up your yoga and other exercise routines to improve circulation and energy flow.
YOGAVEDA WINTER SPECIALS
ONE-TO-ONE YOGA SPECIAL
Treat yourself to a One-to-One Yoga session & get a yoga practise tailored especially for you.
These private yoga classes are also beneficial for those wanting to work with any limitations, injuries or illnesses they may be experiencing, so they can gradually work towards attending regular classes.
70 min session – $75 (normally $85)
70 min session with a friend $115 (normally $125)
3 x 70 min sessions $210 (normally $255)
Private Yoga /Ayurvedic Consultation Package – $170 (normally $185)
Contact Nikki for enquiries or booking 0411 796 354 email@example.com
Valid June & July 2022
TENSION TONIC (BACK,NECK & SHOULDER MASSAGE) WITH LOCALISED STEAM THERAPY
Enjoy a therapeutic back, neck and shoulder massage combined with localised herbal steam therapy to reduce tension and soothe aching muscles.
60 mins – $110 (normally $120)
Contact Leah for enquiries or booking 0438 693 855 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valid for June & July 2022
RESTORATIVE YOGA & YOGA NIDRA EVENT
Saturday July 2nd at 3.00pm – 4.45pm with Jasmine Pummer
This afternoon begins with a gentle, supported yoga practice to unwind & settle the nervous system, followed by a guided Yoga Nidra.
The Yoga Nidra process helps shift the awareness from the external world to the internal world encouraging the participant to enter a deep state of conscious relaxation.
This experience is highly beneficial for those who suffer from anxiety, burnout, depression, insomnia & post covid fatigue as in the deep rest of Yoga Nidra we can heal & restore the body.
Contact email@example.com to book yourself in for just $25
NEW EARLY MORING CLASSES
Tuesday 7.30am & Thursday 8.00am with Coralie Benporath
We are now have two new ‘Early Morning Stretch’ classes with Coralie, Tuesdays 7.30am – 8.45am and also Thursdays 8.00am – 9.15am.
These sessions are a lovely way to get up & start your day – energising your body & uplifting your mind.
Both classes are open to all levels & beginners are most welcome.
We are happy to welcome Christiane back to Yogaveda. Christiane will be resuming her Gentle Vinyasa & Meditation Class from Saturday July 23rd at 7.30am.
This class explores Yoga Philosophy & includes chanting Sanskrit invocations, postures performed with attention to breath, pranayama & meditation.
WINTER WELLNESS REMEDIES
ORGANIC BLACK SEED SESAME OIL
This oil is considered a gift of nature to mankind due its warming, nourishing and detoxifying properties. Widely used in Ayurveda as a massage oil due its deeply calming and pacifying effects on the nervous system. Also used for mouth swish – Gandush.
500ml – $32
200ml – $16
TULSI & GINGER TEA
This herbal combination is particularly beneficial for respiratory conditions and is used to relive symptoms of colds & flu, coughs, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis and mucous conditions.
50g – $10
Boost your immune system now with Chyvanprash. Ideally it’s recommended to take one month prior to Winter to prevent colds and flu viruses. Chyvanprash is Ayurveda’s Superfood, a powerful tonic loaded with Vit C-Amalaki and other vital immune enhancing herbs. Chyvanprash can be used by people of all ages and is especially beneficial for cough, Lung diseases, loss of voice, debility & promoting growth in children.
Chyvanprash is approximately 80% Amla fruit, which is sweet and cooling in nature, with antioxidant properties. Rejuvenating to the Liver plus reduces blood sugar and cholesterol significantly.
200g – $30
500g – $45
FROM THE YOGAVEDA SHOP
We have a lovely range of handmade bolsters in a selection of rich Indian cotton or plush velvet fabric.Perfect for your home practice!
WINTER WARMING RECIPE
PUMPKIN & LENTIL SOUP
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups cubed pumpkin (or butternut squash)
1 cup dry red lentils
6 cups water
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cumin
cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until translucent.
Add garlic; cook for 1 minute, or until tender.
Add pumpkin, lentils, and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; gently boil, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft. Remove from heat.
Place soup in a blender or food processor, in small batches; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until smooth.
Return soup to sauce pan over medium heat. Add ginger and cumin. Season with cayenne, salt, and pepper, if desired; cook, stirring constantly, until soup is hot.