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The Ayurveda Series

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

with Ananga Sakhi devi dasi

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The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings have huge amounts of valuable insights into all aspects of our lives, from the food we eat, the times we rest and rise and overcoming various health problems.

Over the coming months, the College of Vedic Studies continues the longstanding Ayurveda Series. We have two great courses lined up which are relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this great science of health and wellbeing. Please do not miss them!

Ayurvedic Diet

We often hear the common phrase… “you are what you eat”. Indeed, we understand that our diet has a significant impact on our body and even our state of consciousness. The Vedic literatures in the form of Ayurveda provide a scientific guide to our diet and the process of eating; what, when, how, and much more!

This session will focus on answering some key questions, such as:

  • Eating: what, when, where and in which order?
  • What are the six tastes and how do they affect the doshas?
  • Which foods are incompatible (bad combinations)?
  • When should one drink water and how much?
  • How many meals should one take?
  • What should one do after eating to aid digestion?

Date: Sunday 26th April 2015
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £20

Kitchen Remedies

We all suffer from various ailments from time to time, some being more serious than others. But did you know that rather than bottles and tubes of various concoctions from your local chemists, you can use common ingredients from your kitchen to make some of the most potent, effective and natural remedies?

This session will take 15 spices and food items, all of which are easily available from any local store (or your own kitchen!), and hone in on their great medicinal properties. Say goodbye to the common cold, various digestive problems and some of the worst skin problems using the following items:

Turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, dates, caraway seeds, black pepper, ghee, pomegranate, coconut, honey, milk, sugar

There will even be live demonstrations of some simple recipes – not one to be missed!

Date: Sunday 28th June 2015
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £20

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

About the speaker
Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for almost 15 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. Her various talks on ‘Pregnancy’ and ‘Ayurveda for the Winter’ were very well received, and thus she is returning to continue with the ‘Ayurveda Series’, with this overview of Ayurveda in everyday life.

Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two young boys, giving her ample opportunity to put this age old wisdom into practical experience with her own family.

Ayurveda Series – Post-natal care

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

with Ananga Sakhi devi dasi

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 19.04.51The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings have huge amounts of valuable insights into the process of childbirth and everything surrounding it, both pre- and post-birth. Since childbirth is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, it is something that needs proper study and understanding.

Did you know that with just a few simple tips and hints, you can make a big difference to your child’s development; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

Following on from the very popular first session, Ananga Sakhi devi dasi will be continuing with two further sessions on the topic of post-natal care

Sunday 31st August – Immediate post-natal care

1. Care of mother post-birth
– Detailed look at the diet after birth
– Recommended lifestyle adaptations to help body heal
– Importance of post-natal care
– Herbal recipes for post-natal detox

2. How to care for the baby immediately after birth

3. Feeding newborn
– Looking at breastfeeding and why it is beneficial
– How to improve breastmilk
– Challenges of breastfeeding and how to overcome them
– Alternatives to breastfeeding

4. Bathing baby
– How often to bathe
– Using oils and massaging
– Creams and butters you can use
– Dressing – looking at cloth nappies, fabrics

5. Sleep
– Ways to sleep with your baby
– How to improve your childs sleep
– Dealing with sleep challenges
– Bedtime routine

There are so many practical things you simply did not know about how to raise your child; here is a chance to come and learn.

Date: Sunday 31st August 2014
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Sunday 14th September – Long-term post-natal care

1. Diet and recipes
2. When and how to wean a child
3. Developmental milestones during the first year
4. Samskaras during the first year and their significance – annaprashana samskara
5. Common health conditions:
– Eczema
– Asthma
– Colds
– Fevers
– Natural remedies for babies

Date: Sunday 14th September 2014
Time: 
10am – 12.30pm
Venue: 
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee:
£15

You can sign up to one or both of these courses by following one of the Paypal links below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course. Please note that these sessions are open to all, male and female.

Special Offer: sign up to both sessions for just £25. Please follow the third Paypal link.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457.

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About the speaker
Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for over 10 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. She has always had a keen interest in understanding how we can best provide our children with a natural healthy start to life and specialises in pregnancy. Along with Ayurveda, she also has an in-depth understanding of how Samskaras and other Vedic sciences like Astrology can contribute to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two boys (aged three and five), who have continuously provided her with practical experience to support her understanding.

Ayurveda Series – (Pregnancy diet, lifestyle and post-natal care)

Friday, June 6th, 2014

with Ananga Sakhi devi dasi

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 19.04.51The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings have huge amounts of valuable insights into the process of childbirth and everything surrounding it, both pre- and post-birth. Since childbirth is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, it is something that needs proper study and understanding.

Did you know that with just a few simple tips and hints, you can make a big difference to your child’s development; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

In this, the first of a series of sessions, Ananga Sakhi devi dasi will be sharing wisdom on the topic of pregnancy. The topics to be covered are as follows:

  • Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy.
  • How to develop the child on all levels whilst in the womb
  • How to prepare the body for labour
  • Post-natal care
  • Caring for a newborn

So whether you or someone close to you is pregnant, or you are planning for the future, this session will be invaluable. There are so many practical things you simply did not know about how to raise your child; here is a chance to come and learn.

Date: Sunday 29th June 2014
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539314457.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker

Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for over 10 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. She has always had a keen interest in understanding how we can best provide our children with a natural healthy start to life and specialises in pregnancy. Along with Ayurveda, she also has an in-depth understanding of how Samskaras and other Vedic sciences like Astrology can contribute to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two boys (aged three and five), who have continuously provided her with practical experience to support her understanding.