The conch shell – its significance

In India the Conch Shell represents the five great elements – Earth, Water, Fire,
source of all existence, a cosmic womb. In Indian mythology, when the God Vishnu
of the Vedas. Today in India the conch shell is blown at the beginning of the
environment. Vishnu’s conch is also the symbol of Dharma, the cosmic law

Air, Space and is known as The Panchajanya. The Conch is understood as the
blew through the conch, the primordial sound Aum emanated taking the form
sacred rituals as its vibrations are said to dispel negative energy and purify the
behind all creation.

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Agni – the key to your digestion

Good digestion - the key to good health. An Ayurvedic perspective by Dr. Shaun Matthews. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, places great emphasis on the maintenance and restoration of one's digestive power in the prevention and treatment of disease. It gives a lot of attention to the selection and preparation of food…
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Ayurvedic Kitchen Remedies

Ayurvedic Kitchen Remedies By Dr. Shaun Matthews The use of traditional kitchen remedies is still very much alive in India today, just ask any Indian grandmother about how to treat an infant's colic and she'll be quick to tell you which herb to use and how to prepare it. They draw from a rich and…
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Ayurveda – What is it?

Ayurveda – What is it? By Dr. Shaun Matthews Contrary to popular opinion, Ayurveda is not the long lost cousin of Darth Veda, Ayurveda is actually the traditional system of healing in India. It is concerned with how to live your life in harmony with Nature, in this sense it looks at our relationship with…
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Ritucharya – Seasonal Routines of Health in Ayurveda

Ritucharya - seasonal routines of health By Dr. Shaun Matthews In Ayurveda the traditional system of healing practised in India over the past 5,000 years, ritucharya or seasonal regimens are considered as one of the foundations for maintaining good health. It has long been recognised that our individual constitutions or body-types are affected by changes…
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Ayurvedic cooking and nutrition

Seven things I love about the Ayurvedic approach to cooking and nutrition. By Dr. Shaun Matthews Ayurvedic cooking is sensual. It encourages us to tune into all of our five senses when preparing a meal. How the food sounds, smells, feels, looks and tastes. The sizzle of mustard and cumin seeds in a saucepan of…
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