Workplace wellness future

New research from the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) “The Future of Wellness at Work” forecasts that investment in workplace wellness will “explode in the next five to 10 years.” Today, the GWI estimates that only 9 percent of the 3.2 billion workers worldwide have access to workplace wellness initiatives. A focus on creating healthy workforces is inevitable as the average… Read More

5 tips to improve your overall wellbeing

How often do you find yourself swamped in the overburden workload? All of us have moments where we feel overwhelmed at work or stressed out in life. You can be going on a vacation and still be pressured when your flight went on a one-hour delay. There is this saying: “the world belongs to the one who enjoys it,” but… Read More

principles of ayurveda

THE PANCHAMAHABHUTA – FIVE BASIC ELEMENTS OF NATURE Ayurveda describes five basic elements ” Panchamahabhuta ” of Air “Vayu”, Water “Jal” , Fire “Agni”, Earth “Bhumi”, and Space/Ether “Aakash”. The Panchamahabhuta mix together in multiple ways and proportions to create unique and distinct form of matter. In human body, correspondence of the presence of Panchamahabhuta can be drawn as: The… Read More

Wellbeing Sleep

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing throughout your life. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. 1. Improves… Read More

Finding Your Roots

All living things need strong foundation. They cannot survive otherwise. Chakra means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit. We have 7 wheels of energy running along our spine from the base to the crown. Imagine each Chakra in our body as a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us… Read More

Yoga Therapy III – Therapist Prashant Patel

As mentioned in my last blog, Saakalya recommended Prashant, a yoga therapist, to one of our clients. I initally met Prashant during a workshop about yoga and back pain, where he talked about the reasons for pain and how it can be treated through yoga therapy. Prashant has credentials from the well-establisted institution SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Centre), the… Read More

Yoga Therapy part II- A Participant’s Experience

Following on from Part I, in this blog we hear from a yoga therapy participant about her experience of a session. From preparation, to take home exercises we hope this provides you with a better understanding of how Yoga Therapy is conducted by a trained therapist. All day, every day, I sit a lot, exercise only a bit and don’t get… Read More

Yoga Therapy part I

In today’s modern world, our working habits are shaped by achievements, excelling and competing. This way of living puts a lot of pressure on us and our bodies. True relaxation, mindful eating and rest are neglected. The result is a constant, high level of stress for our body and mind. High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can have an… Read More

Bliss Balls – Raw Food Recipe

These delectable raw food snacks offer a burst of energy and a content feeling right through to dinner. Ingredients 2 cups of pitted dates 1 small orange, chopped, skin and all, remove pips 1-2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger 1-2 cups desiccated coconut Sesame seeds for coating  Method In a food processor, blitz… Read More