Updated 26th November 2020
Following continued developments and updated guidance from the government and health authorities in UK, we wanted to share an update from Naturveda Uk.
In response to the latest government instructions broadcasted today 26th November 2020, our health clinic locations will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020 in the following locations: Wolverhampton. Our other locations will remain closed until further notice. We still need to adhere to the government & health guidelines' rules and regulations, but we are confident we are able to continue providing the high standard service we are proud of while being safe for everyone., transferring most of our treatments online.
Therefore we have stopped providing the following services:
Massage & Other Close Contact Treatments in the following locations: London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham.
We will also be keeping the following services closed until further notice:
Corporate Wellness Day events
We are still continuing the following services:
Massage & Other Close Contact Treatments (excluding Indian Head Massage) in the following locations: Wolverhampton.
Online Ayurvedic Consultations & Holistic Counselling Sessions
Online Store Purchases (while stocks last)
Online Webinars for Workshops/Seminars/Tutoriasls
Online Clinics offering support and advice for those wanting to stay connected who are still isolated/shielding/in a local lockdown.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you updated. We will ensure our website/social media/booking system reflects the best available information relating to any necessary changes to our services. For more information on steps you can take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health & Social Care website.
How Can Ayurveda Help?
The times they are a changing.. these are an unprecedented and difficult time, the best we can do is love and support one another.
Ayurveda Institute UK
"Most of us don't really know what virus and bacteria are. And we don't realise that we have always lived with viruses and bacteria in harmony. How do we do that now? Love, kindness and compassion is our true immunity."
Ayurvedic Remedies & Diet for Prevention
In addition to the official government guidance about safeguarding against the spread of the virus, these remedies can be used by everyone to help protect from viruses and can be used if you have a mild cough or cold or any flu-like symptoms.
Using a clean cotton bud, apply a small amount of coconut oil to the inside of the nostrils, lips and run into the hands, especially before going out.
Eat one-inch piece of this blackened coconut 3 times a day. Make sure to chew well for 5-10 minutes before swallowing.
If you are not experiencing any rise in temperature or any cough or cold you can take one glass of coriander water three times a week, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach
Coriander & Ginger Tea
Take one or two small cups of coriander and ginger tea per day (it is best to replace one or two of your normal cups of coffee / tea with this preparation).
Ginger, Lime & Honey Drink
If you are experiencing cold / cough or flu-like symptoms take a small cup of this drink twice a day. Mix half a cup of hot water with 1 tablespoon of the ginger lime and honey mixture.
If you are experiencing cold / cough or flu-like symptoms, try to maintain the correct pH balance of the body (balance the pitta dosha) and avoid the following:
Red meat, Coffee, Alcohol, Cheese, Tomatoes, Sea food
The Ayurvedic Perspective on Achieving Strong Health
Don't gamble with your health! Follow these easy steps for better functioning immune system.
Strengthen Your Digestion
According to Ayurveda, the first thing is to strengthen your digestion by eating meals at regular times and choosing foods that are easy to digest. In Ayurveda, a strong digestive fire is the key to year-round health. How do you know you’re digesting well? It’s pretty simple. you just feel really good. Rather than feeling uncomfortable in your body, with symptoms of gas, bloating, tiredness, or a heavy mind, you feel light, comfortable, and at ease—energized and excited to meet the day.
Also be sure to include immune boosting foods in your diet. You can think of foods that boost the immune system in two ways—foods that are easy to digest and foods that offer support. The former are things like kitchari, a traditional Indian dish made of rice, mung beans, and spices. It is so easy to digest that it is often given to the elderly, to those who are ill, and even to babies.
The reason that easy-to-digest foods are so important is because they give your body a break. Rather than using energy to break down your food, your body can use that energy to build and strengthen healthy immune function. In general, basmati rice and mung dal can also be enjoyed individually. Soups, stews, and broths are other great easy-to-digest foods.
Foods that offer support include things that are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as turmeric, ginger, vegetables, and fruits. Just be sure to avoid foods that are cold, oily, and heavy, things like cheese, ice cream, yogurt, crisps, and fried foods. According to Ayurveda, these foods have the qualities of cold, heavy, and wet, which bog down the immune system and keep it from properly functioning.
Get Good Quality Sleep
Get good quality sleep by going to bed and rising at the same time daily, aiming for eight hours of quality sleep per night.
Sleep is so important—it should not be overlooked! If you're not getting enough sleep, you can immediately notice a snowball effect of feeling more and more tired and run down. On the other hand, if you are getting enough sleep you should feel consistently energized, replenished, and refreshed. You should feel like you can handle whatever stress may come your way and ready to meet whatever the day may bring.
Have a Daily Supportive Routine
Practice a supportive daily routine—this is way more important than you would think. You know how when you travel and you end up needing days to recover? Well, it’s not always just because the airplane was dirty. It’s because you’re totally stressed out, you’re staying up too late, waking up too early, eating weird foods, and your body is totally thrown off.
Creating stability with predictable self-care behaviors can make all the difference and keep your body from getting off balance. Ayurvedic habits to include in a daily routine are things like scraping your tongue, oil swishing, daily self-massage with oil (or abhyanga), etc. Just think about giving your body little anchor points or stability and familiarity.
Give yourself permission to slow down, nourish, and take care of yourself. Social distancing and self isolation can have added complications for many of us.
If you need help managing your stress levels, Ayurveda has a lot to say on minimizing and coping with stress, and here at Naturveda Uk we have plenty of resources to help, including our Ayurvedic Guide to Stress Management.
Take Your Herbs & Spices
Herbs & Spices can be a huge ally when it comes to bringing strength and balance to the body, which in turn strengthens and bolsters the immune system. Bitter herbs & spices such as cumin, dill, fenugreek, saffron, turmeric help to cleanse and detoxify the body, which is also beneficial for the immune system.
Other herbs & spices that are excellent for immunity are ginger and tulsi. You can keep it super simple and mix the powdered herbs together with hot water to make a delicious tea and sip throughout the day.
Even if you have a sweet tooth, you can still get your herbs & spices in. Chyawanprash is perfect for this. It is a traditional Ayurvedic jam that is made with immune-boosting herbs mixed with organic cane sugar, honey, and ghee, which carry the herbs deeper into the tissues of the body.
Use Essential Oils
The use of popular essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea-Tree, Lemon, Lime help clear the nasal passages and sinuses allowing you to breathe better. You can simply add a few drops to a tissue, on your pillow overnight, on your sponge with your shower gel when showering, in a diffuser or oil burner., light a pleasant smelling candle.
Using Nasya Oil to soothe and cleanse the nasal passages and sinuses is also highly effective. Proper use of Nasya Oil helps to relieve congested breathing and boost proper immune function.
Be Responsible & Stay Safe!
Following official government & NHS advice is the right thing to do. Together we can reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Basic Hygiene Makes a World of Difference
Hand sanitation is something we. don't do often enough. A reminder to do it now is only a good thing.