Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavla

In 1924, Kaivalyadhama Ashram in Lonavla near Mumbai started the first scientific yoga research centre in the world. In keeping in the tradition, the focus is on education, research and treatments while offering short and long-term yoga courses with diplomas certified by the Indian government. The lush village-like ashram sits on 180 acres and has single-sex accommodation.…

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The Sattvic Diet

Our diet, according to Ayurveda (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), not only affects our bodies but also our mental makeup and disposition. Food items are therefore classified into three categories – Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic – depending on the effect they have on our mental and psychological constitution. The term ‘Sattvic’ comes from the…

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