Ayurveda: is it for me?

The ayurvedic system is a medical system which originated in India. To this day it exists and is heeded by millions. But what is it exactly and is it right for you? The ayurvedic diet’s focus is on balancing what are called doshas (literally “the tendency to get out of balance”), of which there are

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Mind & Body Space

After another of our Ayurvedic Detox Workshop with Dr. Mahesh, I am reminded of the intricate connection between mind, body and spirit. After feeling stressed from the never ending technical education one has to receive to run a business these days, dealing with some personal issues and generally feeling low on energy, perhaps a low-lying

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra forms an integral part of The Karma Studio’s yoga programs. It is an integrative and systematic relaxation technique that completes a 1.5-hour yoga session. In Western terminology it is called ‘psychic sleep’. It can be used any time of the day and anywhere to give your energy levels a boost if you feel

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After massaging for more than 30 years I have observed the clients that come regularly and after coming in at least twice per month they have improved their general wellbeing by at least 50% if not more. The immune, nervous & circulation systems are not as compromised, the muscular & skeletal systems relax & there is an overwhelming sense

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Happiness?

A piece of Wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings : “Rather than be striving always for personal happiness, try to make others happy. In being of spiritual, mental, & material service to others, you will find your own needs fulfilled. As you forget self in service to others, you will find that without seeking it your

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The chair pose: looks simple?

The Karma Studio offers personalised yoga programs for individuals of all ages and levels of yoga skill. What our teachers encourage students to do is push themselves, but of course within their mental and physiological restraints. The Chair pose (Utkatasana) is one that appears relatively simplistic but it can be one of the most powerful poses,

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Results of Japanese Needle Therapy

I, having actually had a full block of 6 treatments of Japanese Needle Therapy here at The Karma Studio, can honestly say that the results are astounding. I have always experienced high levels of stress and anxiety, as well as physical issues relating to this like tension in the back, neck and shoulders, as well

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Retreats for us

As providers of retreats involving yoga, massage, ionic foot spas and herbal body wraps, we see many people come to us who are tense, stressed and utterly in need of some nurturing. For us, the concept of a retreat on a Saturday afternoon is perfect, as one isn’t required to take a whole weekend, or

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Contemplation

Well, the weather gets a little warm, amazing sunny fresh days, teasing us, then… alas it’s bitter cold again. Still there are signs of spring buds on the trees & jonquils are out in our garden. We start to emerge from the winter where we were more inward. As a healer I meditate each morning,

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The techniques of Swedish massage

At The Karma Studio, we provide a number of different types of massage, from deep tissue to remedial to pregnancy massage. The techniques of Swedish massage however underpin most of these types. The order in which each technique is used is of utmost importance. But what are they, in a nutshell? (1) Effleurage: long sweeping

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