Our purpose is to support you in your healing and wellbeing.
Thank you to all who attended our Open Day on the 4th and 5th November, we were overjoyed with the response and enjoyed connecting with so many of you, our readers, clients and neighbours.
As many of you expressed regrets that you could not join us, we are planning another Open Day in Feb 2007.
Gift vouchers This festive season, give the lasting gift of health and wellbeing when you give a gift voucher for an Ayurveda Wellness Massage, a Wellness Day, Ayurvedic Consultation or Retreat. Click here for our pricelist.
Did you know that we offer free talks on hypertension, insomnia, diabetes by Dr Jain, B.A.M.S., M.D. Ayurvedic physician, Tuesday mornings 9am and Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm? See our diary of activities below. Or book a personal consultation with him for R225, to find out how Ayurveda can help you to enjoy better health and wellbeing.
Creating contentment (santosa)
There is no greater misery than not feeling content. Tao Te Ching
Conversely, there is no greater joy than feeling content. When one feels that one has and is all one can possibly have and be in that very moment, then all desires fall away and inner peace dawns. This is true wealth.
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as explained by Swami Venkatesananda, "In order to practise contentment one has to be aware of the arising of discontent all the time. " In our society, ambition is highly regarded as a key to success and prosperity. He explains that, "It is work that brings success and prosperity. Ambition often acts as a distracting influence which dissipates one's energies while contentment turns you within and preserves your energies." Then one is even more focussed, has more enthusiasm and more energy for the work which needs to be done.
But how to achieve contentment? Swami Venkatesananda says "Do not try to cultivate it, watch to see if it is there in you. If it is there you are heading in the right direction; if it is not there, something is wrong somewhere else." The first five limbs of Yoga, as explained in the Yoga Sutras, create an environment in which contentment can blossom. They are non-violence, truthfulness, not stealing, constantly turning the mind towards the Infinite, and non-greed.
May you and all beings experience deep contentment.
Recipe: Fresh tomato & radish salsa
Serve as an accompaniment to enliven any meal.
For external use, lime juice is deep cleansing, refreshing and stimulating. It is also known for its cooling effect on the body and acts as a muscle relaxant. Lime is much used in cosmetics for its natural deodorising properties.
Bring out your natural beauty: Ayurveda Wellness Retreats
1. Full day from 9am to 4 pm includes:
R900 per person, R1620 for two people, available Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays until end of Feb 2007
2. Half day from 9 am to 12.30 pm includes:
R540 per person, available until end of Feb 2007
3. New! Pampering Ayurvedic beauty facial, including gentle facial steam and face massage.
90 min. On special for R270 until end of Dec 2006
4. Discounted vouchers
The benefits of your Ayurvedic Massage are greatly enhanced when received several times within a space of a few weeks. Make this commitment and invest in the most important relationship in your life - the one with your Self!
yourself and your loved ones
90 min full body oil massages including foot massage with bowl
worth R270 each
Please note: Treatments given after 5 pm on weekdays and any time on Saturdays are 10 % extra. Treatments given on Sundays and public holidays are 25 % extra.
Giveaway of three Ayurvedic medical consultations
Send us 9 points on "What I would expect from a Medical Ayurvedic consultation" before 15 Dec, and win a free consultation with Dr Jain.
Congratulations to the winners of our Open Day competition!
v 3 X Wellness Days at Nalanda Ayurvedic Centre, worth R450 each for
Wynter Worsthorne, Milly Churchill, Jeanette Jones
v Rose quartz & aquamarine necklace by ANPA Jewels was won by
v 3 X Ayurvedic Medical consultations worth R225 each for:
Nicci Schaufelbuhl, Anne Fuller-Good, Mike Wittenberg
v Mixed gemstones & green garnet drop earrings by ANPA Jewels was won by
v 3 X Deeply relaxing foot massages worth R180 each for:
Liam Power, Meryl Hutchison, Simone Convert
v Turquoise in silver pendant by ANPA Jewels was won by:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our big new space of Infinite potential.
With love, the team