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In this new section, we publish articles on various topics related to Ayurveda and the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems. In the future, you can filter articles by appearance date and by category in the menu bar on the left.

Intermittent fasting

Voluntary fasting is probably as old as the human race, observed for a variety of reasons – e.g. to improve or restore health or as a religious, spiritual practice for connecting more closely with the divine. In the animal world, we also frequently see natural fasting in animals that are sick or hibernating. Read more

Curry dish

Curry dish

Time and again, Jochen Lotz, the head of our teaching kitchen, conjures up amazing dishes with sophisticated combinations that delight the palate in a whole new way. Especially for the readers of our newsletter, he has put together a colorful dish for the first cool days of October: a tasty vegetable recipe with a fresh Asian touch.
You and your palate will be surprised! Read more

Marma Therapy – Healing by gentle touch

Marma Therapy

Marma therapy is a lesser-known Ayurvedic modality with several thousand years of tradition and application. It is applied at very specific vital points on the body, which are similar to acupressure points, but are touched much more gently. mehr lesen

Zucchini boats with tomato sauce

Zucchini boats with tomato sauce

This late-summer recipe can be prepared with zucchini (courgettes) or small pumpkins. Read more

All-rounder black cumin – a spice with many benefits

Black cumin

Black cumin has been known as a medicinal plant for thousands of years, especially in the Orient. It is used as a spice and as an oil in many ways. Read more

Mango-Lassi

Mango Lassi

Lassi in general is a refreshing, light drink that strengthens the digestive system. Mango Lassi in particular balances Pitta Dosha. Read more

Hot weather, cold food?

Hot weather, cold food

Ayurveda distinguishes three Doshas, i.e. basic functional principles: Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha. They operate in our physiology and in the whole of nature.
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Ayurvedic salty Lassi

salty lassi

A salty Lassi helps keep Vata in balance while traveling – and at other times as well. It is easy to prepare and can be brought along in the car or on the train.
Ideally use fresh, home-made yoghurt from whole milk or organic yoghurt. Add some spices and a little salt.
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Our liver – the underrated power organ

Our liver – the underrated power organ

“I’m feeling listless all the time,” – “I sleep well but I’m still tired,” – “I have some kind of pressure in my right upper abdomen.” This is how patients with a stressed liver may describe their condition.
Usually, the symptoms are so unspecific that the underlying problem is only detected at a very late stage, e.g. when people do a blood test or ultrasound at their physician’s office. Read more

Salad creation with flowers and herbs

Salad creation with flowers and herbs

The following recipe is an example of how to design a salad for both appearance and taste.
It allows for mixing in fortifying herbs such as dandelion, goutweed, stinging nettle, etc. If certain ingredients are not at hand, replace them with others of your choice. Let your creativity run wild with colors, shapes and flavors!
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