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How to use breath to calm your mind

When you get stressed do you get angry, snappy or teary? Or do you tend to ‘stress eat’, leaning on comfort foods to get through the rough patches. Study after study is showing that we are more stressed than ever. According to the American Psychological Association, one in four Americans rate their stress levels as […]

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Roasted pumpkin, millet & herb patties

Serves 1-2Ingredients: • 375g piece pumpkin (approx. ) • 1/4 small pumpkin or (¼ medium butternut squash) • Olive oil, sea salt + black pepper • 1 cup cooked millet, cooled • 1 small free-range egg • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 1/8 cup millet flakes (lupin or quinoa flakes could also be used, or rolled oats if tolerated) • 1 tablespoons […]

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How to feed your family when life is just too busy

By Dr Madhavi Kathiria Endless to-do lists and growing stress levels are contributing to a modern busyness epidemic. The statistics continue to roll in with the same message: in Australia three in four people say stress affects their health, two-thirds of working parents say that they don’t get everything done in a day that they would […]

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Why you need to make time in your week for self-Abhyanga

Ayurvedic self-massage has been practised for thousands of years and the benefits are both numerous and immediate. Oryana Angel road tests the practice. With benefits ranging from decreasing aging, toning muscles and detoxing, to bettering vision, reducing wrinkles and improving sleep, I was pretty excited about trying Ayurvedic self-massage “Abhyanga” for the first time.   Like most, […]

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Steamed carrot, squash & beans with mint-parsley pesto

Serves 1-2 as a side dish Ingredients: • ¼ cup carrot cut into cubes • ¼ cup yellow squash cut into cubes • ¼ cup green beans cut into cubes  For Pesto: • ¼ packed cup mint leaves • ¼ packed cup parsley leaves, without stalks • Finely grated zest of ½ lemon • 1 clove garlic, peeled • 1/8 cup toasted walnuts or almonds • […]

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