Navigating Spring (= Kapha) Season: A Time for Renewal and Rejuvenation

Navigating Spring (= Kapha) Season: A Time for Renewal and Rejuvenation

As we bid farewell to the chilly embrace of winter and welcome the gentle warmth of early summer, Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system, presents us with the concept of the Kapha season. Spanning from mid-February to the end of April, this season, known as Vasanta Ritu, offers a unique opportunity to align our internal landscape with the natural world, fostering health, balance, and wellbeing.

The Essence of Kapha Season

Kapha season is distinguished by its distinct environmental qualities - dampness, heaviness, lethargy, and a lingering coldness. ...

Date: 26 March 2024    Comments: 0

Hot Yoga Benefits

Hot yoga is performed in a studio heated above normal room temperature (30-32 degrees Celsius at Sanapurna). Many of our hot yoga participants like to stress how reinvigorated and happy they feel after carrying out a hot yoga session. 

The medical community has long established Yoga’s benefits on many health indicators. There is now growing evidence that highlights the specific advantages of Hot Yoga on flexibility, mental wellness and cardiovascular health.

Increased Flexibility

Hot yoga can reduce the risk of injuries as opposed to regular yoga practice,  because it warms up your muscles and increases blood flow by raising your core body temperature. This ...

Date: 14 March 2024    Comments: 0

Hot Yoga vs. Bikram Yoga: Making the Right Choice for You

The distinction between Hot Yoga and Bikram Yoga has stirred some debate. Are they really distinct practices, or is it just yoga's version of a name change? While the terms were once used interchangeably, many studios now offer them as distinct practices. At Sanapurna, we've chosen to focus on Hot Yoga, and here's why.


Both Hot Yoga and Bikram Yoga offer invigorating sessions, working their magic with a detoxifying sweat session that leaves you energised long after you leave the studio. The heat benefits include increased lung capacity, improved circulation, enhanced flexibility, weight loss, and a boosted lymphatic system.

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Date: 12 March 2024    Comments: 0

Navigating the Winter Blues - Make use of the Ayurvedic Wisdom

As winter blankets the world in darkness and cold, many individuals find themselves grappling with the winter blues, a state characterized by lethargy and irritability without reaching the depths of clinical depression. Confronted with factors beyond our control, such as relentless darkness and chilly temperatures, it's crucial to explore holistic approaches rooted in Ayurveda to alleviate the seasonal slump.

The winter blues manifest in various ways, often accompanied by symptoms like fatigue, increased appetite with cravings for carbohydrates and sweets, and a withdrawal from social interactions. Ayurveda attributes the impact of cold weather on the Vata and ...

Date: 31 January 2024    Comments: 0

Enjoy the pre-Christmas season to its fullest whilst staying full of energy and health: tips and tricks for raclette, fondue and co.

The pre-Christmas time is here to indulge and enjoy festive meals with friends and family. As you look forward to delicious raclette, fondue, turkey and other festive delicacies, it's important to look after your digestion too. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can ensure that your meals are not only delicious but also easier to digest. Follow our tips to keep your body full of energy and healthy whilst indulging yourself:

Before the meal

  • Stay sober: Plan your feast so that you don't eat any food in the four hours beforehand. An empty stomach allows for more efficient digestion. However, you ...

    Date: 20 November 2023    Comments: 8

Embracing Mindful Cleansing and Strengthening with Ritucharya

1. Lifestyle: Preparing for Winter: Embracing Mindful Cleansing and Strengthening with Ritucharya

2. Medical: The Ayurvedic medical view

1. Lifestyle: Preparing for Winter: Embracing Mindful Cleansing and Strengthening with Ritucharya - by Alexandra Krahl

Alexandra Krahl is an Ayurveda therapist here at Sanapurna. She is a certified nutritionist, massage practitioner, and ayurveda cook. She is a passionate advocate of Ayurveda and its ...

Date: 24 August 2023    Comments: 0

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