Newsletter May 2015

prana may 2015 newsletter

Happy Mothers Day from Prana

Whether you are a mother of young children (or older children, who think they are fully grown like mine sometimes do), awaiting your own motherhood, or someone who marks this day in remembrance of those long passed, as well as those who have stepped in to help… a special tribute to foster parents without whom many children would never have felt the warmth, comfort and security of ‘family’.

On a lighter note, you may be dreaming as I am that you’ll spend most of the morning reclining in silky pjs, being served breakfast in bed (hello boys!) – or go about being the woman, wife, daughter or mother you always are.

My dear friends, whatever Sunday brings one thing is certain… Agnelo and I will be thinking of you and hoping that you have the most perfectly indulgent day!

WARM WISHES ~ Saroj and Agnelo at PRANA

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Ayurvedic care : Mothers Day gift ideas

Everyone is born in a state of balance. But as we age, factors such as stress, diet or erratic sleep patterns cause disharmony and begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body.

Indian head massages primarily stimulate three marma points with herbal oils to keep hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition through the application of oil to open the follicles and encourage the regeneration of healthy hair – a much safer and more natural approach than topical pharmaceutical treatments.

Our restorative foot massage is steeped in history and deeply connected with the health and recuperative properties of your body as a whole.

We begin by cleansing the feet and legs in readiness for specific massage movements to the toes, feet, ankles and calves using Ayurvedic oils to relax tired feet, improve joint mobility and blood flow. For mums (and all women) on their feet in service to others!

Prana’s Ayurvedic Indian head and foot massage treat – $125
♥ Allow 60 mins for this treatment

Or as an extra treat for mum, add our hydrating facial which exfoliates and cleanses, leaving your skin clean, soft and supple…

Marma point foot & head massage PLUS hydrating facial – $195
♥ Allow 90 mins for this treatment

Q&A: your (Ayurvedic) guide to beauty and wellbeing

Q. Saroj I am wanting to know more about AYURVEDA and the principles which guide this ancient system of wellbeing. What are some of the rituals that guide you and can you give me any examples of this?
Many thanks. Beatrice, April 2015.

A. Beatrice I am especially thankful for your question because Ayurvedic self-care rituals are increasingly being acknowledged and practised.

Let me give you a small example of self-care Indian style… it is our habit to wash our eyes, face and mouth before eating in the morning. In this we splash warm water into the eyes to remove eye excretions and stimulate circulation to the entire eye area. A few drops of rose water added to the water also soothes irritated eyes (if you wear contact lenses or work in a dusty or air-conditioned place you will find this especially beneficial).

Also, we use a tongue scraper to remove the build-up of bacteria and prevent halitosis (you can find tongue scrapers in health food shops). So you can see, we are paying attention to the whole mouth area, not just our teeth.

Which brings me to what we call ‘the lion’s roar’… here we are not just pulling funny faces and ‘roaring’ – we are cleaning the throat (removing phlegm) whilst we brush or scrape the tongue. This strange sounding ritual is in effect clearing away the debris that accumulates in throat, eyes and nose etc. during the day and overnight.

♥ Next time, I will tell you about the amazing properties of ‘Hing’… in the meantime, keep your questions coming!

Until then, discover more about Ayurvedic massage.

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Saroj Velho. Prana
BA (Hons.) Psychology: University of Delhi
Dip. Beauty Therapy: Australasian Academy of Wellness Therapies
Full Professional Member: Assoc. Professional Aestheticians Australia

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