Rachna Kumar

Father of Ayurvedic Medicine, Lord Dhanvantri

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Today is National Ayurveda Day. We pray to God Dhanvantari, father or Ayurveda, seeking his blessings for sound health and wellbeing.

Lord Dhanvantri

Today is Lord Dhanwantari Puja – God of Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda)
In ancient Hinduism, Dhanvantari is considered an Avatar of Vishnu. and father of medicine and health.

He is referred to as the physician of the Gods. He is also said to be the first physician and surgeon.

He is portrayed as holding the pot containing the nectar of immortality and is said to be the preserve of the world from all diseases.

The Dhanvantari mantra is recited to improve health and wellbeing.

Lord Dhanvantri Mantra.

Little change goes a long way.

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“You have not lived today until you have done some thing for some one who can never pay you back” , John Bunyan.

On that sprit this month I decided I needed to make a difference, and one small way in which I can show support to those effected by cancer is to cut some of my hair to raise vital funds, and also for the hair to be used to make a wig.

I would be cutting my long lustrous black hair in support of the Cancer Society this Daffodil Day, Friday 25 August 2017.


I have had long hair all of my life, and although I’m slightly nervous, I am really excited to help someone by using my hair to create a wig, so that they can enjoy having hair if they have lost it during their cancer treatment. I can not even imagine what would be the feelings and expression of that person wearing wig of my hair. I would love to see a big smile on someone’s face.

I need your support and I will be extremely appreciative if you could please donate to my page in support of my fundraising. As they say small drops makes big ocean. Any donations are hugely appreciated.


Please share my page to your friends and family and be a part in making a difference.

The more people that know about the Cancer Society, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!


Are you eating well?

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Are you eating well?

Diet plays the most important role in keeping good health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Right and balanced diet is very essential for keeping the digestive system healthy. Fresh fruits, vegetables have more vital energy ( Prana) in them hence provides positive energy.   Diet should include fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals, fresh juices, soups. Over spicy foods are not good for health. Snacking of fresh fruits is a healthy option.




Few easy ways to eat more fruits and vegetables:


Morning tea,

In Roasted vegetables and soups.

After lunch

Afternoon snack   

Late night snack/Dinner.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.


World Hepatitis Day

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Hepatitis is a of liver tissues.diseases this is a medical condition that affect the liver. Some people have no symptoms and others could develop serious illness like fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver cancer.   There are different causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of this.

Ayurveda believes Pitta imbalance is one of the causes for malfunctioning liver.  Balancing Pitta improves liver health.

You can improve you liver health by following these Ayurvedic health tips.

Avoid building up of toxins by eliminating bowels every day. Triphala works bowels cleanser.

Drink lots of water to flush out toxins. 

Improve digestion to reduce building up Ama/ Toxins.

Diet should include sweet and bitter vegetables, sweet/ripe fruits, lentils, grains-oats, basmati rice, barley.

Include dairy products in your diet-milk, yogurt, ghee, buttermilk.

Doing liver detox every 6 months rejuvenates liver tissues and improves over all health   Learn more about our detox programme Panchkarma.

Avoid/reduce alcohol, red meat, spicy and oily food.

Focus on better sleep.     

Follow Yoga asanas, Pranayama and conclude your regime by doing some Meditation.

Ayurvedic Herbs and spices like Triphala, Bringraj, turmeric, pippali, licorice, haritaki are effective for treating liver disorders. Buy Ayurvedic herbs on line.

Combat winter

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Combat winter 

 July is considered one of the coldest month in NZ.  Most of the people you meet either themselves have got cold and cough or someone in the family is suffering from flu.  People feel sick tired and exhausted with flu and related symptoms. 

Once you get any of that symptom your immunity goes down and you cannot afford to keep taking the days off from work you go back and with low immunity and someone at work passing it to you fall back sick and cycle goes on for few weeks to few month.  This is not the way any one would like to spend their time. 

According to Ayurveda the main reason for this is weak digestion hence low immunity.  If you like to spend this cold season by staying   warm and healthy, give a try to some of these tips.

Ayurveda suggest eating food during this time is should be mainly sweet salty in taste. 

Include ghee or little oil in your diet during this time Ghee works as a stimulant for digestive fire.  Which helps to strengthen immunity. 

Include extra ginger and garlic turmeric and black pepper in your diet.

 Soup and roast are better choice than salads. 

Warm home cooked meals are better than takeaways.   

Sleeping little longer help to recover and rebuild body strength.

Self-massage with Vata reducing or moisturising oil.   


Also, you can try Ayurvedic remedies to boost immunity

  1. Tripha tab
  2. Amla cap
  3. Tumeric tab
  4. Chwayanprash jam
  5. Vata reducing massage oil

Ayurvedic therapies helps fight winter blues and help in building immunity. 

  1. Abhyanga therapy
  2. Udvartn Therapy
  3. Rejuvenating facial.


Take care stay warm and healthy.

Ayurvedic Eating:

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Satvic Food

Ayurvedic Eating:

Ayurveda is all about harmony. If we are in harmony we are happy. If we are happy we are likely to be healthy. Diet plays a big part in Ayurveda which too is not surprising. Almost all systems of health tell us what to eat and what to avoid. Ayurveda takes this concept a step further.  Hardly any food is prohibited. What is unique about Ayurvedic concept of eating is it says certain foods when eaten in combination are good for some whereas the same food items eaten by someone else can be harmful.  Not only that certain combinations of food can be equally harmful. Sounds confusing- well it is not meant to be.

The first thing we need to understand here is our Doshas.  I have explained this in detail 0n my website www.ayuspa.co.nz

The next thing is to figure out is what food has what kind of effect on what type of Dosha.  Doshas are life forces formed through a unique blend of certain physical, cognitive and emotional characteristics. Three types of Doshas are described in Ayurveda – Kapha, Pitta and Vata.  Their names suggest their characteristics and origins.

Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water.  Hence those of us with dominant Vata will be quick thinking, thin, and fast moving. Pitta dominant will be blessed with a fiery personality and oily skin. Kapha ones will have a solid body frame and yet calm temperament. Doshas make us who we are- they change depending on what we eat, how we sleep, our stress level, our daily routine and so on.  As Doshas change we change- the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to stress –almost everything changes.

Knowledge of how Doshas work helps us manipulate our health. We can all enjoy good health by making small changes in our routine or dietary habits without having to lean on expensive and sometimes harmful medicines.

Find out your constitution now http://ayuspa.co.nz/constitution/


Charaka , father of  Ayurvedic medicine  recommended following habits for healthy  eating nearly three thousand years ago- Believe me they are still valid:

Eat only when hungry

Drink warm water most of the time

Eat food at body temperature.

Completely chew and mix food with saliva.

Fill stomach 1/3 fill with food, 1/3 with water, and keep 1/3 empty

Eat a light breakfast, a filling lunch, and a light dinner.

Agni (Digestive fire) is sluggish when we sleep and there is no point in straining the system.

Mothers’ Day at Ayuspa

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Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society

Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.

This is a special occasion for that special woman- she brought you to this word, raised you with love, she made you feel special!

Make her feel loved, make her feel glad she gave the gift of you to this world. Add a gesture to the your nice thoughts and feelings for your mum.  Two special package for special person.

Package 1, Full body marma massage, Ayurvedic Head massage, Foot spa

Package 2, Ayupspa Facial, Back massage, Foot-spa

Each package is for 90min for $150.

Call now 0272802472

Or Think of AyuSpa mothers’ Day gift voucher

Easter Deals at Ayuspa

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Ayuspa wishes you Happy easter. May this Easter bring you all together for a great celebration filled with lots of joy, happiness and of course chocolate. I wish this Easter holiday fills your home with peace joy and plenty colourful easter eggs. May you feel the hope of new begnings,  love and happiness during this joyful Easter celebration.

Ayuspa invites you to take sometime for yourself time to relax, restore and rejuvenate in tranquil surroundings.  Balance your body and mind with traditional Ayurvedic therapies.  These unique packages are especially designed for from some of our most popular therapies for you to unwind and relax. You can choose any package.

Package 1

Full body marma massage

Ayurvedic Head massage

   Foot spa

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