Shanti's Blog & Articles

Bookmark this page. This is where Shanti generously shares her experience and knowledge. This is where you find articles about yoga, mediation and relaxation, health, ayurvedic medicine and cooking, herbs and spices, Bollywood, mandalas and life in general.

February 15, 2021
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To promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, our work is about conscious evolution, planetary awakening, and flourishing at every level of life. We have […]
April 3, 2020


Chawanaprash is the most well-known revitalisers (Rasayanas) of Ayurveda. It is one of Ayurveda’s anti-aging supplements, which is purely herbal in nature. Its main ingredient is […]
March 12, 2020


Discussion around the state of the world, Coronavirus and us    Many people are deeply bewildered about the state of affairs in our world right now. […]
October 12, 2019

October visits, meals and birthdays

So much joy. We get to spend a month with Linda and Nick from Melbourne, and 5 weeks with Arthur, also from Melbourne, and Rebecca from […]
August 18, 2019

From me to you

If only everyone thought and felt what we wanted them to, wouldn’t that make life easier? Well, perhaps easier, but not necessarily more fulfilling. We cannot control any other […]
August 18, 2019

New massage therapists

Catherine & Tanya join our team We are pleased to introduce you to our therapists, Catherine, who studied Ayurveda at the Sunshine Coast before becoming part […]
August 18, 2019
Nirvana Wellness Retreat

We are in the midst of very eventful times

Shanti & Peter Gowans move to Nirvana Having sold our home in Paradise Waters, we are now residing at Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary, in Beechmont, S.E. […]
March 13, 2019

Healthy and Unhealthy Stools

Ayurveda is a complete system of health and medicine that incorporates a healthy lifestyle, herbs, food herapy, cleansing practices, marma points, massage, yoga and meditation. Health arises as […]
March 13, 2019
Woman having Ayurvedic kati basti treatment

Kati Basti: Ayurvedic Oil Pooling Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Kati Basti is an Ayurvedic healing treatment in which medicated oils are poured and pooled for a fixed duration of time in a compartment or a […]
March 13, 2019
leaky gut

Leaky Gut

The most common Ayurvedic prescription in India today is a gentle but powerful herbal gut-healer called Triphala. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Ayurvedic medicine’s ancient healers have […]
March 13, 2019
Mortar and pestle on the pharmacist's table


Trivrit Lehyam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for constipation. It is in herbal jam form. It is also known as Trivritadi Lehyam and Trivrilleham. The trivrit herb which is native to India […]
March 11, 2019

Diseases of Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Different sciences analyse the material world from various perspectives and angles, and present a collection of successful data in a methodological manner. In Indian science, a philosophical approach […]