Thursday, 23 August 2012

Embracing Transformation - YUMMY!

I’ve been a bit quiet on here for the last week or so. With our home and office being re-decorated, there has been a huge amount of re-organization going on at lots of levels. The house has had a major reshuffle to accommodate the machinery we require for our manufacture and this has prompted a general process of sorting and consolidation. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of things that no longer serve us, to throw them out or pass them along. My environment is very important to me, being ‘Pitta’ in nature, I like things to be simple, minimalist and calm around me.  But when my ‘Vata’ gets out of balance, the level of disorder is at times difficult to live with!

For example, over the last couple of days it’s been very exciting as the relaxation area has started to take shape and I have a real sense of satisfaction as I start to visualize the finished work! I really can’t wait! I share my space with my wonderful Pitta / Kapha sister, who also happens to be a Scorpio. We have put off re-decoration for some time, sub-consciously probably thinking we would have settled down with the man of our dreams at this point in our lives (closer to forty years and than to thirty years) but… as it is with the way of the world, things unfold as they meant to. And, for now, we are un-coupled, enjoying the dynamics of London, and still… LIVING TOGETHER!

At least our home should be rewarded because of it !!!

Now, pretty much my whole life I have been considered a mature person. Being the eldest daughter of four females gives a heightened sense of responsibility. But, as I approach forty, I feel like I become more child like, and it feels great! A new found sense of ‘liberation’ is constantly awakening in me, with a greater sense of peace as time moves on. It is a kind of self-contained liberation from challenging emotions, and at times, lack of energy, that can hold me back from living at the level that I know I can, and building the life I dream of.

But then, it’s not just about ‘me’. But it’s easy to think it is - to think that our lives are disconnected and therefore have little effect on others. But as a teacher, a health / wellness consultant, a founder of a brand, a sister of three, a daughter of two, a friend of many, ones success in life depends on one shifting the focus. So the focus is on the way forward, rather than the mental road blocks.

This week I did face huge infrastructure challenge. I won’t bore you with details, but I think without wisdom and honoring the message I relay in this blog, I’m not sure if I would have got through it! It again reminded me that with imagination, creativity and love, we can make an amazing contribution to this world and all the people, animals, beings - etc - we serve whilst we are here.

Much love, Sunita x

Monday, 13 August 2012

Feeling LOVE

Feeling LOVE

Ask anyone about love and they'll give you an opinion: It's written in the stars. It's beautiful. It's delightful. It’s friendship. It’s fire! … In any event, it's one hell of a feeling, right?

According to Wikipedia, we might want to rethink this. It describs Love as “an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection - the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another".

Well, however you want to describe, I felt LOVE this week. Watching the live Olympic ceremony come to a close, leaving the nation spell bound, I was amazed by the mood created, ‘happy and glorious’ as described by Jacques Rogge, IOC (International Olympic Committee) President. Though – 'of course' – this is an occasion where competitors are top of their game, producing some of the most memorable moments in history, everyone just seemed to GET ON! So many different nationalities all under one roof, hugs between competitors at the end of their events, self less support by the volunteers, ELECTRIC energy … As the party drew to a close, it was time to take down the bunting and hand over to Rio De Janeiro. What a feeling of Olympic magic!

What I know about love I have mostly learned through teaching. In seven years of training practitioners, I've seen what love can do in the most ordinary moments (a therapist wanting to help and heal a client) and the most extraordinary (an email from a therapist offering their services to strangers in the aftermath of hurricane Katia which hit the North of England in Sept, 11). Whenever you've been touched by love, a heart-print lingers, so that you're always reminded of the feeling of being cared for, knowing that, to someone, you mattered.

Love has unlimited ways for you to receive, and as we come to a close of two of the most magnificent weeks in British life, since I have been alive, and no doubt, the thumping hangover GB will be now be feeling, lets hope that LOVE acts as the magic hangover cure, and the momentum created will send long lasting ripples throughout the world.

The attractive force of love! Yummy! ... And we are going to send our own Tri-Dosha love to the first three people that respond to my blog, and answer the following questions: How many gold medals did Great Britain win in the 2012 Olympics? Winners will receive our NEW Ayurvedic Pain Balm, 30ml. Please send answers and address details to: . Good luck!

Much love,

Sunita x

Monday, 6 August 2012

It's all in the game

It’s all in the game

This month is a special month for us as it marks our 7th birthday. Since 2005, we have enjoyed seven Tri-Dosha years of educating therapists in Ayurvedic treatments and coaching techniques, and we have partnered with many farming communities and organic suppliers in sourcing herbal ingredients to develop skincare formulas above and beyond expectation! From our classic collection of three oils vata (relax), pitta (soothe) and kapha (energise) to our bathing collection launched in 2009 with the award-winning Scarlet Spa! As a boutique brand, we have not sought to win competitions or chased PR to advance our credentials in your eyes, but have instead focused on a fresh, honest approach in our services to help you look and feel good.

For our birthday celebrations, we took ourselves off to see the world’s top female trampolinists bouncing, twisting and spinning about in the North Greenwich Arena in the O2 centre. The gold was won by Canadian Rosannagh MacLennan, after the defending champion, He Wenna of China, stumbled in her final routine. It was Canada’s first gold of the games! BUT… did you know trampolining did not exist before the 1930’s and MIGHT NOT have existed at all if George P Nissen had not decided to fit out his garage with a fancy new device on which to practice his tumbling. Nissen, a member of a travelling acrobatics troupe called the Three Leonardos, had noticed on his travels that acrobats worked on their spins by springing on their safety nets and resolved to rustle up something bouncy out of canvas.

This took me back to my journey with Tri-Dosha, which also may not exist today had I not been stubborn enough to believe that could evolve alternative training concepts and also come up with skincare formulas blending classical medicinal herbs with oozy and aromatic oils – something which had not been before. This week has reminded me what great sacrifices people make for things that they believe in. When an artist gets their ‘first’ break, it is probably after many years of tuna sandwiches, and emotionally charged days and nights; when I first started to ‘feel’ Tri-Dosha was a living and breathing enterprise, it was after years of traipsing the country, with massage beds in the boot of my hire car, addressing audiences in dilapidated venues around the country; when MacLennan won the gold on Saturday, I’m sure it would be hard for us to count the cost this has had on her personal life! The dedication required to reach such heights requires a steely stomach!

So… what an interesting study this week has been. On the one hand we celebrate seven years of Tri-Dosha love! On the other, with the Olympics as the back drop to London, it is impossible to not under-estimate the journey one takes with a goal in mind.

At Tri-Dosha we are driven by the desire to bring out your brilliant best and we stand by what we believe …we are honest and transparent with a commitment to treating the environment with care. We will do our best to use sustainable products, recycle and be good friends to the Earth.

Thank you for your support over the last seven years. We look forward to the next seven years of plenty!

Much love,

Sunita x