"The intuitive mind is a
sacred gift and the rational
mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the
has forgotten the gift" - Albert Einstein
I am a Sydney based medical doctor, Ayurveda and Yoga therapist and
writer. This website contains general information about Ayurveda, the
traditional healing system of India and presents Ayurvedic medical
services and products. I also offer my book - ‘Journeys
in healing – How others have triumphed over disease and disability’ and
"Meditation for healing and relaxation" CD.
There are also free Ayurvedic recipes for
the current season and articles on
various aspects of Ayurvedic healing which can be downloaded.
The conch shell – its
In India the conch shell
represents the five great elements – earth, water, fire, air and space
and is known as the panchajanya. The conch is understood as the source
of all existence, a cosmic womb. In Indian mythology, when the God
Vishnu blew through the conch, the primordial sound Aum emanated taking
the form of the Vedas. Today in India the conch shell is blown at the
beginning of sacred rituals as its vibrations are said to dispel
negative energy and purify the environment. Vishnu’s conch is also the
symbol of Dharma, the cosmic law behind all creation.