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Maharishi Ayurveda is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s restoration of the 5000 year classical tradition of health care from India. Maharishi Ayurveda helps you not only to alleviate disease, but to uncover your full potential, release hidden energy and live a more creative and fulfilling life.

"Clear, personal, refreshing teaching. A wonderful find – a GP that encourages prevention! I thought this had gone forever… Thank you for your leadership, David. The only improvement I can think of is that I would like to share this with more people." - Clare Garrett "I feel clearer, happier and easier within myself" - Noel Walton, BCom

By identifying its basis in consciousness Maharishi has restored the ancient knowledge of ayurveda to its completeness. This is the difference between Maharishi Ayurveda and ayurveda as it is generally practised – for many centuries the basis of ayurveda in consciousness has been missing. In a Maharishi Ayurveda consultation with Dr Lovell-Smith you will learn:

  • How Transcendental Meditation can help you develop higher states of consciousness and thus bring you peace of mind and inner happiness
  • How to balance your physiology, based on the ayurvedic theory of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
  • Simple steps you can take now to safeguard your health. Even small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference to your health later on
  • Tailored advice on how to organise your daily and seasonal routines, what to eat and how to eat it, when to exercise, when to get to bed and when it’s best to work or study for maximum health, progress and happiness.
  • How to improve the efficiency of your digestion to help create strong healthy tissues

Dr Lovell-Smith is a foremost Maharishi Ayurveda physician and leading teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Having taught over 1600 people from all walks of life to meditate, he brings a wealth of experience to his consultations. What is Transcendental Meditation? Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural effortless technique practised for 20 minutes twice a day. During Transcendental Meditation thoughts are transcended and stress is released leaving the mind clear refreshed and revitalised. I find it amazing that a simple, easy, enjoyable technique can have such beneficial effects on health and happiness. It is extensively scientifically verified and I recommend it strongly Paul Moreham is an Air Traffic Controller in Christchurch In my job I have periods of intense concentration often under very pressing circumstances. I've found Transcendental Meditation allows me to keep my focus under pressure. These days I handle these periods with much less stress. Caitlin Wilson trained in law at Canterbury University. She practises law in Auckland To me, the greatest benefit I have got from Transcendental Meditation is the feeling of being grounded within myself. If I'm feeling comfortable within myself, then I'm able to assist other people - through my work and in other aspects of my life. Wayne Bailey is Director of Taurus Group Ltd. He serves on the board of several charitable trusts in Christchurch. Immediate benefits to you: Transcendental Meditation is not like learning the piano or the violin – it doesn't take years before you become proficient. Almost everybody notices results within the first two weeks, many within the first few days and it is very common to notice results in the first meditation. Do you suffer from hypertension? Migraine? Tension headache? Insomnia? Anxiety? Depression? Mind full of worries? These and other stress-related conditions can be alleviated by transcending thought. Get rid of mental clutter Do you find your mind is full of thoughts? Thinking about tomorrow or yesterday, when you should be thinking about today? When life becomes complicated we lose contact with our inner being. Transcendental Meditation removes mental clutter and helps you experience a still quiet place of replenishment called pure consciousness. It is awareness not of any particular thing, just consciousness. Pure consciousness is just you – you in your least complicated state of awareness. Fulfil your desires The secret of success in life is to act from the level of pure consciousness. Powerful thoughts emanate from an uncluttered mind leading to dynamic action. Dynamic action in turn gives rise to great and fulfilling achievement. Do it the easy way Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn and easy to practice. It is easy because it is completely natural. You will not be asked to clear your mind, stare at a candle flame or do anything of those things that are hard or downright impossible. Transcendental Meditation has been compared to falling asleep - except that we fall awake. Being completely natural Transcendental Meditation is like no other meditation or self-development programme. It requires no belief, no effort and no special abilities. This sets it apart from contemplation and concentration techniques. In a contemplation technique the mind dwells upon meaning. Concentration techniques involve some kind of mental effort. Transcendental Meditation is completely different from these techniques. When you transcend regularly you help the people around you. Your family will notice that you are calmer and more fun to be with. The “warmer air” that surrounds you affects not just those close to you, but those at a distance as well. The effect of the group practice of Transcendental Meditation in bringing crime rates down and calming violent situations has been well documented in carefully conducted prospective studies. It works. The benefits of Transcendental Meditation are real. They have been fully validated in more than 600 scientific studies conducted at 200 independent universities and institutions in 35 countries and published in over 100 leading scientific journals. These studies have documented that this mental technique benefits every sphere of life: physiological, psychological, sociological, and ecological. Dr Lovell-Smith is a leader in the medical application of Maharishi Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation. He is actively involved in health research and has published articles in Medical Hypotheses, New Zealand Medical Journal, New Zealand Family Physician and New Zealand Doctor describing health improvements in his patients. He has spoken at numerous medical conferences in New Zealand and overseas. He has written two books – Perfect Blood Pressure, Naturally (Penguin 2001) and No More Migraines (e-book). You can order these books at and In a Maharishi Ayurveda consultation, the emphasis is on you as a unique and special person. By identifying your particular body-type and imbalances (Vata, Pitta or Kapha), treatment can be styled to you. Maximising digestion Dr Lovell-Smith has a particular interest in digestion having written his doctoral thesis on how we regulate our eating. The inspiration for his thesis came from Maharishi’s guidance on how to eat. In a Maharishi Ayurveda consultation you will learn how to recognise hunger and eat in response to it. This will help improve the efficiency of your digestion. The effects of this seemingly simple skill can be quite remarkable and extend well beyond weight loss. You will likely notice improved energy levels and feelings of well-being. Dr Lovell-Smith has reported cases of unprecedented improvements in diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and Graves’ disease. For example, Matthew was a 14 year old schoolboy when he presented with diarrhoea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain. Matthew was diagnosed as suffering from severe Crohn’s disease. Matthew’s CRP (a marker of inflammation) which was very high (54 mg/L) plunged soon after he started recognising hunger and practising Transcendental Meditation regularly. His CRP reached the normal range within two months (normal range is less than 5 mg/L). He has had no significant diarrhoea or abdominal pain and no rectal bleeding since he began the dietary skills. He is now aged 21, playing rugby and attending university. He has required no medication at any stage. This case illustrates very well how even simple changes in life-style can bring important improvements to health. In essence, Maharishi Ayurveda cuts through the maze of self-help advice to make health simple.

By health, I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love -the earth and the wonders thereof -the sea -the sun... I want to be all that I am capable of becoming, so that I may be... there's only one phrase that will do - a child of the sun. Katherine Mansfield.

I still feel as though I am swimming in champagne - or how swimming in champagne might feel. People are remarking how different I am, and how different I look! Yesterday, at a check-out with a problem, I was thanked for my patience - not, hitherto, a virtue for which I have been known. What a wonderful gift you have given me - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Denise Kerr is a retired Credit Manager and almost as eloquent as Katherine Mansfield. Book a consultation now: Phone (03) 338 8655 Please print this web-page and bring it to the consultation for a 10% discount. Read these two great books by Dr Lovell-Smith: Perfect Blood Pressure – Naturally (Penguin 2001) No More Migraines (e-book)

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