The Ayurvedic treatment package at Kairali in Kerala, India includes massages, yoga, vegetarian meals and meditation. Photo: Rathina Sankari

My Ayurvedic spa in India – herbal massages, yoga, steam bath – and lifestyle changes it induced me to make

  • The ancient Indian holistic healing system of Ayurveda is based on a balance between mind, body and spirit
  • Pounded with hot linen bags full of medicated herbs, oil dripped on my forehead, I emerge after four days rejuvenated and resolved to change my diet and routine
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The Ayurvedic treatment package at Kairali in Kerala, India includes massages, yoga, vegetarian meals and meditation. Photo: Rathina Sankari
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New research shows solitude can bring comfort and peace of mind in a chaotic world. Photo: Alamy

How solitude can bring happiness and peace of mind – just don’t fear being alone

  • Solitude can be good for us, research shows, because it helps reduce the intensity of daily life
  • People who spend time on their own and free of distractions have greater control over their emotions
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New research shows solitude can bring comfort and peace of mind in a chaotic world. Photo: Alamy
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