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Live on Land
Living Soil


For building Mindfulness

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About the course

What will I learn

The practitioner learns practical tips and techniques for individuals to adopt a lifestyle which is closely connected to nature. They learn about various kinds of herbs and plants to grow in their garden and the kind of fruits, spices and vegetables that can be used in daily life for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes

Benefits of this insight

By spending time in a natural environment, the practitioner gains insight into the interdependence and interconnectedness of natural elements, and develops a more mindful and empathetic approach to their interactions with the natural world.

Incorporating in my life

These insights shall be learned and mindfully practiced while interacting with nature.

About the specialist

As a Senior Fellow at Bhoomi College a unique educational institution that offers programs focused on sustainability, ecology, and social innovation, Nagarajan's work focuses on integrating traditional Indian knowledge systems into sustainable living practices. She has researched topics such as agro-ecology, eco-literacy, and sustainable community development. Her approach emphasizes the interconnectedness of all aspects of life and the importance of aligning human activities with ecological principles and values. Through her work, she aims to promote a more holistic and sustainable way of life that is rooted in the wisdom of traditional Indian knowledge systems.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The Rigveda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is one of the four sacred canonical Hindu texts known as the Vedas

The Rigveda expresses reverence for nature and highlights the interdependence between humans and the environment. It emphasizes the need to maintain balance and harmony with nature and encourages sustainable practices. Living in harmony with nature is seen as important for overall wellbeing

Modern research & publications

Research Paper: Traditional herbal medicines to overcome stress, anxiety and improve mental health in outbreaks of human coronaviruses

Authors: Mohamad H. Shahrajabian, Wenli Sun, Ali Soleymani, Qi Cheng

Abstract: Plants and herbs play a significant role in treating stress, anxiety, and improving mental health. The natural remedies have calming and soothing effects, helping to alleviate anxiety symptoms and promote overall wellbeing.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Parvathi Nagarajan.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Get an introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutions and identify n understand your constitution

Understand how various herbs, fruits and vegetables as per your constitution, help in avoiding any health challenges

Engage in a conversation with specialist on assessing external food consumption, promoting home garden cultivation, minimize expenses, and enhancing health and well-being

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
4 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Course price

Session 1

Kitchen Garden Design and Plant Selection
  • Discuss the basics of kitchen garden design, including available space, sunlight, and soil quality
  • Present various plant options suitable for kitchen gardening, focusing on vegetables and greens
  • Provide tips and ideas for designing and organizing the kitchen garden effectively

Session 2

Essential Spices for Kitchen and Health
  • Introduce important spices commonly used in the kitchen and their health benefits
  • Show samples of spices and herbs, discussing their flavors and uses in cooking
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate these spices into everyday meals for improved health and prevention of diseases

Session 3

Compost Preparation
  • Explain the importance of composting for sustainable gardening
  • Demonstrate the process of compost preparation, including selecting organic waste materials and creating compost piles or bins
  • Provide tips for maintaining and managing the compost, such as turning and watering

Session 4

Natural Pest Control and Organic Plant Care
  • Discuss the disadvantages of chemical pesticides and the benefits of natural pest control methods
  • Introduce participants to herbs and spices that have pest-repellent properties
  • Explain how to make natural pest control solutions using herbs and spices
  • Conduct a demonstration of preparing and using natural pest control methods

Frequently asked questions

  • Is it important to have a garden and what kind of garden is needed?
  • It is not necessary to have a large garden for this course. Any small space to grow plants, such as a balcony or windowsill, would be suitable. Alternatively, one can explore options like a hanging garden, which doesn't require much space and can be a practical solution for growing herbs and plants.
  • Is this course for me
  • This course is open to anyone interested in learning practical tips and techniques for adopting a lifestyle closely connected to nature through the cultivation of herbs and plants.
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Conducted by

Parvathi Nagarajan

Herbalist and an educator, hailing from the lineage of traditional healers

Course price
4 sessions • Bi-weekly
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