The heating spices in this recipe work very well for reducing the drying qualities of Vata. They also tend to the cold and dull aspects of Kapha. When we combine all of these ingredients, we have an easy to prepare, simple recipe to balance the Kapha and Vata in that accumulates during the winter season!
Have you ever wondered why sometimes you wake up between the hours of 4-6 to use the restroom, or why you crave love and affection in the evening time? You may have wondered why certain discomforts in the body occur or become emphasized during certain times of the day. Ayurveda has an explanation for these urges and sensations!
Last weeks article was about finding balance during Kapha season, and we discussed ways to find internal balance through working with the opposing qualities of Kapha. This week I want to switch things up a bit and talk about how you can work with the qualities of Kapha instead of against them to cultivate winter productivity,
It’s week two of the Winter Wellness Series. Last weeks article touched on what to expect during the kapha season. Today I want to share with you some helpful tips on how to balance out Kapha during the winter season.
Kapha season is here, here's what you can expect!
A huge part of yoga is pranayama practice. Today, I want to share with a pranayama practice that will help you ground Vata. This practice can be used anywhere at any time during the day.
Yoga is the sister science of Ayurveda. Because of this, there are many ways to tailor your yoga practice to fit your dosha needs. Some asanas are helpful for stimulating specific dosha’s in the body, and there are also asanas that help to soothe them as well. Since it’s Vata season, I thought I would share some tips on how to customize your yoga practice to help pacify Vata Dosha.
A huge part of Ayurveda is cleansing with the seasons. Seasonal cleansing helps one to get rid of residual energy from the season past. In fall, the main focus is to cleanse Pitta from the body which shows up as heat that is left over from summer. This can result in skin imbalances, aggravation or excess acidity in the digestive tract. Cleanses play a huge role in detoxing the system, removing lymph, and resetting digestion. Cleansing is also a great way to get back to healthy habits and synch up to the rhythms of nature. The following tips are not an extensive guide to cleansing but the hope is that they will help you get the most out of your cleanse and bring ease to your experience.
Kitchari is a popular meal in Ayurveda. It is a mixture of lentils and grains that are cooked down to a consistency that is easy to digest. Because of this, it is ideal to eat during a cleanse and is also recommended as a baby’s first meal. While it is typically considered to be balancing for all dosha’s, this recipe is specifically great for reducing Vata.
Vata season can bring up or amplify many imbalances in one’s body, especially if your constitution already consists of a dominance of Vata Dosha. Here's what you to expect during Vata season.