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every living thing is composed of these elements. These five elements are within all living things in the form of vital energies that can fluctuate according to our state of balance as individuals and the seasons of nature, thus affecting health. We consist of trillions of cells that themselves contain the same ingredients as every other living thing.
It is one of the oldest forms of healing the world has known, with its origins dating back 5000 years to the Vedic sages who lived that part of the Asian subcontinent now known as India and is one of the most profound health practices in the world.
Cauliflower pacifies Pitta and Kapha and can aggravate Vata, however, cooked with apple and served warm, its much more Vata friendly. This is an unusual combination but it tastes great with the added curry powder.
Apart from being so simple to cook with courgettes, they are also really easy to digest, making it perfect for people suffering from constipation, acid reflux, tiredness, and other disorders, its a perfect food for when you want to cleanse the system.
This recipe is completely different from the previous cabbage dish but just as delicious and incredibly nutritious and great for detoxing, this one has a sweet and sour flavour to it. Cabbage is best for Pitta and Kapha types, its energetics are dry and cold, with a sweet taste.
This is such a simple yet delicious and very nutritious veggie bowl. Cabbage is best for Pitta and Kapha types, its energetics are dry and cold, with a sweet taste. Adding some oils and cooking through will help the Vata type to assimilate the energetics of cabbage.
Ayurveda has always considered aubergines or eggplants a food to be wary of as it is heating and high in oxidates which aggravates all doshas, similar to garlic Ayurveda has always seen aubergines as a medicinal plant, here I've used it with garlic, also considered a medicine.
This dish really depends on what veggies you have in, or ones that you particularly enjoy. Choose a variety of different ones and make sure you have at least 4 different types in different colours to make your bowl look deliciously appetising.
All these dishes are based on simple, easy, nutritious ingredients, all with a herb or spicy accent. Spicy food raises your body temperature, you can warm up with these healthy and easy to prepare spicy veggie recipes
Just the lovely feeling of a fragrant mist on the face helps to bring vitality to our complexion, it's a wonderful way to uplift yourself before going somewhere or after a hard day, or when it's dry and hot. I take them with me where ever I go and they are perfect for traveling.
Externally, it is important to be diligent about applying natural moisturisers to keep the skin soft and supple. Here are some ways for moisturising according to doshas. This programme has full instructions for keeping your skin at its optimum.
In dry, windy weather, or if you are constantly in an air-conditioned environment, keeping your skin adequately hydrated is crucial, especially if your skin tends to be naturally dry (Vata). Water is considered a life-giving force in Ayurveda so it's very important in maintaining skin health as well as overall health.
We generally resort to chemical-laden commercial skincare creams that do no good and instead harm the skin in the long run. Ayurveda has always had a treasure trove of home remedies that can, not only, help your skin glow but also keep it healthy. Ayurveda suggests some herbal remedies that can help treat your skin according to the doshas of the body.
Your skin may be a glowing porcelain whitish color, like the moon. Your skin will be prone to clogging and will need more cleansing than other skin types. Be careful to avoid greasy, clogging creams. Kapha complexions can also become dull and lacking in color due to slow circulation.
When balanced, your skin has a slightly rosy or golden glow. Your complexion tends toward pink or reddish, and you may have lots of freckles or moles. Your skin will be sensitive to the sun, so it is important to avoid excessive sunlight, tanning treatments and highly heating therapies
Moisturisers chosen for each type will help to keep the skin soft, plump and moist and therefore helping to keep the skin smooth and reducing wrinkles and lines from the face, it also acts to keep moisture in the skin by behaving as a barrier.
Vata is the air Dosha, and according to Ayurveda, this energy manifests in the skin tissues as dryness, dehydration, a thin, delicate texture, and fine pores. Your skin will be predisposed to symptoms of early aging, which is made worse by mental stress such as worry, fear and lack of sleep.
Our skin is the most important part of your personality and also the most susceptible to damages from factors such as pollution, stress, lack of a balanced diet etc. Therefore, maintaining a good skin care routine is essential, especially on the face for revitalisation and rejuvenation, this is Rasayana.
Don't you love a warm, hearty bowl of stew in these winter months, almost everyone loves to eat something warming and filling. This is a delicious recipe made with combining, spices, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and coconut to fill you full of goodness.
Everyone likes a curry and especially in the winter season. You will find lots of masala recipes on this site but I've included a simple curry mix, so easy to make and keep in a jar to use again.
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