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On this second video, I continue my talk about sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. I talk about the 3 doshas and describe the way the parasympathetic has an effect on our health and wellbeing
Summer is for spending time outside and for people with allergies, summer is the signal that spring has ended which is the end of the allergy season. However, if you still have a runny nose in the middle of summer and a stuffy nose and congestion? Or even hay fever?
I love this salad and I always like to eat it warm. Ayurveda has a lot to say about cold food on the digestive system and it is really important to be aware of this. Cool food dampens the Agni, the fire in the belly and can disrupt the digestive system. So even if you eat this at room temperature it's better than coming out of the fridge.
Keep it simple is always delicious and what better than a simple vinaigrette that adds flavour and enhances your salads.
Rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences tend to vary regionally.
This calming and cooling meditation can be helpful to bring about a calming and cooling sensation to the body and mind. Its only 6 mins long and after trying lots of different ones, this one is really simple and follows some pranayama practice and links it to the body.
However, summer heat can affect our sleep. High-speed summer metabolism burns up your bodily reserves of energy. As you sweat throughout the day, and cumulatively over the summer months, your storehouse of fluids and electrolytes becomes depleted.
The sun and wind become increasingly powerful during this period. And summer signifies that we are moving through the later stages of Aadaankaal, which are Late winter, Spring and Summer.
Ayurveda had already done the thinking around the perfect summer diet so for our health and well being we need to consider the rising Pitta energy of summer and the foods we should be eating.
Summer is here and everybody will be planning for a vacation trip. Travelling is amazing if you are healthy. But too much travelling can be stressful and can affect your overall health and wellbeing. Is it possible to embrace health and keep your mind, body and spirit in working while travelling? My answer is YES!!
This dish is so full of health benefits it's amazing, I've adapted one of my no meat 'bone' broths to create this. If you are looking for something tasty, incredibly healthy, detoxing and perfect for getting in shape for the summer months, this is for you.
The official start of summer, according to the stars, is Thursday, June 21. This marks the longest day of the year, with approximately 12 hours of sunlight. It’s the day of the year with the longest period of daylight. It’s an opportunity for us to bring balance into our lives. Whichever way you look at it, the Summer Solstice is a great time to revisit intentions and set new ones for July, August, and the beginning of September before Autumn make another appearance.
Summer, like each of the seasons, arrives with its own distinct personality. Traditionally summer is related to light, heat and intensity. Summer has its own charming, distinct and distinguished personality. Depending on your body type, the warm and dry weather will comfort you or aggravate you.
It’s summertime, Ayurveda calls summer season as ‘Grishma Ritu’. As the suns rays become more powerful, the body feels as if squeezed with increasing atmospheric temperature. This, in turn, weakens the Kapha day by day and strengthens Vata.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are great for the overheated body that can suffer from heat-related pain. Turmeric is used in Ayurveda to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, though, in excess, it can aggravate Pitta and Vata.
Avocado is heavy, oily, thick and creamy, which is great for Vata but not so great for Pitta and Kapha. But I love avocados so a great way to counteract the oiliness is to add citrus juice like lemon and lime to your salad, or a little salt and pepper spices to lift them, remember lemons have a heating nature so use sparingly in the summer.
Matcha is a form of green tea but without the usual caffeine content. According to Ayurveda, most green teas contain caffeine and will tell you that caffeine is rajasic, a quality that, when taken often increases restlessness and greed and creates dosha imbalances, for all doshas.
Rose has long been connected to love, compassion, romance and gentleness, has also opposite qualities, for example, the soft petals of the rose is contrasted with the painfully sharp thorns on its stem.
You can make nut, seed and grain milks easily and they are full of great nutritional values. They are great substitutes for dairy milk, in this section, I write about plant and nut milks which you can read.
Sprouts have been used in ancient India as medicine for many things, what we know today is that sprouts as a living food provide us with extra health benefits that provide us with preventative nutrition. Bean sprouts have the richest source of amino acids
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