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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
One this video I talk about sympathetic and parasympathetic systems and how we are completely in an acute overload of massive intrusion on our bodies and minds, and how Ayurveda sees the problem.
Dr Arya our online expert contributor has given us ideas, tips and Ayurveda advice for keeping our hair strong and moisturized, with recipes to try at home.
Pitta people have strong Agni (digestive strength) and fewer restrictions on snacking. Ideal Pitta snacks are cooling, sweet, and heavy.
Many Vata people cannot easily digest large meals and may need to supplement their diet by snacking once a day at a regular time.
Whats Ayurveda? Questions and Answers. Ayurveda, the comprehensive science of wellbeing...yet is still relatively unknown in the UK. Ayurveda is a system of medicine and a philosophy for living in harmony with nature.
Pitta Breakfast Porridge Oats and Dried or Fresh Fruit*
Vata Breakfast Rice with Raisins or Fresh Fruit* 1 cup of cooked basmati rice - only make enough for serving the same day. Ayurveda does not advocate using 'afters' on another day. But particularly with rice as it can harbor germs much more easily than other foods.
The Elements Connect Us to Nature and the World we Live in. To understand the concept of the Elements and how they are a crucial part in Ayurvedic we must understand that we are reflections of the natural world and have, in our cells, the same molecular ingredients as everything around us.
The Dhatus a Brief Ayurveda Definition of Health. Crucial to the development and nourishment of the body, the dhatus unfold successively as follows, starting with the nourishment derived from the product of digestion.
So Good for Pitta. Steamed Veg & Coconut Combo. I love this dish, it's really satisfying and perfect for the Pitta constitution. It's quick and easy to prepare and a great addition to other foods like curries or a side dish to salad or soups.
A Gorgeous Coconut Curry that is healthy, tasty and SO simple. I love this recipe, you can have it at any time of the year and use different veggies, the spice mix can be made up in advance and kept in a tight fitting container, remember that its best to grind your spices in small quantities so that it keeps really fresh.
Samskaras how they rule us. Psychology puts great influence on our past behaviour and patterns from our childhood and life experiences.
My Passion for Beans. The first time I ever had a combination of beans and grain was in my 20's when I was staying with a friend in London. Her boyfriend was Indian and he cooked us a meal one evening. I wasn't keen on the look of the dish and reluctantly tried it, only to be surprised by its wonderful melding of tastes, a combination of nutty, earthy flavours and exotic spices that I had never experienced before, I loved it and will never forget it 40 yrs later.
Warming Kind of Chai Body Tea - Kapha Reducing. This is a really quick, heating tea and great for keeping Kapha from being stuck in the tissues, good for weight loss.
Eat the Seasons Great Resource. This is a really useful resource for reading about seasonal foods that are available each month.
Dr Arya Describes Dinacharya. Dr Arya is doing a series of articles that inform us all about the valuable daily practices called Dinacharya. In Ashtangahridaya textbook, the second chapter deals with Dinacharya or the daily regimen.
The Philosophy of Ayurveda Cooking. The most important lesson regarding food and cooking according to Ayurveda is ensuring that your food is in alignment with the intelligence of nature.
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