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If you are a windy person which is a Vata imbalance eating too many beans can increase the problem, always add a pinch of Asafoetida or Hing to the mix, this will help with wind. Asafoetida is used in savoury dishes, often to add a more full flavor as an alternative for the taste of onions, garlic, egg, and even meat. It's a staple ingredient in Indian cooking, commonly used along with turmeric in lentil dishes like dal, and a variety of vegetable dishes
Everyone wants to know about what to have for breakfast and what will work for each dosha. This is a really simple quinoa breakfast bowl that will keep you going all morning and provide you with all the nourishment that you will need. Simple ring the changes with the correct fruit for each dosha and you have cracked it!
Wow so full of goodness and with the dark green leaves, it really does give you an excellent inner cleanse. Blended with sweet and pungent tastes it's suitable for all dosha with adaptations. You want to lose weight or get some much-needed energy this one is definitely one for you.
Imagine getting all the protein benefits from quinoa and the vitamin immune-building benefits of berries with all their antioxidant qualities.
I've given you instructions to make lots of different nondairy milks, quinoa milk is somewhat different but so easy to make and absolutely full of delicious proteins. In the introduction to quinoa, I give you all the benefits but just in case you haven't read that here are some brief amazing benefits from quinoa.
Quinoa is high fibre and low calories so this will still help you to feel full. This light food will also improve your metabolism and helps with weight loss, good for Kapha types. Quinoa is fine for all dosha types, just follow some simple guidelines.
Millet is rich in vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc it's a great protein and gluten-free. You might have seen millet in the health food store, and maybe not sure how to use it, have a go, it's really good for this time of the year.
Here Bojan our Jyotish expert continues his article on remedies through using colour. Teach me something - Beautiful deep yellow, like the flag of Spain, provoke energy of Jupiter in your mind and life. Jupiter is a planet of knowledge and good vibrations. He is the one holding family and society together. Hence, living room or dining room with yellow details can help you improve ether element in your homes and keep you together for a long time.
Almost everyone at some point of life might have experienced a low back pain that may travel downward into the buttocks and into one or both lower extremities. What is the cause of low back pain?
Herbal teas, infusions, and decoctions use water as their solvent. Water is referred to as “the universal solvent” because it extracts all of the plant components, giving you the best from each flower.
This compress will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks as it improves circulation and revitalizes the skin, warms the skin and relaxes the facial muscles. These herbs and spices can come straight from your kitchen shelves.
I love this one it's different and really lovely to use. Just as a caution, if your skin is sensitive to any ingredients and your skin feels uncomfortable, there's a difference between a gentle tingling and a burning feeling, this is for you to understand for yourself, this goes for all the herbs and spices given in these recipes.
There are different types of Face Compresses and we can look at the ones most used in Ayurveda. The simplest way is the soak a natural cloth in a range of herbs, oils, and spices and put the soaked cloth onto the face and relax whilst the herbs etc penetrate the skin.
Sandras sugar-free lavender lemonade. Most recipes I found were full of sugar so I adapted one to a refined sugar-free version, it worked out a dream!
Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. During the night, jasmine flowers open, releasing their fragrance. This is when the tea scenting takes place.
Purported to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Full of antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
We all know how lack of sleep affects our skin and chamomile promotes relaxation and sleep Ayurveda reminds us that sleep is imperative for a glowing skin, which makes chamomile one of the most popular teas to drink for the skin. You can even use the chamomile tea bags on your eyes to reduce tiredness and dark circles.
Lavender Tea has many health benefits which include supporting tired muscles, treating insomnia, working as an antiseptic, maintaining cardiovascular health, treating indigestion, fighting inflammation, work as a detoxifier, improves respiratory health, treating acne, treating headache, restore body cells.
Sugar-free cakes, biscuits and sugar-free 'chunky' flapjacks!! Stored in my cake tins adorned with owls ... A few years ago I did a shamanic journey with Linda in the Mandala Hut at Bliss Cottage, it was so powerful and my power animal was a wise owl... at the time I believed I was 'stupid', not 'academic' and I didn't go to university because I wasn't clever! Well, that seems like another lifetime ago now, in fact it was another life - I am such a different person today thanks to Ayurveda & Linda.
I made these yummy date balls many years ago and took some on one of Linda's weekend workshops at Bliss Cottage, since then they have been called Bliss Balls! The health benefits of dates are vast. According to Ayurveda, dates are heavy and sweet in taste. They have a cooling effect on the body and can, therefore, increase Kapha yet pacify Pitta and Vata.
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