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Ayurveda shows a different approach to treating Dry Eye Syndrome. Because dry eyes syndrome is due to vitiated Vata dosha the aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the balance of the same. We must look at the reasons why Vata is out of balance.
Ayurveda looks at sore knees as an imbalance of Vata in the joints, which is the air and space quality. In this article, we will provide tips, and remedies for your knee pain from an Ayurveda perspective.
Herbs can transform a salad and a dressing and we are fortunate that we can get plenty of fresh herbs from our supermarkets nowadays but even better if you grow your own or can buy from a local garden centre.
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.
Ayurveda sees lavender as fresh, sweet, soft, and soothing and with its floral aroma, it has an unusual taste. Best used in aromatherapy for its healing, soothing qualities. Its a perfect addition for a cooling calming summer tea.
There are lots of different opinions on sprouting beans in the Ayurveda world. Heres my take on it, sprouted beans are a live food, so full of living goodness. Although some say that the ancient texts do not advocate eating bean sprouts because they are a raw food, there are many that do say to include them in your diet. I honestly think that since Ayurveda is over 7000 yrs old we or should I say I can safely say that somethings can be adapted and improved.
Ginger is always considered heating and it does have those properties, but according to Ayurveda it also has the properties of the 'sweet' taste which is relieving and cooling. Actions of ginger on the doshas are that it decreases Vata and Kapha, can increase Pitta in excess, especially dry ginger. So always have your ginger fresh.
Lassi is a drink for the digestive system and how it affects our entire body, research, studies, and Ayurveda text all agree that most of disease comes from our digestive system so it's a good idea to take better take care of it.
According to Ayurveda, ojas is a refined substance the body produces from the most subtle level of proper digestion. Ojas brings strength, strong immunity, happiness, and contentment. To promote ojas, according to Ayurveda, milk provides special and unique nutrition that cannot be derived from any other type of food.
Fennel is a sattvic vegetable so its great for all dosha types. Ayurveda uses fennel as a digestive tonic, a mild laxative, and a diuretic. It helps to remove toxins from the body. It's light, fresh, refreshing and cooling.
Pears are considered the most Sattvic fruit according to Ayurveda. This smoothie can be eaten in a bowl for breakfast, just reduce the amount of milk. I like to sprinkle nuts and seeds on the top. Add some water to make it more fluid for drinking. Either way, this one is a wonderful tonic and energy giver for anyone who is frail, or unwell, or a great cooler after a movement exercise.
This is a delicious sunshine chai, which I have warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With the added advantage of using fresh turmeric which is always milder and lighter than powdered. This recipe is a delight, I also add a teaspoon of coffee, I use organic no caffeine coffee, you can buy in many supermarkets.
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.
Written by our online expert Dr Arya who describes the Ayurveda way to keep hydrated during the summer months. We might not have the same heat here in the UK, but we can always learn for hot climates and holidays when we visit other countries.
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.
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.
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.
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