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Daily Pranayama Three Part Breath. One of the easiest and most profound breaths can be done anywhere at anytime. Promotes awareness – eases tension – gives life force to the body.
Nasya for Kapha Reducing. Nasya is one of the five purification treatments in panchakarma therapy and is also an effective cleansing Ayurvedic treatment when its used alone and it's very effective for clearing Kapha mucus from the nasal passages as well as enlivening the thick head and dullness associated with Kapha.
Pitta Breakfast Porridge Oats and Dried or Fresh Fruit*
Kapha Dinner - Green Leaf & Spicy Beans. Perfect for Kapha, sharp, spicy, with enough satisfaction and yet light enough for Kapa dosha.
Squash & Quinoa Bowl. Very yummy and nutritious. Toss squash, onions and chickpeas in 1 tablespoon of the oil and sprinkle a tablespoon of curry powder on top and mix together.
Further Kapha Reducing Info & Tea with Cloves & Fenugreek. Let's clear something up, Kapha constitution is made up of the elements of Water & Earth and this means that when we add TOO much water particularly cold water we can add to the Kapha problems.
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.
Kapha in the Body April 5 Day Reducing Programme with recipe. I cannot impress enough about the accumulation of Kapha problems that the seasonal changes are creating.
Triphala - The Supreme Internal Cleanser of India. Triphala (three fruits) is one of the oldest and, beyond doubt, the most highly revered compound in the 5,000-year tradition of Ayurveda.
Ginger Millet with Black Bean Bowl. A filling, heating and scrumptious dish, with bags of protein. Millet is perfect for this Kapha season, Pitta types should be a little careful as its quite heating. Vata will be fine but not to over indulge.
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.
Gentle twists, flowing forward fold, easy backbends.
Gentle yoga movements followed by a simple breathing exercise. Ideal for the Summer months. Postures are constructive rest position, alternate knees squeezes, happy baby, beetle on back. Alternate nostril breathing.
Eat the Seasons Great Resource. This is a really useful resource for reading about seasonal foods that are available each month.
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