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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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Feet part 2 - foot and ankle mobilisation. Up and down on the toes, moving towards awkward pose. Warrior 2 with focus on the feet. Simple relaxed standing forward fold.
A simple sequence of 3 postures. One leg balance, warrior 1, warrior 2. Warrior 2 into dancing warrior, variation. Simple backbend using chair.
Gentle hatha yoga sequence including standing forward fold, downward dog, cat/cow, wide leg forward fold, reclined big toe pose.
This is a yummy rice bowl and I have made it as best I can so that all doshas can eat it, but sometimes rather than avoid compromising the taste mix we have it only on the odd occasion, but it's very delicious.
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