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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.
Peppermint tea drank every day will help to clear sufferers of acne without any long-term effects like other medicines can have. It will help to clear teenage pimples and all you need to do is dring one or two cups a day
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.
This is a delicious sweet and in many ways, it would not be recommended from an Ayurvedic perspective, but now and again we can break some of the rules if we are mindful and add the necessary spices to help us. This is an ancient Indian desert and can be eaten cooled after blending or frozen for a simple homemade ice cream
Cleanse -When I say cleanse, it doesn’t just mean washing your face frequently with water. Of course, you need to wash your face in cold water every time you come back from the sun. But here CLEANSE is clean internally and externally.
Vata skin is thin and has small pores with a tendency to a grey complexion. Vata skin is cool to touch and suffer from cold hands and feet. Vata skin is dry, rough and will experience flaky patches. When Vata is out of balance these qualities will be excessive, with cracked, chapped skin and dry rashes. They will likely suffer from dry eczema with a dull grey complexion.
Kapha skin is thick, pale and moist, it's cold and soft to touch and it keeps its youthful appearance longer than other types. Kapha is often called the dosha with the moon like face. When Kapha is out of balance skin becomes dull, sluggish and congested with even larger pores that attract dirt and oil creating blackheads and other pus related spots and cysts.
The beauty of steaming for Pitta is if you do suffer from acne breakouts or have whiteheads or blackheads then steaming will be really good for this. Steaming basically opens up your pores and unclogs them so all the oil and dirt are washed away from the pore giving you clear looking skin.
Svedhana is best for balancing Vata and Kapha in the body, as a Pitta type it is less helpful. Although I love to do it yet I am careful not to overdo it. Vata and Kapha can do it every day for a week and it will encourage the removal of toxins, expelling them through the tiny pores of the skin along with released sweat
The warm steam causes your face to sweat, which opens the pores and helps soften the surface layer of dead skin cells, releasing dirt and debris that could be the cause of breakouts and would otherwise stay trapped. With all of the dirt, pollution, and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, steam really helps to purify the skin
Millets energetics are sweet, astringent, dry, light and hot, so it's not really a good idea to eat this during hot mid summer days. But when I was staying in a log cabin in the high of summer the mornings were really cold, I welcomed this now and again. eat it wisely.
There is such a lot of controversy about tofu, I'm going to do a full bog on it soon. But for the time being tofu energetics are considered to be dry, cold and heavy with an astringent taste. So taking this into account its fine for Vata and Pitta but not for Kapha.
If you have a Kapha skin then you will have the wonderful benefits of the most youthful skin type of all. Kapha retains its moisture and its plumpness longest, because of its water and earth elements it keeps youthful looking.
I have a typical Pitta skin, but with some Vata tendencies, my skin which is warm, olive looking and also prone to white spots, this is due to the oil component of the Pitta skin, which can hold onto pockets of oil and create these spots.
Snehana is the name for treatments that are based on oil therapies creating a nurturing, soothing and balancing effect. Oils are a wonderful carrier for other ingredients, herbs and spices, and in this case the essential oils that I am suggesting.
Castor Oil is considered to be the purgative oil it draws impurities from the body, its thick and gloopy but when we add the almond oil it will be more easily manageable. Castor Oil will draw the dirt, toxins and any impurities from the skin. It actually adds heat but also helps with inflammation as it has the energetics of sweet which is cooling and pungent which is heating. For this purpose its fine for all body types.
We continue with learning the Ayurveda facial routines for rejuvenation of the muscle s and skin. This week we look at the way oil is used for nourishing and cleansing the skin and tissues. Oleation is part of the system of therapeutics in Ayurveda called Snehana experienced as love actions for the body and in this case the face.
The biggest job is to grate everything first, I added a little feta cheese and loved them. I served them up with a handful of rocket salad and my hubby scoffed them with brown sauce!! Yes, I know but whatever you fancy! Made with fresh veg and some herbs and spices, with a little feta cheese.
The beauty of Jyotish lies in a possibility to see good and bad periods in life, to detect good planets influencing our lives as well as bad ones. Bad influences produce obstacles and turning points. On the other side, good once should be encouraged to be even better. Our spiritual growth is also based on our possibility to transcend these obstacles or to accept good and make more progress in life.
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