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Kapha Breakfast a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit. Be adventurous with your choice of fruit, but follow these guidelines. Kapha Fruits, what to eat and what not to eat
Spinach and Onions Immune Building Soup.Such a simple soup but absolutely full of really good purifying ingredients. This is one to have to build the immune system with its green irons and anti-bacteria onion family.
Kapha Purifying Ayurveda Super Veg Medley. This recipe has been adapted for this Kapha 5 Day Reducing programme. This is one of my favorites, even though I say this, I love all the soups that I make, if I don't like them, I do not include them.
Beautiful Kapha Energy Meditation to Start Your Day. This is a 10-minute meditation to encourage you to bring pranic energy into the body, it's deeply relaxing and yet energizing to help Kapha to have the intention of bringing pranic energy into their morning practice.
Ayurveda Buckwheat Pancake with Fruit or Veg. I love to use different flours when cooking, I have chosen buckwheat for this recipe. On the Kapha Reducing Diet make sure you follow the Kapha adapted ingredients.
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
Pomegranate and Bulgar Bowl. This is a favourite dish of mine, it's so light and yet filling. And really simple to make. You could make this at work for lunch all you need is a kettle and all the other ingredients can be prepared beforehand.
Understanding Kapha Food Requirements. The more we understand how food affects our body constitution the more likely we are to make the right choices.
Pomegranate, Roasted Almonds and Grilled Peaches. This is a simply gorgeous dish and not one that you would expect to eat for Kapha, but its a treat and my take on the ingredients. If you are willing to understand the flavours and the way that you can change the constitution of food sources we can use in minor ways some foods that we would otherwise eat. So enjoy this and keep your plate portions smallish, this will serve 2 or three and a lovely sweet
Our Expert Contributor Dr Arya, talks about balancing the Kapha energies for children. How to balance Kapha for Children during Spring? Ayurveda mentions about three Doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha and the healthy state of a body and mind is governed by the equilibrium of these three Doshas. When any of these tends to increase or decrease there is an imbalance in the whole system and diseases are caused.
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.
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