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Digestive Fire & Tissues according to Ayurveda. When we make choices in our diet and lifestyle that weaken the digestive fire, this in turns increases toxins in our bodies, clogging the communication channels shrotas and thereby disrupting the formation of tissues.
Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. Most often created by poor food choices. Ayurveda offers us some answers.
Of course! Prevention is always better than cure! Follow these tips to prevent constipation from becoming something more serious. Constipation that is untreated leads to alma in the body which leads to more serious problems.
Kapha constipation consists of large, infrequent bowel movements. This is due to a lack of mobility in the colon, resulting in sluggish bowels. This slow metabolic rate may be associated with depression and hypothyroid.
In hot Pitta constipation, the stools are smelly and sticky. It may come out in pieces and be difficult to clean. This is due to an excess of hot, oily foods your diet.
In Vata constipation, the stools are dry and hard. A bowel movement may consist of a group of small hard stools, likened to rabbit pellets, dry pieces, or lack of a bowel movement altogether.
Ayurveda recognizes that the digestive tract is the very first place where imbalances arise in the body. Most of us have suffered from constipation, diarrhea or some other affecting bowel imbalance but are afraid to disclose it.
Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. The stool is often hard and dry. Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement.
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.
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.
Eat the Seasons Great Resource. This is a really useful resource for reading about seasonal foods that are available each month.
The word masala simply means a combination of ground spices. According to Ayurveda the Kapha Dosha is a combination of the elements Earth and Water and governs the structure of the body, stabilises it and protects it. It has the quality of being heavy, slow, stuck, stubborn.
Dr Arya Describes Dinacharya. Dr Arya is doing a series of articles that inform us all about the valuable daily practices called Dinacharya. In Ashtangahridaya textbook, the second chapter deals with Dinacharya or the daily regimen.
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