#Ayurveda cuisine is the foundation for #Indian cuisine from all regions. If its a recipe handed down by the grandmothers, its #Ayurvedic .
Most #classical recipes from India are #tridoshic meaning it doesn't matter if you are a #vata , a #pitta or a #kapha , the ingredients, the cooking method, the seasoning, #healing#spices and natural preservatives like #lemon , #tamarind are in the right proportion to make the dish tridoshic.
Without understanding how ingredients behave individually and shift when they are mixed together and how the vipaka changes them in the #digestive tract, and what the #genetic make up of the individual and his ancestors are, its best to go with the tried and tested ancient recipes handed down by grandmothers in every #region .
Your own #health and feeling of #wellbeing is the most reliable measure if your #diet is working for you.
THE SUMMER COOLER | recharge + reduce pitta with a little sweet, tangy & a whole lot of cooling hydration ⇢ a minty, elixir of lime, cucumber & heat reducing aloe. .
☼ recipe link in profile | summer elixirs .
El día #LUNES es el día de la semana que representa la #LUNA . La luna a su vez representa nuestra #MENTE porque está cambiando constantemente. Para las personas cuya constitución contiene más #VATA o movimiento, la mente puede cambiar más rápido generando ansiedad. Para las personas que tienen un aumento de #PITTA la mente puede ser más estable pero es posible que genere muchos juicios o que le sea difícil conectar con sus emociones. Para las personas que contienen mayor #KAPHA en su constitución, tienen poco movimiento y pueden sentirse tercas, les puede costar mucho ver otros puntos de vista o se podría sentir lento al pensar. Entonces este es un día excelente para #meditar . Recuerda que puedes meditar a cualquier hora del día, en cualquier lugar, en movimiento o sentado. Tú decides siempre que es lo que más de ayuda a sentirte bien. Feliz Semana! #namaste#ayurveda#ayurvedatreatment
I took a whole day off yesterday! I can’t remember the last time I did that. No social media posting, no writing. I spent the day nourishing my whole entire soul and it felt so good. Today, I woke up with guilt. Why is that?
I absolutely love what I do. I love that I have the opportunity to teach and write, two things I love more than anything in the world. I fear, though, that if I stop for a moment, all my skills will disappear into the ether. I’ll forget my sequences or run out of content ideas - this panic around failure has been with me for decades. Yesterday, though, I said “screw it.” I took a soul survivor class at SoulCycle - first time I’ve done the longer class and I don’t think I’ll ever do a regular class again. I took a two-hour master class with Yogi Charu, my first yoga teacher once I decided to split from Bikram, and the saint who introduced me to Bhakti philosophy, Hatha yoga, and the idea that everything is temporary. I reconnected with friends who I missed dearly, but wrote off because they couldn’t meet my impossible expectations. I realized why I don’t really drink or go to bars anymore and I spent the evening thinking about next steps for Yinsa. It was a work-free dream day, and it made me wake up with a productivity mindset, lots of love in my heart, and a desire to make my next moves better than ever. Sometimes, I just need a little kick-ass cardio, yoga nidra, and a connection to my community to get out of my own head and sit with my soul. When you have a purpose-driven business, you have to leave space to hone your purpose and remind yourself of what matters. You can’t do that while you’re writing a blog post, and you can’t write when your head is overcrowded. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me take time off. You are appreciated ❤️
📸: @tatianakphoto .
SALAD SURPRISE 🥗
I’ve always struggled to see salad as a meal in honesty and have been a bit of a salad dodger in the past (unless it’s on the side of my pizza 🍕). I’ve assumed that a salad is a load of leaves on a plate and never thought to get creative with it. I’ve recently tried to experiment with new ways to ‘spice it up’ and make it a meal.
In my salad this lunch I have honey roasted ham, fresh mozzarella, mixed salad leaves, low fat hummus and a toasted whole meal pitta. It tasted amazing and was so filling! You could also add roasted vegetables, new potatoes or boiled eggs to the mix.
Get creative and give your own salad creation a try 😏.
@lottiejessica has included our Pitta Hydrating Cleanser in her recent round up of ‘New Skin Care Favourites’. Lottie was delighted to discover that her dosha reflected her characteristics perfectly and found it really easy to introduce the cleanser into her daily skin care routine.
La primera sesión del día está dedicada a la autopráctica de una secuencia individual, diseñada según los principios del Ayurveda.
Y ya va sola. Estoy muy contenta con el trabajo realizado este mes y con el compromiso que habéis mostrado.
El mes de agosto regresamos a la práctica guiada. Será una forma de honrar a los elementos del verano, con un vinyasa fluido y energético. Agua y fuego; fuego y agua en nuestras vidas.
Pitta = summer ☀️
Wear light colors, eat cooling foods such as fennel, cucumbers, and watermelon.
Use essential oils such as jasmine or rose 🌹
Here’s an EO formula for Pitta type of headaches:
PITTA HEADACHE FORMULA
1 ½ ounce coconut oil
½ ounce brahmi oil
15-20 drops Wintergreen EO
30 drops St John's Wort
35-40 drops peppermint EO
7-9 drops blue chamomile EO
Combine and massage into affected area
in gentle circular motions. 🌞
We are home....BOOOOO....😭
As sad as it is, coming home from holiday, our flat is always a welcome sight. After a week of over indulging, it was nice to get back to normal. •
This mornings offering is gluten free pitta bread, topped with houmous (shop bought because with mountains of washing yesterday, homemade just didn’t happen), tomato and a fried egg. 🍅 🍳 🥙 •
p a s s i o n f l o w e r 🌸this stunner is cooling to the body, calming to the mind, and soothing to the spirit. It promotes natural relaxation and stress reduction. As an herbal tea, it helps with insomnia and is gentle enough for children 🧚🏼♀️
Have you ever wondered why spicy food is so prevalent in hot places? Extremely hot weather actually causes the agni or metabolic fire of the gut to spread throughout the body. Heat rises to the surface of the skin and is dispelled through sweat, and in the process our digestive power becomes diffused. This can suppress the appetite and cause digestion to become sluggish. Spicy food is one way of bringing the fire back to the belly, but we prefer this simple ginger tonic. Combine minced ginger, lime and salt and allow it to marinade for 20 minutes or so. Take a little before each meal, to kindle the digestive fire!
Just a little Svadhyaya Sunday! 📚Svadhyaya is the Sanskrit word for self-study. More so meaning study of the self than studying by myself but I believe pursuing something that peaks our interest teaches us more about our higher selves. ✨I've been feeling a little lost lately. I know my doshas are totally out of balance. I'm loving how simple @iamsahararose makes learning Ayurveda. In the past I've read more "traditional" books on Ayurveda which aren't always the most applicable to my 21st century American lifestyle. 👩🏼💻However, I am ready to make some changes to be more in line with my truest Self. I started with a big change last week which was leaving my 9-5 job. Vata was spiraling out of control. Migraines and panic attacks on the daily = not ok in my book. 🙅🏼 I KNEW something had to change. I needed less stress and less screen time combined with more people. I'm ready to start teaching yoga, meditation and personal training again. I'm ready to refocus on working with people one-on-one-- but first I have to get ME back. I spent so much time focusing on others for the last year-ish. It's time to re-learn who I am... what my strengths are and what makes me feel the best version of myself. 🌲 I'm starting off with a week or so of "forest bathing" on the Appalachian Trail. By getting out in the Earth I can reset, recharge and reconnect. 🎒What's your go-to when you know life needs change?
Pitta represents the fire principle in the body. It is the energy of digestion and metabolism in Ayurveda. .
Pitta's responsibilities include maintaining the body's temperature, giving a person vitality and appetite (Pittas might get quite angry if they skip their meals) and giving them capacity to learn and understand. .
Pitta is transformation! That's why from the age of about 18 ( mostly for men - women count when they start having their period) until menopause (or around 60) is considered the Pitta age of a human being. That's the time most people are working hard for their goals, creating something, raising families. .
Some signs of an imbalanced Pitta could be: being constantly critical, impatient and irritable; having skin issues such as break outs or inflammation; feeling hot even when indoors and feeling thirsty all the time.
Photo by Taylor McCutchan
Heatwave hacks, Ayurveda style! Relax in the evenings, as we need this important downtime so that we're fresh the next day. Just existing in a heatwave can take a lot of energy!.Avoid heating activities and heated intense people, and do relaxing things with chilled-out friends. Don't work late or use a computer in the evenings, or go tubing or busing it all over London. (Did you know the Central and Bakerloo are the hottest Tube lines? 30 degrees or more.) Instead, read a book in the garden, enjoy dinner al fresco with friends, or chill and chat. Permission to laze, granted!
Nu finns det mogna bär i Halland 👏
💙Björnbär innehåller massor av antioxidanter.
💙Sattvisk, kylande och söt.
🌈 Passar bra för pitta och därmed perfekt på sommaren.
☀️Hoppas att ni har en skön sommar☀️
Another delicious salad thrown together on a whim with ingredients I didn’t think would go well together. My intuition is usually strong but weak when it comes to cooking, apparently 🤨Anyways, I briefly baked a bunch of kale in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. I prefer cooked kale and I’ve been implementing Ayurvedic practices, which actually encourage cooking more of your vegetables due to easier digestion. I also cooked a bit of ground turkey with adobo peppers, chili powder, and cumin. Finally, added black beans, leftover pineapple salsa from the @toneitup salmon dinner, and a drizzle of @primalkitchenfoods ranch. IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD 👌🏻
Happy Sunday, babes 💕