Spring Digestive Tea

It’s common to feel a little sluggish and heavy at the beginning of Spring (after all, we’ve just made it through a long and dark Winter, with heavier meals and perhaps more time indoors), and this is often reflected in the workings of the digestive system. To give the body and mind a helping hand, […]

Blog Roundup: January, February + March

Catch up on the blog posts I’ve written for YogaMatters over the past couple of months, and send on to someone who might benefit from reading!   Ekagrata & Essentialism: 5 Steps To Focussing The Mind  ∇ Using Kapha Season To Build Strength In Mind, Body & Immunity  ∇ A Day In The Life Of […]

Bloat-No-More Sauteed Fennel & Spinach

If you often experience bloating, it can be frustrating to locate the cause of the issue when it crops up (or rather, blows up at the most inconvenient times….). Raw foods, certain nutrients or intolerances, eating quickly, and particularly stress and improper breathing can all cause bloating and discomfort. Thankfully, there are a few natural […]

Warming Walnut & Ginger Spelt Biscuits

February is very much Vata / Kapha season in terms of Ayurveda, which basically means many of us are likely to waver between feeling cold and fragile, with dry skin and unpredictable energy levels, or heavy and lethargic, with digestive issues and low mood levels. (To find out what Ayurveda is, read this post, or […]

Ayurvedic Advice: Using Kapha Season To Build Strength and Immunity

A recent blog post I wrote for YogaMatters. Read on if you’re feeling the effects of Winter! After what seems like a very long January which may have been full of cleanses, detox juices, harsh gym schedules and a tone of self-imposed pressure, we can be left feeling drained before month #1 is even finished. […]

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season

Although the term ‘pitta dosha’ might sound like something you’d order at a restaurant with a side of chips, it actually refers to a type of person, and the various mind-body qualities that person displays. Ayurveda, a.k.a the ‘science of life’ or ‘knowledge of longevity’, uses the dosha system to determine each person’s prakriti. Prakriti […]

Aries New Moon: Courage + Change

Change requires courage, no matter how big or small that change may be. This new moon (on Sunday 15th April 2018) in the fiery, confident sign of Aries is all about recognising and admitting to the changes we need to make, and cultivating the courage to make them happen. As the very first sign of […]

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season

After emerging some few thousand years ago, Ayurveda (the knowledge of longevity, or ‘science of life’) has survived and thrived throughout the ages, and stands today as not only the East’s traditional healing modality, but a fascinating tool for everyday life in the modern Western world. Ayurveda is essentially a way of living and being […]

Be Like Water | Ayurveda & Astrolgy Advice For Kapha + Pisces Season

Late Winter and early Spring are classified in Ayurvedic terms as Kapha season – a time at which the qualities of heaviness, lethargy, congestion and attachment can become more prevalent. The Kapha ‘dosha’ or quality is linked to earth and water, and the aspects that relate to these elements. To learn more about Ayurveda and […]

Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls

With the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring fast approaching, we find ourselves in the middle of what could be termed ‘Kapha Season’. Within the realms of Ayurveda (the ancient science of life and longevity), some of the qualities of Kapha represent heaviness, an excessive amount of mucus (possibly a little like the […]