Courgette, Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup

A super simple, super green, seasonal, local and totally healthy soup. You’re probably walking past some of these plants every day, so have a go at foraging this week (as long as you know what you can safely pick!) and whip up this quick and easy soup with ingredients that are naturally local to you.Continue reading “Courgette, Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup”

Soothing Herbal Blend: With Chamomile, Calendula, Oats & Liquorice

I have a lot of clients and students who have Pitta-related issues. No, not issues related to eating too much pitta bread, but issues relating to an accumulation of the Ayurvedic Pitta dosha. ‘Pitta’ is the energy of heat, fire, and digestion. When in balance, a Pitta-type person will feel logical, sharp-minded, focused, driven andContinue reading “Soothing Herbal Blend: With Chamomile, Calendula, Oats & Liquorice”

Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea

During Summer, the Ayurvedic Pitta dosha is at its strongest, meaning the element of fire within all of us is likely to be stronger right now. If you’re a predominantly pitta type person (which you can learn by taking an online dosha test here) then Summer is when symptoms of inflammation, headaches, heartburn and acidic indigestion, ulcers, stress, angerContinue reading “Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea”

Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the qualities of Summer (as we recognise it in the west anyway) are hot, intense, sharp, humid, transforming, bright, dynamic, and fiery. These qualities are also some characteristics of the ayurvedic Pitta dosha.  Pitta energy is hot, intense, sharp and fiery, and emotionally, a person holding pitta qualities can also presentContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips”

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.Continue reading “Ayurvedic Advice: Using Kapha Season To Build Strength and Immunity”

Ayurveda Inspired Summer Recipe: Pitta-Balancing Cucumber Dip

A wonderfully cool and refreshing dip, this recipe is perfect for serving along side a spicy curry, Mexican style meal, or a dish you feel needs a little cooling off. Within the realms of Ayurveda, the Summer months are governed by the energies of Pitta. Pitta is all about heat, fire and activity, but alsoContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Summer Recipe: Pitta-Balancing Cucumber Dip”

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. PrakritiContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season”

10 Ways To Cool The Pitta Dosha This Summer

According to Ayurveda – often referred to as Yoga’s ‘sister science’ – there are three Doshas which each person is governed by. The word Dosha literally translates as ‘fault’, however that doesn’t refer to anything ‘wrong’ with the body or mind – it simply means that each person’s dosha is what makes them human. AContinue reading “10 Ways To Cool The Pitta Dosha This Summer”

4 Ways To Truly Detox

When the season of Spring rolls around, we’re often confronted with the fact that Summer isn’t far away, and subsequently faced with articles about ‘detoxing’, ‘cleansing’, and getting a ‘Summer body’. FYI – a Summer body doesn’t mean anything. It’s just your body, in the Summer….. It’s true that we feel a whole lot better whenContinue reading “4 Ways To Truly Detox”

A Tridoshic Recipe: Mung Dal Kitchari

Kitchari is a seasoned mixture of rice and mung dal and is a basic dish in Ayurvedic cooking. Basmati rice and mung dal both have the qualities of being sweet and cooling with a sweet after taste. Together they create a very balanced food that is a ‘complete’ protein combination, and is also tridoshic. ForContinue reading “A Tridoshic Recipe: Mung Dal Kitchari”