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 present […]

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 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 also […]

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 […]

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. A […]

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 when […]

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. For […]

Spring in Your Step

So as we say goodbye to what seems to have been an eternity of Winter, Spring brings with it the promise of Sunshine, warmth, and a sense of optimism. It’s time to shed the Winter coat of sluggishness and hibernation, and embrace openness and being able to take off that extra layer of clothing!! Spring […]

Ayurvedic Spice Blends

  Ayurveda – the ancient ‘science of life’, is a traditional Indian system of medicine, which has been used to treat and cure people for thousands of years. Ayurveda is based on the idea of balancing the body and mind by using herbal treatment, dietary considerations and yogic breathing techniques. Ayurveda presumes our natural state […]