Holistic Health: 5 Ways To Keep Your Sinuses Healthy This Winter

During Winter, we tend to experience a few more coughs and colds than usual, partly due to the ‘dry’ air causing membranes in the nose and throat try dry up, thus exposing us to more bacteria than usual, but also partly because we tend to move from outdoor cold to more humid indoor warmth frequently.Continue reading “Holistic Health: 5 Ways To Keep Your Sinuses Healthy This Winter”

Chai & Chocolate Energy Balls

Full of fibre, antioxidants, plant based protein, warming and digestion-boosting spices, and slow-release carbohydrates, these delicious energy balls are beneficial for the Ayurvedic Vata dosha (referring to someone who mostly feels cold, fragile, with dry skin and aching joints, but also during the Vata season of Autumn). They’re easy to make and seem to goContinue reading “Chai & Chocolate Energy Balls”

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, orContinue reading “Warming Walnut & Ginger Spelt Biscuits”

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”

Autumnal Ayurveda & The Qualities of Life: Live Harmoniously, Reduce Anxiety & Feel Grounded

The beauty of living in countries like the UK, is that we really get to feel the changing seasons. Balmy Summers give way to the cool, whirling winds of Autumn, and Autumns slip into crisp, cold Winters, finally re-emerging with the warmth and wonder of Spring. Whether you love the light of Summer or craveContinue reading “Autumnal Ayurveda & The Qualities of Life: Live Harmoniously, Reduce Anxiety & Feel Grounded”

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”

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 theContinue reading “Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls”

Golden Soup Recipe (V-K~P~)

If you’ve been making your own golden milk in order to boost your immune system, aid digestion and lower inflammation, there’s now a savoury way to get your hit of anti inflammatory spices and comforting flavours. This golden soup recipe is perfect for any Autumn or Winter evening, especially if you’re feeling a little underContinue reading “Golden Soup Recipe (V-K~P~)”

Warming Ayurvedic Autumn Elixir (V-P/K+)

Ayurveda considers Autumn to have the qualities of rough, cold, dry, changeable, erratic, and brittle. We often take on some of these qualities during Autumn and Winter too, which can wreak havoc on the body and mind. In order to counteract these qualities, we can use various tools such as food and drink, herbs, movementContinue reading “Warming Ayurvedic Autumn Elixir (V-P/K+)”

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”