January 16, 2018

Winter can easily weight on one's energy and well-being. Days are short and dark, weather is cold, dry, and windy. Vata dosha predominant qualities such as light, cold and dry, that are present everywhere in our environment can affect mental, physical and emotional balance.  

Vata dosha out of balance may manifest in the mind and body like the following symptoms to name a few: nervousness, anxiety, tics, tremors, spasms, dry or rough skin, constipation, gas, bloating, interrupted sleep, excessive thinking or worrying.

Thankfully, Ayurvedic medicine provides simple yet powerful dietary, lifestyle and herbal remedies to keep Vata dosha at bay. The most essential steps are integrating routine in one's daily lifestyle, staying warm and calm.  Avoiding unnecessary stress.

Therefore the recipe for Winter Spiced Water, that I am sharing with you here, comes right on time :)  And you might have most or all ingredients already in your kit...

June 7, 2017

Travelling is lot of fun, however, a change of routine, diet, timezone, and climate causes irregularity in the body and mind. Fortunately, Ayurveda provides some smart and simple preparations before you hit the road to ensure that your body and mind will function smoothly.  The main focus is on balancing Vata dosha, which is in its essence dry and light. Therefore lubrication and grounding is the key.  Vata governs all kinds of movements in the body and due to its inherent mobile quality, travel tends to aggravate this dosha and bring it out of its optimal state.  This may cause many unwanted side effects including constipation, bloating, increased anxiety, stress and poor sleep.  Learn about the Ayurvedic Travel Survival Kit for Vata Dosha here.

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