Fennel seeds have many health benefits and can be used in a variety of different ways such as in cooking, tea or just chewing it by itself. It is a cooling spice and therefore is especially good for Pitta types. It has a anise type aroma so if like me you enjoy this flavour then you will be sure to love fennel seeds!
Getting my nose pierced is something I have thought about for a while but never got around to actually doing. That is until recently a thought popped into mind about how nose piercing is quite common amongst Indian women, which I always thought was solely due to tradition, but what if there is some Ayurvedic significance? Read More »
Sandalwood is known for its calming properties and is cooling in nature so it is great for Pitta types whose skin can be acne prone. As mentioned in my previous post: My Facial Care, I make a sandalwood paste to cleanse and exfoliant my face as it is natural and I have found it works well for me. Sandalwood can be found in indian grocery stores and Read More »
I used to suffer from pretty bad acne for about 8 years. My skin was generally red and inflamed looking with cysts and scars. I had tried almost every product on the market with no success. I began to think that there must be something deeper than this superficial problem.Read More »
The hectic lifestyles we tend to lead can often result in imbalance of the mind and body. These simple Ayurvedic practices have helped bring harmony and grounding into my life:
- Waking up. It’s best to awaken before sunrise, ideally before 6am, as Vata predominates at this time making us feel light and mobile. If we wake up later, during Kapha time, we tend to feel dull and sluggish.
Our agni (digestive fire) is the gateway for overall health in our bodies. If we are not digesting our foods properly, this can lead to ama (toxin build-up in the body) and thus various ailments. I used to suffer from poor digestion, my stomach would feel bubbly after eating and generally unsettled and bloated most of the time. Once my digestion Read More »
Elements: earth & water
Qualities: cool, heavy, soft & slow
Physiological functions: body structure & lubrication
Seasons: late winter & spring
Times of day: 6am – 10am & 6pm – 10pm