Vata Season Special!

 

Whether you are new or seasoned to Ayurveda; nature is beckoning you to explore!

 Special 20% offInitial Ayurvedic Consultations and Polarity/Marma Point therapy – until 12/15/17.   

Are you ready to follow your path?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Fall Equinox!

Moving into the Vata time of year.….

I move with the infinite in Nature’s power.

I hold the fire of the soul.

I hold life and healing.

-Rig Veda

 

Warm Cardamom Milk (Vata pacifying):

2 cups organic whole milk

2 tsp. ghee

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

1 Tb. finely ground cashews

3 or 4 strands saffron

  1. Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot, over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently,
  2. Pour into mugs & enjoy!

Yarema, M.D.,Thomas. Rhoda,D.A.S.. Brannigan,Johnny. Eat, Taste, Heal.Hawaii: Five Elements Press,2006.

 

Roses

yellow roses

 According to Ayurveda, rose petals have an affinity for the heart, calming effect on the nerves, and can gently lift the spirits.  

Roses can also help in a variety of ways to pacify the heat and intensity of pitta during the summer!

Here are a few lovely ideas to self nurture:  Rose petal spritzer, Rose petal elixir, and/or a dab of rose essential oil on your wrist!

Sometimes the purpose of the thorn is simply to draw attention to the rose.”-  Cristen Rodgers

 

 

 

 

Happy Summer Solstice!

And Pitta Season!

Elements: composed of fire and water

Meaning: “that which digests things”

Qualities: oily, sharp, moving, liquid, penetrating, hot, light, and acidic

General tips to help pacify Pitta during the Summer season:

  1.  Avoid stimulants and acidic foods; follow a pitta-pacifying diet.
  2.  Include walks in nature, time for self-reflection and meditation as part of your daily routine.
  3.  Keep the body & mind cool – avoid overheating.
  4.  Exercise in a manner that is not too competitive or overexercise.
  5.  Work on keeping your schedule within your healthy, natural limits.

Here’s a wonderful Pitta pacifying drink:

REJUVENATING MANGO DRINK

1 cup mango juice

1 tsp ghee

pinch of cardamom

pinch of saffron

Blend these ingredients together and enjoy!  

This drink will bring energy and vitality to your entire being!

 

 

Acceptance

magnolia

“Life and death, joy and sorrow, gain and loss; These dualities cannot be avoided. Learn to accept what you cannot change.” -The Ramayana (Bk 2)

Homemade Chai

Pine cone

Kapha Pacifying: 

Serves 5 to 6

6 c. of filtered water

1 tsp. black tea

8 crushed cardamom pods

4 whole cloves

2 whole star anise pods

2 cinnamon sticks

2 tsp. of crushed coriander seeds

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds

2 c. almond milk

Honey or stevia powder

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon, firmly press each cardamom pod until it cracks open, leaving the seeds inside.
  3. Add the cardamom pods, cloves, star anise cinnamon, ginger, coriander, and fennel.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir the almond milk.  Add sugar to taste.  Continue to simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 more minutes.
  5. Pour the chai through a strainer into cups or mugs.

Delicious!

Yarema, M.D., Thomas. Rhoda, D.A.S.. Brannigan, Johnny.  Eat, Taste, Heal.  Hawaii: Five Elements Press, 2006.

 

Happy Kapha Season!

 

Elements:  composed of earth and water

Meaning:  that which holds things together or structures  & growth

Qualities:  cold, wet, heavy, dull, sticky, soft, firm, solid

Spring is time to awaken and rejuvenate!  Learn about the flow of the seasons & how you can incorporate a new vibrant way of being in the following important areas of your life:  Daily routine, lifestyle, diet (including herbs & spices), and yoga & exercise.

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February Special!

FEBRUARY SPECIAL: 15% off Initial Ayurvedic Consultation
An Ayurvedic approach provides you with an individualized blueprint of specific foods & herbs, lifestyle, daily routine, yoga & exercise!

“To protect the heart, keep the mind serene.”  Charaka Samhita

Happy New Year!

Keep the inner flame strong during the winter months!

  1. Use essentials oils such as; rosemary, bergamot, pine, or cinnamon.
  2. It a good time to rise with the sun (unless you are needing rest) and honor going to bed a little earlier.
  3. Wear warming colors to help ignite your inner flame – reds, oranges, yellows.
  4. Practice and modify (according to your needs and with the guidance of a teacher) Sun Salutations and long standing asana sequences.
  5. To help with skin dryness do a full body massage using sesame oil.