Berries are powerful little fruits. Not only are they packed with antioxidants and cleansing factors, they tend to be darker reds, blues, and purples—the same color as our blood—and they also have cooling properties. This makes berries wonderful for the liver.
Spring season is about shedding, letting go of the prior season’s heaviness. Incorporating vegetables into kitchari adds more of the air element and necessary fiber, supporting digestion and adding more of the recommended tastes for kapha season.
A bedtime routine is almost essential in Ayurveda. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important, yet it is one of the first things we sacrifice in order to get more work done, or to watch that one last episode on Netflix. Sometimes, it’s just too hard to fall asleep or stay asleep.
This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.
Summer is in full force—the easy breezy time of year when we get to ponder creative ways to hydrate. It’s a relaxed time of taking it a bit easy and cooling our rising pitta by the pool. This is the perfect time of year for getting creative and exploring the world of herbal teas, tonics, and coolers!
Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.
In Ayurveda, beverages are taken warm or at room temperature and iced beverages are generally avoided. Opt for drinks that are made from ingredients that have a cooling effect without adding ice, such as those listed below.