• Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring
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    • April 15, 2021
    Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring

    This simple sattvic soup blends spring’s vibrant asparagus, bright bitter greens, and hints of warming spices to leave you feeling light, clean, and energized.

  • Awakening New Beginnings
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • April 13, 2021
    Awakening New Beginnings

    Spring is a time to make way for the new and plant seeds of possibility. Discover some simple ways to embrace the natural opportunities that this season brings.

  • Springtime Rejuvenating Red Dal Recipe
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    • April 05, 2021
    Springtime Rejuvenating Red Dal Recipe

    In this tasty springtime recipe, red dal combines with vibrant, seasonal produce and carefully selected herbal allies to bring new life to your table.

  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleansing
    • Natural Cleanse and Detox Tips
    • March 03, 2021
    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleansing

    When done correctly, cleansing can rebuild your body from a place of nourishment and love. Here are five mistakes to avoid for a better cleansing experience. 

  • Kapha-Balancing Recipe: Red Lentil Lemongrass Soup
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    • January 08, 2021
    Kapha-Balancing Recipe: Red Lentil Lemongrass Soup

    Red lentils cook quickly, nourish all doshas, and go with a variety of seasonings. Here, they're paired with a spicy lemongrass paste ideal for balancing kapha.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Spring Kitchari & Crispy Okra Fries
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • May 20, 2020
    Seasonal Recipe: Spring Kitchari & Crispy Okra Fries

    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. 

  • The Springtime Secret for a Healthy Gut
    • Gut Health & Digestion
    • May 01, 2020
    The Springtime Secret for a Healthy Gut

    Ayurveda recommends adjusting one’s diet with the season. A seasonal diet changes the microbiome, which is responsible for balancing the gut, blood sugar levels, mood, and more.

  • Spring Dandelion Greens to Balance Kapha
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    • March 31, 2020
    Spring Dandelion Greens to Balance Kapha

    Edible from the root to the tips of the long, jagged leaves, the dandelion is a powerful healer, pleasantly bitter in taste and wonderful for reducing kapha. 

  • Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage
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    • April 30, 2019
    Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage

    Perfect for spring, this recipe combines greens with spices are not only tasty, but supportive of digestion, and balancing for kapha. And almost as good as this recipe is how little time it takes to make! 

  • Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring
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    • April 19, 2019
    Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring

    Homemade granola invites play, experimentation, and creativity in the kitchen. And as long as the ingredients appeal to all the senses, and the oats don’t over toast, there is no going wrong. Read this article to learn how easy, cost-effective, and fun it is to make your own granola!

  • Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha
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    • April 09, 2019
    Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha

    Spring, also known as "kapha season," is the time of year when the elements of water and earth are at their highest in the atmosphere. Read this article to learn two simple and fun recipes to keep your kapha balanced during this time of year. 

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing
    • Natural Cleanse and Detox Tips
    • March 12, 2019
    A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing

    When we think of spring cleaning, we think of our homes. But what about cleaning the accumulated toxins in our minds and bodies? Click here to get started on your spring cleanse journey. 

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Easy Ginger Pickle
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    • January 01, 2019
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Easy Ginger Pickle

    This recipe for a super easy ginger pickle will not only give your agni the boost that it may be looking for, but it will also align well with those healthy diet goals you are setting.

  • Delicious Blended Greens Recipe
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    • June 01, 2018
    Delicious Blended Greens Recipe

    Served on their own, greens can be quite vata-provoking. This recipe for blended greens is meant to be served with a slightly greater portion of a sweet, augmenting vegetable—like sweet potatoes, zucchini, squash, beets, or carrots. The combination of these vegetables balances the doshas, brings in all rasa, and it tastes delicious!

  • Red Lentils with Basil Recipe
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    • May 23, 2018
    Red Lentils with Basil Recipe

    Melt ghee in a saucepan and add the spices, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes until the aroma is released. Add salt and red lentils and stir until well coated. Add water and basil. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils are very soft.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek
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    • April 19, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek

    This is a great spring dish for all doshas, but especially kapha. The element of fire, or transformation, can help to melt or dry up the mucus-y, wet, cold, and heavy qualities associated with kapha dosha.

  • The Taste of Spring: Why Bitter Is So Important
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • April 04, 2018
    The Taste of Spring: Why Bitter Is So Important

    Whether consuming a bitter food, culinary spice, or medicinal herb, one of the primary actions we’re invoking with this taste is detoxification. Bitters are categorically alterative herbs which means they purify and bring chemical balance to the blood. This makes them especially useful for supporting the body’s natural defenses, no matter what the challenge may be. And as our main organ of detoxification is the liver, the bitter taste also encourages its function and an enhanced flow of bile. This helps keep our body’s own method for self-cleaning intact.

  • Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™
    • Ayurvedic Herbalism
    • March 06, 2018
    Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™

    We’re proud to introduce our new product, Pollen Protect™, which is geared to provide respiratory support for common seasonal irritants. This superb formulation supports a healthy inflammatory response to seasonal changes and features turmeric, kalmegh, and amalaki to gently cleanse the blood and lymph.

  • Sesame Vitality Shake: A Nourishing Drink for the Change of Seasons
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    • March 02, 2018
    Sesame Vitality Shake: A Nourishing Drink for the Change of Seasons

    Sesame seeds are a commonly used Ayurvedic ingredient. The whole seeds are often added to food and the oil is prized for abhyanga and other treatments. But there’s one more way that you can enjoy this versatile food as medicine: in a soothing and delicious Sesame Vitality Shake.

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Moroccan Quinoa Salad
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    • June 02, 2017
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Moroccan Quinoa Salad

    This quinoa and vegetable salad incorporates a lot of great things that are balancing to pitta, but still slightly warm enough to melt away any residual kapha that may be lingering. To top it off, it is super easy to make and ideal for a quick lunch!

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Seaweed & Baby Kale Tabouli
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    • May 18, 2017
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Seaweed & Baby Kale Tabouli

    This seaweed and baby kale tabouli recipe has the natural bitters of kale and the refreshing pop of flavor from mint and parsley, making it a perfect meal to enjoy after a workout to help you cool down and reset.

  • Finding Ayurveda at the Farmer's Market
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • May 16, 2017
    Finding Ayurveda at the Farmer's Market

    Ayurveda recommends eating fresh, seasonal, and locally-grown foods for optimal health. Learn more about the benefits of shopping locally at your farmer's market.

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Lemon and Mint
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    • May 03, 2017
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Lemon and Mint

    Dandelion greens are a reliable source and ready to eat each spring, just when we need them most. This meal is a natural detoxifier and supports healthy cholesterol levels by stimulating the gallbladder to release bile. It can be used as part of a spring cleanse or simply enjoyed as a side dish at your next barbecue.

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Asparagus Saffron Risotto
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    • April 28, 2017
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Asparagus Saffron Risotto

    Spring is the time to leave the dull of winter behind and adjust to the increasing heat and moisture in the air. The fresh, light, and drying qualities of asparagus and saffron are a welcome relief after months of eating heavier winter foods. This recipe is suitable for vata, pitta, and kapha, making it ideal to serve to a group of friends or family at your next picnic.

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Spring Health & Recipes

Springtime—the season of rebirth, new life, and growth. After the cold and dark of winter, spring is quite literally that breath of fresh air we have been waiting for.

In Ayurveda, spring is considered kapha season and is especially marked by this dosha’s characteristics—particularly in the form of wet weather, lingering cold, and the softness and growth we see around us.

These qualities aren’t isolated to the natural world—as Nature transforms and transitions into the next season, we are also deeply affected by this change. Kapha can also increase within our own physiology, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

And for most of us, a bit of kapha accumulation after the long winter comes with the territory, which may only increase as we march steadily into the kapha season.

How can we ensure that excess kapha is balanced so we aren’t riddled with health frustrations throughout the season? Ayurveda’s answer is simple—focus on balancing excess kapha through daily routine and diet.

These articles focus on doing just that so you can stay balanced, healthy, and vibrant and enjoy all that this beautiful season has to offer. Knowing this inherent connection between kapha and spring, it will come as no surprise that there is often an overlap with kapha and spring in these article topics. But all doshas will find helpful tips and insights to make the most of this season.

A Spring Diet

Nature, in her infinite wisdom, provides us with what we need to align our meals with the season. Many of the fresh produce have bitter, astringent, and pungent tastes that naturally balance out kapha—for example, think of green onions, which are slightly pungent, and arugula, which is bitter, pungent, and astringent.

Stroll through your local farmer’s market to see the foods of spring in your area. As you prepare your meals, focus on incorporating as many fresh foods as you can. Some examples of spring seasonal foods include strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, spring greens, and sprouts.

How you incorporate these seasonal foods is the fun part! These articles and recipes are full of inspiration to help you fill your plates with delicious, healthy, and seasonally appropriate meals. And just because they are healthy doesn’t mean they can’t double as perfect springtime party foods to share with friends and loved ones!

A Spring Routine

Your daily routine is one of the best ways balance your doshas throughout the year, and by making seasonal adjustments, you can keep all three doshas balanced and in harmony.

Knowing kapha has the qualities of slow, cold, and wet, you can bring in movement, warmth, and dryness into your day to counterbalance kapha. To take this out of the abstract and into application, this could mean enjoying more invigorating exercise and practicing a faster-paced abhyanga (or self-massage with oil) while using a kapha-balancing herbal massage oil. Enjoy activities that are stimulating and inspiring to keep your mind active, and align your routine to match the circadian rhythm around you—for example, don’t oversleep (which increases kapha), and wake up by or before 6 a.m.

Of course, these are only a few examples. These articles hold more tips and inspiration to keep kapha and all your doshas happy throughout spring. Happy reading!

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