If you experience seasonal irritants, it’s a good idea to build up your body’s resilience ahead of time. These six herbal allies will help you prep for a healthy spring.
Late winter and spring are the season of kapha dosha. Learn about kapha's home base in the stomach and how to stay balanced and vibrant this spring.
This is a great spring dish for all doshas, but especially kapha. Versatile and delicious, these creamy greens and pungent spices will stimulate your digestion and nourish your health.
Light enough for kapha but still deeply nourishing to soothe and sustain pitta, this brothy farro kale soup recipe is the perfect follow up to your spring cleanse.
Perfect for Spring or any time the kapha in you craves a treat, this cake is not too sweet or too spicy, making it a lovely choice for dessert, breakfast, or a healthy snack.
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.
Ayurveda suggests we do a seasonal cleanse every spring. This spring, take your cleanse beyond your physical body and clean out your mental closet too.
Ayurvedic dry brushing, called garshana (pronounced gar-shun-uh), promotes lymphatic cleansing and is a powerful way to support the removal of ama (cellular waste products) from the body.
When kapha is well tended, it offers an abundance of gifts. These practical ways will help you harness the gifts of kapha for increased strength, health, and resiliency.
Need meal inspiration? This vegan-friendly Ayurvedic roasted kabocha squash soup is light, nourishing, and spicy-sweet—the perfect soup to revitalize you, body and soul.
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.
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.
In this tasty springtime recipe, red dal combines with vibrant, seasonal produce and carefully selected herbal allies to bring new life to your table.
Are you craving something crunchy and savory? Whip up these tasty kale-chips! This plant-based recipe is perfect any time you need a healthy, yum-worthy snack..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crunchy, light, and delicious, granola can be reinvented in seemingly endless variations. This one—featuring Chai Spiced Ghee—is sure to be a new alltime favorite.
Amaranth is one of the most protein-rich plant-based foods out there. When cooked just right—like this tasty porridge recipe—it yields a creamy consistency with a hint of crunch.
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!
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!
These two simple and fun recipes are a tasty way to stay balanced during spring, also known as kapha season, when the elements of water and earth are at their highest.
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.
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.
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!
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!