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  • Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek
    • All Recipes
    • May 26, 2022
    Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek

    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.

  • This Brothy Farro Kale Soup Recipe Is the Perfect Late Spring Meal
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • May 11, 2022
    This Brothy Farro Kale Soup Recipe Is the Perfect Late Spring Meal

    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.

  • Ginger Lemon Cornmeal Cake Recipe with Honey Lavender Glaze
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    • April 19, 2022
    Ginger Lemon Cornmeal Cake Recipe with Honey Lavender Glaze

    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.

  • Delectable Spring Dandelion Greens Recipe to Balance Kapha
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • March 23, 2022
    Delectable Spring Dandelion Greens Recipe 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. 

  • How to Use Your Spring Cleanse to Clear Out Mental Clutter and Find Inner Clarity
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • March 14, 2022
    How to Use Your Spring Cleanse to Clear Out Mental Clutter and Find Inner Clarity

    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.

  • What Is Ayurvedic Dry Massage and Why You Should Try It
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • March 03, 2022
    What Is Ayurvedic Dry Massage and Why You Should Try It

    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.

  • 4 Ways to Access Kapha's Gifts of Strength and Resiliency This Spring
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • February 23, 2022
    4 Ways to Access Kapha's Gifts of Strength and Resiliency This Spring

    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.

  • Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe with Fennel and Ginger [video]
    • All Recipes
    • February 11, 2022
    Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe with Fennel and Ginger [video]

    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.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Fall Recipes and Health
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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.

  • Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • April 09, 2019
    Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha

    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. 

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • 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
    • All Recipes
    • 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.

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

    When we bite into something bitter, our first reaction may not be to have more, but despite many of us having an aversion to bitter foods, this taste has plenty of benefits. 

  • Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™
    • Spring Health & Recipes
    • March 06, 2018
    Seasonal Respiratory Support with Pollen Protect™

    As spring blossoms into new life, it's the perfect time to set yourself up for wellness so you can go outside, take a deep breath, and enjoy the glory of the season.

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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!