Light. Fire. Heat. Intensity. It’s summertime! Do you worship long days of bright sunlight? Do you welcome a renewed feeling of lightness and expansive consciousness? Maybe you just can’t get enough of the hot summer temperatures. Or, do you dread the heat and go out of your way to avoid the summer sun? Continue Reading >
Ready to feel light, grounded, and peaceful in body and mind? We’ve got three days of foods and recipes to get you started. Join us as Myra Lewin of Hale Pule Ayurveda shares from her immense knowledge of Sattvic foods, and teaches us a few tips along the way!
Sattvic foods are a wonderful way to counteract the intensity of summertime. The heat from the summer sun and the surge of energy used during summer activities like swimming, hiking, and traveling, though they may be enjoyable, can easily cause imbalances in your body and mind.
Sattvic foods are not only refreshing at this time of year, they are also rejuvenating—leaving you feeling light, energized, and ready for your next summer adventure!
There's nothing better than sipping a cool hibiscus tea on a sunny day. Unless, it also contains rose! Both are energitically cooling, something we can all benefit from at this time of year. The thing I love most about Myra's tea inspiration is that her recipe is totally open—and easy! Simply, a handful of rose petals and a handful of hibiscus and—poof! A big pot of tea to sip all day long. Occasionally, I like to add other herbs, too. A few sprigs of mint can increase the cooling effect. What would you add to this mix to make a cooling tea that you would drink all day?
Sattvic foods are a wonderful way to counteract the intensity of summertime. The heat from the summer sun and the surge of energy used during summer activities like swimming, hiking, and traveling, though they may be enjoyable, can easily cause imbalances in your body and mind. Continue Reading >
It may be helpful to learn more about pitta so that you can understand why following these simple guidelines really can help. To decrease pitta, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies. Here are a few underlying concepts that these strategies are based on: Cooling, Surrendering, and Moderation... Continue Reading >
Pitta is balanced by a diet of fresh, whole foods (both cooked and raw) that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbohydrates. These foods calm pitta by decreasing internal heat, preventing inflammation, balancing the digestive fire, grounding the body... Continue Reading >