Featured by Jasmine Hemsley in her My-Urveda blog!
We need to understand that although ayurveda can appear very structured and full of rules and natures cycles can seem very fluid and flowing, they are not different, they are the same. It is our way of viewing them that can make these things feel separate.
How often should we poo? Ayurveda says at least once a day, maybe more. But why? To fully understand this we also need to understand how digestion works.
I recently completed an ayurvedic cleanse with my teacher. the name of this very specific process is ‘panchakarma’, meaning five actions. originally, in the ancient texts, the five actions were…
In fairly recent times there has been a definite increase in people experiencing being burnt out and overwhelmed. this may manifest itself as a chronic ‘diagnosis’ such as Fybromyalgia…
Menopause. The very word strikes fear into both men and women at all ages and stages of life. What does the word itself actually mean? The word originates with the word moon.
The blood–brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective semipermeable border that separates the circulating blood from the brain and extracellular fluid in the central nervous system.
It is seen as something that happens when we get colds and flu in the winter. It doesn’t have to be like this! You can stay healthy all winter long using simple Ayurvedic lifestyle practices.
In Ayurveda there is a recommended daily routine, called Dinacharya. It is suggested that everyone follows this daily routine.
The elements associated with Vata are air and ether. Vata means ‘that which moves.’ This is largely referring to movement in the body as a whole and with digestion. The qualities of Vata are dry, mobile, light, quick and bright. The air and ether of Vata gives movement both to the internal and external body and the mind.
The elements associated with Pitta are fire and water. Pitta means ‘that which transforms.’ This is largely referring to transforming food into energy with digestion. The qualities of Pitta are quick, hot, bright, sharp and intelligent. The heat of Pitta gives heat and vibrancy to the body.
The elements associated with Kapha are earth and water. Kapha means ‘that which sticks.’ The qualities of Kapha are earthy, grounding, juicy, damp, unctuous. The moisture of Kapha gives lubrication to the body.