Figs & Pomegranates as Superfoods

Superfoods are nutritional gems the supermarkets have all clocked on. But have you ever heard of figs and pomegranates as superfoods? You’re about to. According to Ayurveda both are tridoshic meaning that they are nourishing and supportive of all 3 doshas, the 3 basic humours (see here for a reminder). Their composition makes them highly…… Continue reading Figs & Pomegranates as Superfoods

Kapha: Earth + Water

Not quite a cliffhanger but this post is very overdue. Here’s to the in’s & out’s of Kapha dosha types. We need a little reminder at this stage. Ayurvedic sages observed that the natural world contains energy in the form of five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. These elements are the basis of all…… Continue reading Kapha: Earth + Water

Digging into Vata dosha

Ayurveda is a combination of complex analytic knowledge and simple practical solutions. It encompasses a deep understanding of the intricacies of our environment, our bodies and the elaborate mechanisms that operate them and at the same time it suggests clear, coherent, intelligent and uncomplicated information and practises for dealing with disharmony in body and mind.…… Continue reading Digging into Vata dosha

Self-love in the shower

Do I have your attention yet? It sounds a bit kinky but a very innocent post afterall. Snehana is the Sanskrit word for oleation or lubrication – and Sneha expresses a feeling of “stupendous love and immense tenderness” (Maya Tiwari). For years now I had been meaning to introduce daily Abhyanga (warm oil self-massage) but life taking…… Continue reading Self-love in the shower