Ayurvedic Notes: Massage is good for every imbalance and a wonderful centering tool. It tells the body that it is cared for. There are massage oils ehlpful for each Dosha If you know you are Pitta Dosha (tend to be fiery, sharp, type A, ambitious,) use sunflower or sandalwood oils because they have cooling properties. If you are [...]
Moving into colder territory creates more kapha imbalances. Remember that Kapha Dosha (imbalance) needs greater stimulation, more fire in the belly to prod lethargic tendencies. Do a practice that energizes, warms, and releases toxins. Goddess pose is a great place to start, and Shakti Dance is a wonderful place to end.
*Fresh fruits, vegetables, and most beans. The green leafy type are particularly important. *Follow a lighter diet of easily digestible food, using warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom, cumin, black pepper. *Reduce nuts, and heavier fruits such as bananas, dates, pineapples, melons, and avocados. *Reduce salt and sugars; therefore chips, ice cream, salted [...]