How to stay cool this Summer with Ayurveda!

Summer has arrived with a bang this year, and even though it’s officially supposed to start today on the 21st of December, it feels like we’ve already had a whole summer of great hot weather. In Ayurveda, we know that increased heat can bring an imbalance of Pitta dosha,

How to get Relief from Sinus Problems

The sinuses are these tiny cavities in our head. Most of us never think about our sinuses until they give us grief and get blocked. Then we might experience problems such as hayfever or blocked sinuses that give us painful headaches. Every spring and summer pollen can irritate them

Triphala – an ancient herbal combination

Triphala is the most amazing Ayurvedic herbal combination there is. It means literally translated “three fruits”. It is one of the most used and famous herbal compounds in Ayurvedic medicine. The three fruits contained in Triphala are Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki. Together combined these three fruits make up an

Top 10 Tips on Improving Agni

Agni is our digestive fire (metabolism) which is responsible for processing and absorbing the foods we eat. Here are 10 Tips to improve your Agni and therefor your digestion naturally. 1. Drink Agni tea (see recipe below)  2. Avoid overeating, eating too fast or on the run and not paying attention

Pitta – Diet and Lifestyle that suits Pitta

Pitta comes from the element of Fire. Because of that it governs all heat, metabolism and transformation in the mind and body. It controls how we digest foods, the metabolism in the whole body right down to the cellular metabolism. It also controls how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and

Kapha – Diet and Lifestyle that suits Kapha

Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the cells and tissues. It is the principle that holds the cells together and forms the muscle, fat and bone. The primary functions of Kapha

Do You Have Ama (Toxins)?

Ayurveda talks a lot about Ama — toxins that build up in the body due to an improper diet or lifestyle or pollution and provide a fertile breeding ground for disease. We can eat the best food but if we can’t digest it properly, we will be on the path to