Ayurveda routines
Menstrual cycle
The menstrual cycle – an ayurvedic perspective on women’s health According to Ayurveda, the menstrual cycle follows the seasons, ie. spring, winter, and summer season. In Sanskrit, the menstrual cycle is translated from two words, namely "rtu", which means season and "arthava", which means menstrual blood. Therefore, the different phases of the cycle are characterized by the different doshas, ​​namely vata, kapha and pitta. Ayurveda has taught me to live in harmony with nature and with myself. Balance can be achieved by adapting the lifestyle to the seasons and the menstrual cycle. The food we eat is equally important as [...]
Kapha Dosha – how to obtain balance
UNDERSTANDING KAPHA: HOW TO BALANCE KAPHA DOSHA THROUGH DIET AND ROUTINES We live in a Vata dominant time where we are more and more occupied with social media, easy access to travel the world, a fast-paced life in cities, a fully scheduled day with work and activities for oneself and the kids. After leaving Vata season, late autumn and winter, behind us we welcome spring season with it’s kapha energy that empowers us, and nurishes our psyche, energy system and physical body. The days get warmer and brighter and nature comes to life. Spring is a season to plant seeds, [...]
4 routines to live in harmony with your circadian rhythm
4 routines to live in harmony with your circadian rhythm The concept of Ayurveda can be applied as a lifestyle, a way of living with and in tune with nature. We are part of it. We are not seperate from it. The ultimate goal is to establish the right rhythm in life. And in my world it is not a ”one size fits all” approach. Each individual has its unique DNA, childhood and life experiences, habits and traumas. A person should be seen as an individual and his or her external environment should be taken into consideration. With external factors [...]
Ginger appetizer for better digestion
  Having a slow or even poor digestion? Feeling heavy after a meal? Not feeling hungry at all? Besides chewing thoroughly, at least 20 times per bite, a good routine before your meal is a ginger appetizer. Fresh ginger has pungeant and heating qualities and in moderation is balancing for all doshas and initiates the digestive process. You can prepare and consume the appetizer 10 - 15 minutes before the main meals, meaning lunch and dinner. It will increase saliva production in your mouth and prepares your digestion system for what follows. The stomach increases acid production and the pancreas [...]
Tongue scraping – a simple ayurveda morning routine
  Today’s blog is about tongue scraping, one of ayurveda's best morning routines to do. In general I recommend 3 easy-to-do morning routines for a healthy and fresh start into your day! Tongue scraping Neti cleansing Oil pulling First thing in the morning you rinse your mouth with warm water. Look at your tongue in the mirror. It actually says a lot about your digestion and your imbalances what you can find on your tongue and how it looks like. Scrape your tongue gently 7 times from back to front to get rid of debris, bacteria and dead cells. Make [...]
Vata dosha – 4 simple ways to alleviate vata dosha imbalances
Vata dosha - 4 simple ways to alleviate vata dosha imbalances Autumn is the season characterized by change, and cold and dry weather and it is the time of year where the light qualities of the ether and air element gets vata dosha out of balance. If you suffer from cold hands and feet, dry skin, general fatigue or even depression then you might have a vata dosha imbalance. From an ayurvedic perspective, the doshas help us to understand how internal and external factors influence us on a physical and mental level. Each one of us possesses all three doshas, [...]