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Six Ayurvedic Lifestyle Habits That Help Me During Tough Times

Challenging periods can make us feel more anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally low.  We each go through something different. Everyone will have their habits to help them during tough times; these are six daily lifestyle habits that I've implemented from the healing wisdom of Ayurveda that helps me feel me more grounded and emotionally balanced.  See what works for you and stick to it. Wake up earlierWaking up early is essential to preventing depression, because sleeping during the late morning, causes the shrotas, or channels of communication, to be clogged with impurities, leading to the dullness of mind and feeling low. Ayurveda recommends waking up with the Sun, but I try to at least waking up before 7 am. Cleanse Your BowelsMake sure you eliminate each morning. Constipation can...

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Immunity Boosting Spice Blend

According to Ayurveda, any food that transforms quickly into Ojas is good for immunity.  Ojas is the end product of complete digestion that creates strong immunity, radiant complexion and vitality.  Ways to boost immunity include having easy to digest foods, choosing foods for our unique body type and season and cooking with immunity-boosting spices. My favourite immunity-boosting foods include white tea, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, amla berries and pomegranate.  These foods are high in antioxidants and the spices help unclog blocked channels in the body which prevents ama (digestive impurities) to build up. Keeping the body clear from toxins is one of the best ways to strengthen our immunity.   Here is a spice mixture for enhancing immunity It should be used regularly to boost immunity and enhance digestion. From The...

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The Best Tea To Have After Your Period

    According to Chinese medicine, blood is formed through proper digestion and absorption of food, which is mainly helped by the Spleen and Stomach. If the Spleen and Stomach Qi are weak, it will affect the blood supply and its function, which can lead to an iron deficiency.  Chinese dates can strengthen the Spleen and Stomach Qi (energy) which helps to digest food, tonify blood, boost circulation and prevent anaemia.  Having red date tea after your period helps replenish the blood you have lost, which will improve energy and give post-period pale skin a natural flush. The tea is especially beneficial after your period but can also be had during winter to keep the body warm or as a general tonic to improve complexion and immunity.  The...

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BEAT THE BLOAT WITH THIS 4-INGREDIENT AYURVEDIC INFUSION

We dress up, look great and go out to enjoy a meal. But, within an hour we feel gassy and bloated. We wish we were back at home, cosy in bed in grandma style pyjamas. I'm sure this has happened to all of us before. Fear not! Ayurveda has a natural remedy.  Drinking this healing Ayurvedic 'infusion' half an hour after food not only reduces bloating but helps cleanse the body channels and toxins from the body. To enhance the detoxifying process, you can make a larger quantity, pour the water in a thermos and sip throughout the day. Ingredients:  1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp coriander seeds 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 2 cups of water Directions: Boil water for 2...

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Energy Boosting Almond Tonic Recipe

  This Ayurvedic almond blend is an excellent tonic when you feel exhausted and looking for a drink to perk you up.  It boosts energy, vitality and digestion. And I especially recommend it to clients after their period, after sex to rebuild fluids and when trying to conceive as it nourishes the reproductive organs.     Ingredients: Two Medjool dates 10-12 almonds 1 cup water for soaking dates 1 cup water for soaking almonds 1 cup of water ½–1 cup hot water Directions: Cover the dates and almonds with water and soak overnight. In the morning, drain the almonds and peel them by pinching the skin. If the skin does not come off easily, try submerging the soaked almonds in boiling water before...

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