Ayurvedic dictionary If you are completely new to Ayurveda all the different Sanskrit terms can be overwhelming. Trying to distinguish ama from mala and gunas from doshas? Then start here with this ayurvedic dictionary for beginners. Sanskrit is a very rich language. Often Sanskrit words don’t even have a good […]
Kapha is a combination of the water and earth elements in Ayurveda. It’s the energy or substance that holds the body up: muscles, bones and tendons. We need Kapha and we all have it: it gives structure and stability to the body. But what happens when we get too much […]
Easter is around the corner! The shops are filling with chocolate and painted eggs but… are eggs good for you? I’m not talking about the chocolate kind but about the chicken egg. Let’s investigate the ayurvedic perspective of eggs :) Want to know about ayurveda and chocolate? Then read this […]
Winter to spring Jump for joy! Spring is in the air. Here in Portugal we had the first really warm days (spotted the first mosquito too), the fruit trees are blossoming and field flowers and orchids are popping up everywhere. This is when the country is at its prettiest! (No […]
Healing herbs Herbs have been used since thousands of years to improve health and wellbeing. These 4 ayurvedic herbs are widely used for a range of conditions. Ayurveda seeks to deal with the cause of our imbalances, not just suppress the symptoms. It works slow but steady and more and […]
Today is a hummus day! I love it soooo much. And it is so quick to make that I only very occasionally get the store bought one anymore (some days you just have to). I prefer to make hummus with freshly cooked chickpeas. What I usually do is soak a […]
I love a good pancake breakfast (and lunch, and dinner…). I go through phases where I’ll have them every day for days in a row, and then don’t eat them for two months. This is definitely one of these every day episodes… Here I have an ayurvedic pancake recipe for […]
In winter the Kapha energy is getting stronger. Excess Kapha will become aggravated come early spring, so better avoid the build-up now with this fragrant Kapha balancing pumpkin soup.