Hallo, Yoga Welt!

Schön wieder hier zu sein, lasst uns was kochen und wieder eine coole Szene werden - die gutes schafft! ;)

Jetzt haben wir bereits über zwei Jahre Pandemie hinter uns gebracht.

Eine Pandemie, die insbesondere Selbstständige auf die Probe gestellt hat. Auch im Wellness Sektor gab es einige Hürden zu meistern. Unterrichten, massieren, beraten – all das, scheint langsam wieder möglich zu werden, ohne größere Einschränkungen.

Erschreckt hat mich während der Pandemie, die erstarkende Querdenker Szene – vornehmlich innerhalb der Yoga-Szene. Diese war bereits vorher da, im Wesentlichen unbedeutend und wurde von vielen belächelt. Die Ausmaße wurden so abstrus, dass ich mich von der Szene “Yoga,” und “Ayurveda” scharf abgrenzen musste und wollte. Auch nach zwei Jahren kann ich nicht nachvollziehen, wie all diese Ansichten und das Demonstrieren mit der rechten, menschenfeindlichen Szene in das Weltbild oder die Philosophie des Yogas passen sollen. An unterrichten war nicht zu denken – was, wenn genau diese Menschen meinen Unterricht besuchen?

Meine Hoffnung für dieses Jahr ist, dass einige wieder ihre Ratio finden, wieder den Kern des Yogas begreifen und sich nicht in Verschwörungsmythen verlieren. Damit sich Yoga zu unterrichten wieder gut anfühlen kann, das Besuchen von Yoga-Seminarhäusern nicht mehr bedrohlich. Die Verantwortung für andere Menschen, die ein*e Yogalehrer*in nun mal hat, realisiert werden, die Vorbildfunktion wieder positiv konnotiert. Insbesondere vulnerable Gruppen, die in Yogazentren ihren Halt fanden, sollten durch diese Menschen nicht gefährdet werden. Dazu ist aber die Haltung der Yogalehrer*innen und Studioinhaber*innen gefragt. Wem gebt ihr Raum und wem verwehrt ihr diesen? Seid euch der Konstruktion eurer Realität bewusst.

Es ist schön, wieder hier zu sein. Jetzt lasst uns etwas leckeres kochen und uns zauberhaft und wohl fühlen! 😉

“Late Summer Porridge”

I am sorry that I am not the food blogger which takes 500 pictures from my creations! I am simply too hungry when I am making food! ⠀

But I am the food blogger which shares with you this mouth watering “Late Summer Porridge” recipe – and this! Is going to serve your taste buds!

This Porridge recipe is perfect for breakfast in August and beginning of September, it is also Pitta – Vata friendly! Done with water and without the banana, using quinoa instead of oats it can also serve you Kapha peeps!

So here is this delicious bowl of mine! I hope you will love it! I was spooning it so slowly this morning because I loved how the tastes melted together on my tongue…

This bowl reminds me on late summer, August evenings – the evening light is glowing golden and the days are getting shorter

Ingredients: ⠀

1 cup of gluten free oats⠀

1 tbsp of tiger nuts porridge ⠀

1 – 2 cups of water⠀

1/2 cup of frozen berries ⠀

1/2 ripe banana ⠀

1 tsp of raw chocolate ⠀

1 tsp of chias ⠀

1 tbsp of coconut flakes ⠀

1 tbsp of agave syrup ⠀

Easy, peasy preparation in 10 minutes!

Preparation: ⠀

1. Bring water in a small pot to boil, reduce heat and add the oats. Stirring is recommended a whole lot! 🤗⠀

2. Start to heat the berries in another small pot together with the agave juice. ⠀

3. Add tiger nuts porridge to your oats, stir well and turn off the heat, remove from plate and set aside. ⠀

4. Chop banana into slices, chop raw chocolate into pieces. Add the porridge to a bowl and start topping: first the banana slices, then the warm berries on one side of your bowl, now the chocolate and everything else on top! ⠀

It’s one of the most delicious combinations I ever tried and I hope you will love it too! The choclate melts on your hot porridge and the wild, warm berries and chocolate are tasting together so vibrant and grounding!

I used here @lovechock_official chocolate because that’s my favorite raw chocolate around! #notsponsored

Try my recipe, make a picture and post it on your Social Media, tag our page @fromayurvedawithlove to get a repost or story feature! And let us know how much you liked it for sure!

Have a beautiful Saturday!

Namaste,

Monday Motivation Meditation

Find here my first video of a guided meditation! This meditation is for beginners and will help you to start reflected and inspired into your new week!

Grab a pillow or folded blanket, or a block and sit down with me for a few cycles of breath and setting an intention!

Cultivating a practice like this can help you to focus more on the important things in life and find joy and peace. Find better sleep, wake up more energized, concentrated and relaxed!

I had fun doing this and will do some more for sure! Exploring the possibilities of techniques and technology was fun! If you like my blog, I would love a subscription – visit us soon again and have a beautiful week ahead!

Namaste!

Detox…and what comes after?!

Ayurvedic diet for April – the perfect add on after your Detox!

Spring is a season where the nature is all about cleansing and creating new life.

The shift from January to May is a Kapha season, we come from the cold and dry Vata season to the nourishing, rich and watery Kapha season. In April the temperatures are getting warmer, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. For our body it is just the right time to Detox and also to lose some weight if you want to. Our metabolism got the quality to burn the fat from the Winter months now more effective!

But as in Kapha season, the Dosha can be easily aggravated now. In Germany we call it the “Spring tiredness” – guess where it does come from?

Start to add turmeric to your dishes and add Golden Milk into your days. Turmeric is a blood-mover and increases the whole metabolism. Bitter herbs and spices are now the perfect way to support our body. They will support your liver by excess fats and clean your blood. Spices like cardamom and ginger are having similar effects! Green leaves like sesame leaves, dandelion, rucola are bitter as well and can be added to your daily diet. Sesame leaves are awesome for rice dishes and curries. You can wrap rice and veggies into them! (You can find them normally in asian stores).

Neem face masks can help to detox your skin, which could be irritated during the changing temperatures with pimples, red spots. Use a face mask three times a week when your skin is going crazy now! If your face is just too dry, try a mix with rose water and healing earth, without the neem.

For substitutes you could add now Triphala and Trikatu – Trikatu is balancing Kapha and Triphala helps the body to detox.

Avoid heavy, oily, sweet and salty food and dishes. Try to focus more on what is growing seasonal now. Enough with the facts! Let’s get to THE FOOD and fruits you should focus on now – and of course, what each Dosha can do to stay balanced!

Kapha Dosha and the month of April

This Dosha is in it´s element, but also needs to focus on detoxing to get the mucus out of the body. During the rising humidity your Dosha can be aggravated easily. Pungent food and herbs will help you to stay in balance. Jala Neti to clean your nose every evening, Tongue scraping in the morning, add dry brushes massages into your routine now! Breathing techniques like Kapalabhati will be a lifesaver for you!

Vata Dosha and the month of April

Vata Dosha peeps are the happiest now! The cold weather is over, the sun comes out again…Vata Dosha need to stay grounded during diet and what is even more important – a daily routine! Stay nourished with Self-Massages in the evening and use Vata oil. Love your hair and scalp – treat them with a vitalizing hair oil once or twice a week. This will also help to stay grounded. As the energy level raises and you will find yourself in a workaholic mode, change your fitness and Yoga practice into gentle and muscle stabilizing. Alternate nostril breathing and meditation instead of crazy activism will help you to stay in balance.

Pitta Dosha and the month of April

Pitta Dosha people tends to have a sensitive liver which can lead to the affection of allergies. Everything is blooming now. So if you experience allergies according to the season – know that you can help you a lot with Ayurveda! Focus on Liver cleansing foods and herbs, which are the bitter ones. Help yourself with Jala Neti in the evening and morning when your nose is running, tongue scraping is also a daily morning practice that helps to reduce the aggravating toxins. If your feel overheated already, cool yourself down with massages with coconut oil and try oil pulling after tongue scraping with that.  

What to eat in April

Roots, Buckwheat and Tempeh – perfect example to combine the recommendations for this month! 🙂

What grows now naturally is Asparagus – take the green one, beets like beetroot and may root. Fermented food is perfect – try Kombucha, Kimchi and Sour cabbage. Grapefruits are awesome, if available eat papaya because of it´s cleansing benefits, also lemons, tangerines, cherries, oranges! The fruits should be not too sweet. Salads, legumes, sprouts combined with carbs like Buckwheat can be easily prepared and spiced with cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, pepper. (Try my Pho recipe and add lemons on top!).

During the day, fennel tea or Yogi Tea with coriander and cumin are helping you to don’t feel bloated while changing your diet.

Try to combine your specific Dosha diet with seasonal herbs, fruits and legumes. It is not as complicated – you just switch some ingredients which we mostly do naturally – cravings for Asparagus because it is seasonal, for example.

When you have still cravings for sugar, try raw chocolate! They even have some amazing ingredients and superfoods and dark cocoa is also a bit bitter! 😉

  • Avoid heavy, sweet, oily, salty food
  • Go with green leafy food and herbs which are bitter
  • Add a daily routine compared to your Dosha to stay grounded or help yourself with allergies or sluggishness
  • Focus on seasonal food and compare them to your Dosha specific diet
  • Soak up the sun a lot!

Find you here tomorrow for an Interview with an inspiring friend of mine! She is a Holistic Nutrionist and Wellness Practitioner and is inspiring with vegan and plant based recipes and so much more!

Namaste and a beautiful evening to you!

Interview with Angela Glaz – Founder Of Eka Yoga, Seattle – Win an Online Consultation with her!

We are super excited and honored to Feature This week Angela Glaz on “From Ayurveda With Love!” Angela is a radiant and joyful Yogateacher, Ayurvedic Counselor and The Founder and studio Owner from “Eka Yoga” in Seattle, WA. How to win the Online Consultation you will find at the end of this interview!

Angela got such a bright smile that brightens up every grey and cloudy day in Seattle! Meet her on her way, let her inspire you and learn more about EKA Yoga in Seattle, the way of an Ayurvedic counselor and why a daily routine is so helpful!

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  •  From Ayurveda With Love means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?

My Dharma is to help people understand, love, and appreciate what makes them unique, through Yoga and Ayurveda, so that they can live their best life.

  •   Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for 2019?

I am originally from the Midwestern region of the US, but have been living in Seattle (the West Coast) for about the last 10 years. This year, I’m refining my business, meaning I’m setting myself up to spend more time doing new and exciting things, relaxing, and hanging out with my family. Fall of 2019, I am planning on heading to France, which has been a childhood dream.

  •      Where do you teach/work/heal actually?

I own a yoga studio (Seattle) and an online platform, Eka Yoga, that is dedicated to reconnecting Yoga and Ayurveda through education and inspiration.

  •     What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it already?

I know quite a bit! I have been studying Ayurveda for nearly 10 years and it is a huge part of my everyday life and practices.

  •     What are your thoughts about Ayurveda?

I love it! Through the ancient wisdom of both Ayurveda and Yoga, I healed my own body and mind. I am continually amazed how it is able to transform lives.

  •     Do you know which Dosha you are?

I am Vata dominant, with a big dose of Kapha.

  •     How does your perfect morning routine looks like?

I love my morning routine! I normally leave my house around 5:45 am every morning to teach, so I do get up quite early to get everything in, but it’s well worth it.

– Wake up

– Tongue Scrape

– Drink warm water with lemon

– Oil pull

– Bathe while oil pulling

– Spit out oil and then brush teeth.

– Meditate or journal for 10-15 minutes. There are days where this is only 2-3 minutes, but I make sure it always happens. J

  •     How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?

Both my morning routine and evening routine are heavily focused around Ayurvedic daily habits. As of right now, in the evening, I only practice dry brushing and Abhyanga about once a week, but I do massage my feet with oil every night to promote a good night of sleep.

As for food, I enjoy cooking, so I normally make most of my meals fresh. Being Vata dominant, my belly does way better with cooked vegetables that are heavily spiced.

I also, of course, practice yoga daily. Sometimes I go to a class; sometimes my practice is just my dog and me in the living room.

  •  Is there some Ayurvedic practice you would like to try but never had the chance?

Yes… I have not yet done a full and proper Panchakarma session. I would love to go away to a serene location and be fully guided through the practice  

  • Are you into Yoga or practicing it?

Yes and yes. I have been practicing for about 15 years and teaching for a little over 10 years.

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Living a joyful and abundant life with my husband and kids (no kids yet), somewhere a bit more sunny than Seattle. I see myself running my business online so that I am able to help more people feel like the best version of them!    

  • What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

I always feel the need to justify what I am doing to ensure people know that everything I do has been thought out and with good intentions. I have a fear of being judged and not liked, which has, many times, put me in my own way. It’s silly some of the things we think, believe, tell ourselves.

Anyway… I am aware of it and I have asked my husband to call me out  whenever I do it to break the habit. Often, I don’t even realize I am doing it. Eeek!

  • How did you find the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?

I fell into it.  It started with gym yoga, which I absolutely hated the first time I did it, as I am not athletic or coordinated and it forced me to be alone with my thoughts. Quick back-story: I was diagnosed with depression around the age of 7 and had a challenging upbringing, by the time I hit college and took this yoga class; I was a pretty angry and bitter human being.  The only reason I went back was because I bought a pass and I was determined to get my money’s worth.  After a couple months of yoga, I noticed that my insomnia was lessening and my lower back didn’t hurt as much, so I kept going.  Long story short, I met a yoga professor who introduced me to more of the spiritual side of yoga, and it blew my mind! Shortly after, I decided to head to India to further my studies. In India, I was introduced to Ayurveda, which was probably my key moment. There, I realized how much Yoga and Ayurveda were changing me physically, mentally, and emotionally, and thought, “If I can do this, anyone can.”

  • How important is meditation to you?

Meditation wasn’t always a part of my practice because I felt like I couldn’t do it. However, after opening my own business I realized I could, I had to, and I could do it anywhere. Meditation is what keeps me grounded and helps me flow with ease and grace through each day.

  •  What is your philosophy and spiritual path?

Be kind to your self, others, and the planet. If you can do that, we all win!

  • What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?

I started doing talk therapy. Between running a business, managing staff, all of my yoga students, and Ayurvedic clients, I realized that I take in a LOT of input, feelings, and emotions each day with no real outlet.  I see a therapist monthly to literally just talk it out. This allows me to release all that I absorbed over the month, resolve any internal conflicts I’m battling with and also be more present with my clients and students.

  •    Who has been your greatest influence?

I’m Vata, I can’t just choose one! Most recently, I’ve been reading everything Deepak Chopra, and feeling very inspired and connected to his message.

  •  What is your greatest strength?

I’m inviting.  I like making people feel safe and welcome, whether it’s in their own body, a physical space, or on social media.

  •   How do you handle stress and pressure?

The usual… Yoga, meditation, and most importantly, breathing. Breath work is amazing because you can do it anywhere and at any time. When I know that I have a busy or stressful period of time coming up, I will also take Ashwagandha daily to help combat that fight or flight response.

  • What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?

I love daily walks with my pup, nightly oil foot massages, and a weekly face mask/reading session.

  • Are you into Wellness?

Yes!

  • What are your thoughts about the Zero Waste movement and do you also try to reduce your waste?

I am definitely on board with the Zero Waste Movement and I do try to reduce my waste. I’m lucky to live in a city that has banned plastic bags and is huge on composting, so it makes it pretty easy to get started.

  •  Where do you find your ideas for your creative content? Is there also an “outer” life besides posting and blogging, like painting?

It has to be the Vata in me because I never run out of ideas. I’m not sure where it actually comes from. Sometimes I get an idea by someone I saw walking down the street. (“Is laughing.”) The hardest part for me is sitting down long enough to make them into something real and tangible.

I really love the opportunity to create anything in any way shape or form. I do draw or doodle as another form of mindfulness and meditation.

  • Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?

www.ekayogaandayurveda.com

@ayurvedicangela

@eka_yoga_ayurveda

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekayoga/

  •  Do you have a favorite quote you would like to share with us?

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” – Swedish Proverb

Wasn´t that inspiring and uplifting?

If you ever have the chance to show up at EKA yoga in Seattle, do it and say hi to Angela! I will definitely stop by there next week when I am in Seattle. But let´s get real now! Win an online Consultation with her to find out more about your Dosha!

How can you participate?

  1. Follow Angela on Instagram:
    @ayurvedicangela and
    @eka_yoga_ayurveda
  2. Follow on Instagram @fromayurvedawithlove
  3. Post a picture of your favorite Ayurvedic Practice, Meal, Yogapose and tell us why you want to win an Ayurvedic Consultation!
  4. The Winner will be called out on the 7th of April here and on Instagram!
  5. We love to see you there! Have a beautiful start into the new week!

Ayurvedic secrets to release your menstrual pain

When I was younger I consumed the contraceptive pill for a long time and periods came easy to me. After refusing to take them any longer for 5 years or more, meant that my period started to hitting me sometimes really, really hard. At first I was a bit restless because we all have to function in our day to day lives to some point, so I decided to go the easy way and just took some painkillers. Painkillers let me function but they do not let me feel any better. They just take away the pain a while. As CBD in Germany is hard to get, I bought myself some drops in the States and have a new level of freedom now. But. There are also Ayurvedic remedies available to make your period gentle and take away the pain and the mood swings! I have here some free facts and tips, how to make your next period a gentle ride instead of a rollercoaster!

Good to know: In Ayurveda, the menstrual cycle has its very own Vata, Pitta and Kapha stage. If you can sense which phase affects you most, then you can find the best way to support yourself through your period. Shortly explained how the Ayurvedic menstrual cycle works:

  • The Vata phase lasts from day 1-5 (when your period hits in)
  • The Kapha phase lasts from the end of bleeding until ovulation (ca. days 4-14)
  • The Pitta phase lasts from ovulation until your period starts (days 14-18).

The following tips are a SOS-guide. The key is balancing everything out – that means start to follow a daily routine and balancing your Doshas. Just the right topic for another article! 🙂 Let´s head over to our remedies:

1.) Eat the right food with powerful ingredients

Craving sweets is for the most of us normal during our period. Combine the cravings for sweet food with healthy habits, awesome herbs and spices to make you feel better and help your body to release tension! Eat warm, easy digestive Foods that you like. There is always a healthier version of every meal! 😉

Find my recipe for my “Treat yourself like a Queen” porridge here: https://fromayurvedawithlove.com/2019/03/15/the-treat-yourself-like-a-queen-porridge-recipe/

and also discover my recipe for Ayurvedic Pho here: https://fromayurvedawithlove.com/2019/03/16/the-period-cure-fho-real/

Facts: Ashwagandha, Maca, Fennel, and the herbs I am using there can take your pain away, balance your hormones and as adaptogens work – give you just the right amount of energy or stress-reducing-vibes – you will experience the difference AND had some awesome, mouth watering food! (Promise!)

    2.) Easy Yoga practice to help your body, mind and soul

Going crazy with Vinyasa or Ashtanga feels great – but the week where you cycle, you should step back and honor your body with some sweet and nourishing flows. It helps to open your body up, reducing stress and balancing hormones as well, plus – it will boost your mood. Skip the inversions and flows, focus on reducing Vata dosha with deep and slow hip openers, heart openers and relaxing the neck and shoulders!


3.) Skip (besides of work) all your schedules for the first three days of your period!


Let us get real – just a hand full of people have the luxury to stay at home while the period hits in. Most of us need to do a living. But try to make your free time even more relaxing and nourishing. Take a long and warm bath. Give yourself an Ayurvedic Self Massage. Use a face mask. Listen to some relaxing music while reading. Sleep more when your body needs it! But skip the friends, shopping, visiting, whatever stuff and focus on yourself! It will make such a big difference!

   4.) Discover herbal supplements and try some new!

Hot Cocoa with Ashwagandha, CBD chocolate or drops, adaptogens like Cordyceps – are all some herbs which are working awesome for me! There are also some more possibilities, just try some and find a way. But let the idea of painkillers go, as they affect for sure our organs! We should take them when it is really necessary and not once a month! I use actually a cocoa mix with Ashwagandha and drink it once a day with warm almond milk. When I am in pain, I use CBD drops – they don´t make you feel weird, dont panic! They will take away the cramps and headache by relaxing your muscles and nerves. To feel more fit, I use some Mushroom capsules with Cordyceps and Ginseng – they help me to stay focused and my head feels less “clouded and heavy.” A few companies, which having those products are for example: Pukka herbs, Dr. Kappl, Four Sigmatic.

Periods have their own stages of our Doshas and we can help in every state with different herbs and techniques to balance that Dosha out. Balanced Dosha means a gentle period! Eat warm and nourishing food, take your time off and slow down your work-out routine. Instead of taking pain Killers, try some new remedies.

Thank you so much for stopping by again and leave some love and thoughts in our comments below! Tune in next Sunday and meet the beautiful Christine Mc Cormack from Transformative Nourishment! Namaste!

The “period cure” Fhô-real!

Another great way to treat your body with relaxing herbs is to make this Phô! This Phô comes along with Fennel, Cinnamon and good ingredients that leave your body satisfied and balanced. So your body doesn´t have to deal with digestion so much and this will release tension in your body. It is also super delicious and easy to prepare, one of the recipes we also can make every time when we are hungry and need something fast-to-go. Let´s make our period magical!

Ingredients:

Broth:

  • 8 cups vegetable broth (I usedDashi)

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 whole star anise (or ½ teaspoon powder)
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of cinammon
  • ½ teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 1 package rice noodles

Toppings:

  • Fresh or frozen basil 
  • Fresh or frozen cilantro
  • Fresh or frozen mint
  • Green spring onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms (used here Champignons, Shiitake and Oyster)
  • 1/2 Spiralized carrot
  • 1/2 Spiralized zucchini
  • Optional:
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime wedges or juice

Instructions:

  1. Heat sesame oil, onions, garlic and ginger in a pot and after a few minutes add the spices all together. Stir for 5 minutes and add broth. Cover and let the spices and broth simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Taste and add soy sauce as needed. The amount you need will vary a bit depending on your taste preference and how salty the broth you used is.
  3. Bring a big pot of water to a boil and cook your rice noodles. Follow the directionsof the package and reduce the amount of time about one minute. Drain and rinse the noodles with very cold water. Add the noodles to a bowl, because the get sticky super quick.
  4. Heat sesame oil in a pan and start to sautee the mushrooms. Add the shrooms , zucchini, carrots to the broth and let simmer for one more minute.
  5. Bring broth into the bowl and start to bring the toppings of choice on top.

Here are some facts about the magic ingredients and why they are helpful to you:

Fennel relieves gas and bloating.

Star Anis is a warming aromatic herb that moves blood and reducing cold-stagnation.

Cinnamon is long relied upon for it´s stimulating effect on the circulation – it warms your blood and your body into coziness with a sweet taste. The warmth it brings to cold hands and feet is so helpful for your period time!

The laxative and circulatory qualities of garlic are useful in cleansing regimens.

The earthiness of mushrooms is a sign of the ability to keep you grounded and calm your nervous system.

Ginger lifts your mood and boosts enthusiasm.

Sounds good, right? Let us know how this worked for you! I usually eat this on my first day of my period and it helps me a lot to stay comfortable and relaxed.

Let us know if you tried and share your experience with us! ❤️ Beautiful Saturday to you and much Love!

The “Treat Yourself Like A Queen” Porridge recipe

As you might know can periods be pretty awful and painful for some of us. I would like to share my latest Porridge recipe with you! Some ingredients can help to release some pain and relax your body. I also used the ingredients with experience – wheat and gluten are triggering my period a lot. As well does sugar, even when my cravings for sugar can be high! Try to avoid sugar and use other sweeteners. Try to use Gluten-free products as well. Porridge makes a fantastic start into your day and it can be so utterly delicious, when you prepare it in the right way!

 Ingredients:

½ cup of Gluten-free Oats

2 cups of plant based milk

1 pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of raw cocoa powder

½ teaspoon of cardamom

½ teaspoon of Ashwagandha

I used here the complete mix of Pukka :

https://www.pukkaherbs.de/dein-wohlbefinden/aktuelles/2018/08/pukka-herbs-praesentiert-neue-bio-lattes/

and used so 1 teaspoon cinnamon as well.

Toppings:

1 ripe banana

1 teaspoon of Maca

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

A few Gojis

1 teaspoon cocoa nibs, raw

A handful of cashew nuts, raw

1 tablespoon of vegan hazelnut butter

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

Here we go:

  1. Bring plant milk in a small pot to boil and add the spices or the spice-mix and the oats. Let simmer on a medium heat and stir well. Add the salt.
  2. The texture should be creamy and not too sticky, if needed, add a bit more plant milk. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Put in a bowl and add the toppings: start with Maca, Hazelnutbutter, Banana and at the end you should top with the Maple Syrup.
  4. Put on Netflix and your favorite show, have some Fennel Tea and enjoy every spoon of your pudding like chocolate porridge breakfast!

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Easy Facts about the qualities of the Doshas

To understand the Doshas and how they work, it is super helpful to check their qualities. You will see, that all makes sense and you will also learn how to categorize food,habits and seasons to the Doshas. As we mentioned last week, Doshas can be related to the Elements. When we are born, we become an amount of each element and this is what changes during our lifetime – it is connected to the food we eat, the activity level, stress, emotions and so far. So we are all three Doshas –  and about what we talk in Ayurveda are the imbalances of the three Doshas, named Vata, Pitta and Kapha. 

The windy Vata Dosha

Vata qualities are Dry, Light, Rough, Subtle, Cold, Mobile, Astringent and Clear. When you relate those qualities now to the human body it could look like that:

Dry skin, hair, tongue, voice.

Light body frame, skinny, light bones and muscles, a light sleep.

Rough hair, brittle nails, bumps on skin – especially in Winter time, cracking joints.

Subtle manifests in anxiety, muscle tremors, nervousness.

Cold hands and feet, menstrual irregularities, stiffness in some body parts around joints.

Mobile can be a very flexible body, fast talking and walking people, mood swings, uncertainty.

Astringent means some sort of dryness like hiccups and burps, the cravings for sweet, salty and sour food comes along.

Clear is such a good way to describe Vata Dosha with itS ethereal qualities – philosophy, intuition and an open minded person is what we could relate to this one.

The fiery Pitta Dosha

Pitta comes along with qualities like Hot, Oily, Sharp, Light, Liquid, Sour, Bitter, Pungent. That means in our human bodies:

Hot stands for our Agni, our digestive fire and also a strong and healthy digestion, a higher body temperature, inflammation and acne.

Oily skin, acne again, greasy hair, liquid stool.

Sharp memory, gaze, mind, teeth, voice.

Light colored eyes that are sensitive to bright sunlight and light, an agile body, fair skin.

Liquid stands for sweat, being thirsty, urination.

Sour is manifesting in high stomach acid, excessive salivation, sensitive skin and teeth.

Bitter is vomit and a bitter taste on your tongue and mouth, also a cynical person could be related to that quality.

Pungent means anger, heartburn, burning sensations in your stomach when your acid in the digestive system is too high.

The earthy Kapha Dosha

The qualities are here Cool, Heavy, Slow, Oily, Damp, Soft, Dense, Cloudy, Sweet, Static.

Cool as also in Vata Dosha, think about a person who gets easily cold, a low body temperature, cold hair, low digestion (think about our digestive fire).

Heavy stands for bigger bones, body frames, tendency to gain weight.

Slow digestion and metabolism, slow talking and walking people.

Oily hair, skin and stool here as well.

Damp is manifesting in the sinuses, throat or in headaches, think about clammy hands.

Soft skin, hair, voice, a calm person, relaxed and gentle, big eyes, compassionate.

Dense like thick hair, skin and nails, legs and stool.

Cloudy as a cloudy mind and the feeling you have in your mornings before your first coffee, or after a night without enough sleep.

Sweet cravings and personalities, with the intention to serve people, highly fertile.

Static like lots of sleep, a long-standing energy level during the day, sitting all day is not a big deal.

So this is just a small overview about the gunas. Which do you feel the most related to?

Think about your body and your skin quality, hair status, seize.

Are you easily freezing or are you constantly hot? Do you feel heavy or light in your body? Share with us in the comments which Dosha is mostly related to you, after reading about the related qualities of each Dosha.

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Next Sunday we are going to explain how to balance our Doshas with food, habits and lifestyle during the knowledge of the gunas! What also comes next: I interviewed some beautiful people from the Ayurvedic scene and Wellness family! Share this article if you enjoyed it, spread some healthy vibes in the World Wide Web and leave a comment! Would love to see you here soon again! Namaste!

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