Category : Vata

| Ingredient Spotlight / Black Sesame Oil + How to Reduce Anxiety with Abhyanga |

Used regularly, sesame oil is wonderful for reducing stress & tension, nourishing the nervous system & preventing nervous disorders, relieving fatigue and insomnia, & promoting strength and vitality. Highly nutritious, rich in vitamins A, B & E as well as the minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, silicic acid & phosphorus. It contains linoleic acid & alpha linoleic acid as well as lecithin – this may go some way to explaining its benefit to the brain and nervous system. Linoleic acid […]

| Your Winter Skin Prescription |

We can support an improved state of balance throughout the year by making a conscious effort to live in harmony with the cycles of nature and by regularly adjusting our lifestyle and habits to accommodate the arrival of each new season. . Seasonal adjustments can dramatically increase your health and vitality. The winter season shares a number of characteristics with both Kapha and Vata doshas. A cold and damp climate will tend to increase Kapha, while a cold, dry climate will aggravate Vata. […]

| How Ayurveda can alleviate the signs of menopause |

From an Ayurvedic perspective, when a woman is transitioning through menopause, she experiences more Pitta in the body, as well as high Vata, as she is at the Vata stage of life. Pitta is the Fire element and therefore creates the hot flashes, the heat, hair loss & inability to sleep at night often associated with menopause. Vata is the Air element. Air is very drying and depleting, creating rough & dry skin and anxiety. To counter these indications, we […]