Featuring Tracey Miller
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest surviving healthcare systems.
In this system, there are 3 energy types that define each person’s individual makeup. These three energy types are called doshas; Pitta, Vata, and Kapha. They are derived from the natural elements of air, ether, water, fire, and earth.
We are officially in the Kapha season, which runs from the coldest, darkest part of winter into spring. This season is characterized by cold weather, a sense of heaviness, increased moisture (usually in the form of rain or snow), cloud-covered days, and the grounded, slow feeling that sends many animals into hibernation. These are all qualities shared by kapha dosha, which is why winter is considered—primarily—a kapha season.
Ideal Winter Foods for the Kapha Season:
Utilize a generous selection of tasty spices such as black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and turmeric. Favor the pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes. Opt for astringent fruits like apples, cherries, cranberries, peaches, pears, pomegranate, and raspberries. Eat as many vegetables as you lik,e and enjoy a wide variety of well-cooked legumes.
When Kapha is in balance, we feel:
When Kapha is out of balance, we feel:
Resistant to change
Both yoga practice sequences on HOB available to you will help you get back into balance.