There are so many tools to improve your life.
I hope you discover one or two new ones here. I'm Kate, and I practice, teach, and write about these complimentary healing systems for health and happiness. I am the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook and recently launched an in-depth Ayurveda training in Boston. You will find resources here to support you in a simple, mindful, and enjoyable path towards health and happiness- employing a system that’s been around thousands of years. Whether it’s an on-line cleanse, a yoga video, or a recipe, this site offers many ways to get started, or go deep, on your Ayurveda journey.
TIPS FROM MY SEASONAL TOOLKIT
summer Diet Tips
Favor these 3 tastes to promote balance
sweet (like fennel, whole grains, and milk)
bitter (like broccoli, leafy greens, and turmeric)
astringent (like zucchini, grapes, and green beans)
For more, check out my Summer Diet and Lifestyle Overview in The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook.
Yoga For summer
Yoga for summer will cool and relax the body.
It’s easy to get excited and overdo it in summertime. The body is already circulating energy through the extremities in warm weather, so it becomes less important to be vigorous, and less appropriate to reach for big ranges of motion. We actually want to slow down, relax, and sweat less. Summer yoga practice focuses on long holds in hip openers, squats, and slow exhales- breathing out of the mouth to keep cool. Allow the body to expel toxins naturally by spending a little more time in postures that relieve tension in the middle back, such as child’s pose.