Tuesday, April 10, 2012


This tea guarantees an instantaneous cooling and tuning of the stomach. Make the tea strong in cases of nausea, burning sensations in the stomach, colic, menstrual cramps or to refresh your breath.

1 cup of water
1 cup of fresh coconut water (you can substitute this with organic coconut milk)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fennel, the Totem Spice for Pitta

One of the spices that is worshiped by my Pitta friends is Fennel. The refreshing, expansive and bitter-sweet taste of fennel can cool down internal fire as well as make your digestion wind-free.

This sweet, spicy and warm spice was crowned as a symbol of success by the Greeks. Fennel is indigenous to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region and has been used as a condiment by the Chinese, Indians and Egyptians since antiquity. Of course, as the Romans used it as a spice as well as a vegetable, surely they were responsible for the distribution of fennel throughout Europe, where it has now been known for 900 years.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ragi Idli. tridosha

While we were in Kerala, we enjoyed a morning rice patty call idly, this fermented delicacy can be accompany by any chutney, however the best I have tried is with fresh coconut chutney. The base of idly is rice, combined with urad flower and ragi flour, most of them available in any Indian grocery store. Idly is easy to digest and is complementary to any vegetable dish.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Understanding oleation and how to do it at home

As the month of April fades away and the spirit of deep detox is no longer in the air, I would like to suggest an ayurvedic practice to you that is not only delightful for the senses but will also nourish your tissues deeply as well as enhance your meditation.

The treatment is called oleation (Snehana) and you can do it everyday at home or have more deeply penetrating treatments with your ayurvedic practitioner. The benefits of this therapy are restfulness, strength, invigoration and cognition.

Advices Along with the panchakarma Treatments

      Dear;  here some recommendations while you go thorough your panchakarma purification. It is vital you open the space for inner connection and quiet time. If you are not in a retreat settings you may want to consider this recommendations at home.

Rejuvenation: the result of panchakarma

With the body clear of toxins and ama, it is much like a clean slate. Now the internal energy of the body can be rebuilt. The rebuilding process strengthens the digestive system and the immune system and entails taking additional special foods and herbs. These herbs are designed to enhance the strength of immune system and are revered for extending life. 

The Process of Pancha Karma

 Pancha Karma therapy begins with proper preparation. This includes several days or weeks of a special diet and herbs which begin the process of loosening up the ama and bringing it back to the digestive system for elimination. While the person is eating special foods and taking special herbs and ghee (clarified butter), oil and heat therapies are applied. These include the deeply relaxing therapies of Shirodhara,  Abhyanga, (Ayurvedic massage), and vastis, (warm oil applications).

Pancha Karma: The Ayurvedic Science of Detoxification and Rejuvenation

Ayurveda, which literally means the knowledge of life is the traditional healing science of India. Viewing disease as the natural end result of living out of harmony with our environment, Ayurveda emphasizes re-establishing harmony and balance as the means of recreating a state of optimal health in our bodies and minds. While Ayurvedic methods utilize many therapies including herbs, diet, aromatherapy, colour therapy, mantras, yoga, meditation and general lifestyle counselling, the most profound of all treatments is that of Pancha Karma. 

Pancha Karma is the traditional form of detoxification of the body and mind that facilitates rejuvenation. It has been utilized for thousands of years as a method of staying healthy, young and vital.

According to Dr. Deepak Chopra MD, "The value of Pancha Karma is that it offers systematic treatment for dislodging and flushing toxins from every cell, using the same organs of elimination that the body naturally employs -- sweat glands, blood vessels, the urinary tract and the intestines."

Pancha Karma is unlike any other detoxification program because it is fundamentally designed to remove a different form of toxin. While many toxins exist in our environment which accumulate and harm our bodies, Ayurvedic Pancha Karma addresses a special toxin called ama which is formed within our own bodies.