Ayurveda Tips for Enjoying Spring
Suddenly there has been a big change of seasons with these sunny days in Amsterdam. Spring's warm, fresh energy can make us feel inspired after winter's cool rest. This time of year is often one of excitement and new ideas to examine and harvest.
But.. some people might still feel a bit under the weather because of all these changes or some old cold that just won't go away. It can even happen that allergies might start showing up more often.
Ayurveda is here to help you out!
Trying to explain Ayurveda in an “elevator pitch,” that is to say, in one or two minutes, is nearly impossible. Translated simply as ‘knowledge of life’, Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic philosophy.
Ayurveda shows you how to live a healthy, wholesome and more fulfilled life by balancing your mind, body and spirit. Which is exactly what we want during these beautiful sunny days. We all want to get the most out of it and don't feel like staying inside. While Ayurveda has already been a way of living for thousands of years, the wellness crowd has adopted some of these ancient techniques to cope with modern ailments.
In Ayurveda it's important that you are at the core; the individual, and your unique set of physical, mental and spiritual characteristics - known as dosha in Ayurvedic practice.
By taking your dominant dosha(s), Ayurveda offers insights into which foods, herbs, and lifestyle activities will enhance the quality of your life, and which ones won’t. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help you stay vibrant and healthy while realizing your full human potential.
To find out your dosha do the quiz here!
Still, even if you don't know much about Ayurveda and have no idea what your constitution is, there are simple ways that you can bring Ayurvedic lifestyle practices into your daily routine. For example because it's spring now this can be seen as the perfect season for cleansing our inner and outer world.
Here are some amazing Home Spring Cleansers:
Hot water + lemon + cayenne pepper (once tea has cooled down, add something to make it sweeter like Agave sirup)
The fiery impact of cayenne pepper helps stimulating secretions, which in turn can help to relieve blocked sinuses and nasal congestion. Honey detoxifies the body and lemon helps to remove toxins from the system
1/3 of oat milk + 2/3 of coconut water + 1teaspoon barley gras
This healthy, yummy and rich drink in proteins will purify your tissues and rejuvenate and nourish the entire system
Conscious Contributors: Julia Blohberger & Nina Cornelissen