spices

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Kapha, Lifestyle, Pitta, Vata

Spice Up Your Life! Adding Balance into your Food

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that spices are incredibly healing? In Ayurveda, spices and herbs are viewed as medicine. Some of the benefits include stimulating the digestive fire, speeding up metabolism, and bringing a warming effect to the body which helps to break down food easier! Spices allow us endless opportunities to nurture our health from the inside out, enjoying all of …

Ayurvedic foods to ease anxiety

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

Ayurvedic Foods to Ease Anxiety

Reading Time: 3 minutes They say “you are what you eat,” and this is especially true if you’re trying to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle. A key tenet of Ayurveda is the practice of using your diet to balance the energy within your body. While you should consult a professional to understand your personal dosha and needs, we’ve identified some Ayurvedic foods to ease anxiety. …

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Knowledge Center

Balancing Kapha Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you been feeling sluggish or heavy in your body lately? Maybe you’re feeling the struggle to get up and going in the morning, or coping with nagging allergies this time of year. You’re not alone! Kapha season is upon us. And especially as we roll into the end of Spring, many of us experience the effects of this cold, …

self massage

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

Self-Healing through Touch: Nourishing Yourself with Abhyanga

Reading Time: 4 minutes When was the last time you felt that blissful glow from a massage? Your muscles relaxed, your mind at ease, and skin nourished by being touched. In Ayurveda, it is suggested you receive this daily. Yet over the past year, we have grown used to social isolation, lacking in touch and sensory experiences. The practice of Abhyanga, self-oil massage is …

5 tips to achieve ans sustain a healthy digestion

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

5 Tips to Achieve and sustain a Healthy Digestion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digestion is a complex process. Although it does not require our conscious attention, we do have indirect control of these processes. If our digestive system is not in good shape, undigested food will collect in the intestine, leading to an array of digestive problems and auto-immune disorders. In this article we will share tips on how to achieve and sustain …

yoga & ayurveda

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Lifestyle, Pitta, Vata, Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the Best Practices for Each Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever wondered why certain yoga poses leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm, centered, and balanced while others feel more agitating, sore, or awkward? Maybe you have a friend who thrives from a hot, powerful yoga class, while you enjoy the slower, gentle stretching. Learn why in this article about Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the best yoga practices for each …

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Kapha, Knowledge Center, Pitta, Vata

Reaching Optimal Health: Ayurveda Philosophy & its Elements

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ayurvedic medicine recognizes that health is more than simply the absence of disease.  Unlike modern Western medicine, it works to prevent and cure disease as well as to enable people to achieve and maintain ideal mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.  It calls upon each individual’s inherent powers of rejuvenation  and emphasizes that a person must take an active role …

Ayurvedic Spring Cleansing

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Herbs, Kapha, Recipes & DIY, Seasonal Guides

Ayurvedic Spring Cleansing

Reading Time: 4 minutes The feelings of Spring are upon us! That natural high of that first warm, sunny day, the sounds of the birds, and all of the new activity of Mother Nature!  The leaves are sprouting. The flowers are blooming.  And with this renewed sense of change in nature, Spring is the perfect time to gift ourselves with a reset… to cleanse, …

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All You Need to Know About Kapha Dosha

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ever wondered what brings stability and support to our body or what holds our body cells, multiple muscles and bones together?  In Ayurveda, the answer to these questions lies in kapha dosha. Made up of earth and water elements, kapha dosha is an easy-going yet powerful energy that resides within our body. It not only keeps joints lubricated but also …

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