By Kellen Brugman and MAPI staff writers 1. Enjoy a walk with a friend, co-worker, or your dog. A daily moderate walk benefits the cardiovascular system, tones the muscles, and balances all three doshas. The rhythmic pace of walking also calms the mind. If safe and easy, walk outside and enjoy the extra health benefits, [...]
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In the heat of summer, Kapha-predominant folks may have a challenging time getting off the couch and leaving the cozy comforts of their air-conditioned homes. Due to the qualities of stable, heavy, and dense, a Kapha-predominant person tends to be more of a homebody. They are not as prone to the travel bug as Vata [...]
Pitta, the dosha made of fire and water, is responsible for digestion and transformation in the body and mind. Its main site is the small intestine. According to ayurveda, summer is considered Pitta season. Both share the same qualities of hot, light/bright, sharp, oily and liquid. Because, in ayurveda, like increases like, it’s important for Pitta-predominant folks to keep Pitta pacified during summer.
Travel stimulates new ideas, creativity, and personal growth. A change of routine and surroundings brings a sense of freshness to our life and relationships. However, a change of routine also causes irregularity in the body and mind. Due to Vata’s inherent mobile quality, travel tends to aggravate the Vata dosha. Made up of the air [...]
Neighborhood barbeques, county fairs, and family reunions are sure signs of summer. Hot wings, fried funnel cakes, and Aunt Verna’s jalapeño potato salad fill the plate. It’s common in summertime to take a vacation from the regular diet and indulge in some junk food. After all, hotdogs and apple pie go well with baseball. And [...]