Summer season with the fires and the heat is upon us.. It's the time to balance Pitta and find ways to relax and nourish.
So as we hurtle towards the festive season it's a good idea to keep balancing pitta with cooling food choices and chilling out by not pushing too hard.
It's ideal to incorporate pitta soothing elements into our diet now with spices like fennel, parsley, cardamom and coriander, and herbs like mints, rosemary, roses and rose petals. Eat cooling cucumbers, lots of greens and ensure regular meals with protein.
A lovely relaxing technique is applying fresh cucumber slices over the eyes and taking 10 minutes away from distractions.. The best Yoga practice now is more soothing and slow so as to avoid stirring up the pitta fires. Another simple pitta balancing method is to splash your eyes with cool water after meals.
I have really enjoyed offering the Bush Medicines workshops lately up here at my place in Goonengerry. The feedback has been very positive, so I'm offering another one this
Sunday 6th October.
12 noon to 4 pm
If interested please go here to book
or email me.
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Body: with foods, herbs, medicated oils and asanas
Mind, thought and feeling: through mantra and subtle therapies, herbs, colour, gems, sounds and aromas
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Im excited to be offering another Bush medicines workshop. So if you missed out last time then do book in asap.
Sat 28th Sept
Bookings: Eventbrite Bush Medicines
*Afternoon tea, and Herb info Notes provided*
Come up into the forest and learn about, and experience, locally growing “weeds” and herbs. Taste them, touch them, learn how they can benefit you, and take some home.
Im getting excited about sharing my love of our local bush medicines. Now the sun has returned, its so lovely and nourishing up here in Goonengerry. My herbal friends are popping up everywhere!
Im updating this website so it will be easier and clearer for you all. Watch this space!
Summer this year in Australia seems very hot for most of us, so our pitta element may have increased and become out of balance, or in excess. So here are some tips to help us chill out and regain balance.
* Use lots of cooling cucumbers, Eat them, use as juice, or apply fresh slices over your eyes.
I made a yummy raw cucumber soup yesterday with fresh coriander, and it was very soothing.
* Eat plenty of fresh greens. If youbare Vata imbakanced remember to add an oily dressing, or put avocado with the greens.
* Chill out, and relax especially in the hottest part of the day.
* Wash your face, especially your eyes with cool water, whenever you feel overheated or impatient.
* Avoid heating foods like chillies, beetroots, fried foods and white sugar.
* Try cooling herbs and spices, like any mints, rose petals, coriander, licorice and cardamom. Make a herb tea blend and then allow it to cool down before drinking.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Walk barefoot on the cool earth in the morning, or stand in cool water.
OK I hope some of these are helpful. Im always ooen to questions to you have any..
Have a look in the workshops section here, as I have upgraded the workshops I now offer. Please contact me if you would like me to come to your area to share with you and your friends or students.