An investigation into the benefits of practising kindness – from health to wealth and everything in between. A kind personal conduct will lead to a serene life – and that is the only pre-requisite to manifesting whatever it is you want to manifest. Why? Because […]
My good friend Mimi Walter recently made me super curious about the three Ayurvedic body types. Listen to this: you could be a (predominantly) Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type!
For example – I am a Vata type (the air element) so I am slender, hardly assimilate, am always cold, can get easily gassy and congested, my mind runs all over, my creativity +++, and so on.
Pitta is the most balanced (sporty people, assimilate easily, find it easy to conform, stick to plans, etc.), whilst Kapha is an earthy type – slower, denser, heavier.
If you are a Vata, then Ayurveda says warm, moist, soft, sweet foods and drinks will suit you best. And, from what I’ve experienced, this tends to hold true.
Are you a Vata type and struggle to keep warm during this cold season? Then here are a few ideas for you, my dear 🙂
Warm Banana Bowl
Make some banana milk (mix a cup of hot, liquorice tea and two ripe bananas in a blender). Then pour it all in a large bowl/mug, and play around with some toppings – I used organic turmeric powder, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.
Hot pot of herbal tea
Find a beautiful teapot and a cute mug that you love. Listen in to your intuition and go for a herbal infusion of your choice – in here, I used the ‘Good Morning Mix’ from Sonnentor. Other Vata-friendly options are: liquorice, fennel, cinnamon, aniseed, cardamom. Anything sweet, spicy, and warming, basically 😉 A hot pot of herbal tea will be of great help to your adrenals, kidneys, liver. It will also warm up your cold palms!
Organic Forest Honey
This is not technically a drink on its own – but you could snack on it WHILST you’re sipping one of the gorgeous hot things I’ve told you about above 😉 Any honey coming from a (local) producer you trust in should do the trick. Pay attention to your body’s reaction, too. Maybe it’s something you need once in a blue moon, or it could be that the cold season requires a bit of a more intensive dosage!
Are you a Vata type? Or more of a Pitta, or Kapha? Seeing how the weather is now getting colder and colder, what do you think are the best ways to keep warm and nourish ourselves? Thank you for sharing your insights 🙂
Daca vad o femeie cu par la subrat? Zambesc, cu iubire.
Daca vad un barbat cu unghiile facute? Zambesc, cu iubire.
Daca vad o persoana si nu stiu ‘ce’ este? Zambesc, cu iubire (si intreb, cu bucurie!).
Rigiditatea si fixismele mentale se repara cu deschidere si detasare. Nu avem nimic de aparat – nici demnitati, nici familii, nici false sigurante. Nu avem nicio lupta de dus (oricum, intr-o lupta nu castiga nimeni, cu adevarat; cel mai bine inveti sa nu mai fie nevoie sa participi la asa ceva).
Avem de lucru doar cu noi insine. Intotdeauna – cand simtim acel avant de a schimba lumea si a revolutiona totul in jur, ori vrem sa ii modificam pe ceilalti, sau sa le limitam alegerile – ne reamintim cu ce este propice sa incepem: cu lucrul cel mai apropiat de noi. Corpul nostru, adica…
Suntem atenti la ce combustil alegem, cu ce ganduri ne umplem ziua (capul), ce vorbe catapultam in exterior. Ne amintim de ho’oponopono, simtim iubire si lasam criticile/judecatile sa ne paraseasca realitatea. Duca-se departe.
‘Tu esti eu, si eu sunt tu; care este diferenta?’ Acestea sunt cuvintele uneia dintre mantrele mele favorite Tohi Mohi Mohi Tohi.
Nu este, nu exista nicio diferenta… 😉 Atunci cand incepem sa vedem lumea ca pe o experienta mentala, mai multa decat una materiala, diferentele se disipeaza. Si de abia atunci, poti incepe sa fii creativ, sa iti ocupi timpul cu ganduri inaltatoare, sa faci un açaí, sa mergi la cumparat de proprietati pe insule tropicale, sa te scufunzi in arta si moda si muzica pentru suflet.
Sa traiesti din iubire, nu din frica, pe scurt… 🙂
Mimi imi daruieste – cu fiecare intalnire – atat de multa bucurie, rasete, positivitate, iubire, idei si ‘suport’! Precum Louise, Emmet si alte surse de lumina, Mimi imi reaminteste sa am incredere in planul divin ce are ca scop binele nostru suprem. Dupa ultimele doua […]
For the monthly food review here on the blog – we thought to change things up and give you a guide for the dreamiest eateries, grocers and wellness bars in Berlin (since I’ve just moved here a few weeks ago).
The choice for organic fresh fruit and veg is larger, too! There’s dedicated bio grocery stores (I like one called Bio Company), açaí bowls come into a smaller serving (remember how huge the ones in Mexico were?).
What I like about Berlin is how novel things are – store designs, funky combinations (breakfast and yoga, pilates and lunch…), delicious people, and so on. Sure, that means you can get overwhelmed very easily, but I guess there’s a lesson to be learned in every struggle. And what a nice struggle to have this is!
Here’s a closer look at the May food extravaganza – Berlin edition 🙂
Yummiest Chocolate: Vivani brand (one of the two we tried is not vegan 😛 the other one is), can be found in places like Denn’s Biomarkt, Bio Company, etc.
Best Açaí: The Juicery, it’s so so tasty and they do a special thing where they drizzle coconut oil on the frozen fruit, thus turning everything into a crunchy sweet yumminess coated heaven!
Best Wildflower Adorned Avocado Crackers: my friend Mimi, find her here
Best Salads/Lunch Specials (And Cheap!): Factory Kitchen, in the heart of Berlin, Mitte. The staff is really friendly (say hi to Fiona) and you get to create your own salad, which is always cool and exciting!
Best Ice Cream Place (that I tried so far…): Suessfein, looking very instagrammable, boasting vegan options, and pint-size choices for your late night cravings!