Did you look at your tongue this morning? 👅 Was there a thick white coating? Are there cracks on your tongue?

During an Ayurvedic consultation, the practitioner will complete Jivha Pariksha, tongue analysis, as part of your Ayurvedic examination. The practitioner will assess the size, colour, moisture, shape, marks, and coating of the tongue that may provide insight into the health of the client.

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What is 🤔 Kapha Churna?

Kapha Churna is a powdered mixture of spices used to balance Kapha dosha, slow digestion, metabolism and sluggishness.

Some of the qualities of Kapha dosha, made up of earth 🌍 and water 💦elements, include cold, moist, heavy, dense, dull, oily, and stable.

The tastes that balance Kapha are pungent, bitter and astringent. The Kapha Churna has been formulated to help bring balance back to Kapha.

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Kelsey is undergoing her Spring cleansing with a juice fast this year! 🍏🍊🥬🥕🥭 After consideration, she and Karin felt she was suitable for her first juice cleanse. We thought we would share a bit about juicing from an Ayurvedic perspective, as we often get a lot of questions about juicing from our clients.

Juicing diets are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps you have tried one yourself, watched a documentary on the benefits or read countless articles about the topic. No doubt, the cleansing qualities of fruits and vegetables can reset the body. True, there are benefits for the body and the mind to completing a fast or cleanse. But what does Ayurveda say about juicing?

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Stay Healthy this Spring!

Spring is the time to incorporate light and cleansing foods into your diet. As the Kapha season, the moist and heavy qualities should be balanced by eliminated accumulated toxins and bringing more heat into our foods.

Spring Tips
* Exercise! This will encourage circulation, increasing the heat in the body and create a feeling of ‘lightness’ to balance the heavy qualities of kapha.
* Dry rub massage to invigorate the lymphatic system and decrease fluid retention.

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Do you suffer from back pain?

Preparation for a Kati basti treatment.

An Ayurvedic treatment where warm medicated oil is pooled on a painful area on the body.
Great for knee, back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain.
The oil is held in a ring of dough (maintained at a certain temperature)which increases blood flow and improves tension to the targeted area. The treatment is followed by Nadi sveda a herbal localised steam. Your Lakshmi Ayurveda Therapist will administer the relaxing treatment in one of our beautiful therapy rooms for your healing 👐🏼wonderful to treat lumbar sacral pain, neuromuscular disorders, sciatica, lumbar spondylitis, menstrual pains….. a consultation is advised prior to the treatment. We love to welcome you. With love your Lakshmi team 💖#gridhrasi #sciatica#backpain #menstrualcramps #lowerbackpain#janubasti#kneepain #neckpain #katibasti #authenticayurveda #lakshmi#lakshmiayurveda

Hmmh what to do with Mulberries?
Lily and Elva voted for a cake.

Some advice, please give your children an apron if you have some little helpers in the kitchen. It could get messy 🙂

Let’s get started

Pick 3 cups of Mulberries, rinse them, dry any extra moisture with kitchen towel.

Ingredients

Base
* 1 1/2 cups plain flour

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