Not only my current pregnancy-related weight gain makes the ongoing heat period a physical strain. The high temperatures and the lack of rain freshness are also a problem for the rest of the family. Therefore, we have informed ourselves about cooling spices and foods according to Ayurveda – the Indian nutrition philosophy. We found the following tips particularly effective:
Vegetable / fruit / nuts:
• coconut (the flesh as well as the oil or the coconut water)
Herbs and spices:
• rose petals
On the other hand, it is generally advised to abstain from heavy, greasy foods, from hot spices such as chili and from black tea and coffee.
Especially we would like to point out our recipe for Rose Lassi (link here) – a light, delicious summer treat! 😊
Nicht nur meine momentane schwangerschaftsbedingte Gewichtszunahme machen die anhaltende Hitzeperiode zu einer körperlichen Belastung. Auch dem Rest der Familie machen die hohen Temperaturen und die fehlende Regenfrische zu schaffen. Daher haben wir uns über kühlende Gewürze und Nahrungsmittel aus der ayurvedischen Ernährungslehre informiert. Als besonders wirksam haben wir folgende Tipps empfunden:
• Kokosnuss (auch das Öl bzw. Kokoswasser)
Abgeraten wird hingegen allgemein von schweren, fettigen Speisen, von scharfen Gewürzen wie z.B. Chili oder von schwarzem Tee und Kaffee.
Speziell möchten wir an dieser Stelle auf unser Rezept für Rosen Lassi (Link hier) hinweisen – ein leichter, leckerer Sommergenuss! 😊
The pre-Christmas time is often beautiful and contemplative, but can also be quite stressful. For this reason, we would like to show you some simple yoga poses for today’s St. Nicolas Day, which are soothing, relaxing and calm both the body and the mind. Weiterlesen
Annamarika Tamminen is – among others – a Yoga teacher, writer, artist and mother from Helsinki and a very dear friend of us! Together we will organise a Yoga Camp on Üetliberg (Switzerland) from 23rd-19th of July 2017. Weiterlesen
Whether as a baking product, cereal alternative or an extra in the salad – buckwheat represents a central component in our everyday kitchen. The so – called knotwheat plant is free from gluten and therefore compatible for people suffering from allergies. In addition, buckwheat can regulate cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Especially in the germinated form, the sprouts offer a real variety of mineral and vital substances. The protein content is not only high, but also easily digestible, and therefore buckwheat sprouts are ideal as an intermediate meal for athletes. Weiterlesen
Sun. Warmth. Light. A light breeze plays with the fans of the coconut palms. Lunchtime. Even the parrots doze away We relax in a hammock and sip a Gulab Lassi – a refreshing rose yogurt drink following a thousand year old ayurvedic recipe.
In Ayurveda the rose is considered to be cooling, balancing and refreshing. It is supposed to regulate the pitta and thus balance heart and emotions. No wonder that the rose is called the ‘Queen of flowers’ and stands for love. Weiterlesen
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Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding – in the last two years since Akeera’s procreation, both my body feeling and my relationship to the female body in general has changed very positively. From ‚taking note‘ to deep respect. The fact that a child can develop in my belly, that I can provide this child with all the necessary nutrients through the umbilical cord and mother’s milk – there nature had really a brilliant idea! Weiterlesen