Fall Self-Care: The Ayurvedic Self-Massage

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Self-oleation is one of my favourite ayurvedic self-care practices.

Also called sneha (meaning both “oil” and “love”), it is a practice which is believed to have effects similar to being saturated by love : it is deeply healing, nourishing, strengthening and beautifying to all aspects of you.

“By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age”  – Charaka Samhita

read more about this practice here

Ayurvedic Tips for the Fall Season

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Ayurvedic Tips for the Fall Season

As fall sets in, nature goes through many changes: the air becomes cooler, the leaves fall to the ground and the days are shorter.

Believe it or not, the same changes that you see in the natural world are also going on inside your body.

What are the best ways to stay balanced, strong and healthy during the fall?

Ayurveda has a few recommendations.

Check them out here

 

Fall Foods: Easy Vegetarian Dhal

 

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A well-spiced dahl is one of the best foods that you can eat in the fall, or at any time of the year.

Light, tasty and easily digestible, it’s one of the best meals for balancing the body ad mind. It’s also a great source of protein and is easily digestible, making it a perfect food for young children, busy adults and the elderly. It’s also guaranteed to win the heart of any vegetarian!

Get the recipe here

Cardamom Vanilla Almond Milk for Sound Sleep

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Almond milk is a great natural energy drink that’s nourishing, calming and sattvic.

According to Dr. Vasant Lad, giving your children almond milk before bed and making time for an oil-based head and foot massage will help your children be very loving, compassionate and well-behaved.

It also works on adults!

Get the recipe here