Ayurvedic Beauty Tips for the Winter

Ayurvedic Beauty Tips for the Winter With the summery sun retiring away, the chilly times of winter are looming over us. Winter in Ayurveda is the season predominantly dominated by the Vata Energy.  Vata is composed of space and air, hence this drying airy energy brings with it numerous problems for our skin.  Winter winds and the cold environment, combined with our need to keep the heaters on, tends to strip moisture from the skin; many people face problems such as dryness, and loss of facial glow during this season. Ayurveda provides teachings on how to combat this approaching Vata energy so that we can rejuvenate our skin and keep it healthy and sustained throughout the following months: 1. As Vata works its way by stripping the natural oils from our skin’s surface, we must ensure to replenish this by applying oil to our skin on a regular basis during these months.  One should make it a routine to carry out Abhyanga, ayurvedic massage, for a minimum of 10 minutes onto your entir

AyuHerbs Series Ashwagandha

AyuHerbs Series - Herb Name:  Ashwagandha   - Originally used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, Ashwagandha is a small evergreen shrub that grows in India, Middle East and parts of Africa.  Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic - it adapts to balance out the levels , e.g. hormones, of your body ; it aims to ensure stability in the body. Ashwagandha: Ashwa means horse; Ashwagandha name describes smell of its root, which smells like a horse  Benefits of Ashwagandha * Relieves Stress and Anxiety  It helps lower levels of cortisol, a hormone produced by your adrenal glands in response to stress. * Promotes Better Sleep  The leaves of the plant contain the compound triethylene glycol, which promotes sleep induction.  - Try our Sleep care milk recipe detailed below! * Improves Immunity Ashwagandha increases white blood cell count within the body thus boosting immune system health  * Improves Cognitive Abilities and Memory  Being a calming agent, it improves focus and attention. * Boosts Musc