Have you noticed how time seems to speed up during all of the excitement of festivities and celebrations at this time of year?
When we become busier than usual, making the time for relaxation can be essential for our wellbeing. Even the thought of the word 'relaxation' can prompt us to take a deep breath and exhale. Just a few minutes a day spent in nature can help quieten a busy mind, release tension and enable our energy to flow more freely.
Pitta – being near water helps to soothe and cool the heat of the fire element. Walking by a river or lake helps you to cool down and restore a sense of calmness.
Kapha – walking in fresh air helps to lighten and stimulate the heavier qualities of the earth and water elements. If you feel sluggish or lethargic this can help you to feel more energised.
You don't have to travel far to connect to a beautiful spot in nature. You'll discover that your own garden or backyard can provide a place to unwind and sit quietly for a while.
From My Kitchen...
Decadent Red Velvet Delights
These decadent truffles are made with the richness of cacao and the goodness of beetroot which provides a rich nutritional boost, vibrant colour and amazing taste!
Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth.
Place in a bowl in the fridge to firm for about 20 minutes.
Use your hands to shape into truffle sized balls then roll in the extra cacao for coating. Best served chilled.
From the garden...
In my previous Nourish Note the photo of the raspberry bush looked very different - just completely bare sticks! Now there is an abundance of leaves and fruit. What a pleasure to start the day picking fresh juicy raspberries straight from the garden to the kitchen table.
Benefits of Raspberries:
Ayurveda and Relaxation Workshop
Wishing you joy, health and happiness for the New Year!
The information in Nourish Notes is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat diagnose, prescribe or heal any health condition or to replace standard medical treatment or advice.