The seasons are changing and fall is officially upon us. This season is known as Vata season in Ayurveda. Why? Because it contains the same elements as the Vata Dosha. Both are full of air, wind, space, and prana. Both flowing effortlessly. Although the crispy mornings and chilling winds are a nice way to cool down after the summer heat at first, in time the chill of the seasons get in our systems. Slowing down our Agni (digestive fire), which can cause digestive problems. In Ayurveda our digestive system, our gut is considered to be the most important thing within our body. It is believed to be the root cause and starting point of any illness. Which is why a healthy gut equals a healthy body.
What can you do to prevent the autumn chill from causing any digestive problems? Or maybe to just give your digestive fire a helping hand. Because even though we might not spend our days tanning at the beach anymore. Who doesn't want to feel light, without any bloating belly problems all year round? Well, one way is to drink lots of nice warm or heated beverages. Preferably a nice hot tea with Ayurvedic warming and digestive aiding spices, as this one right here!
- 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
- 1 liter of water
1. Bring your water to a boil on high heat in a cooking pan.
2. Add the spices and turn down the heat. Let it simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes, more or less depending on how strong you like your tea.