Getting the Savoir Vivre deets from Rose, founder of Farm Girl Café in London

Today we are hanging with Rose, the super founder of Farm Girl Café in London (come on, you know their Rose Latte). Here’s the scoop on her Savoir Vivre!

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What time do you wake up?

5.30am if I’m doing an early gym class, if not between 7 and 7.30am

What do you have for breakfast?

Sometimes nothing… at the moment I am on the celery juice craze and it is so good! I’m 10 days in and feeling surprising energetic in the morning. I am a massive porridge fan usually.

Coffee or tea?

Both!! Coffee in the morning and I like a tea when I get home from work.

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What is your morning routine?

Busy! I like to get my exercise done in the morning before work. Then usually running home to shower, feed dogs and then out the door to the office or one of the sites.

What do you do for exercise?

I love core collective, I’m a fan of their cycle, lift & row and their circuit class, I’m at core 3 times a week and then I do boxing at box clever sports once or twice a week. Also, yoga at Heartcore in Notting Hill once a week (twice if I can fit it in).

What is on your current playlist?

Literally anything that my team at Notting Hill have played in the cafe recently. they always have the best playlists and I just switch onto those.

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Do you have a beauty routine? What products do you use?

Yes- I suffer from PCOS so i have to be so careful with my skin. I am using so many different brands but I really research every product before I buy. I love the Ren products, Mario Bascu, Dr Sturm, Poppy Austin. I use a vitamin C serum followed by a high grade retinol followed by a really good day cream with SPF that protects from pollution. I get micro needling regularly

What is your favorite café? Where is it?

Other than Farm Girl??!! I love Towpath cafe (have only been once and the food was so amazing) It’s in De Beauvoir. I also love Pearl and Groove on Portobello Road.

What is your favorite restaurant? Where is it?

Fischers in Marlyebone, Laylow Notting Hill, Petersham Nurseries in Richmond

How many emails do you get a day? How many do you respond to?

I get between 30 and 40 a day. I try to respond to all of them or at least deal with them!

What is the last book you read?

The Woman Code

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What is the last thing you watched on Netflix?

6 Days- about the terrorist attack on 16 Princes Gate in the 80’s- its such a good film.

What is your go to homemade meal?

Ramen!

What is your drink of choice?

Our Happy hot choc.

What is your biggest vice?

I’m such an emotional eater!! If I’m tired, stressed, anxious, nervous I will binge eat- it’s the worst habit that I have nearly broken!!

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What time do you go to bed?

As early as I can, if I am done with work I’ll be in bed at 9.

Bedtime ritual?

I LOVE taking a bath, so I will often do this with a chamomile tea and a book.

What do you do to relax?

Walk dogs, yoga, go to countryside…

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London or Paris?

London because I don’t speak french and I grew up in Australia so it’s still a novelty to me.

Sydney or Melbourne?

Melbourne. Prefer the people and the food culture, also It’s close to my farm and my family.

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Where would you like to travel to that you have never been?

India, Japan, Russia

Beach or mountains?

Mountains- I love the mountain air. I feel it so relaxing. Not a great skier but I always come back from skiing holidays feeling so well rested

Where is the most special place in the world to you?

My farm that is near the Grampians in Victoria, Australia. It’s beautiful land there and has amazing views of the mountain range.

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A Savoir Vivre Minute with Peony Lim

Today we are sitting down with Peony Lim, creative and digital consultant, luxury brand ambassador and creative content producer. Peony is known for her flawless skin, sweet attitude and keen eye. Time to get her Savoir Vivre secrets!

Peony LimWhat time do you wake up?

7am most mornings.

What do you have for breakfast?

I like toast with avocado or peanut butter and bananas.

I also have porridge or yoghurt and fruit.

Coffee or tea?

Tea. But I start the day with a hot water and lemon. Then I drink camomile, earl grey or green tea.

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What is your morning routine?

Let the dog out and feed her.

Hot water and Lemon.

Catch up on the news.

Breakfast.

Wash and dress.

Makeup, sometimes doing an Instagram live or GRWM.

Work at my desk or straight out to meetings.

What do you do for exercise?

Mostly mat Pilates and HITT.

What is on your current playlist?

M People and Gabrielle.

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Do you have a beauty routine?

Yes but I also experiment with new things all the time.

Products I don’t tend to swap out ever… Eve Lom cleanser, La Mer Eye Cream, La Prairie Sleep Mask, Estee Advanced Night Repair, Skincueticals Redness Neutraliser.

What is your favorite café?

I find that hard. I like some cafes because they are comfortable even though the foods not the most exciting. Like Aubaine on Brompton Road, Granger and Co Pavillion Road, Daylesford Pimlico. But food wise I always love Ottolenghi and Crumbs and Doilies.

What is your favorite restaurant? 

I don’t think I can choose just one.

Good Earth, great classic Chinese, I like the Brompton Road branch.

Dozo, My fav Japanese. There are a couple in London.

Carluccios, its a chain but I just love there classics like Carbonara for a chilled date night.

Yauatcha, the best dim sum in soho.

Maroush, cant live without this Lebanese 24hrs classic.

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How many emails do you get a day? How many do you respond to?

Oh god thats a bit exposing. Probably 100 or so a day. I reply to about 30 (eek)

What is the last book you read?

Woman Code

What is the last thing you watched on Netflix?

MariKondo

What is your go to homemade meal?

Salad.

What is your drink of choice?

Water.

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What is your biggest vice?

Swearing and bad posture.

What time do you go to bed?

11 if I’m good.

Bedtime ritual?

I try and read before bed and not use my phone. I wash ny face and apply all my lotions and potions, take my vitamins and then try and read and relax.

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What do you do to relax?

I’m obsessed with baths and walking for relaxation. Although I find working out mentally soothing I don’t think its relaxing.

London or Paris?

London – home is where the heart is.

Where would you like to travel to that you have never been?

India, New Zealand, New Orleans…

Beach or mountains?

Beach, I love the sea. It makes me feel like I can breathe. I think a sea view is always the most beautiful to me.

Where is the most special place in the world to you?

Where my loved ones are.

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A Savoir Vivre Minute with Scott Linde, Founder of Sun Potion

Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods and tonic herbs. Owner and Founder Scott Linde developed the company through his own transformational experience with these foods and is here to share a bit of his Savoir Vivre!

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How does your day begin?

I arise thirty minutes to an hour before sun up. The times change throughout the year, depending on seasons. I sleep with my shades open to the nature in the backyard, making it easy for my body to naturally want to get up as the light begins to change. Emerging from bed into the house, I open the windows to let in fresh air, rinse my face and add hydrosols, drink a few glasses of water, and then sit to meditate for 20 minutes. After this, I often feel really alert. If this is the case, I go onto the Rebounder for 5-10 minutes of jumping. Sometimes I may feel a little sluggish and on these days I allow myself to go back and lie in bed. I love this feeling of returning to the soft bed. On these days, I don’t fall back asleep but take this special time to breathe, and tune in with my body. The sitting meditation and lying down breathing are so helpful throughout the day.

What made you start using the rebounder?

Hyper Gravity–Negative Gravity!  Negative Gravity…Hyper Gravity! Every time I bounce, the body squeezes and expands; all the way down to the capillaries, cells, and channels of the lymph. It feels so good. I don’t even work out. I just like bouncing, outside in the Sun.

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What is your favorite season?

Each Season has its loves for me. I just got back from five days of powder skiing at Mammoth Mountain. The winter elementals and snow offered some peak enjoyment. I also love the Sun and warm weather. I thrive on living in a sunny and mild climate. It just helps me feel productive and happy and optimistic. That being said, it’s a gift to visit all of the seasons.

What effect does light have on you?

Light has a huge effect on me. I spend daily time with sun on my skin. I’m fortunate to be able to do this year-round where I’m based in Santa Barbara. Even here, I notice and enjoy seasonal changes in the length of days. I don’t spend much time in front of blue light–computer screen, phone, TV, etc. Natural light feels great and carries information. Artificial light carries information too. Too much of the artificial light can feel a bit disorganizing. It’s a balance and a dance. Light Magic.

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Do you use a guided meditation? 

I used to spend most of my time in the Ethers, before starting Sun Potion. I was likely more comfortable swimming through the void of the internal realms than I would have been meeting people in a crowded room. Today I practice TM as a meditation tool. It helps me feel more comfortable while getting a lot of things done in a given day.

What do you use as a mantra for your meditations?

Acting as a background tape to my internal dialogue: “Show me my Divine Path of Service.”  Five years of that one lead to the inspiration of Sun Potion. Eight years of operating the brand, and I still enjoy this Mantra today.

What do you eat for breakfast?

I have tea, daily potion, tinctures, sometimes juice, sometimes coffee. On the weekends I like to have a nice French Breakfast.

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Do you have a special diet you follow?

I joke about being a Selectitarian sometimes. In other words, wanting the best quality foods available. Organic and clean ingredients are a preferred baseline. I eat a lot of plants. I’m pretty adaptable beyond that. I have learned to listen to my body, and hear what feels good to eat and not eat. In a lot of ways, this internal discernment has come through having tea and herbs on a daily basis. I feel great when I eat one meal in the late afternoon or early evening. I don’t really keep up with the newest food ideologies, although I can appreciate that they may be helpful for people.

What is your favorite sun potion product?

We are releasing a line of new products to mark the eight year birthday of Sun Potion. These are liquid forms of the herbs which combine different types of extracts of that one herb. They are super powerful. I’ve been taking them while the liquids have been developed over the past 6 or 8 months. They are phenomenal. I’ve honestly never experienced anything like them. I feel great on these newly developed Sun Potion products and I’m super excited to share them with everyone. Feb/March ’19 release.

Have you ever lived abroad?

I attended a semester in Southwest China when I was 20 years old. I loved the culture, foods, people, and traditions.

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What is your favorite potion to manage stress?

My goto favorites to manage stress and everything else in my world are: Mucuna Pruriens (15% L-dopa by weight–the chemical precursor to Dopamine in the nervous system), Reishi Mushroom (for an adaptable and robust immune system) and Pine Pollen (bio-identical Testosterone to support Androgen Hormone balance, brain function, and libido in both men and women).

Have you always been so grounded and calm?

Before learning how to ground through doing the manual tasks of operating Sun Potion, I was often ungrounded. I spent a lot of time in nature and that was really helpful. I also felt limited because I didn’t feel that comfortable being out in the world. Everything is a balance. I’m not always grounded and calm today either. Everything is a practice and there’s always improvements. From there, the rest is easy.

How did Sun Potion come to be?

Before starting Sun Potion, I was learning about Tonic Herbs and Adaptogens, and loved the way I felt while having them daily. I wanted best quality, single ingredient, and concentrated examples of these herbs that I was getting into. They could sometimes be found in capsules, or formulations, but were much more difficult to get in concentrated powder form. Sun Potion was a project idea to help make these materials more available. I figured if I loved these plants, others may want to try them. I like to think that I work for the plants, and that they want to be working with the people. The people may not realize how helpful the plants can be. At least if these plants are more widely available through Sun Potion, people can have an opportunity to experience these plants for themselves, and have their own experience of their effects. I love this idea.

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JJ’s Ayurvedic Results: Mostly Vata

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Following JJ’s intensive interview with Katie, Pukka Tea’s Ayurvedic Specialist, she got the scoop on her personal Dosha. Scroll down to get the low down.

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Mainly Vata (V)

It looks like your main dosha is vata. This mind-body type are likely to have an active, restless nature and love change. When in balance, you’re quick thinking, enthusiastic, creative, and bursting with ideas. You probably talk as fast as you think and may even jump from subject to subject. You are an excellent communicator and often work in more creative professions. You’re also perceptive and sensitive but may be prone to worry. Your appetite and energy levels are often variable, due to vata’s changing nature. Physically, you have a slight build, and are probably quite sensitive to cold- which is why vata types love adventures in warm places.  When out of balance, you are likely to be prone to stress, anxiety, insomnia, feeling spaced out, with dry skin and bloating/constipation.

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Top tips to feel more balanced:  You can balance vata’s cold, airiness by increasing the opposite qualities- more warmth, moisture and earthiness, and reducing those experiences that are light, cold or dry- so a daily routine of a hot cup of ginger tea, some gentle stretching or yoga, and warming stew would all be ideal, whilst reducing raw food, cold and fizzy drinks, irregular routines and excess travelling can also be helpful. Some key herbs to support Vata are Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon, and Pukka’s Relax Tea is ideal for you.

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A Savoir Vivre Moment with Michael Pollak, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder of Heyday Skincare

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Today we are sharing a “A Savoir Vivre Moment” with Michael Pollak, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder of Heyday Skincare. Heyday seeks to personalize skincare to create a positive impact in people’s lives! Who’s down?

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What time do you wake up?
It depends, but I like to be up by 6:30am. I love a morning workout. Problem is, I also love my second wind at night… And love my sleep. Gotta square that somehow, soon!

What do you have for breakfast?

Greek yogurt, blueberries, and this new chickpea-based granola I’m loving. Or, avocado toast with an egg on top. Made at home, so you know, it’s not $14.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee!!! Look, mad respect for tea, but I always associate it with feeling under the weather.

What is your morning routine?

I continue to tinker with it to make the most out of it. I love mornings. My partner and I just adopted a dog, so I’m getting used to waking up and taking the little guy out. I admire his ability to be groggy one minute and up-and-at-’em the next. I like quiet time to do a 5-minute meditation, write how I’m feeling for a few minutes, plan my day, read the news, have a coffee and breakfast. In an ideal world, I’d have a full 90 minutes to do my morning thing, plus an hour workout, but that isn’t always the reality. :-)

What do you do for exercise?

I love workouts. It’s my time to be alone, think, and push myself. I use an app called Future where a remote trainer loads workouts for the week ahead. I hit play, put on a good list of remixes, and go at it.

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What is on your current playlist?

Basically, Heyday music.

Do you have a beauty routine? What products do you use?

I mean, of course. Our team has me taking good care of my face! I use products from Heyday (and try new products we’re considering) and love a great cleanse in the morning and night, along with religiously moisturizing and wearing sunscreen. There’s more to my routine, but the one thing I’m super lazy about is toner or eye cream.

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What is your favorite café? Where is it?

Oh gosh, so many. First one that comes to mind right now is Cafe Gitane in Nolita. Super cute, delicious, feels like you’re in Europe, and the server outfits look like vintage flight attendant uniforms, which I’m obsessed with.

What is your favorite restaurant? Where is it?

It’s no longer around, but it was PUBLIC, in Nolita. My first job in the city was for the design firm that owned it. We worked upstairs and were able to join the restaurant for staff meal every day at 5:15 and have a shift drink after. I knew that was special then, but looking back, it’s even more so. I had so many great memories dining there (and I haven’t even mentioned the food yet.)

How many emails do you get a day? How many do you respond to?

Too many. Not enough. 2019 is all about figuring out how to not be managed by an inbox, and for our company to do as much collaborating outside of an inbox as possible. I love technology and what it’s unlocked for the human race, but I think it’s been fairly punishing in many ways. Neither our minds nor the clock have evolved at the rate technology has, and I think it’s impacted our mental health massively. I digress.

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What is the last book you read?

I always say at some point in life, hopefully soon, I’ll get back to fiction… 2018 was What Happened and a slew of leadership/business books. Maybe I should have some more escapism in 2019.

What is the last thing you watched on Netflix?

Roma. A beautiful film. Makes you really feel how big and small we all are at the same time, depending on the moment.

What is your go-to homemade meal?

Roasted chicken and roasted vegetables. Love the oven! My partner and I recently watched that awesome food doc, Salt Fat Acid Head, and Samin’s buttermilk roasted chicken is out of this world. And so easy.  

What is your drink of choice?

Coffee by day. A paper plane by evening.

What is your biggest vice?

Pastries, for sure. So hard.

What time do you go to bed?

Too late. I get a second wind around 10pm that is very productive for work and my partner calls it “tornado mode” with tidying the apartment. I really love going to bed with everything in its place, but I also like waking up before everyone else. Need to reconcile that!

Bedtime ritual?

The skincare routine. :-) And aforementioned tidying of all the things.

What do you do to relax?

It sounds strange, but I found housework very relaxing and rewarding. You can’t do it with a phone in your hand. A good project around the house relaxes me, too.

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NYC or LA?

Love both. So many of my friends have migrated to LA, so visiting has felt more native in recent years. They both have such different energy and it’s nice to be able to tap both. New York has a speed that’s addictive. LA has the opportunity for me to sing horrifically at the top of my lungs in a rental car where no one will hear it.

Where would you like to travel to that you have never been?

Iceland, Patagonia, New Zealand… I love the end-of-the-Earth destinations and need to get to some of them!

Beach or mountains?

Very tough! Both fill you with possibility; the beach is relaxing, the mountains are a reminder of how small we are and.

Where is the most special place in the world to you?

What a big question. In the past few years, it’s been our place upstate, just outside the city. It’s a respite from the busy-ness of the week, the people-intensity of my business and New York City in general. I never thought I’d be a rural person, but I can’t get enough of the trees and quiet.

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Vos questions Ayurveda répondues par mes amis de Pukka Tea

C’est le moment pour le vrai scoop ! Focus sur ce qu‘est cette ancienne science médicinale appelée Ayurvéda, chère à mes amis de Pukka Herbs. Vous allez ainsi comprendre pourquoi c’est très important pour moi !

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Pouvez-vous décrire brièvement l’Ayurvéda ? Et la médecine ayurvédique ?

Traduit par « connaissance de la vie’, l’Ayurvéda est une philosophie indienne holistique offrant un guide pour tirer le meilleur parti de la vie, en équilibrant le corps, l’esprit et les sens. Il offre une approche très simple, sans être simpliste. L’Ayurvéda voit que nous sommes tous très différents et vous apporte une vision particulière de votre santé et de votre bien-être, éclairant vos choix et les décisions que vous prenez chaque jour.

Par exemple, saviez-vous que les aliments crus sont considérés comme meilleurs pour un type de personnes que pour d’autres ? Et que le Hot Yoga n’est pas bon pour tout le monde ?

La médecine Ayurvédique est pratiquée en Inde depuis plus de 3000 ans – et sa sagesse s’est maintenant répandue sur toute la planète.  Il demeure l’un des systèmes de santé esprit-corps les plus puissants du monde. L’Ayurvéda nous aide à comprendre comment notre santé est liée à tout ce qui nous entoure : notre famille, notre travail, notre environnement et notre planète. La boîte à outils ayurvédique couvre l’alimentation, les remèdes naturels, les pratiques de style de vie, les processus de rajeunissement et de désintoxication, les thérapies pratiques, ainsi que la méditation. Mais attention…. il n’y a pas de solutions rapides car l’Ayurvéda est un mode de vie plutôt qu’une intervention à court terme. Il n’existe pas non plus beaucoup de solutions ” universelles “.

Par exemple, tout le monde n’a pas besoin d’un petit déjeuner à la première heure selon l’Ayurvéda

Que signifie dosha ?

Le terme sanskrit “dosha” est probablement le principe le plus connu de l’Ayurvéda aujourd’hui et constitue le fondement de sa méthode de diagnostic, de prévention et de traitement des problèmes de santé. Dans l’Ayurvéda, le monde est composé de 5 éléments de base qui sont l’éther, l’air, le feu, l’eau et la terre. Vata est composé d’air et d’éther, Pitta de feu et d’eau et Kapha d’eau et de terre. Les trois doshas régissent toutes nos fonctions physiques et mentales – l’apparence, l’état mental, la mémoire, l’élimination de la digestion, les goûts et les aversions individuels, ainsi que des indices sur les problèmes de santé auxquels nous pourrions être plus sensibles.

Que peuvent nous dire nos doshas sur nous-mêmes ?

La bonne santé semble être un sujet tellement compliqué qu’il n’est pas toujours facile de savoir comment réaliser ce saint Graal. La clé pour débloquer l’auto-assistance de l’Ayurvéda est de savoir quel est votre dosha ou type corps-esprit (Vata, Pitta ou Kapha). Ceux-ci peuvent être considérés comme un modèle particulier d’énergie, ou signe astral de la santé. Les trois modèles d’énergie primaire dans notre corps, ou doshas, sont : le vent ou vata – qui est froid, sec et léger, il est la force qui contrôle notre mouvement, régule le système nerveux et supervise l’élimination des déchets ; le feu ou pitta – qui est chaud, humide et combustible qui est la force qui contrôle notre digestion et métabolisme ; et l’eau ou kapha – qui est froid, humide et lourd : la force protectrice qui gouverne la stabilité, la structure et l’humidité dans notre esprit et notre corps.

Bien que nous soyons tous nés avec les trois doshas, ils s’assemblent différemment en chacun de nous, et c’est cette combinaison unique qui fait de nous ce que nous sommes. Typiquement, chaque personne a une forme dominante de dosha qui constitue sa constitution ayurvédique personnelle ou prakriti. Nous sommes tous un mélange de chacun des dosha mais un ou deux domineront. Il faut un peu de temps pour découvrir votre dosha et l’art de vivre en harmonie avec la nature. Vous serez alors en mesure de savoir ce qui vous aide à vous épanouir ; quels aliments manger, combien de sommeil vous avez besoin, quels exercices sont les meilleurs pour vous (y compris quel type de yoga !) et même comment vous interagissez avec les autres dans votre milieu de travail, vos relations et votre famille. L’Ayurvéda offre des perspectives qui changeront votre vie et qui ajouteront de la clarté et de la couleur à votre vie. Par exemple, les types Vata ont un appétit et une digestion variables, et sont souvent attirés par les légumes crus et les salades. Cependant, ils sont équilibrés par des repas réguliers d’aliments chauds et nourrissants, comme les soupes et le plat Yogi du Kitchadi. (lien : https://www.ayurvedaction.fr/le-kitchadi/)

Quelles plantes sont utilisées en Ayurvéda ?

L’Ayurvéda a beaucoup « d ’ herbes héroïques », appelées ainsi parce qu’elles peuvent chacune apporter tant de bienfaits au corps et à l’esprit. Triphala en est un excellent exemple. Cette ancienne formule ayurvédique combine trois fruits – Amlalaki, Bibhitaki et Haritaki, chacun d’eux équilibrant un des doshas pour que ce soit bon pour tous. Le Triphala a longtemps été vénéré dans les traditions ayurvédiques comme un décongestionnant pour le système digestif et pour nettoyer le sang, aidant à prolonger la qualité de vie. Quelques médecins ayurvédiques en Inde ont juste utilisé ces trois fruits de différentes manières pour guérir. La recherche moderne nous indique qu’il possède une forte concentration de polyphénols actifs et de tanins, avec un fort effet anti-oxydant.

D’autres herbes clés incluent Ashwagandha et Shatavari qui sont deux adaptogènes puissants, nous aidant à nous adapter au stress et aux tensions de la vie du 21ème siècle. Pour le Yogi, le curcuma et le Tulsi sont particulièrement utiles. Le curcuma est devenu célèbre dans le monde entier pour son effet anti-oxydant et anti-inflammatoire. Il contribue à un intestin sain et en rajeunissant le foie, le sang et la peau.

Aussi connu sous le nom de Tulsi, le basilic sacré est une herbe sacrée, célèbre pour ses propriétés inspirantes. Il fournit un antidote aux stress de la vie moderne et aux changements d’humeur qui peuvent conduire à la dépression. Des études ont montré que le basilic sacré diminue les niveaux d’hormones clés du stress, comme la corticostérone. C’est aussi une herbe adaptogène qui augmente la circulation du sang dans le cerveau et aide à la méditation.  Ce sont quelques-unes de mes herbes préférées que j’utilise dans ma clinique d’Ayurvéda, mais il y a tellement d’autres herbes utiles qui se trouvent aussi chez la plupart des gens : gingembre, cannelle, fenouil, cumin, safran, poivre noir, etc. Toutes ces plantes ont de puissants bienfaits sur la santé quand elles sont utilisées régulièrement et proviennent de bonnes sources biologiques.

Le gingembre, par exemple, présente tellement d’avantages qu’il est connu comme ” la médecine universelle ” en Ayurvéda. Pukka Herbs est le seul à utiliser des plantes médicinales dans toutes ses tisanes pour des bénéfices thérapeutiques à chaque gorgée.

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Comment l’Ayurvéda est-il relié au Yoga ?

On peut les considérer comme des sciences sœurs, car elles se sont développées ensemble et se sont influencées à plusieurs reprises au cours de l’histoire. Traditionnellement, ils ont toujours été utilisés ensemble, mais cela n’a pas été le cas récemment dans l’Ouest. La popularité du yoga s’est accrue depuis qu’il a été introduit en Occident à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. L’Ayurvéda a été laissé pour compte, mais il est en train de rattraper son retard ! Il existe d’excellents livres sur ce sujet, tels que Yoga et Ayurvéda de David Frawley et « Mukunda Style Ayurvéda Yoga Therapy ». On dit en Ayurvéda que la maladie est le résultat de l’oubli de notre vraie nature spirituelle. Le yoga est la science de la réalisation de soi qui dépend du bon fonctionnement du corps et de l’esprit. Les deux sciences existent pour aider les gens à se reconnecter à leur vraie nature – l’Ayurvéda est le côté guérisseur du yoga, et le yoga est le côté spirituel de l’Ayurvéda. Ce sont les deux faces d’une même médaille.

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire quand nos doshas sont déséquilibrés ?

Parlons d’abord de ce qui se passe lorsque les doshas sont équilibrés :

  • Le sommeil est facile, et nous nous réveillons naturellement rafraîchis ;
  • nous avons un bon appétit, la nourriture est facilement digérée et éliminée par une selle régulière avant le petit déjeuner.
  • Nous avons des yeux étincelants, une peau éclatante, un esprit calme et clair et nous nous sentons gais.
  • Nous avons assez d’énergie pour travailler et jouer, avec une bonne immunité.

L’Ayurvéda considère que le corps humain, lorsqu’il est sain, est en harmonie, se perpétue et se corrige tout comme l’univers.

Lorsque que nous sommes déséquilibrés par l’alimentation, les émotions, le mode de vie, les facteurs saisonniers, les traumatismes physiques et les toxines :

  • Quand le dosha Vata devient déséquilibré, nous sommes plus froids et plus secs que la normale donc nous pouvons souffrir de ballonnements, de constipation, de peau sèche, d’insomnie ainsi que de peur et d’anxiété accrues.
  • Un Pitta déséquilibré peut entraîner des problèmes de peau et des éruptions cutanées, une digestion acide et une inflammation aiguë, ainsi que des sentiments de colère et de frustration.
  • Trop de Kapha dans le corps peut causer une épaisse couche blanche sur la langue, un excès de mucus, une prise de poids ainsi qu’une sensation de brouillard mental et de lenteur.

L’Ayurvéda conseille alors de revoir son régime alimentaire, son style de vie et d’utiliser les plantes pour retrouver un équilibre de chaque dosha.

Pour prendre un exemple simple, une personne enrhumée souffre de congestion et de mucus en raison d’un excès d’eau et d’éléments terrestres dans son système. Pour soulager les symptômes, on se tourne vers le thé au gingembre, prédominant dans l’élément feu. Il est conseillé également d’éviter les produits laitiers et les aliments froids qui aggravent la congestion.

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Nos doshas peuvent-ils changer avec le temps ?

Bien que nous soyons tous nés avec les trois doshas, ils s’assemblent différemment en chacun de nous, et c’est cette combinaison unique qui fait de nous ce que nous sommes. Typiquement, chaque personne a une forme dominante de dosha qui constitue sa constitution ayurvédique personnelle. Cela peut être considéré comme notre vraie nature. Cependant, il est difficile de rester équilibré avec des horaires chargés et des repas pris sur le pouce. Quand les doshas commencent à se déséquilibrer, les problèmes de santé commencent. Il peut être difficile de savoir qui vous êtes vraiment, à partir d’un état de déséquilibre, mais l’Ayurvéda est comme éplucher les couches d’un oignon – plus vous explorez et expérimentez, mieux vous comprenez votre vraie nature et comment prospérer !

Vos questions Ayurveda répondues par mes amis de Pukka TeaNos doshas sont-ils liés à notre ADN ?

Une excellente question ! La science de la génétique évolue rapidement, mais de façon générale, notre ADN ne change pas (à moins d’être exposé à certaines toxines ou radiations). De même, notre Prakruti, ou la vraie nature, ne change pas. Nos modèles d’ADN et nos doshas sont tous deux établis au moment de la conception et sont déterminés par des facteurs tels que les doshas de nos parents, leur humeur et le moment et le lieu de la conception.  Cependant, notre état de déséquilibre est en constante évolution. Ce qui est fascinant, c’est qu’il y a eu des études sur les variations génomiques entre les personnes qui sont Vata, Pitta et Kapha doshas.  Les scientifiques ont constaté des différences significatives entre les personnes ayant des doshas dominants différents, indépendamment de leur ascendance. Des études comme celle-ci aident à confirmer que l’art ancien de traiter les gens selon leur dosha a une base génétique et qu’il est tout aussi pertinent aujourd’hui quand on pense à des approches plus personnalisées de la santé et de la guérison.

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