By becoming parallel with nature, we are attuning ourselves to the changes in our environment. The seasonal ebb and flow of light and dark, warmth and cool. Different seasons cultivate different needs; we must follow Mother Nature for balance and peace.
Inject love and intention into every action.
Be parallel in nature’s path for rest, restoration and slowing.
There is an inherent tendency to push against the slowing pace and maintain the same high energy we naturally have in the warmer seasons. In cooler months, it’s important to touch on the aspect of nourishing practices as the solution to imbalance, and issues of the mind and body.
Tips to nourish body, mind and spirit this Winter.
- Lean into the warmth.
- Enshroud yourself in your snuggliest chunky knit.
- Wear Warm socks on your feet always.
- Enjoy fragrant steam misting your windows as you prepare your herbal tea on a frosty morning.
- Lighting a candle.
- Sharing a fire.
Here is a perfect, warm Ayurvedic winter breakfast recipe for you to begin your day
Warming spiced quinoa & stewed fruit
1/2 cup quinoa
2 green apples cut and diced
2 pears cut and diced
| 1 Cinnamon stick
Sprinkle of powdered spices ½ | cardamom, ginger, a kiss of black pepper
Add ½- 1cup of Water depending on the size of the fruit. Remember the juice from the fruit will become a part of the liquid.
Cook in a pressure cooker for 5 mins or on the stove top.
Serve with a splash of Bonsoy or Milk of your choice and enjoy.
Enjoy the process of slowing down, set your intention as the harnessing seed and nurture yourself this winter.