Nature time is as essential as eating food and getting quality sleep. We have created our modern life to our most comfort levels that often end up staying indoors, in cars, in offices and the home most of the time. We don't move out of the so-called “comfort zone” and often lose touch with Nature.
When we are feeling depressed or have brain fog, it could just be that you haven't moved enough or you are not breathing well. Nowadays, all these kinds of symptoms are getting most common. We have extreme amounts of screen time, and we move very little. If you really wish to heal the most naturally, I suggest going on nature walks and hikes as a weekly part of your schedule. I tell you why our body is nothing but the beautiful composition of nature’s five elements, ether, air, fire, water and earth. So when we move and breathe out in nature, there is an instant feeling of freshness in mind, body and spirit. Because of all the imbalances on the elemental levels of the physiology instantly begin to balance with the wholeness of the nature YOU ARE A PART OF. It's incredible how Ayurveda teaches about healing and balance in a unique way that could be easily applied.
Some recent developments in my life also added many challenges. Whenever I notice that overthinking and overwhelm are getting over my consciousness, I decide to spend time in nature and sit with IT(my hardship) long enough that I m ready to deal with or turn it around. My inner conscience gave me the answer as I climbed big rocks that “ ROCKS ON THE PATH ARE MEANT TO SOAR ME TO TOP AND NOT MEANT TO STOP ME.” it's not only family, friends and herbs that we need to heal, sometimes we just need NaTuRe TiMe!!! :)
May you all find your blessings along with all the hardships and lead a beautiful, healthy life. Below is another way to balance our body and mind by eating balanced food.
Creamy ButterNut Moong Soup
This recipe is so simple. I ate it for lunch and felt so satiated. Meals that are healthy, wholesome, and freshly made can bring that satisfaction. This turns out so creamy without any actual cream in it. The little bit moong does the trick.
Here is the simple recipe!
Servings: 2 , cook-time:22 mintues, prep-time: 5 minutes
All organic ingredients:
2 cups of butternut squash chopped
1/4 cup of yellow moong dal rinsed
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp freshly crushed black pepper powder(1/2 tsp for medium spice, 1/4 for low spice) 1 tsp was a little spicy and perfect for my sinuses and sniffles that I have been experiencing due to the change in weather.
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup chopped cabbage. (Optional)
Step 1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a medium-large pot, and add the chopped squashes and the Moong Dal. Let it boil again, and then simmer on low heat for 10 minutes with a closed lid. ( you may keep it slightly open if you see bubbles/water steaming out on the edges of the pot)
After10 minutes, add the chopped cabbage, Italian spice mix and pepper powder. Please mix it well and cook for another 5 minutes with a closed lid.
Now add 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Mix well, and using a hand blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Add some water as per desired consistency of thickness.
To garnish, sauté 1/2 cup of broccoli crown in 1 tsp of ghee or coconut oil. Drizzle some sesame seeds and top your soup with freshly sautéed Broccoli crowns. Also, add 2 tsp of ghee and eat it fresh.
This recipe is suitable for balancing all three doshas. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Moong Dal pacifies Vata and Pitta.
Squashes and spices pacify Kapha.
Cabbage is optional, they are good foe Kapha dosha, but not good for Vata imbalances.
Eating balanced meals every day will create balance in one’s physiology. Reducing feelings of heaviness and brain fog. One must eat food well cooked and optimum spices as they help digest and help the body not to accumulate AMA, the body's metabolic waste that doesn’t exit the body and convert into toxins.
This recipe is perfect for colds, coughs and recuperating digestion.