The Ayurvedic perspective on fasting

Gopali Dasi-Doyle Ayurveda

To fast or not to fast?


Today I am fasting for spiritual reasons, it is an auspicious day for fasting so it got me thinking about fasting as it is a popular topic right now.

So I write this from my half-delirious fasting state, so excuse me if I don’t communicate all that effectively!!

I don’t fast all that well, I’m not like oh wow I feel so much … Read More

An Ayurvedic guide to surviving winter

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Ayurveda is an ancient Vedic health and wellness system and is the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda literally means “the science of life”. Ayurveda offers profound wisdom as to how to live a healthy and balanced life; emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that one must live harmoniously with nature in order to maintain balance and enjoy optimum health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, many … Read More

Ayurvedic winter recipes

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Ayurveda teaches us to embrace natures cycles, winter is a time of rejuvenation, a time to go inward and nurture ourselves. Warm soup, spices, fires, sipping herbal teas, Ugg boots and of course soaking up the warmth of a beautiful hot yoga practice. Here are a few of my winter favourite recipes 🙂



1 cup basmati rice (washed 7 times in cold water)
1 cup mung dhal (washed)
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Ignite your fire (Agni)

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Agni is essentially the metabolic fire, or in simpler terms the digestive processes that occur within the body. There are over 40 representations of this “fire” within the body but the main fire or Agni is Jathara Agni, this is the central fire that governs the digestion and assimilation of food.

Of course there is no actual physical “fire” within the body but the fire is a representation of the … Read More