Metta Wellness is all about my love of Ayurveda,massage, herbs,meditation and bringing them all to you in a holistic space.Over the years that I have been working, learning and growing, the one that always stands out is the importance of touch.Touch can help heal the body, relax the mind, and balance the body's natural immune response. Adding a few simple things such as herbs, or heat, maybe meditation, then you take your journey for healing to a new space.
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March is kapha Season
March is Kapha Season,
so lets welcome in Spring with a few ways to stimulate your Kapha.
Try a stimulating Snack, Tea and Favored Spices for Spring
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds:
1cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups water 1/4 tsp cumin
Pinch of salt 1/4 garam marsala
In a medium bowl, soak pumpkin seeds in water with salt overnight, up to 7hrs. Soaking of the pumpkin seeds aids in the ease of their digestion, making their nutrients more available to us.
Strain pumpkin seeds and lay them out on paper towels( this will absorb the extra water).
Preheat oven *170. In medium bowl mix spices well, add pumpkin seeds and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 6 hours, till dry and crisp( I turn oven off and leave mine in for another 2 hours or overnight, they get nice and crispy)
I like to make this in large batches for snacks(due to the amount of time it takes and store in large glass mason jars for up to two weeks( if they don't eat it all before then!)
Note: this process can be done in a dehydrator
* To reduce pitta: omit cayenne and garam masala.
Chai Tea for Kapha:
1 piece of ginger, peeled
2 cups milk, soy or almond
1 Tbsp fresh brewed Black tea
1 Tbsp raw sugar
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to just boil, strain and serve immediately.
*To reduce Vata, Pitta: use maple syrup in place of sugar.
I add crushed cardamon pods and whole cloves to my Chai. Explore with the Kapha spices, see which ones work best for you.
Kapha Favored Herbs:
Kahpa herbs help wake the digestive fires and dry out the congestion and mucous in our membranes after a long winter. It feel good to wake up the system and clear out the congestion we have built up over the winter months.
Ginger: ginger is believed to strengthen and heal the digestive and respiratory system, as well as fight off colds and flu. Ginger removes congestion, soothes sore throats. and relieves body aches.
Cardamon:In Ayurveda medicine, cardamon is said to stimulate the mind and give clarity. Cardamon reduces the air and water elements( the vata and kapha elements), increases appetite(in a good way), and soothes the mucous membrane.
Cloves: Cloves are said to invigorate, restore, and help generate heat in the body, which is especially useful during the cold and flu season.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg adds a rich flavor and helps moisten the airways ad reduce the drying of the mucous membranes and throat, often associated with smoking.
This has been a practice for me this past year. Learning to trust in self is key to allowing my personal and business to continue to move forward and grow.
As we move out of 2018 and are into 2019, we where welcomed with an incredible lunar eclipse of the blood wolf moon. This is energetically a time to stop and reboot, to speak to your true self.
In this past year, I moved my business from one location to another location while opening a second location and launching my herbal business into the public online world. While it is all very exciting and quite the learning (and yes mistakes where made, but those are to learn from also), growing and self expansion.
During this growth, I had to learn to trust. Trusting my self, could I do this, how will my clients respond, can I grow enough business and do I have a strong enough support team to make this happen.
Well here I am, three and a half months in, and taking stock in self, that 'Yes" I can do this. Now, I have not said th…
Hi everyone, Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) teacher Rick Rocha here at Metta Wellness.
Start the New Year off with something new. If you have ever been curious about what Taijiquan is, this is a good place to begin. I will be teaching a course for beginners at Metta just after the New Year. This is a 6 week course, held on Saturdays from 10am to 11:30am. The course begins Jan. 5th through Feb. 9th. All adults welcome to register. The classes are simple to understand and you do not need to be athletic. Taijiquan uses gentle, simple movements to improve the body as well as the mind. You will learn a short Taijiquan form, Meridian Qigong and maybe even a little Mandarin Chinese.
Register with Heather or contact me at Rickthemage@yahoo.com 774-245-5487
Metta means "loving Kindness", Metta Wellness in your wellness in loving kindness. Bringing together the mind, body and spirit for a full circle of healing.
For me, I see that we all want, or strive to live in peace, harmony and balance with ourselves and the world around us. At Metta Wellness I feel it starts in the mind. The mind is a powerful element that can determine our peace and harmony. How we look at ourselves, our internal conversation, and the way we feel the world sees or views us. If we look at ourselves in pure loving kindness, we are going to walk out into the world full of love, inner strength and kindness.
With a healthy, positive and balanced mind, the body works in harmony. When we fall out of harmony in the mind the body will feel it through stress, inflammation, skin issues, anxiety over time this can result in an auto immune disorder. When the mind is struggling, and the body shares the disruption, the spirit disconnects.