FOR AYURVEDA LOVERS

Yoga Journal - - Live Well -

Sprout a ver­i­ta­ble gar­den of dosha-balancing well­ness on your pa­tio or win­dowsill. Grow­ing your own herbs al­lows you to use them at the height of po­tency—right after trim­ming. “And even be­fore you con­sume the herbs, they have a pos­i­tive ef­fect, es­pe­cially if they’re grow­ing in­doors near you,” says Kashyapa Fisher, who teaches her­bol­ogy at The Ayurvedic In­sti­tute in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico. “Each spe­cific plant im­pacts you dif­fer­ently, from oxy­genat­ing the air to in­flu­enc­ing your mood and the space you’re both in.” To plant herbs ideal for your dom­i­nant dosha (take our quiz at yo­ga­jour­nal.com), use the chart at right. Fisher and Paul Smith, a yoga teacher at Lake Austin Spa Re­sort, care­fully chose these plants for safety and balancing ef­fi­cacy. Cook with them or use them in teas, mas­sage oils, or bath in­fu­sions.

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