Chest Opening Yoga Poses

Chest Opening Yoga Poses

Food / Oriental Diet Therapy ~ Late Summer

During late summer, the following foods and methods are recommended for nourishing and supporting the organs:

Method of Cooking: Soups, stews, baking and slow cooking Grains: Whole grains, rice, oats, roasted barley, sweet rice, spelt, miller

Vegetables: Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, corn, parsnips, yams, peas, onions, leeks, garlic, mushrooms

Beans and Nuts: Chick peas, black beans, kidney beans, fava beans, walnuts Meat: Small amounts of chicken, beef, lamb, goose, mackerel, tuna, eel, catfish Herbs and Seasonings: Black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel Fruit Sugars: Barley malt, dates, figs, cherries, sugar cane Avoid / Reduce

– Salads

– Raw fruits and raw vegetables

– Citrus

– Wheat

– Refined sugars, chocolate

– Ice-cream, smoothies & ice water

– Alcohol (a little warm wine is ok)

Herbs to Support the Stomach and Spleen

Here is a list of herbs that support the main organs involved in keeping the stomach and spleen healthy. Taking herbs alongside a healthy lifestyle that incorporates yoga will provide more effective results. Just taking herbs without engaging in other supportive methods often brings little results.

Please seek guidance from a health professional (naturopath, herbalist, Chinese herbalist, Chinese medicine practitioner) for more information about correct dosages or for treating specific conditions.

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