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
– Raw fruits and raw vegetables
– 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.