Let’s face it, the holidays aren’t really a time to completely rest and relax, no matter how much we wish they were! Often, we find ourselves running around after the kids, welcoming family into our homes and spending copious amounts time in the supermarket. This is also the time of year when Vata and Kapha dosha are high. Fear, anxiety, worry and rushing around increase, as well as a heavier, more stagnant feeling in the body. All of this combined means we can feel totally deflated, drained and struggling to get back to our normal routine. Holidays can be a particularly challenging time of the year when we first adopt an Ayurvedic lifestyle. “What can I eat?” or “How will I manage the added stress?” are questions that spring to mind. This guide to an Ayurvedic ‘Festive First Aid Kit’ will help keep you on track to enjoy the celebrations without completely derailing your hard work and healthy lifestyle.