Good Morning Post Turkey Day Ayurveda Enthusiasts! Here is a short video showing beautiful photos of Ayurvedic herbs. It serves as a brief introduction to how Ayurveda views herbs and food as medicine. Enjoy!
May You be Nourished Mind, Body & Soul – Wishing You and Your Families a Beautiful & Blessed Thanksgiving… “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into aContinue reading “Gratitude & Blessings!”
Spiritual & Healing Practices.
The ear is an organ of Vata. It is susceptible to Air and Ether (space) which are Vata elements. When Vata is disturbed by the airflow, ie. the passages are not clear from sinus blockage or infection, the cochlear cannot correctly sense the otolithic crystals and properly ascertain balance. Oil is the best way toContinue reading “Feeling Off Balance?”
Om Shanti Fellow Yogis & Yoginis, Although this is an unflattering photo of me, click on it to read about my Acu-Yoga partnership with The Oxford Valley Pain and Spine Clinic. =) Tell your friends so they can experience some Prana flow as they do some gentle Acu-Yoga. Namaste
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Pumpkin Season is upon us and I LOVE PUMPKINS!!! Not just for Halloween anymore, the Pumpkin is a delicious gourd-like squash that can is part of the Cucurbitaceae family. “Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers.” (Wikipedia) Pumpkins have a mildly sweet flavor and can beContinue reading “Peter Pumpkin Eater!”
Roasted Fall Vegetables are some of the easiest and most delicious autumn dishes to make! Ayurveda recommends using nightshades like potatoes seasonally and in moderation. In this medley, waxy small white potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets are mixed together with some peppery spices to balance out and lighten the kapha quality of “guru,” meaning “heavy”Continue reading “Potatoes & Yams & Beets, oh My!”
Playing around in the kitchen with Fall fruit recipes, I generated this Ginger Agave Syrup Pear Delight! Pears are not only a wonderful Fall fruit, but they are appropriate for all 3 Ayurvedic constitutions: Vata, Pitta & Kapha. By simply poaching theContinue reading “Ginger Agave Syrup Pears!”
Shirodhara is truly an amazing Ayurvedic therapy that can work wonders on disorders caused by Vata aggrevation. Nervousness, anxiety, depression, insomnia & overstimulation, just to name a few, are all reduced with shirodhara. “Shiro” means “head” & “dhara” means “stream.” In shirodhara, a warm oil stream is continuously poured over the “sthapani marma” (the spaceContinue reading “Soothing Shirodhara”
Well, folks I attempted to attend my regular Latin Dance Class at the gym yesterday to pump out my Vata energy when it was usurped by a substitute instructor who generated a High Impact, High Energy Aerobics & Weights class! Yes, I got a good workout, but as my leg muscles were expecting a differentContinue reading “Miracle Mahanarayan!”
Greetings Ciabatta Lovers! I’ve made the most delectable Veggie Ciabatta ever and I’m going to share the recipe with you all… Ingredients: 1/4 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes drained from oil 1/2 cup Organic Hummus About 1 cup Steamed Green Cabbage About 1/2 cup Chopped Mixed Olives & Peppadews 6” Slice of Ciabatta Bread 3 tbspContinue reading “Ciabatta Heaven!”
Massage & AyurvedaSpiritual & Healing Practices.
If you’re like me, you might think that collard greens are a cooked way down, deep Southern homestyle dish. Well, after reading Alicia Silvestone’s book “The Kind Diet,” I’ve found a whole new appreciation for these green leafy babies! Collard greens are one of the best sources of Vitamins K, A, C and are highContinue reading “Amazing Greens!”
This is an Amazing Mushroom Recipe I adapted from a fabulous site called: http://www.cleangreensimple.com. Put simply: Ingredients 10oz package of Crimini Mushroom Caps 1.5cups fresh organic spinach 1-3 cloves of minced or pressed garlic (depending on how you like garlic) 1/2 cup pecans Espresso Balsamic Vinegar Salt, pepper & curry powder to taste – aboutContinue reading “Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms”