AYURVEDIC LIVING BLOG
3 Chill Pills
to Soothe Summer Anger
with Traci Webb
1. Do not postpone your meals - this will overheat your liver (the "seat of anger") and will eat away at your reserve energy ("ojas") leaving you with diminished endurance to stress and more likely to flare up for no reason.
2. Take 15 minute vacations once an hour. Here are some ayurvedic ideas for you......
Ayurvedic Bone Broth Recipe
Bone broth is a popular trend and an ancient medicinal food. So much of the time in modern culture we eat the meat and forgo some of the most nutrient dense parts of the animal - the bones and organs.
Bone broth is teeming with the minerals and nutrients needed to nourish and heal the deeper tissues of the body containing nutrients like calcium, magnesium,...
Ayurveda Probiotic Drink Recipe
(AKA ~ Ayurveda Buttermilk Recipe, or Ayurveda Takra Recipe)
Takra is Ayurveda's probiotic drink. It's very different from what we call buttermilk in most stores in the west. This recipe is often used to restore the beneficial bacteria and heal gut imbalances in ayurveda - a unique and difficult task. It is very good for...
Ayurveda Veggie Rolled Rice Recipe (Ayurveda Veggie Poha/Powa)
This is a light, easy, delicious meal your whole family will enjoy.
Poha is a “flattened” rice dish, similar to rice pilaf, which is quick and easy to make. Poha is a dehusked rice which is flattened into dry rice flakes. When added to liquid (hot or cold), the poha flakes absorb the fluids making them...
Puffed Lotus Seeds Dessert
(aka "Phool Makhana" dessert)
Here's a fun dessert/snack/cereal recipe which is light, delicious and perfect for spring time know in ayurveda as kapha or heavy-happy season. Because spring is heavy, it feels right to eat light in spring. Puffed Sweet Lotus Seeds with Roasted Pecans is ideal. It's also got the added "prabhav" super power of being incredibly...
Spring time is upon us in the northern hemisphere. It's time to increase your spicing to strengthen digestion, burn away toxins, and open your bodily channels so the toxins can flow out easily. Kapha heavy watery earthy qualities dominate the environment, your body and your mind at this time. It's a great time to plant the seeds you're wanting to manifest for the year, but just...
Ayurveda Mung Veggie Patties Recipe
(aka - Ayurveda Mung Veggie Fritters)
Think you'll enjoy this mung veggie fritter lightly sauteed in ghee for added a light crisp. Goes well with coconut or cilantro chutney. A satisfying treat away from meat or deep fried. Healthy filled with legumes like mung, chickpeas, peas along with veggies of choice like cabbage, shredded carrot and...
Ayurveda Sautéed Paneer Recipe
EVERYONE LOVES THIS DISH (even meat eaters)! It's savory, salty, oily and deeply satisfying. It's an excellent vegetarian protein source to build healthy tissues. Most vegetarians may not realize it's not just our muscles which need adequate protein. In fact, most of our bodily tissues aside from blood and fat are built up by our daily...
I have always loved paneer, but I fell IN LOVE with paneer at the last conference my teacher hosted which I attended, because he had it served to us each and every day! There is truly something magical, and mystically rejuvenating, on a daily paneer protocol. As a vegetarian at that time, I felt all of my tissues scream yes as I savored each bite. I had perhaps...
Carrot Halava Ayurveda Dessert Recipe
(Ayurveda Carrot Halwa Recipe)
Carrot halava is a delicious and nutritious dessert which is perfect for the fall and winter months. Carrots are warming and, as a root vegetable, they contain a lot of earth element in them provides strength and grounding during the cold and windy winter months.
You Will Need:
Enough grated carrots...
Ayurveda Sesame Brittle Recipe
(aka - Ayurveda Til Chikki Recipe)
This is an ayurveda foodie winter favorite. Simple, delicious, nutritious and transportable. Sesame brittle is for grounding vata, which means soothing a wandering spirit back into its body =). I love this as a snack or pre-breakfast blood sugar boost. Kids love it, everyone loves it....
Ayurvedic Psychology of Politics
Ayurveda says that whatever you find in the world. You will find within yourself.
The saying goes: "Yat Pinde Tat Brahmande".
Translated as "whatever is in the microcosm is also in the macrocosm", (pindanda = microcosm and brahmanda = macrocosm)
Meaning whatever is in you, is in the universe. Whatever is in the universe is in you.
Top 3 Ayurveda Bugout Bag Must Haves:
1. Oil, Oil, Oil!
- Oil applied to your skin, supports the deep release of stress and tension and deactivates your nervous system our of fight-or-flight sympathetic nerve response, and softens it into "rest & digest" parasympathetic mode.
Calm and rejuvenate your nervous system 1-2 times a day by receiving an ayurveda daily warm oil...
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