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Fall Rituacharya (Seasonal Routine) and Why it is Important

Sep 17, 2020
 

Fall is the time of transitions.  It is a time that when feeling balanced it enables us to recognize the possibilities and guide us into the quiet essence of being and savoring simplicity.  If we are out of balance it can lead us feeling raw and exposed.

This is one of the many reasons why we must change our routine with the Mother Earth.  We must recognize that when she transitions, so must we or we are left feeling out of balance and incomplete.  Recognizing the changing and shifting of the seasons is important in Ayurvedic philosophy.  Ayurveda recognizes the importance of keeping in tune with the rhythms of the earth and adjusting our own rhythms to match hers.  

Vata season runs from late fall into early winter.  Kapha season starts from the coldest part of winter into spring and pitta season includes the hottest and longest days of the year - from late spring into early fall.  

Understanding the qualities of each season can help you...

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Ayurvedic Remedies to Help You Recover From COVID19

Aug 06, 2020
 

So you have Covid 19, now what?  Do not fear!   No matter how healthy you are, you, at some point will get sick.  It is a natural response, and in fact one that is perfectly normal.  When we get sick, and if we treat it appropriately and recover, then our bodies will be stronger because of it.  

There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there about COVID 19 and it seems that daily, what we have been told changes.  With all the astronomical numbers coming out about the amount of positive COVID tests then it seems to be the doom of it is not a matter of 'if' you get the virus, but 'when'.  So common sense, a healthy immune system and listening to your body is imperative when it comes to dealing with this concerning virus.

Did you know as of March 2020 WHO States that For COVID-19, data suggest that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical infections, requiring...

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Simple Ayurvedic Tips to Prevent the Coronavirus ~ Or any other cold/flu virus

Mar 03, 2020

 

With the recent health scare of the Coronavirus, I thought it important to be reminded of similar health scares of the past two decades.  Listed below are a few of the examples from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Feb 2003 (774 deaths worldwide)

Bird Flu (H5N1) - Nov 2005 (616 deaths worldwide)

Swine Flu (H1N1) - April 2009 (12,469 deaths worldwide)

Zika Virus (ZIKV)  - May 2016 (Pregnancy related microencephalopathy in which 134 infant deaths confirmed)

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) - Feb 2020

Common cold and flu (291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.

 

The question is, is there a legitimate need to be alarmed with this latest viral scare? First, let's dispel any false information that you may have received.   According to The John Hopkins Institute the differences between the latest coronavirus vs the good old fashion flu is this:

Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu

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What Are You Feeding On?

Nov 16, 2019

What Are You Feeding On?

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, we are all created of spirit and light rather than mere flesh hand bones.  The physical body is a temple that houses the finer domains of the mind and soul. As recognized by ancient cultures and religions around the globe, we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience, rather than the other way around.  We are crafted from the same energy that weaves together all of life. 

To truly understand how to “feed” ourselves, we must, therefore, extend beyond the physical body alone.  According to Ayurveda, anything that affects our consciousness is considered food. Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are thus highly charged types of food, because they directly nourish our deeper consciousness.

The realm of the senses also provides direct nourishment to the finer domains of the mind and soul.  For example, a soothing sonata and a blaring car alarm are merely different types of...

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How to Make Kitchari

Jun 18, 2019
 

Kitchari is Ayurveda's go to staple when we want a complete, easily digestible meal.  Kitchari is traditionally made in one pot, hence letting the nutrients energies mingle to create 'peace in the pot'.  This recipe uses all 6 tastes and is delicious and satisfying.  This is a sattvic (peace) inducing recipe for body and mind.  

V  = P  = K =  (Tri-doshic)

Kitchari

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 C

Basmati Rice

1/3 C

Mung Beans – soaked until sprouted (a couple of hours)

3 C

Water

1

Zucchini - chopped

1

Small sweet potato – Peeled and chopped

2 T

Ghee

3 T

2 t

2 T

½ C

2 T

1 T

Hulled Pumpkin Seeds

Curry Powder

Braggs Liquid Aminos

Organic Coconut Milk

Lemon Juice

Maple Syrup

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Put soaked mung beans rice and water in pan and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 min. Add Zucchini and sweet potato.  Cover and cook until...

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