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Ayurveda, Yoga and The Three Bodies

“The human being consists of three bodies: the physical body, the subtle or astral body, and the causal or karmic body. Each body is an energetic field of different densities that vibrate at different frequencies… 

Ayurveda and the Unfolding of Disease

When a dosha becomes imbalanced, there is an increase in the influence of the elements and the corresponding qualities that make up that dosha. Ayurveda teaches that imbalances follow a basic pattern of flow. Once we forget our true nature as spirit, we begin to act disharmoniously and get caught up in the dramas of everyday life. 

Ayurveda and the Amazing Digestive Herb, Fennel

Look at this beauty! This lovely towering plant, which is almost as tall as our school building, is FENNEL ~ a digestive rock star.

Marma - the Original “Point” System of Healing, a Classic Ayurveda Healing Therapy

According to Ayurveda, all ailments, aches, pains, and disease of any kind occurs due to a blockage of flow to pranic energy (life force energy). There are 107 vital (energetic) points on the body that allow access to body, mind and consciousness. 

 

Ayurveda and Helichrysum: Easing Physical & Emotional Pains

The radiant golden flower pictured here is our resident herbalist, Brenda Igler :), next to the lovely helichrysum plant, in our beautiful Medicine Garden. 

The Birth of Ayurveda: The Gathering of the Rishis

 Below is the classic, beautiful story about ancient rishis (seers), and how because of their calling to bring healing to the world, Ayurveda was born…

The Gathering of the Rishis

Ayurveda and Vegetables: Which Ones are Best for Me?

After posting the kitcheri recipe yesterday, I had a few people contact me and ask what vegetables are best for them, according to their dosha (vata, pitta and kapha). Ayurveda is all about individual differences. We are each unique, and have unique needs. There’s a saying in Ayurveda that “everything is right for someone, nothing is right for everyone.” So what does that mean for you? 

AYURVEDIC KITCHERI: If you only know how to cook one dish, this is the one!

Kitcheri (also called kichadi), a relatively simple stew of basmati rice and split mung beans, is a staple in Ayurvedic cooking. It is delicious, easy to digest, nourishing and yet light. It is commonly the primary dish served during cleansing and rejuvenation programs (panchakarma). It is a great choice when you are ill, recovering from an illness, feeling a bit “off” ~ or anytime you just feel like it! 

Ayurvedic Online Cooking Workshop with Nalini Mehta

Renowned cooking instructor Nalini Mehta will be offering 4 weekly sessions of Ayurvedic cooking.

Ayurveda, Color Therapy, and Our National Colors

 

Betsy Ross, when choosing the colors of our beautiful flag, chose some mighty powerful colors!

Ayurveda is based on five sense therapies, and teaches that what we take in through our five senses determines our health. In other words, we are not just what we EAT - but also what we SEE, SMELL, FEEL, and HEAR!