January 30, 2018

Vata dosha by nature is cold, dry, light and mobile and can be aggravated during the Vata season of fall and winter in central and northern United States.  To balance Vata dosha in your body and mind, favor cooked, heavy, moist, warm and slightly oily foods.

This pie I am sharing with you below is super easy to make and is a perfect candidate in Vata balancing. It is warm, heavy, moist and little oily.  It is dairy free, sugar free, egg free and gluten free.  It makes a great snack, as it is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and yeah, very nice flavor.  I am excited for you to enjoy it on the cold, winter day like today and feel its grounding effects.  Delicious and allergy free.

Ayurvedic Note:

Foods that pacify Vata dosha are in general naturally sweet and nourishing.  That is an easy, simple rule when choosing your ingredients.  Also, cooked fruits and veggies are much easier to digest, while they also provide warmth and moisture so ideal...

January 16, 2018

Winter can easily weight on one's energy and well-being. Days are short and dark, weather is cold, dry, and windy. Vata dosha predominant qualities such as light, cold and dry, that are present everywhere in our environment can affect mental, physical and emotional balance.  

Vata dosha out of balance may manifest in the mind and body like the following symptoms to name a few: nervousness, anxiety, tics, tremors, spasms, dry or rough skin, constipation, gas, bloating, interrupted sleep, excessive thinking or worrying.

Thankfully, Ayurvedic medicine provides simple yet powerful dietary, lifestyle and herbal remedies to keep Vata dosha at bay. The most essential steps are integrating routine in one's daily lifestyle, staying warm and calm.  Avoiding unnecessary stress.

Therefore the recipe for Winter Spiced Water, that I am sharing with you here, comes right on time :)  And you might have most or all ingredients already in your kit...

January 10, 2018

Ayurveda in Sanskrit literally translates as “the science of life” or “wisdom of life.” I call it a "living wisdom", because it truly lives with me in my everyday routines and it takes care of my physical and emotional well-being and overall balance day by day, as the seasons change.

Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system that originated in India over 5,000 years ago and it includes a system of herbal healing similar to the traditional Chinese medicine, while in addition it offers nutritional and lifestyle guidelines, yoga, bodywork treatments, gentle cleanses and much more.  I find all modalities of Ayurveda being essential  to a modern human living in a busy, hectic environment in order to maintain inner peace of mind and good health of the body.

Perfect health is viewed more than the pure absence of disease.  According to Ayurveda, being healthy is a state of balance, radiant beauty and energy, which is achieved by keeping moderation in food intake, sleep, exercise, relaxed...

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