ayurvedic food

Why and How to Pair Tea and Yoga

Tea for Yoga, Please Yoga and tea both represent and share a modern-day acknowledgement of ancient roots through daily practice and ritual. While many 21st century workouts emphasize efficiency and going over the top, yoga energizes and builds strength by encouraging people to consciously pressing the pause button and going within. Similarly, tea stands in [...]

By |2019-08-04T21:34:14+00:00August 4th, 2019|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Salt

  History, Folklore, and Energetics of Salt Salt is so much a part of our everyday life. So much so that we may not take the time to stop to think about the myth, magic, history, and varieties of this essential mineral found in a shaker on our counter. Throughout history, people have been paid in [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:55:31+00:00October 4th, 2018|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

The Benevolent Consciousness of Reishi Mushroom: Spiritual Perception, Enhanced Immunity and the Energy of the Heart

  Reishi is a tree fungus that is highly revered throughout the history of Asian herbalism. Its Japanese name, reishi, is most commonly used. In China it is called lingzhi, and the Vietnamese name is linh chi; all of which mean “soul/spirit mushroom” or “supernatural mushroom.” Reishi is said to support a long, vibrant and [...]

By |2017-08-01T03:26:02+00:00July 21st, 2017|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

Kitchari: The Insider’s Guide to Ayurveda’s Classic Healing Food

The first time I heard of “kitchari” was during preparation for my first Panchakarma (the Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation process) treatment at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. Kitchari (pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi) is a staple of Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. It was first used to nourish babies, the elderly, and the [...]

By |2017-02-09T15:09:24+00:00February 9th, 2017|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

Watermelon as an Ayurvedic Cooler

Watermelon photographed by David Young-Wolff Cooling Watermelon Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors, but with the hot temperatures it’s also important to stay healthy and hydrated. In Ayurveda, the summer season is considered to be the pitta season. The pitta dosha is associated with heat, which can exacerbate imbalances related to [...]

By |2018-08-01T22:01:03+00:00July 19th, 2016|ayurvedic food|0 Comments