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Grounding Nourishment: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Patties

This is the time of year where we dig our heels in and stay grounded, or allow the winter winds and cold air to pull us up, up, and away! If you are ready to dig your heels in, then this is the recipe for you. The warm, moist, heavier qualities of sweet potato, brown …

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Vata-Winter

Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Vata in Winter

  Seasonal changes affect our lives in many ways. They play a role in a person’s very nature, something known as a dosha in Ayurveda. The winter season can affect and imbalance a vata dosha, or constitution, so balancing vata is important during this season. Vata is one of the three constitutions in Ayurveda. Associated …

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Going with the Flow - Spring Ayurveda Tips

Walking the Path: Going With the Flow in March

Going With the Flow March tends to be that time of year that is like a line from the movie Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.” It can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or serve up any number …

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Asparagus - Ayurvedic Recipe

Ayurvedic Recipes: Sauteed Asparagus with Slivered Almonds

Asparagus is known for its antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very low calorie – 10 calories per 100 grams. It’s low in fat and cholesterol, and high in fibre, folates, B vitamin complex, and vitamins K and E. This makes it a great food for March, where vata season is turning into …

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Ayurveda Recipe: Chai Tea

Chai originated in India and the folklore surrounding the tea dates back between 5000 and 9000 years ago. Some say the reigning king created the recipe for Ayurvedic healing. The first Chai tea recipes varied in preparation and taste depending on the region, it was only in the 1930’s when black tea was introduced to the recipe. …

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Ayurveda Recipe: Sesame Cookies

As we ease into fall and the leaves begin to change we naturally move into a different rhythm and explore other ways to spend time. Getting creative in the kitchen can be a wonderful way to ground and nurture yourself. Read on for a delicious ayurvedic sesame cookie recipe, perfect for dunking in those warming …

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Yoga and Ayurveda

The benefits of Yoga and AYURVEDA Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences from the ancient wellness tradition of India. Ayurveda is a science for keeping the body in balance through right diet, exercise, meditation and herbs. In Ayurveda there are three body types (doshas): Vata dosha which is made up of ether and air Pitta dosha …

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From Vata Imbalance to Vata In Balance

VATA IN BALANCE: In our last post, we looked at signs of vata imbalance. Now, I’d like to introduce some practical tips for how to keep vata in balance when it gets out of whack.   1. Some Tips to Warm Up How to balance vata? Stay warm and stay calm. When you are relaxed, …

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Recognize the Signs of Vata Imbalance

VATA: THE MOVER AND SHAKER In the last post we looked briefly at the three main constitutional types in Ayurveda. Here, I’ll go into more depth about vata, the mover and shaker of the three constitutions. This information will be especially useful for readers who: have a vata constitution have a hectic lifestyle have a vata imbalance …

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