Living and Eating Healthy using Ayurvedic Principles
Spring is here and it is time to change our diet and lifestyle to live in accordance with the changing climate. Spring is known to increase the Kapha (mucous secretions) in the body which tends to increase allergies and reduces the digestive fire, hence it is time to control the kapha (mucous secretions) in the body.
My focus in life is to eat healthy food from locally grown fresh vegetables and fruits that has not traveled more than 200 miles to reach our kitchens. My aim is to have a cooking warrior in each home so that the family is not dependent on frozen, canned, and old food. It is very important now to move away from the processed foods.
It will not take more than an hour to cook fresh every single day to build health for self and our loved ones using the recipes that we make during the session! It's really fresh!
Ayurvedic tips for the spring season:
Avoid food which are sour, sweet and fatty in taste.
The food needs to be bitter and astringent in taste and need to be easily digestible.
Dry massage is good before bath.
All seasonal fruits available in local farms and farmers market.
It's beneficial to add Barley, honey and mango juice to your diet.
Exercise like yoga, walking and swimming is very beneficial, doing it regularly for 30min than doing it irregularly for longer periods is harmful for our health.
Taking a walk in the moon-light and wearing pearls is beneficial as it reduces the heat in the body.
Applying candana (sandalwood) powder is beneficial, It cools us down instantly.
Adding coriander seeds in our water also helps to cool us down instantly.
Sleeping should be avoided during day .
Avoid all dairy products and it will definitely help to reduce Weight, PMS symptoms, Migraines and helps to have better hair and nails.
Cancellations: If you are not going to be able to make it, I need 24 hr notice. Last minute no-show means that you're willing to at least cover the cost of your food.
Costs:Only the cost of the ingredients is split amongst all the participants. It normally comes up to $10 - $12 each participant. It includes groceries, gas. My energy and time are offered in the spirit of gift! If you would like to offer a gift of gratitude for the time, energy, and effort that it takes to put these classes together, you may -- but there's no expectation that you do so. Only wish is you cook fresh each and every day!
See you all on Sunday, May 19th at 10am. Please RSVP below to let me know.