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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is yoga’s sister science and India’s ancient system of medicine. Its literal translation from Sanskrit, the language of Yoga and Ayurveda, is “the science of life”.

Two Goals of Ayurveda

The primary goal is to maintain health in the healthy by nipping any imbalances in the bud. In other words it is about prevention of disease. Secondarily, it looks to alleviate and manage disease in the unhealthy. We achieve these two goals through diet, lifestyle, and culinary herbs.

Ayurveda is ancient personalized medicine

Ayurveda is Ancient Personalized Medicine

Each of us is born with a unique constitution or make up. Therefore, Ayurveda takes a highly personalized approach to health. It looks at the individual — mind and body — and not solely their symptoms in order to determine what that person needs to restore balance and well-being.

What does that mean? What one person needs to deal with their digestive issues might be completely different than what another person needs. It’s not just the symptoms that determine the diet and lifestyle recommendations.  It’s everything about the person that determines them.

At the end of the day Ayurveda looks to return you to the “truth of you” by restoring balance to your unique constitution. Because a healthy you means you can do all that you’re meant to do in this world!

{from my kitchen} sweet & spicy caramel corn

One of my favorite things to do with my nieces is to make caramel corn.  When they (along with Nana – who is both old enough and tall enough to drive) pick me up at the airport I barely have my seat belt fastened before they start asking for the timeline of said caramel corn.  ItContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} smoky black bean burgers

Yoga translates as union.  And there is no better example of that in my kitchen right now than these Smoky Black Bean Burgers.  They are the union of two of my favorite recipes: Smoky Black Bean Dip and Veggie Burgers.  I’m not one to turn up my nose at a snack dinner but sometimes youContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} Celebration Cupcakes

I believe in celebrations big and small.  And I believe in cakes big and small.  As far as I am concerned you cannot have enough of either. This little celebration is actually a big one.  It’s my two year teaching anniversary this week!  And I couldn’t be happier to be celebrating it.  Being able toContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} Individual Plum Cobblers with Spiced Biscuits

When it comes to food, I wholeheartedly endorse Julia Child’s advice.  “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  That means that braised kale and roasted Brussels sprouts appear in my kitchen with more regularity than desserts do.  But to keep all that moderation in check, my desserts often make a reappearance at breakfast the next morning. TheseContinue Reading

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