Are you present when you eat?

Are you present when you eat?

When was the last time you pulled out a chair at your table and enjoyed your meal? Can’t recall?

Are you experiencing gas, heartburn or indigestion? Through the lens of Ayurveda it is not so much about what you eat as it is to being mindful (present) when you eat.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing has a few tips to help you get back on track and to view food as medicine…

~ Stop
~ Breath
~ Prepare foods that are in season
~ Use spices to help your digestive fires
~ Set the table
~ Turn off all electronics
~ Eat your heaviest meal between 12 – 2 pm
~ Smile

You are not what you eat but what you digest and that includes your site and hearing.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Living in Harmony with Nature ~

Living in Harmony with Nature ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows the importance of living in harmony with nature and it’s cycles…

Ayurveda promotes mental well-being by bringing the body and mind back into balance through following the rhythms of nature. When the body becomes exhausted from living, we don’t have the energy, so we become anxious. “And when we become totally exhausted, we become depressed.”

From an Ayurvedic perspective, depression and anxiety are symptoms of a system that is overtaxed and out of whack. Massage, nasal breathing, meditation, resetting our internal clock, doing yoga, and even eating warm foods can help us get out of that state of chronic imbalance.

Here are simple Ayurvedic practices to help reset your system:

Abhyanga, daily self-massage with oil, calms the nervous system and boosts immunity by removing toxins that have traveled from our organs to the skin. As part of a daily routine, it also helps to lubricate muscles, tissues, and joints. Place oil in your nose and ears to help prevent sore throats, sinus congestion, and allergies.

Nasal breathing while walking or exercising activates a calming vagal response and drives oxygen more efficiently into the lower lobes of the lungs, compared to mouth breathing.

Try to move snack food to meal times and eat three meals a day.

Get to bed before 10:00 pm. The longer you stay up past 10:00 pm, the more wired and exhausted you become.

Eat warm cooked foods slowly and calmly to balance the nervous system.

Do Sun Salutations slowly with deep nasal breathing to open the diaphragm. Just 10 minutes in the morning can have a dramatic impact.

According to Ayurveda, the inability to focus is connected to our energy levels because the mind and body require a certain amount of energy to settle down and focus.

Contact us for a private consultation:                                         info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978.395.1234

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Fall Colors to stay balanced ~

Fall Colors to stay balanced ~

Fall Colors

The days are getting shorter and the air cooler and dryer.

Autumn is a time when Agni (digestive fire) has begun cooling off. Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows the importance colors play in balancing the body. According to #Ayurveda, everything in the universe is energetic and gives off a vibration, colors too!

Since #autumn is a cooler season, one can balance this climate by wearing warmer rich hues…like yellows, oranges and reds.

Take a look at the fall colors in nature…to stay in balance one must live in harmony with nature.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Squash Pancakes ~

Squash Pancakes ~

Looking for something to try for lunch or dinner? Fall is a perfect time of year to eat root veggies. So let’s get creative and bring a breakfast staple into the day

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves Squash Pancakes as they are easy to make help us to stay balanced in the dryness of Fall and Winter.

Squash Pancake
Prep: 20 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Cooking Tip: Cook the pancake on a cast iron pan – it won’t stick.

Ingredients:
1 c rice flour
1/4 c cream of rice
1 medium piece of squash
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 c of grated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 to 1 c of water
2 tbsp of chopped cilantro

Wash the squash and grate it.
In a large mixing bowl mix rice, cream of rice, grated squash, grated coconut, cilantro, salt and 1 tbsp oil. Mix all the ingredients very well. Add water to make a thick batter. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Heat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick frying pan. With your hands, take some batter and place it on the pan. With repeated strokes, using your fingers spread the batter into 3/4 cm thick round pancake. Cook for two minutes. Flip the pancake over and cook for another three minutes.

Serve warm…add some chutney on top or eat as is and add some warm arugula or spinach as a side. Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you City of Gloucester, MA and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for this wonderful proclamation declaring October Ayurvedic Awareness Month in the City of Gloucester!

Together we can all make a difference

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Staying Balanced with Ayurveda ~

Staying Balanced with Ayurveda ~

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to welcome in the fall season known as #Vata season in #Ayurveda.

When:  Saturday, October 14

Time:  2-4pm

Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

This workshop goes in-depth in the nature of the VATA season which can cause dry skin, insomnia, arthritis, constipation, fear, anxiety, worry and loneliness.

You will learn very specific tools to support and strengthen your body, mind and emotions for the upcoming winter season.

Workshop includes:
Introducing you to yourself
Seasonal rountines for the Fall Vata Season
Yoga postures for the season
Diet and lifestyle changes
Recipes using spices and herbs for the season
Food Sampling
Oil Sampling
Give-aways

Pre-Registration – $36
At the door – $45

RSVP:
978.395-1234 or Info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 

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Couch Potato vs Hot Head ~

Couch Potato vs Hot Head ~

Couch potato vs Hot head….

Do you like hot spicy foods (pungent taste)…like jalapeños, ginger, black pepper, pippali, cloves, cayenne pepper, garlic and wasabi?

These foods raise your body temperature and promote sweating. This is why you could sometimes sweat when you eat more of pungent foods! Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows those who are “hot headed” and get angry easily should avoid or limit their intake. Those that like the “couch” need to increase their intake!

Benefits:
# Improves Metabolism. Helps in digestion and absorption
# Reduces congestion
# Improves circulation
# Relieves pain and muscle tension
# Cleanses mouth

Let us introduce you to yourself, contact us to set up your private consultation at info@ayuvedawellnesshealing.com

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