The drivers seat…

The drivers seat…

Taking control and being in the drivers seat can be scary.

We think the seas could get rough if we head out and explore so we play it safe and stay on land. Which is what we have been doing but can’t find our way to finding our true self.

Look closely, the sea is calm, the breeze but just a whisper and the sun is our compass.

You don’t need a boat to take control and leave the safety of land…you just need yourself. It’s called mediation.

So climb into your boat and head towards the sun, slowly, calmly with a smile on your face, and close your eyes. Oh and don’t forget to bring your breath along…inhale…exhale…repeat.

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Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Today feels like a good day for one of our favorite recipes…Pearl Barley with Roasted Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios. Phew – that is a mouthful

Ingredients
3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
1 cup pearl barley
1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch x 1-inch chunks (4 cups)
1 small sweet onion, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbs. finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup roasted pistachios

Preparation
1. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add barley, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Pour in 2 1/4 cups water, and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 45 to 55 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and grains are cooked. (If barley is not completely cooked, add a little more water and continue simmering until tender.) Pour barley out onto cooking-spray-coated baking sheet, and let cool to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line second baking sheet with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray. Toss squash with 1 Tbs. oil on baking sheet until evenly coated, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 35 to 40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 7 to 9 minutes, or until translucent. Add red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Add barley, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until warmed through. Stir in roasted squash and parsley, and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

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Dessert First?

Dessert First?

Do you eat your dessert first? What??

Yes, through the lens of Ayurveda foods in a meal be eaten in sequential order by their tastes and all six states should be represented while eating. By eating the tastes in order this corresponds to the digestive order. So, sweet tastes should be eaten first i.e. bread, desserts, rice, wheat, barley, corn etc. followed by sour taste i.e. pickle chutney, tamarind, lemon, tomato, etc.; followed by salty, pungent, bitter and last but not least astringent…phew

So you say, what again…I am so confused and how could I possibly do this? Here’s a rule of thumb: Eat your bread, rice or sweets first, then a sour tasting appetizer, followed by the main meal and finish with a salad which is astringent in taste! Or if that is just not always possible you can cook with or carry with you our Six Taste spice mix. At Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC we like to say “Digestion in a bottle

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Go Red: February is National Heart Month

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

February is a Big Month for ‘Heart Health’ Awareness  – 

  • Women’s Heart Week – First week of February.
  • ‘Wear Red’ Day – Friday. February 2nd.  #GoRedWearRed
  • National Heart Month – the entire month of February

‘Get Your Red On’ and Help Spread the Word – Heart Disease is the #1 Cause of Death for Men and Women. (Deaths from cancer, a close second.)

Prevention, symptom awareness, early intervention and treatment of heart disease helps save lives.

Dreamtime Wellness™ is offering FREE Blood Pressure Screening and Simple Relaxation Technique during the month of February. Contact us to set up an appointment. Healthy lifestyle management and decreased cardiac risk factors lead to healthier hearts and lives.

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FREE Hypnosis Lecture

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Hypnotherapy; Make Positive Changes Easier. Part of the Common Crow Natural Market ‘Wellness Wednesday’ Series. Wednesday. January 24th.  6 – 7 pm.  At Tree Top Yoga, 3A Pond Rd. Gloucester MA

Free, but Advance Registration Recommended to guarantee your space. To Register Contact – Common Crow Natural Market  at 978-283-1665. For More Information About Hypnosis Contact – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com.

Resolve to Make Change in this New Year. The new year often brings renewed commitment to make positive lifestyle changes. Hypnotherapy and the use of self-hypnosis can help make it easier to get motivated to make changes, and then make it easier to also stick with the changes.

In this lecture you will learn – About the natural state of hypnosis, hypnotizability, and what to expect in a session. Case studies and evidence-based research will be presented. Questions answered.

How Can Hypnosis Help? What are Your Goals?

In my practice, these are just some of the conditions and issues my clients have sought hypnosis for:

  • Behavioral Changes – Stop Smoking, Reduce Weight, Exercise More, Eat Healthier
  • Personal Growth – More Time For Self, Change Jobs, Learn a New Skill or Language
  • Overcome Fears – Flying, Public Speaking, Test Taking, Stage Performance
  • Improve Athletic Performance – Golf, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Tennis
  • Health Improvement – Stress and Pain Management, Better Blood Pressure
  • Adjunct to Medical Care – Hot flashes, Asthma, Itching, IBS, Prepare for Surgery

Join me for this fun, informative, interactive and relaxing lecture. Everyone that wishes to will have a chance to enjoy relaxation techniques during the presentation. Space is limited. Reserve today!

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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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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

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Fall Cleanse ~

Fall Cleanse ~

Reboot & Restore Fall Cleanse

NOW is a great time to consider doing a simple Fall Cleanse. A cleanse is an easy way to buffer your health and protect your well-being for the coming months and beyond.

An Ayurvedic Cleanse…
•Restores a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system
•Fosters both clarity and grounding in the mental, spiritual, and emotional natures.
Nurtures an improved sense of energy and vitality
•Supports sound sleep
•Promotes regular elimination
•Helps re-establish one’s natural state of balance
•Prepares the tissues for deep nourishment and rejuvenation

Oct. 9 – Kick-off conference call at 8pm EST
Or
Oct. 10 – In person orientation @7pm EST at our office:

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl., Magnolia, MA

We ship anywhere so there is no excuse!

Cleanse Dates; Oct. 15 – 21 (or dates of your choice)
Investment:   $108.00 (includes 6 meals, cleansing supplements, shopping list and email and/or phone support)

Pre-Registration required: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978-395-1234

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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October, Ayurveda Awareness Month

October, Ayurveda Awareness Month

Ayurveda is a natural system of health and wellbeing and the sister-science to yoga. It originated in India thousands of years ago.

As a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Ayurveda can support your health needs in various ways. Ayurveda uses diet, herbal remedies, lifestyle tools and body therapies to establish health in body and mind.

Like Chinese medicine, Ayurveda is based on the five elements of nature. They are earth, air, fire, water and ether. According to Ayurveda, these elements are present in our environment around us as well as within us.

Good health is a state of balance of these five elements. Maintaining balance is the key and that involves many things. Your diet, lifestyle, relationships and habitat are all factors which can affect your natural state of balance. If you know your body type you can create a healthy lifestyle and greater well being.

Discover Your Body Type
In Ayurveda the five elements are organized into three fundamental principles called doshas. The three doshas are vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha. Each of us are composed of some combination of these three doshas.

Doshas govern the various processes of the body and mind. They create your uniqueness. With some knowledge of the doshas you can begin to track your state of health or your level of balance. Maintain a balance of the doshas to maintain health and prevent future illness from occurring.

Find Ayurveda Near You at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC
book an appointment to determine your body type and your natural state of balance. As an Ayurvedic practitioners we use visual clues, ask questions and listen to your pulse to tell what your doshas are. You’ll learn your natural state of balance and if any imbalance is occurring. The diet, lifestyle measures and herbal supplements that will bring you back into balance will be discussed.

Join in one or all of our upcoming Ayurveda October events: Staying balanced with Ayurveda this Fall on Saturday, Oct. 14 and/or sign up for our Reboot & Restore Fall Cleanse or Staying Balanced with Ayurveda on Oct. 25.

Ayurvedic remedies and healthy living tips are trusted tools you can use throughout your life. Ayurveda has existed for thousands of years. Get to know your unique body type and make your life a breeze.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Fall Cleanse ~

Fall Cleanse ~

Reboot & Restore Fall Cleanse

NOW is a great time to consider doing a simple Fall Cleanse. A cleanse is an easy way to buffer your health and protect your well-being for the coming months and beyond.

An Ayurvedic Cleanse…
•Restores a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system
•Fosters both clarity and grounding in the mental, spiritual, and emotional natures.
Nurtures an improved sense of energy and vitality
•Supports sound sleep
•Promotes regular elimination
•Helps re-establish one’s natural state of balance
•Prepares the tissues for deep nourishment and rejuvenation

Oct. 9 – Kick-off conference call at 8pm EST
Or
Oct. 10 – In person orientation @7pm EST at our office:

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl., Magnolia, MA

We ship anywhere so there is no excuse!

Cleanse Dates; Oct. 15 – 21 (or dates of your choice)

Investment: $108.00 (includes 6 meals, cleansing supplements, shopping list and email and/or phone support)

Pre-Registration required: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978-395-1234

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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