Asparagus Risotto ~

Asparagus Risotto ~

Love asparagus?  Here is one of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC favorite.  Let us know what you think…

Traditonal risotto is made using arborio rice, which is white and glutinous and produces a very creamy rice dish. The trick to making a creamy and tasty brown rice risotto is to use short grain rice and lots of veggie stock.

3/4 cup short grain brown rice
2 cups vegetable or mushroom stock
1 Tbsp each butter (or ghee) and olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried basil
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped
black pepper
grated parmesan or reggiano cheese

In a medium, heavy pot, heat the butter (or ghee) and olive oil.  Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes, sauteeing until soft. Stir in rice, basil and half the stock. Let simmer covered on medium for 20 minutes, then add remaining stock plus asparagus. Stir well, cover, and let cook until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy (not firm or dry), about another half hour. If needed, cook in another 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of stock to reach the right consistency. Stir in parmesan to taste and grind in some black pepper. Serves 2.

NOTE: Ayurvedically, cheese is not recommended as it is difficult to digest, but it also purports that black pepper helps make it more digestible.

  • We make our own Ghee and it’s for sale – best out there.

FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
Great for all doshas. Pittas, omit or minimize garlic, dried basil, and red pepper flakes; Kaphas, omit or reduce butter and oil to 1 tsp each.
Recipe by: Claudia Davila (Fran)

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda

Do you have an imbalance happening with your health?

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing help you determine the best treatment to bringing you and your health back to neutral.

Ayurveda believes that lack of proper cellular function, due to imbalance in the Vata, Pitta or Kapha levels are the cause of diseases. Diseases are also caused due to presence of toxins.

In Ayurveda, the mind and body and consciousness work together in maintaining balance.

Vata governs blinking, breathing, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of heart, movements of cytoplasm and cell membranes. It promotes creativity and flexibility. When at an imbalance, Vata produces anxiety and fear.

Pitta governs activities such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, metabolism, and nutrition and body temperature. When in proper balance, Pitta promotes intelligence, and on the other hand, when out of balance Pitta triggers hatred, anger and jealousy.

Kapha is the energy that forms the basic structure of the body such as muscles, tendons and bones, and works like glue, holding cells together. Kapha helps in supplying water to all parts of the body, and lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin and maintains immunity. When under imbalance, Kapha could lead to greed, attachment and envy.

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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.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Yoga Nidra = Deep Sleep

Yoga Nidra = Deep Sleep

Please join Ayurveda Wellness Healing for a powerful session of restorative Yoga combined with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra . (Yoga deep sleep) & Aromatherapy.

This class will incorporate meditation, breath work, aromatherapy, and supportive healing yoga poses. We will combine the energy of the new moon to set our intention for the month ahead while deeply relaxing the body to ground these intentions and heal the body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra
• Increase Immune function
• Improved digestion
• Better sleep
• Releases old habit, fatigue, worry and stress

When:  Sunday, April 15…. 3:00-5:00pm at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

We supply all the mats and props.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Investment: $27

Please register by calling 978-852-0066.
Or email us at info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Diet of the Mind

Diet of the Mind

#Ayurveda describes sleep as the “diet of the mind”.

Our bodies metabolize waste products mostly after 10:00pm and the immune system needs to revitalize itself between 11:00 pm and 2:00am, so it’s critical to be asleep during these hours.

Here are a few tips for a restful sleep:

* Be in bed by 10pm
* No electronics in the bedroom
* Avoid caffeine late in the day
* Try some deep breathing exercises before bed
* Take a warm bath
* Cooler bedrooms make for a better nights sleep

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing if you have difficulties falling asleep, wake during the night or sleep so heavy that it’s hard to wake up – as these are all signs of an imbalance. During a private consultation we can determine where the imbalance lies.

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Stargazing ~

Stargazing ~

How often do you look up at the night sky?

One Vedic text declares that the entire universe is contained inside ones heart.

Feeling down? Try looking up at the night sky tonight…when looking at the stars it re-connects us with the universe.

Looking up is uplifting, as it raises ones sternum and chin, allowing the rib cage to open and our lungs to expand. This is so key as most of us look down at computers, electronic gadgets, our feet while we walk, and reading.

So give it a try tonight, step away from the TV, your phone or anything else that can wait…and let stargazing ignite hope, dreams and a sense of wonder.

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Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Black Pepper = heat

Through the lens of Ayurveda, the heating and pungent properties of black pepper work to help metabolize food as it is digested in our system. The stimulating quality is also used to clear congestion in the respiratory system as well as other processes.

Choose organically grown black pepper associated with a fair trade cooperative is highly preferable to conventional pepper.

Black Pepper Aids Digestion through the lens of Ayurveda in rekindling agni, (digestive fire)

Black Pepper is an Antioxidant and helps in cold and flu remedies. Black pepper and honey is a traditional Ayurvedic approach to respiratory congestion, helping to expectorate and dry up mucus membranes (Frawley, 1986). In Western herbalism, it is used in antiseptic cold and flu preventatives like fire cider.

Pepper has cleansing and antioxidant properties, and helps to transport the benefits of any other herbs to the different parts of the body.

Black pepper is a warming spice and has a pungent taste. It is terrific for pacifying Kapha, and just a little bit helps pacify Vata. Black pepper should be used in moderation as it does increase Pitta.

Share with us how you use Black Pepper in your diet.

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