Healthy Living ~

Healthy Living ~

All work no play makes an immune-deficient body.

In Ayurveda, Ojas is our protection, our immunity from disease.

Try a few of these tips from Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to build up your Ojas…or contact us for a private consultation…

Building your Physical Ojas:

• Eat Seasonally. If we eat what is offered by nature seasonally and without much processing, our ojas will tend to be strong. We will then naturally crave that which is attuned to our constitution (Body type/Dosha).
• Move your breath through your body for 20 minutes upon arising.
• Cleanse or Detox in the Fall and Spring. Ama (undigested foods and experiences that store in our bodies) When Ama is less, ojas is more.
• Eat 2-3 meals a day. Allowing proper time for complete digestion enables ojas to be formed. Eating too frequently creates ama.
• Sip hot water throughout the day. Sipping hot water will clear your channels of ama and refresh the space.

 

Building Ojas in the Mind Body:

• Meditate Daily. Allowing time and space for the digestion of mental impressions clears the confusion and mental ama (toxins).
• Self-massage with warm oil (sesame) before showering will help to nurture your nerves, which enables ojas to spread throughout you.
• Create space for down time. The feeling of shared joy, laughter and feeling alive, boosts ojas. Make time each day for a dose.

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Do you know yourself?

Do you know yourself?

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC introduce you to yourself through the lens of Ayurveda.

Discover your true nature and how to align yourself to nature’s rhythm. Understanding and applying #Ayurveda principles empowers you to bring health, balance and harmony into your daily life.

If not now, When?

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Blueberry Strawberry Salad ~

Blueberry Strawberry Salad ~

Oh what speaks summer more than a bowl of fresh blueberries and strawberries and sunshine!

Blueberries are small but highly nutritious berries. They taste amazing. According to Ayurveda, they’re perfect for summer (Pitta season) because they cool the body and fall under the Pitta pacifying diet. The health benefits of blueberries and their Ayurvedic properties are quite remarkable. Read more (click the link below), and take advantage of seasonal fresh blueberries with the following blueberry strawberry salad recipe for summer!

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Dressing for Summer ~

Dressing for Summer ~

Cooling colors for summer…

Summer is the season of fire, and there is an increased tendency for arguments, yelling, and getting angry. It is better not to discuss any serious topics during the hot hours of the day, or during very hot days. If you need to make important decisions, do it in the morning or evening when it’s cool.

Dress in cotton (or silk) clothes, and as much as possible avoid colors like red, orange, yellow, and black. Gentle and mild colors help one to stay cool, especiallyblue, white, green, and purple. After dressing, you can do your worship or meditation practice if it is part of your routine.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC go to summer color is white…what’s your go to summer color to keep your cool?

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Spring Barley Risotto ~

Spring Barley Risotto ~

Spring Barley Risotto

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves a healthier alternative to the more traditional arborio risotto rice, barley adds iron and fiber to this fresh take on risotto. One cup of the green peas found in this dish offers more protein than a large egg.

Serves 4
2 Tablespoons oiive oil
1 cup pearled barley
2 leeks, white and green parts only, thinly sliced
½ cup white wind or water
2 cups water
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
14 ½ ounces vegetable broth
1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 pound) trimmed and cut in 2 inch pieces
1 box frozen peas defrosted (or fresh)
½ cup fresh grated parmesan

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add Barley and leeks and cook until it begins to soften about 5 to 7 minutes. Add ½ cup wine or water and cook for another 5 minutes and water starts to evaporate. Add remaining 2 cups of water and bring to boil and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid absorbs, about 10 minutes

Add broth and continue to cook , stirring occasionally until barley is tender and creamy, about 10 minutes. Add asparagus and cook until tender another 5 minutes. Stir in peas until heated through (if using fresh cook throughly), Add parmesan and mint and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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Oat Waffles ~

Oat Waffles ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves this great Spring waffle to balance kapha with it’s drier nature yet still moist enough to keep vata balanced.

Pair it with ghee and/or fruit spread, top it with cooked fruit, or use good old pure maple syrup.

Oat Waffles

2 c. oatmeal (thick cut) or 1 c. oatmeal and 1 c. rolled barley
1/4 c. oat brain
2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds or sesame seeds
2 1/4 c. water (more if needed for desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. seal salt
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 c. nuts

Instructions:
Grind the oats (and barley if using) in the blender.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend batter until light and foamy.

Let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.

Beat vigorously before baking – and you may need to add a little more water.

Cook in a preheated waffle pan.
Pour a large spoonful of batter onto the greased iron and quickly spread it out almost to the edges. When the light goes over, flip over and cook another minute or so.

Serve promptly with suggestions above and enjoy!

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Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves the following spring soup recipe, so yummy and it’s good for your digestion too!

Curried Apple and Celery Soup Recipe

Ingredients
(4 servings)
2 Stalks Celery, roughly chopped
2 Green Apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup Milk
1/2-cup Vegetable stock, or water
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
Salt and Pepper, to taste

To begin making the Apple Celery Soup, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add in the chopped celery root and the apples.

Sprinkle some salt and sauté until the celery and the apple turn a little soft.

Keep the saucepan partially covered so the steam that gets generated helps them to cook faster.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and add it to the blender. If you don’t have a blender that can’t take in heat, then wait for the mixture to cool before you can blend it.

Blend the apple celery soup mixture in the blender until smooth.

Pour the soup back into the saucepan and check for the salt and pepper levels. Adjust to suit your taste.

When you are ready to serve the soup, give the soup a quick boil

Enjoy!

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