An Ayurvedic Cookbook of Modern Living

Author: Thomas Yarema,Daniel Rhoda,Johnny Brannigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976917007

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Combines the science of healthy living known as Ayurveda and Western medicine to create an eating program that will help people lose weight and feel great, with quizzes and assessments to help people determine their personal dietary needs and presents delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.

The Heart of Wellness

Bridging Western and Eastern Medicine to Transform Your Relationship with Habits, Lifestyle, and Health

Author: Kavitha M Chinnaiyan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738754943

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Discover the Healing Power of Bliss Rx Transform your relationship with habits, lifestyle, and disease using Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan's remarkable approach to health. Integrating modern medicine and the ancient wisdom of Yoga, Vedanta, and Ayurveda, The Heart of Wellness shows you how to break free of the false assumption that disease is something you need to fight. Instead, you'll explore the mind-body connection and your true nature so that you can end suffering and embrace the unlimited bliss of who you are. You'll begin by examining the nature of disease: the causative and risk factors, the role of diet, exercise, and medication, and how Eastern and Western medical practices can come together. A holistic and self-paced practice is outlined, based on the author's successful Heal Your Heart Free Your Soul program. With it you'll learn to reduce stress, attend to inner needs with meditation and breathwork, declutter your outer life, increase forgiveness and gratitude, and so much more. Praise: "[The Heart of Wellness] is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand what it means to live whole-heartedly—regardless of one's state of health."—Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age "Along with her expert modern medical knowledge, [Kavitha] has brought compassion, gratitude, and Vedic wisdom in a clinical, helpful way to bring about total heath."—Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc, Ayurvedic physician and author of The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet

A diet for the mind, body and soul. A way of life

Author: Arwen Jayne

Publisher: Jean Hollis


Category: Cooking

Page: 38

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A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet. A diet for the mind, body and soul. A way of life. Based an ancient Indian ayurvedic wisdom as well as the author's own experiences. The author is a yoga practitioner who has found the diet useful in living with her allergies and achieving peace of mind. The booklet aims to demystify and explain this ancient diet.

40 Days to Enlightened Eating

Journey to Optimal Weight, Health, Energy, and Vitality

Author: Elise Cantrell

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452554684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

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Winner: Diet, Health and Fitness category of USA Best Book Awards 2014 Reinvent yourself...Combine the time tested wisdom of sister sciences Yoga and Ayurveda to reinvigorate your metabolism, optimize your weight, awaken your energy and enliven your spirit. Uncover your ideal blueprint. By changing your eating alone, you can change your life. Modern culture has lost touch with the way we were designed to eat. The result is weight gain, sluggish energy, and compromised health. The mind is clouded and the spirit is dull. When it comes to eating and food, the ancient knowledge and common sense behind Yoga and Ayurveda is needed now more than ever. Rediscovering this wisdom alone can transform the body, mind and spirit in just 40 days. There will be no counting calories, fat, carbs, or points. This enlightened way of eating did not originate in Beverly Hills or South Beach, but from long ago and far away. These forty days aren’t only about losing weight but about gaining health, energy, and vitality. Many eating plans cause weight loss at the expense of energy and health. This plan is different. This plan is developed to lighten not only your body but the mind and spirit too. Optimal weight, health, energy, and vitality are the natural by-product of eating in the way we were designed to eat. Each day is a chapter in the book. Each chapter is one step forward on the journey to transformation. The next forty days will detoxify the system and reset your cravings, appetite, metabolism, and eating patterns. Forty days is the spiritually prescribed time period needed to reconstruct habits and forge lasting change. Watch your metabolism ignite, your moods lift, your energy surge, and your spirits soar. Your optimal self is there waiting for you at the end of the forty days!

Ayurveda for Inner Harmony

Nutrition, Sexual Energy and Healing

Author: Vinod Verma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494855383

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 136

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The book deals with three principal themes of Ayurveda: Nutrition, Sexual Energy and Healing. Ancient Ayurvedic literature incorporates an extensive study on nutritional balance that does not only dependent upon the basic value of the nutrients, but is also related to time, place, and the fundamental constitution of an individual. There are many Ayurvedic cookbooks available, but unfortunately they often deal simply with Indian cooking. You must keep in mind that all Indian cooking is not Ayurvedic, and many recipes given in these books are what Ayurveda will describe as anti-health. Some examples of forbidden things, or combinations that are erroneously described as Ayurvedic are: adding yoghurt to meat preparations, or adding honey to hot drinks, or eating yoghurt at night, or eating deep fried food too frequently or without appropriate precautions, such as adding particular spices to the food. The first and foremost approach to Ayurvedic cooking involves balanced meals which include a large variety of vegetables, fruits, and grains in order to have all the rasas in these foods (literally meaning taste, rasas are the basis of Ayurvedic pharmacology). Various Ayurvedic spices should be used to enforce equilibrium and create food that rejuvenates. There is a description about the curative effect of food for different ailments, life conditions, and ages. There is a simple way of doing that in a family: after having cooked a balanced and rejuvenating food, you can add particular spices to it based on individual need, or for various curative effects. Spices are first put briefly in a spoonful of very hot ghee and cooked for a few seconds. For example, if you are an elderly person and complain of aches and pains, you need to add fenugreek, garlic, ginger, or heeng (asafoetida) in this manner into your soup, main dish, or whatever. If you feel the predominance of kapha, or the symptoms of it causing ill effects (lethargy, sleeping too much, a sweet taste in the mouth, etc.), you may add spices such as pepper, ginger, or garlic, while avoiding excessively fatty or sweet foods. If you have an excess of heat in the body, and tend to suffer from pitta disorders, add spices like anise, coriander, cardamom, and clove to your food. The second part of the book is about Ayurvedic concept of sexuality. However, while not well known in the West, this aspect of Ayurvedic wisdom is integrated in Ayurvedic way of life. Holistic sexuality, simple remedies for sexual problems, and using aphrodisiacs or rejuvenating products will hopefully benefit modern men and women. Recognition of the infinite sexual energy present within all of us, and its beneficial channelling for healing and for a spiritual experience, are also described. Healing, which forms Part III of this book, is based upon the principle of bringing the mind back to this beautiful creation of nature, the human body, and concentrating it there. Some people in the West think that healing is something fantastic and mysterious. For learning to heal, we need to develop awareness of our being, and an ability to withdraw our mind from the world, in order to evoke the inner energy or soul for this purpose. We need to learn this, and we all have the capability and capacity to do that. We do not need special powers for healing ourselves or healing others. The special power is soul, which is the same within each human being. To learn how to heal we need a strong determination and persistence in our aim. Negative qualities, like anger, greed, excessive attachment, and desire lead to many physical and mental ailments. The book describes methods for maintaining mental balance through breathing practices and concentration exercises popularly known as meditation. After having obtained the stillness of mind, one can gradually enhance one's spiritual energy and use it for healing.