Ayurveda101 · Lifestyle

Setting a Daily Schedule, Ayurveda Style

Studying Ayurveda has helped me understand the benefits of proper diet and lifestyle, but that doesn’t make me immune to the lure of delicious snacks and late nights (leading to late mornings). Ayurveda thoughtfully lays out the optimal times to eat, sleep, and exercise to maximize health and energy each day (called dinacharya). By following the flow of… Continue reading Setting a Daily Schedule, Ayurveda Style

Recipes

20 Minute Recipe: Spring Pasta with Peas

As one of the oldest systems of medicine, Ayurveda sees the body as a microcosm of the larger macrocosm, essentially our bodies are a reflection of what’s happening outside. Staying healthy means living in harmony with nature and the seasons. Each season raises a specific dosha (sometimes two). With summer being hot, pitta increases. To counteract… Continue reading 20 Minute Recipe: Spring Pasta with Peas

Ayurveda101 · Food

Incompatible Foods: Things That Don’t Go Together

Food can be poison or it can be medicine–it all depends on what you eat and when you eat it. The concept of incompatible food combinations in Ayurveda (called virudh aahar) took awhile for me to grasp and incorporate into my own diet. Incompatible foods are everywhere: in restaurants, on cooking shows, and even cookbooks are… Continue reading Incompatible Foods: Things That Don’t Go Together