Save the date // Spring Feel-Good Feast // April 26th 2018
Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient science dating back more than 5,000 years. The sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic health system that focuses on your true nature and finding balance for living a life of wellness and vitality through daily practices. The doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha are representations of the elements, Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Space. I like to think of the doshas as a toolbox to understand your body, your mind, your spirit and the world around you. By looking at the root cause of dis-ease, the practice of Ayurveda assists your body and mind in healing itself. Ayurveda is a beautiful accessible practice you can incorporate into your life to bring peace and joy every day.
WINTER AYURVEDIC Recipes
These recipes are from Feel-Good Feast // A Post Holiday Detox Dinner
created by Stephanie Mohr
Vegetable Miso Sip
Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing
Farro Basil Tower
Cocoa Chocolate Vegan Torte
Broccolini + Beets
Ginger Lemon Basil Spritzer
Sweet Fennel Elixir
Ayurvedic Detox Seasoning
Ten ways to practice Ayurveda
Rise with the sun, waking before 6AM helps you start your day with more energy.
Start your day with quiet time, even five minutes of mindfulness before you jump into your busy day will help ground and center you.
Drink your water. Hydration is very important for healthy digestion. Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces per day. Example: 160 pound person should aim to drink 80 ounces of water per day.
Sit down when you eat! And avoid stress of all kinds during meal times. Turn off your phone, avoid eating in front of the TV or computer, don’t argue.
Eat till you are satisfied, and allow yourself to rest for 15 minutes after.
Laying on your left side after eating encourages more complete digestion and will help you avoid bloating and stomach aches.
Move your body every day, but don’t over do it. Your dosha will help you understand the best form of exercise for you.
Eat an earlier lighter dinner. Your body will digest everything better, the food you ate, the experiences of the day, when you don’t have a large late meal before bed.
Go to bed by 10PM. Shut down the electronics and screens earlier. Sleep between 10PM and 6AM is the most rejuvenating and gives your body the best opportunity to heal while you sleep.
Keep good company! Being around people you enjoy is the answer to ultimate health!
What Is Your DoshA?
There are three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These mind-body types express unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. You can achieve and maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying your mind-body type and creating a lifestyle that supports your unique nature. This Dosha Quiz will give you a breakdown of your proportion within your unique mind-body constitution. You’ll find out your dominant dosha, which reflects the dominant force in your overall mind-body makeup. You’ll also learn about your secondary and least dominant dosha and how they play a role in your mind-body physiology.
By Stephanie Mohr
Save the date
Spring Feel-Good Feast // April 26th 2018
(One night only. We mean it this time)