"I've been forgetful lately, the old age must be creeping up on me."
"I've been experiencing a certain body pain now that I am getting older."
"Now that I am older, I can't lose weight as easily when I was young."
"I've been experiencing dry skin now that I am older."
A lot of the times when someone experiences a health imbalance, she or he identifies with it. Meaning, the person thinks or believesthat she or he is the health issue and not separate from it. That belief can make the person feel helpless that there is nothing to do about it but suffer.
What if that was only partly true?
Let's take a step back. If we can notice we are forgetful, feel body pain, or can't lose weight, there is a aspect of us that provides us the potential to create change. By being the witness of our lifestyles and food choices, it allows us to see that maybe how we are living and eating are the culprits to the forgetfulness, the body pa...
This winter I’ve been inspired to create, Winter Breakfast Bread. It's a great gluten free, vegan bread. The nuts, which provide healthy fats and protein and warming spices of the bread, create the feeling of nourishment and satisfaction. Additionally, it has a blood sugar and mood stabilizing effect. Sounds like a great way to start off the day!
As I talked in the previous post “Hey Winter, Lets Be Friends” it explains how winter exposes the qualities of light (air/wind), dry, and cold. When we put on our Ayurvedic glasses we remember to counter act these qualities to the qualities heavy, moist, and warmth through our food and lifestyle choices.
This bread embodies the balancing qualities, which makes it perfect choice for breakfast or snack. It’s meant to be heavy, dense, and moist. In the morning you can cut a slice and place it in the toaster over to make it warm.
Ayurvedic knowledge teaches us to eat what’s most beneficial for the body, in terms of the season and current state of imb...
The wisdom of life, Ayurveda, teaches us to live in alignment with nature in order to seek balance.
For most of us, we are experiencing the season of winter. Ayurvedic knowledge can help become friends with winter, so we can enjoy winter and use this time for self-reflection and self-care to gear up for the other seasons to come!
It's not always fun when it's winter because it's cold, dry, and windy outside. That makes us want to stay inside, turn the heater on, which creates more dryness and cuddle under a blanket.
During this season, we are more prone to constipation, dry skin, cold hands and feet, weight gain, and feeling lethargic and sad. All these symptoms contribute to our choice of staying in more, decreased body movement, and eating a bit more because it's cold.
Ayurveda is about counteracting these imbalances by focusing on the opposing qualities of cold and dry. There are lifestyle choices that promote warmth and moisture.
The breath is the bridge between the body and the mind. If you notice you've been thinking too much chances are you may not be breathing...
Did you feed yourself today?
I'm talking about breath! it's our first food, but not our only food, of course...
96.2% of our body mass is gas. Gas is electricity. Breath is electricity. We breathe in and out oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Body mass breakdown of 96.2%:
School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist.” Chemical Elements of the Human Body | ASU - Ask A Biologist, 11 Aug. 2010, askabiologist.asu.edu/content/atoms-life.
Only 3.9% of our body mass is comprised by the food we eat (minerals, vitamins, fiber).
Most of our food is made up of gas too...proteins (amino acids) are composed of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen. Essential Fatty Acids are composed of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen. Sugar(glucose) is composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.