Recipes & Diet

Raw or Cooked Ayurveda First off, press play and watch my silly cartoon. Vatas can't go raw. Or can they? In yoga and Ayurveda circles there can be an unfriendly, and sometimes uninformed bias against raw or living foods. One of the main arguments is that raw food creates a vata imbalance. And I agree, this does happen. Yet, in an attempt to bridge two forward thinking, even potentially evolutionary communities,  we want to understand, as yogis and as ayurvedic practitioners how to intelligently and seasonally prepare living foods. Ayurveda doesn't prejudice climates, ecosystems,...

As far as I can tell, summer living foods sadhana has a lot to do with winter. Those of you involved in growing or foraging food  are familiar with the ridiculous bounty available right now. I grew up learning about canning, which destroys prana, enzymes and nutrients. With the dehydrator and small batch pickling you can can preserve your nutrients for times of scarcity. I'm mostly drying this year...

What is your Maha Vaha Srota? And why should you care? I assume you like me grew up in the West, and with a Western perspective of the body as machine. The Eastern perspective is really different. Eastern systems see the body as a series of channels that carry consciousness. I know - what a concept. Some of the channels are subtle, like the mind channels and the prana channels. Some of the channels are gross...

I have a 60 minute free lecture on 3 Fresh Tips for your Detox. The reason these tips are fresh is they are basic tenets of an evolutionary healthcare perspective. This is a new perspective that is emerging, that goes beyond any one system of healthcare, or one way of detoxing, or one way of eating. The tenets reflect a global movement of human beings waking up to and playing the edge of their wellness capacity. The tenets reflect a planetary shift of collaboration with the Earth and the plants...

Eat your Yard. When you read about all of the free nutrients available in your ecosystem, straight from the source, with no human interaction between you and the nutrients, you start to understand the full-cycle generosity of Nature. The more you eat your ecosystem, the more your ecosystem starts to invite you into it's abundance. When we start foraging for local plants, native and even invasive species alike, we find a wealth of nutrients not available in our best grocery stores. Let's zone in on the Autumn Equinox and the wild berry...

Let's get real about what the consequences of not having our kids cleanse: mucus - which leads to colds and nose picking. Gross. poor eye sight (better eye sight comes from omega 3 precursors in leafy greens) allergies (from clogged up lymph systems due to excessive processed foods (like homogenized milk) and grains (like wheat) bad attitude (from acidic ash in the blood). Our natural state as humans is inspired. acne, weight gain, and other social unpleasantries. In the past, many of us have cleansed as individuals. And for many, this created a distancing between the...

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