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Ayurvedic Diet

For many, the concept of food combining—the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not—is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly.

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Daily Routine

The tradition of dinacharya (daily routine) is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing. Even if you are brand new to Ayurveda, it won’t be long before you hear something about the importance of doing a number of things—like eating, sleeping, and working—at roughly the same times each day.

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Taking Your Herbs

Taking herbs is a fundamentally different process than taking pharmaceuticals. When taking herbs, the results can either be immediate and quite dramatic, or they can be far more subtle and cumulative. It all depends on the interplay between your body, the imbalances at play, and the herbs in question. Being conscious of the relationship you are entering into with your herbs can be quite beneficial, as can nurturing a certain respect and gratitude for the plants themselves, and for all of the energy that went into bringing their gifts to you.

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Yoga

As complimentary Vedic sciences, Ayurveda and Yoga originated from the same source and share a common history, language and cultural foundation. Integrating Ayurveda into your practice can bring about a greater sense of balance, harmony, self-awareness and health.

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Ayurvedic Diet

Recipes

Dals, lentils, and beans play an important role in Ayurvedic nutrition, and they are just as versatile as they are delicious. We’ve collected our favorite Ayurvedic recipes to help you stay balanced with these powerhouses of protein.

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How to Make Kitchari

Kitchari not only provides nourishment for the body, but, due to its spice combination, also benefits digestion. This makes kitcheri an ideal food of choice during times of stress on the body, such as during an illness, periods of overwork or change of seasons.

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Ayurvedic Food Combining

For many, the concept of food combining—the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not—is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly.

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Vata-Pacifying Diet

Vata is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are soft or mushy in texture, rich in protein and fat, seasoned with a variety of warming spices, and served warm or hot.

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Natural Ways to Enhance Immunity During Cold and Flu Season