Category: Yogic Recipies

What Yoga & Ayurveda say about your food

Ayurveda defines body and food relationship as Ahar Sambhavo Deha–means body is derived from the food. The enlightened men always believed you are what you eat. The kind of food one eats; plays a catalyst role in building one’s personality and life. In Marathi, we say Anna he Poorna Brahma–it means food is equal to God. The whole Brahma (universe/Almighty) resides in the food. That’s why we believe in practices like not wasting food and Annadana (offering food to the hungry). The basic knowledge of our Prakriti (constitution) and how food nourishes our body and mind can help us to maintain optimum immunity, strength and stamina throughout life.  Pic courtesy: Yoga by Anil Our age-old sciences; Yoga and Ayurveda describe in detail about food, types of food and Prakriti of the person. Modern nutrition science talks about macronutrients and micronutrients. Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein are known as macro nutrients whereas vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients. A person is supposed to eat in a certain quantity and ratio all the macro and micronutrients as per age, gender, level of physical activity and medical conditions. Let’s understand our food through the lens of Yoga and Ayurveda now. Vata, Pitta & Kapha According to Ayurveda, the person should take his food and medicines as per his Prakriti. Prakriti is a genetic code of the child which is confirmed at the time of his birth. The...

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Golden Milk

Number of serving: 1 Size of serving: 1 cup or 1 small glass Ingredients: warm one cup cow milk, 1/4th to half tsp of turmeric powder as per your taste, one tsp honey Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes The Preparation Method: Boil the milk. When it is boiling add turmeric powder. Take it off the heat in 2-3 minutes once turmeric added. Let it turn from hot to warm. Now add honey. Whisk with spoon. Now have it warm. You can add 3-4 strands of saffron if you like it. Benefits: Good to induce sound sleep, stress bursting drink. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant so it is used to heal wounds faster. It is very good for skin. Your bones are strengthened as milk has good quantity of calcium. Honey is natural cough syrup, and also antioxidant. Honey nourishes your skin, helps in managing...

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