Ayurvedic Nutrition - Setting Up Your Ayurvedic Pantry

Ayurvedic Nutrition - Setting Up Your Ayurvedic Pantry

In an Ayurvedic household, the spice cabinet is your pharmacy. Everyday kitchen spices have numerous healing benefits to the body, mind and spirit. When people begin cooking an Ayurvedic diet and living an Ayurvedic lifestyle, one of the first things we always recommend, is setting up your Ayurvedic pantry. This allows you to have a great baseline of Ayurvedic foods and spices to cook with in your home kitchen.

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What Is My Dosha?

What Is My Dosha?

One of the most popular questions any Ayurvedic Health Counselor receives is “what is my dosha?” The word “dosha” doesn’t have a perfect translation; however, when most people think of what their dosha is, they are thinking of their Prakruti. In Ayurveda, Prakruti refers to your individual inherent nature or constitution. Your Prakruti determines your physical, physiological and mental character as well as your disease vulnerability.

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How Are Yoga and Ayurveda Related?

How Are Yoga and Ayurveda Related?

Many people ask how Yoga and Ayurveda are related. It is often said that Ayurveda and Yoga are “sister sciences” or “two sides of the same coin.” Most people think of Yoga as just the asanas or yoga poses we practice in class, but Yoga covers much more. At the heart of Yoga is Patanjali’s Ashtanga or 8 Fold Path, sometimes referred to as the 8 Limbs of Yoga. These 8 Limbs are used in both Yoga and Ayurveda to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit.

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Ayurveda & Self-Care - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Radical Self-Care Stories Podcast

Ayurveda & Self-Care - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Radical Self-Care Stories Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses the Ayurveda & Self-Care on the Radical Self-Care Stories Podcast. This episode and gives you great insight into Dinacharya, the Ayurvedic Daily Routine as well as her favorite self-care practice, Abhyanga. 

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Ayurveda & Aromatherapy - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Ayurveda & Aromatherapy - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses the Ayurveda & Aromatherapy on the Planet Prana Podcast. This episode and gives you great insight into how to transition to the winter season as well as Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle tips for the winter season. 

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Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse & the Five Elements - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse & the Five Elements - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses the Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse and the Five Elements on the Planet Prana Podcast. This episode and gives you great insight into how to transition to the spring season as well as Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle tips for the summer season. Marissa also discusses her recent Spirit Quest and her biggest lessons learned on her journey.

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"What Is Ayurveda" - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

"What Is Ayurveda" - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses "what is Ayurveda" on the Planet Prana Podcast. This episode and it is a great overview of Ayurveda for any of you who may be looking to get an introduction to Ayurveda or for those of you who have been asking the question "what is Ayurveda"?

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Ayurveda Books: Recommended Reading

Ayurveda Books: Recommended Reading

One of the most common requests I get from people, is what are the Ayurveda books that I recommend to others. Below is a list of my favorite Ayurveda books broken down as cookbooks, books for beginners,  Ayurvedic beauty and skincare book, and advanced studies books for Ayurvedic Practitioners.

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