Benefits of Ghee

Benefits of Ghee

Ghee is so important to Ayurvedic cooking and medicine. Ghee is believed to penetrate deep into the vital tissues of the body. It is used both internally and externally. Internally, ghee cleanses the dhatus or bodily tissues and helps to eliminate excess dosha. Externally, it calms skin inflammation and swelling, nourishes tissues and promotes calmness and serenity.

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Ayurvedic Food

Ayurvedic Food

I get asked this question a lot, “what is Ayurvedic food?” In its most simplest terms, Ayurvedic food is food that is filled with prana (life-force); food that is balancing to our dosha or prakruti (unique constitution) and our vikruti (current imbalances); and food that is able to be properly digested by our agni (digestive fire). Everything we eat needs to nourish our body, mind and spirit and this is only possible if our body is able to digest, absorb, assimilate, and transform the nutrients in our food.

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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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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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