by regular columnist Valerie Love, Yoga on a Plate Six years ago, I went to visit a friend from college who was teaching English in Kyoto, Japan.A day or so after I arrived, she took me to an outdoor market in the city. Wandering together through stalls of artwork, antiques, handicrafts and food, I was drawn to a table where a woman was selling daifuku, sweet rice cakes filled with red bean paste.As my friend spoke Japanese and I did not, she kindly did the work of ordering one for … [Read more...]
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system founded on the same principles as Yoga. Used together they can have powerful effects on your well-being. Explore articles from experts and practitioners.
by Valerie Love If you asked me to name the things—people not included—that make me happiest, yoga and good food would be at the top of the list. So writing a column that combined my passions for both of those things seemed like a no-brainer.Except that the more I began to sit down and think about it, the more challenging and the more daunting it became.Many of us, whether yogis or not, have complicated relationships with food at some point in our lifetime.For many, these struggles … [Read more...]
by guest author David TimbsAyurveda means ‘knowledge of life’ and Yoga means ‘union’ or “a system of exercises practiced to promote control of the body and mind.”From Dass Vishnu, Ayurveda and Yoga, Ancient Sister Sciences: Ayurveda and yoga are sister Vedic sciences that have been united for thousands of years for the sake of healing body, mind, and consciousness. Generally speaking, Ayurveda deals more with the health of the body, while yoga deals with purifying the mind and … [Read more...]
In this article David explains his journey into Ayurveda, and it's application to our lives.by Guest Author David Timbs ND, Dip Ayur (India), Dip Acup, BEdOne does not discover Ayurveda, or discover that Ayurveda is something removed from whom we are.Ayurveda by definition is “the Science of Life and Longevity”, we are already ‘in’ Ayurveda as long as we are already ‘in’ life. … [Read more...]