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You may be
read in every article about Ayurvedic daily routine, to use basic oils like
sesame oil or almond oil for your daily Abhyanga massage. Even when they have
some small effects on your health:
What if I tell you now, that it is just (nearly) the same as using a lotion?
The magic and healing quality of Ayurveda can´t be experienced by using basic oils but it is a good start to start a daily self-care routine. There is so much more possible! And I am not talking about the use of essential oils!
The perfect oil is lubricating, soothing, moistening, and calming the body and your senses and mind. In Sanskrit, the word oil is called ‘Sneha‘.
Sneha is also a term for love and therefore holds a special place in the Ayurvedic tradition. Sneha will nourish your body and mind with it’s loving, soothing and properties.
Applying medical oils will balance
your doshas, can help you to heal different symptoms caused by imbalances and
can help your body to gain strength and a calm state of mind. In fact,
Ayurvedic oils can go down so deep into your tissues, that it is even possible
to support your body after a broken bone or operation to heal properly!
The skin is our largest organ – so we
can take in here a much bigger amount of herbs than in any other possible way!
Ayurvedic therapeutic oils are prepared sacredly – the amount of herbs used for
one liter of oil is a game-changer!
Every good Ayurvedic Health Coach or
Therapist will find a specific oil for you and use it for your booked Ayurvedic
massage. And also – suggest one for using at home! Don´t settle for less!
Find here today some interesting and
helpful oils for your Dosha and some specific imbalances. You can buy oil
online, worldwide – give it a try! Going three months of a daily Ayurvedic
massage routine with therapeutic oil is not just preventive, but will also
reveal the true power of Ayurvedic healing art!
The most balancing oil and perfect for
a daily self-massage is called:
Dhanvantaram Thaila goes with coconut
oil and is also helpful before and after pregnancy, rheumatism, arthritis,
strengthen muscles, dementia.
We can say, that Vata oils are helpful
to balance several Vata caused diseases or imbalances.
Watch also out for:
Bala Thaila, Karpasyadi Thaila, Chukkadi
Thaila, Mahanarayana Thaila (especially for adrenal fatigue and burn out
This oil can cool down every Pitta
imbalance. Thaila is coconut oil-based and can be best used on the head as well
to balance Pitta Dosha.
It is helpful with mental disorders,
anxiety, stress, and depression.
Watch also out for:
Bringaraja Thaila, Eladi Keram
(infections of the skin, acne), Eladi Thaila.
There is not much oil for Kapha Dosha
available, because we work with the opposite qualities of each Dosha to
maintain balance. Kapha peeps should prefer dry massages with herbs. But there
is some good Kapha oil available as well:
When you feel stagnant and slowly,
your bones feel heavy – this one can help with rheumatic issues, blocked
shrotas, mental disorders, pain in different body parts and metabolic diseases.
Watch also out for:
Curnas for dry massages can help to
balance Kapha. Brahmi Curna, Bhringaraja Curna, and Haridra Curna can balance
Kapha caused symptoms.
How to apply therapeutic oil?
You can find my guide to a self-massage at home here:
For therapeutic oil, it is helpful to warm them a bit up in their bottle. I use a baby bottle warmer, as it goes quickly warm while I am brushing my teeth.
Rub the oil stronger into your skin than you normally would, to bring the herbs deeper to your tissues.
Therapeutic oils smell a bit different
than wellness oils. I use specific pants and a shirt to sit with the oil for 20
minutes or overnight before I shower it off. Use mild soap to shower it off.
Pour a hot cup of water afterward you
in your bath sink to avoid clogging from the thick oil!
I love to let the oil sink in
overnight – I sleep better, I wake up rested and I feel amazingly balanced. I
also helped my body with Vata oil against cracking joints, a really fragile
upper spine and eczema!
It is a self-experienced practice. Hit me per Mail or comment if you have any other questions about therapeutic oil or supplier!
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Let me tell you something about Korean food habits and Ayurvedic facts!
A travel blog about traveling Korea and exploring the similarities about TCM nutrition facts and Ayurvedic nutrition
I am back from my trip to Seoul and Jeju-Island and had a thriving September and time there! There was so much to explore – and one of my most favorite things is for sure – exploring food! Korean food got a delicious and unique taste, so very different from other Asian food combinations. But I also found some interesting things about Korean food and Ayurvedic nutrition facts – especially when it comes to the six tastes of Ayurveda.
Being vegan or vegetarian in Korea is possible, but sometimes challenging these days, as the Korean food is now mainly prepared with meat and fish compared to the traditional temple kitchen for example. It was even more, thriving to search and find those little vegan food spots, meeting other Korean vegans and make a difference as a vegan traveler.
Vegan in Seoul is easy!
Restaurants in Seoul often had one dish which is vegan, or vegetarian, so there it was kind of easy to find something. Some Kimbap restaurants which prepared fresh Kimbap rolls in front of your eyes, just made the rolls you would wish for. But what about the small and beautiful Island of Jeju-Do?
Vegan on Jeju-Do is adventurous
Jeju-Do is famous for sea animals, black pigs and even horse meat – when I was getting it right. So I guess many tourists are coming there for exactly those „specialties.“ But even on Jeju-do, there are small and thriving vegan food spots!
At first, it is simple at most temples to find temple food which is vegan and vegetarian. Here I can recommend to check their online pages, look for registration or opening times before you get there. Temple food with all it´s little traditional side dishes is about TCM components, which are perfectly fitting the six tastes of Ayurveda. After a meal like that, I was fulfilled, rejuvenated, not tired and sluggish, I had also no cravings at all.
The Loving Hut on Jeju-do
My favorite place on Jeju-Do was „The Loving Hut Jeju“ which is run by two amazing women. The chef is vegan for 23 years now and is saving stray dogs (and I also saw cats) from the Island. She said to me that she is doing it for the animals. Her food was like a homecoming. It was like coming home to your „Omma“ after a long and stressful week at work and so tasteful, delicious, that we went there twice in our short stay.
The menu there is changing with every season, which is form e even more Ayurvedically! Beautiful small, and comfortable place. I will come back for sure!
So if you are looking for a stay in Korea and you are vegan and vegetarian – prepare yourself with researches. If you haven´t any local and native speakers around, it could get challenging – but it is still possible!
Korean travel tips for you:
1. Be curious to try something new and try all the leaves to wrap your meals up and try all the side dishes! (So many Kimchi flavors! I loved it! )
2. Search the internet for vegan and vegetarian-friendly spots, you will find some but maybe you can´t sit down in every restaurant or place on your way. But the searching was always worth it!
3. Go and try temple food because those places were the most beautiful ones and the traditional Korean flavors are something you will mainly never taste in European restaurants or US places.
4. Not every dish is super spicy (I was warned that it is), also not every Kimchi was hot as hell – I was able to eat a balanced, on Ayurvedic tastes related, delicious diet there!
5. Most restaurants offer water for free and many are serving warm water or tea – this was amazing and also is an Ayurvedic principle for sure! As warm water is helping us to keep our digestive fire running and to digest properly.
6. I would also recommend trying as many dishes as possible. There is so much to explore in Korea!
So if you are planning to go there and feel a bit helpless, please feel free to mail me at any time. I can name some places for you and also have my brother there which can also help out with questions where to go and what to eat!
What do you think? Are you now in Wanderlust mode? Leave a comment in the section below and if you don´t want to miss the main principles of TCM nutrition and Ayurvedic nutrition next week, subscribe!
From Ayurveda with love is all about – falling in love with this ancient science! Of course! And as we just dived into a new season, let´s fall in love with this ancient, medical system to maintain balance and health!
I have here a collection of my favorite Ayurveda Quotes and they are also book reccomendations at the same time.
Every quote comes from an author I would totally suggest to read books from and dive deeper into Ayurvedic knowledge! Some have a deep key essence of what Ayurveda is! Some are perfect to get started.
The days are getting now longer, darker and being relaxed at home with a cup of turmeric latte is the perfect moment to read all the books we want to!
Find my top 10 Ayurveda quotes today:
“The great thing about Ayurveda is that its treatments always yield side benefits, not side effects.”
“A well-lived day is medicine unto itself.”
“The Ayurvedic route to great health involves two simple steps:
1. Doing less;
2. Being more.”
“As long as we are not living in harmony with
nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed.
Ayurveda gives us the means.”
“Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need
to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is
the art of Ayurveda.”
― Sebastian Pole
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
“Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our
innate-nature – “to love and honor who we are”, not as what people think or tell
us, “who we should be.”
“Ayurveda is the science of life and it has a
very basic, simple kind of approach, which is that we are part of the universe
and the universe is intelligent and the human body is part of the cosmic body.”
“From its ancient origins in India, Ayurveda
has now spread all over the world. Its teaching uses a blend of herbal
medicine, massage, nutrition, spiritual insight, practical experience,
scientific analysis, and artistic creativity to guide us to a balanced
fulfilled life style.”
„Be friendly to all creatures, reconcile the angry, console the frightened, be merciful to the poor and be truthful.“
What is your favorite Ayurveda quote? Share with us in the comment section below!
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For two weeks this blog is going to be more quiet! We are traveling for a while through beautiful and inspiring South Korea! Searching delicious food, wellness treatments and massages, beauty and skin care! There is so much to explore!
So if you can´t catch us here via mail or comment, please be patient, we will come back to you as soon as we are back!
Wishing you a beautiful start into the new season, love and good vibes!
As you might recognized, since the last week of July the mornings and evenings are cooler, and since the beginning of August the days got shorter, sometimes the sun is glowing already golden in the evening hours. Vata season starts exactly around that time of the year and so we are heading into a new season – autumn is close!
Our body starts to get cravings for warm and grounding food by itself and instead of your leafy summer greens, you might think about a bowl of mashed poatoes for lunch instead. Your body is telling you that it is time for a shift and need carbs to build layers of fat in your body.
This change of your metabolism can cause dry skin, especially when your Dosha is Vata! Daily oil massages before bed will keep your skin nourished. I suggest sesame oil or another warm, nourishing oil. The vitality of your skin will fade in autumn and so your sensitive face skin needs extra love and attention!
Get yourself an
oil cleanser, fermented foam cleanser and a nourishing toner before you apply
lotion onto your skin. It will let your skin look healthy, glowing and not so
How does it come that your skin get dry now so quickly?
Your body protects
itself from heat loss and is reducing the blood flow – especially in your legs,
arms and skin. But with massages, oil and extra love you can support your skin
and body to don´t feel freezy and dried out.
Lifestyle & Nutrition tips for late summer and early fall
Start to wear layers of clothes and warm socks. Keep your body warm at night and if you experience cold feet, wear socks to avoid insomnia. To keep your circulation up, start your morning with dry brushing and a warm shower. Use a nourishing lotion or dry oil. And for sure…the biggest part – change your diet into a fall friendly one!
Your stomach gains now more blood and you will feel a natural cravings for
ingredients like garlic, potatos and with a smart nutrition change you can
prepare your body for flu season which starts around November.
Prefer now food and recipes with the following ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, porridge and overnight oats
Beets, carrots and pumpkin
Garlic, ginger and onions, turmeric and salt
Lemons, apples, pears, grapes, plums
Avoid dry food and cold food like:
Cracker, Chips, Popcorn
And last but not least, support your body with herbs!
Chyvanprash can help your immune system to stay balanced
Ashwagandha is calming your mind
Amalaki to cool down your Pitta in late summer and feel more balanced
Licorice root – helps you to soothe dryness
I also love to start September with a week of Kitchari cleansing – I mostly eat a big bowl of Ayurvedic porridge for breakfast, Kitchari with warm sesame oil instead of Ghee for lunch and a small bowl of warm soup in the evening. I prefer here soups with vegetables like potatoes, squash and Miso soup! Kimchi Jigae is also something that works for me and my Vata clients as well!
Find here two of my recipes which are perfect for this season:
A warming and nourishing soup:
Start your day with this delicious and grounding porridge:
You can join my free and exclusive Facebook group end
of September if you want to detox, lose weight or just want to start a new
healthy way of eating and lifestyle! The group is limited to 10 peeps so that I
have enough time to take care of all your individual needs!
More infos coming soon,
when you read this, I am already traveling and this blog will be silence for two weeks! 🙂
I am sorry that I am not the food blogger which takes 500 pictures from my creations! I am simply too hungry when I am making food! ⠀
But I am the food blogger which shares with you this mouth watering “Late Summer Porridge” recipe – and this! Is going to serve your taste buds!
This Porridge recipe is perfect for breakfast in August and beginning of September, it is also Pitta – Vata friendly! Done with water and without the banana, using quinoa instead of oats it can also serve you Kapha peeps!
So here is this delicious bowl of mine! I hope you will love it! I was spooning it so slowly this morning because I loved how the tastes melted together on my tongue…
1 cup of gluten free oats⠀
1 tbsp of tiger nuts porridge ⠀
1 – 2 cups of water⠀
1/2 cup of frozen berries ⠀
1/2 ripe banana ⠀
1 tsp of raw chocolate ⠀
1 tsp of chias ⠀
1 tbsp of coconut flakes ⠀
1 tbsp of agave syrup ⠀
1. Bring water in a small pot to boil, reduce heat and add the oats. Stirring is recommended a whole lot! 🤗⠀
2. Start to heat the berries in another small pot together with the agave juice. ⠀
3. Add tiger nuts porridge to your oats, stir well and turn off the heat, remove from plate and set aside. ⠀
4. Chop banana into slices, chop raw chocolate into pieces. Add the porridge to a bowl and start topping: first the banana slices, then the warm berries on one side of your bowl, now the chocolate and everything else on top! ⠀
It’s one of the most delicious combinations I ever tried and I hope you will love it too! The choclate melts on your hot porridge and the wild, warm berries and chocolate are tasting together so vibrant and grounding!
I used here @lovechock_official chocolate because that’s my favorite raw chocolate around! #notsponsored
Try my recipe, make a picture and post it on your Social Media, tag our page @fromayurvedawithlove to get a repost or story feature! And let us know how much you liked it for sure!
Today´s interview is as I promised –
about Project KRISH – which helps to offer education, meals and a safe space in
India for underprivileged girls. With love, Pitta drive and compassion a group
of Devotees created a beautiful village and started to work their Dharma.
I talked to Balarama Das from Project KRISH and it was one of the most inspiring interviews. Balarama Das and me are connected in another way as well, as we both come from the Hardcore Straight Edge Scene and so this collaboration comes truly from a deep connection and the bottom of our hearts! It is also a talk where you can see how connected all the fields of Yoga and Ayurveda are.
Find out for yourself and get inspired
and motivated this Monday!
From Ayurveda With Love means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?
Since I got involved in the HC Punk scene in the early 90s, the compassionate spirit within my heart was gradually reawakened.
Moreover, when I was introduced to the Krishna Bhakti culture, which is the path of selfless love and causeless compassion, the spirit of compassion became considerably manifested.
I’m trying my best to be compassionate to myself, other people, especially the helpless, to animals, to mother earth and other living beings.
Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like? Where do you teach/work/heal actually?
I am from the Philippines and I
grew up there. Right now, I’m trying to live here in Vrindavan, India. I came
here in 2016. I am working/serving in one NGO which provides free education to
the underprivileged girls in the village of Vrindavan.
My plan is to live here in Vrindavan and serve the Brajabasis as much as Srimati Radhika allows.
What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it already?
Ayurveda is an ancient secret of living in harmony with each individuals‘ nature of existence. I’m trying to practice it.
What are your thoughts about Ayurveda?
is the antidote to modern hyperconsumerist-materialistic-self-destructive
The modern world is pulling out human beings away from their natural environment of quality life. By practicing an ayurvedic lifestyle it will gradually help each individual to uncover their real self and will unmask the artificial and unbalanced impositions.
It is a great science of understanding how the human body works within and without.
Do you know which Dosha you are?
I’m predominantly Pitta.
How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
Usually, I get up at Brahma Murta hour, about
one and a half hours before sunrise, sometimes, earlier than that. I do some
basic stretching and recline positions.
Then I drink 1-2 glasses of lemon water with black salt (no sugar). Then I will take a bath. I will do some mantra meditation for a few minutes and will start serving my Govardhan and salagram silas. After that, I will take early morning breakfast, usually fruits/nuts and some nice hot Indian rice porridge. This is my daily morning routine here in Vrindavan.
How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?
I guess I’m unaware that I’m living half of my life in the principle of Ayurveda. I became a vegetarian 20yrs ago and prefer to buy vegetables from local farmers or community markets. Avoiding all the artificial canned or manufactured stuff. Spending more time on meditation and serene environment. Walking, Yoga, cycling, and nature tripping.
Every time I buy stuff, I usually choose natural, fresh and genuine Ayurvedic products. When I get sick, I prepare to make my own medicine from herbs and make an Ayurvedic tea. Since I’m In Vrindavan now, it’s more natural to live it. But I still need to work on some aspects of it.
I would like to hear more about the n4s zine! Can you tell us what exactly our zine is about?
I started the n4s zine in 1996. It’s an account of our life (those who are involved in N4S) especially our adventures and travels. When I was involved in the anarchist movement, I usually featured anarchist punk bands and different pieces of information on autonomous movement and collective.
The n4s zine becomes an unofficial manifesto or guide to DIY lifestyle in the local HC punk scene in the Philippines.I stopped writing the zine when I started to take the path of Krishna Bhakti at the beginning of 2000.
But I realized, if some individuals were inspired by the contents of our zine, then it would be better to encourage them into something positive that will uplift their consciousness and life. So I revived the zine and took it in a new direction and started to feature bands that are Bhakti oriented and into a sober and positive lifestyle. Not just bands, but different individuals that will help inspire other people.
You are also involved in a project called „KRISH“ – what is this project all about?
Project Krish is about giving hope to the underprivileged girls of India. Currently, we are working on Vrindavan village. We established a school, the Braj Gopika Vidya Mandal in Nandgaon. This school provides free education, free meals, and free school supplies to poor girls. We also give them weekly skill development training.
Basically, it’s about women empowerment and educating the girl child. You may ask why girls? In India, especially in rural areas, women are still considered the low class. Most of their basic rights are being denied and violated, and they experience tremendous abuse, exploitation, and harassment. Child labor, child marriage, child prostitution, dowry system, violence, poverty; these are some of the problems the young girls of India are facing today.
Most parents prefer to have a boy instead of a girl child. Female infanticide is a very common practice here, they killed the baby girl after birth or even inside the womb. It’s not surprising to see a girl fetus in a trash bin or thrown into the drainage in India…. Our attempt to save the girl child and to make a change is very insignificant, but we need to start somewhere.
These horrible things are not just happening in India, but in other countries too. So we must do something about it.
Where can we reach out to you and support this project?
Support our campaign for Girl Child Education and Women Empowerment, please call us at +91 8979999497.
What are your goals the next months according to Project KRISH and your Zine?
planning to release the next issue of my zine next month and will try to
continue writing for the zine so I can regularly publish it.
Project Krish, we will continue our activities in school whatever we’d started.
And we are looking forward to more admissions and expansion. We wouldn’t be
able to pursue our goals without the help of our supporters. We only depend on
you. So please help us in any way you can. If you can sponsor a girl, please
donate. You can also send books and school supplies. If you will visit
Vrindavan, you can come to our school and spend some time with the girls, talk
to them, play with them, teach them and inspire them. There are so many ways we
can do, you can simply share our social media pages. That would be enough. We
need to reach more people. Thank you so much.
Is there any final quote you find inspiring and want to share with us?
“In a world full of hate, violence, destruction, and degradation; being kind and staying positive is an act of rebellion.” –n4s-
Radhe Radhe, Balaram Das! Thank you so much for finding time
for this interview and making the world to a better place.
If you liked this interview, go and also like their Facebook and Instagram page, share their content so spread the project as far as possible to reach many people which could help!
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