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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I remember a time when
I felt like I should giving up on Yoga teaching, Wellness and stick with my
office 9 – 5 Job.
I felt there were already enough teachers, massage therapists and Ayurvedic health coaches.
Right now you maybe
might be feeling the same and alone on your journey to make your money with
what you really want to do and love, your Dharma!
I have been there
But there is enough
space for all the health coaches, wellness fairies, massage therapists, Yoga
teachers. We all can make it. And so I love to share here from time to time
powerful and inspiring people which already live their Dharma, their purpose!
There are so many different ways and possibilities!
I share those interviews with you so that you know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
If you ever feeling alone on this journey to become your own boss and finally do what you love and what is truly fullfilling you, come back to this blog and get your daily dose of empowerment!
Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful scientific skilled lady and friend of mine – her name is Erin, she is known as Uniquewellnesscodes on Instagram! What she exactly does, you can read here below! Have a great start into your new week and let´s raise the vibes out there, wellness warriors of light! 😉
Erin, „From Ayurveda With Love“ means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?
I am compassionate about the struggles people have with finding optimal health and living their best life.
Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for the rest of 2019?
I am from Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. I recently moved to Boulder, CO and expanding my online wellness business into some in-person work. I am looking to teach Yoga and practice Reiki part time as well.
Where do you teach/work/heal actually?
I work mainly online but can see people in person in the Boulder/Denver area as well.
What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it also besides Yoga?
My Integrative Health Training provided education on Ayurveda, but it is not my strong suit. I know details about the Doshas. I practice tongue scraping, dry brushing, and try to reign in my Pitta-ness with cooling diet and exercise. I like to make kitchari in the winter for cleansing.
What are your thoughts on Ayurveda?
It is a great resource for health and healing and overlaps with other modalities I use.
Do you know your Dosha constitution?
Yes, I know that I am Pitta-Kapha!
How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
I like Reiki while still in bed, tongue scraping and brushing my teeth, go to the bathroom. Have lemon water and celery juice. Meditate and/or go for a walk and/or journal. Eat breakfast.
How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?
By tongue scraping and dry brushing.
Is there some Ayurvedic practice you would like to try but never had the chance?
I would love to try an Abhyanga massage!
Are you into Yoga or practicing it?
I love Yoga! I practice Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Buti Yoga. I am also certified to teach.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
With a thriving wellness practice and teaching other practitoners how to incorporate genetics/nutrigenomics into their practice. Hosting wellness retreats with Yoga and Reiki.
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Being impatient and overly direct. (I’m an Aries and Pitta!!!!) I am so aware of these innate qualities and have really learned to trust the timing of life and soften my demeanor and words.
How did you found the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?
Everything I have done has led me to this moment. I started as a genetic counselor in 2005 after getting a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in genetics. I worked with patients for 10+ years and 3 at a genetics lab creating content and leading the clinical oncology product line. Through my own health struggles, I learned and was in the functional medicine system and became very interested in holistic healing through food and lifestyle
How important is meditation to you?
I meditate daily. It helps to keep stress at bay, gives me a lot of clairty and gets my mind quiet. I do mostly guided meditations and quiet meditations in nature. I love binaural beats and sound baths at night.
What is your philosophy and spiritual path?
I believe that everyone is truly unique when it comes to what works best for them health wise and in life. Modalities I think everyone can benefit from are mediation, inner child and shadow work, and journaling. I also resonate with Astrology, Human Design, energy healing, and Psych-K.
What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?
I’ve done a lot of inner work and emotional work. I used to be a workaholic, perfectionist and total relationship avoidant. Through the help of a fanstastic life and human design coach and online reparenting course, I have cleared a lot of blocks and I am much more emotionally stable and not reactive.
Who has been your greatest influence?
There’s really not one person I can think of. I have been fortunate enough to have mentors and expanders in different areas of my life.
What is your greatest strength?
Taking very complex medical information and making it digestive, relatable and actionable.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
I rarely get stessed anymore. When I get stressed or overwhelmed, I recognize the feeling and use some of my skills to work through it. That could be breath work, going for a walk, asking for help, or just doing one thing at a time. Daily mediation and Yoga practice helps. Getting into water or nature is a huge stress reliever for me. I also support myself with lots of fruits and veggies, B- Vitamins, Magnesium and Ashwagandha/Holy Basil/Reishi when needed.
What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?
Yoga, Kundalini, Mediation, New and Full moon rituals, Reiki, salt baths, saging, being in nature, enjoying good food with friends, and quality timewith myself and to rest when needed.
Are you into Wellness?
Yes! I believe wellness is so much more than diet and exercise. It has so much to do with your well being, mental health, relationships and what is going on inside the body at a biochemical level.
What are your thoughts about the Zero Waste movement and do you also try to reduce your waste?
Yes! Living in Boulder makes it easy to compost, recycle and really think about packaging and any plastic use!
I’ve also been trending towards a more minimalist lifestyle when it comes to clothes and material possessions.
Where do you find your ideas for your creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides posting and blogging, like painting?
Luckily I have turned my hobbies into a career. My creativity comes in stillness, from writing. I also love to photograph colorful food and nature scenery. I have a love for personal fashion and asthetic as well.
Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?
An important topic of Ayurvedic lifestyle is food and
nutrition. When it comes to summer, we will feel an increase of Pitta Dosha and
can balance here with a specific diet.
In summer it is okay to eat more raw leafy greens to keep Pitta cool and this is also a wonderful side effect to balance Kapha. Light and cool vegetables balance Pitta and Kapha. As it is hot outside, we will not cool out that quickly and can even eat with our Vata dosha more refreshing dishes!
My Ayuredic summer diet is also Acid/Alkaline balancing – People with a Kapha-Pitta Dosha can also benefit from the recipes I am going to share with you today. I am inspired by plantbased, highcarb, lowfat recipes, which are perfect for summer and Kapha and Pitta friendly!
The recipes are plantbased, gluten-free and have zero oil,
less spices and you can find the Ayurvedic tastes for every recipe at the end of
I will please your taste buds today with:
A delicious and cooling coconut bowl recipe
A healthy and grounding potato salad recipe
A creamy low fat pasta recipe to feed your soul
I hope you will enjoy every single one of my recipes! I am actually eating them a lot! 🙂
Ayurvedic Meal Plan – High Carb Low Fat inspired
“When life gives you a coconut…make a bowl out of it!“ – Bowl
Please have this bowl not as the first thing in the morning. Start with a warm fennel tea a half hour before you eat it! Some say coconut joghurt is joghurt and can´t be eaten with fruits, others say it is also a fruit and can be eaten mixed with other fruits. I go very well with my sensitive digestion with coconut joghurt and fruits – try and see how your body is feeling about it! 😊 I think when we don´t eat a bowl like this every morning, we will be fine!
1 cup of Coconut Joghurt, room temperature
1 ripe peach, cut in pieces
½ banana, cut in slices
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 tbsp blueberries
1 tbsp strawberries
1 tbsp gluten free muesli
1 tsp cashews
1 tsp chia seeds
Mash the banana in a bowl and mix with your
Cut the peach into peaces and mix under the
coconut – banana mix
Slice the banana and then just top everything on
your bowl – I always start with the banana slices, go on with the other fruits
and sprinkle muesli, cashews, chias at the end over everything!
Pro-Tip: Peaches are Vata pacifying but aggravate Kapha and Pitta. You could replace here with apricot (Kapha and Vata) and Strawberries instead of peaches (Pitta).
You can also skip the banana and cashews when your Kapha is aggravated a lot. 😊
Chop your potatoes into cubes and place in a
medium sized bowl. Chop the onion, the cellery and the green spring onions and
mix with your potatoes. Set aside.
Peep the Avocado and pull it into another bowl.
Mash with a fork until creamy. Mix with mustard, lemon juice, salt, maple syrup,
dill and add black pepper and a bit water into your mixture. It should be a
creamy consictence which can coat your potatoes evenly.
Mix everything together and top with green
spring onions if wanted.
I served black bean patties to it which is also awesome when
you have a bbq with your friends! I also love to just have leafy greens
underneath the potato salad – so we can feed our taste buds with bitter and
Pro-Tip: Use warm potatoes and serve also the salad with lukewarm potatoes.
What is Ayurvedic about this recipe? We have here all six tastes according to Ayurveda included:
Sweet – maple syrup, avocado, onion
Sour – lemon
Salty – salt
Bitter – celery, dill
Pungent – celery, onion, dill, mustard
Astringent – potatoes
Gluten-free Pasta of choice
1 cup of spinach, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 cups of cauliflower
2 garlic cloves
½ cup of soaked cashwes
1 tbsp of hemp seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
½ tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
A bit water
Cook your cauliflower in a bowl or steam it,
until soft. Chop in the meanwhile your spinach and onion, heat a bit water in a
small pan and start to sautee the veggies. Set aside.
Start boiling water for your noodles and mix all
your sauce ingredients in a blender: the cauliflower, the garlic cloves, hemp
seeds, cashews, yeast, lemon, salt and pepper.
Mix until creamy. Place your noodles in a bowl
and top with sauteed veggies, pour sauce over and mix well.
Enjoy and don´t eat after 6 p.m.! 😉
What is Ayurvedic about this recipe? We have here all six tastes according to Ayurveda included:
Sweet – hemp seeds, cashews
Sour – spinach, yeast, lemon
Salty – spinach, salt
Bitter – spinach
Pungent – onion, garlic
Astringent – spinach
Plantbased wholefoods are perfect to nourish our body, in summer we can help to stay cool with specific foods
Ayurveda recommends to eat 6 tastes with every meal – this is not even that hard as you can see!
During the Pitta season it is okay to eat raw fruits and cooling foods – important here is to find a balance to not aggrevate one specific Dosha a lot
Pitta and Kapha go well without any oil in their dishes – let yourself inspire by delicious SOS-free recipes
Start your morning always with warm water, eat never too cold and make the experience that this alone can help your mind-body-soul wellbeing a lot!
If you liked my recipes, let me know in the comment section,
tag me in your pictures on Facebook and Insta!
Let´s start into a new week, get nourished and energized!
Wishing you all the best!
The last two Sunday´s were all about breakfast ideas and facts for Vata and Pitta Dosha. Today we come to our third Dosha, which is all about Earth and Water!
According to Ayurveda, breakfast is
the most important meal of the day. To activate your agni, your digestive fire,
your body needs food. Without any breakfast, our body will respond quickly to
stress, our blood sugar level is low, concentration won´t come easy and our
metabolism need more time to “start.” We will be tired quickly and have binge
eating habits for lunch or cravings for sugar and sweets.
qualities of Kapha Dosha
warm ingredients are the key here. They are giving your Dosha the possibility
to warm up and get energetic! Fresh ginger, cardamom is helping your digestive
fire to work in the right amount.
is a Dosha that can go without breakfast and also have coffee – but when you
are not super hungry, I would suggest eating later in the morning, but don´t
skip the breakfast at all. And also – don´t have coffee on an empty stomach! 😉
sometimes not super hungry and overeat then, avoid that and try to have regular
Always remember the opposites of your Dosha
Airy foods go well for your Dosha, it will make your body feel less heavy and help you to don´t gain weight. Healthy airy foods are mostly steamed veggies like Brussel sprouts, kale and cauliflower – but not everyone likes it savory for breakfast. Raw veggies are also to avoid.
Dried fruits are perfect in your porridge, and there are delicious porridge recipes without any oats – but with Quinoa or shredded coconut! Buckwheat can taste awesome and tiger nuts will be your new best friend.
as ginger, cinnamon, cumin and warming spices are perfect and can be combined
with some fruits! Fruits that are warmed up and spiced up make a great combo to
porridges. If you are not such a hungry morning breakfast person, warm fruits
with spices can be delicious without any grains.
Get inspired by this nourishing and energizing
Quinoa breakfast bowl:
The mighty Quinoa Bowl
½ cup of
cooked Quinoa (I like the three colored version)
1 cup plant
ground cardamom powder
A pinch of Himalayan
salt or sea salt
tablespoons of flax seeds
A bit agave
juice for sweetness
blueberries, cacao nibs
apples and pears with a mix of cinnamon, ground cloves and cardamom
Warm up the plant based milk in a small pot with your spices and let them simmer for a moment on medium heat.
Add Quinoa and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Stir from time to time.
Put in a bowl and add your toppings of choice.
To make the version of your apples and pears, heat some coconut oil and roast the spices, before you add the fruits. The fruits should get warm but not super mushy!
Enjoy! To save time, prepare everything in the evening, this porridge is easy to reheat as well! 🙂
Please let me know if you tried this recipe and share with a picture! 🙂
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Unique, delicious and healthy – we teach you how to start your day powerful and satisfied! Tips, facts and recipes for the most important meal of the day!
According to Ayurveda, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To activate your agni, your digestive fire, your body needs food. Without any breakfast, our body will respond quickly to stress, our blood sugar level is low, concentration won´t come easy and our metabolism need more time to “start.” We will be tired quickly and have binge eating habits for lunch or cravings for sugar and sweets.
Eat Right for your Mind-Body-Type
The important point is to eat right for your Mind-Body-Type, your Dosha. The needs of your body for your diet are very unique! Vata is all about air and aether, you remember that it is mobile, rough and dry? And that we should eat the opposite? Great. This week we start with breakfast ideas for Vata Dosha. This Dosha needs food for grounding, food that is moisture, nourishing and warming!
You will help your unique Body type to activate your agni, breaking down the nutrients, feel grounded but energized and more healthy. If you never tried this before, I highly recommend a few weeks of Ayurvedic breakfast – the effects are there after a few days. Promised!
All About the ingredients
Porridge in every variety is perfect here – it is simple to prepare, it got minerals, protein, carbs and fibers to get your digestion going! But it don´t have to be just oats. You can use Quinoa (perfect for Vata because high in protein), rice (can be also prepared sweet with plant milk) and Tigernuts! Toppings like berries (also warm), banana, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, agave juice or maple syrup are grounding and calming your Dosha. Prepare your breakfast in the evening, when you run out of time in the evening. So you can just warm it up quickly and put on some mouth watering toppings!
Get inspired by this easy and mouthwatering Vata porridge recipe:
½ cup of gluten-free oats
2 cups of plant based milk
1 pinch of salt
½ teaspoon of cardamom
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of sesame oil
1 Cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 Hand full of blueberries
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
A handful of almonds, raw
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Here we go:
Heat the sesame oil in a small pot and add the spices there. Enjoy the smell and add plant milk of choice. When it is slightly heated, you can put your oats into the milk. I always use a fist full of oats, cause that is the size of my stomach. Start it slowly in the morning and don´t over eat it! Let simmer on a medium heat and stir well. Add the salt.
In the meanwhile, you need another small pan or pot. Chop your strawberries into halfs and start to heat them slowly with the blueberries and the maple syrup on medium heat. (Agave Juice works also well!)
The texture of the Porridge should be creamy and not too sticky, if needed, add a bit more plant milk. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Put in a bowl and add the toppings: Start with the berries and the delicious juice, add the chias and the almonds.
I had warm cocoa also this morning, spiced up with cinnamon and cardamom as well! Enjoy!
Doesn´t this sound perfectly to start your day with? Here are some pro-hacks to save time in the morning:
Prepare oats and other grains overnight, your porridge will be much creamier and also faster done!
Chop your fruits in the evening and add them in a small bowl into your fridge!
Wake up 15 minutes earlier to find time to prepare and eat a Moment in silence before you leave the house.
Go seasonal with your toppings to find more variety! The Farmers market can inspire you!
Try to drink a warm water in the morning first – 30 Minute before you have breakfast. I do this always in the bathroom when I prepare myself for the day.
Can´t wait to share with you some amazing Pitta facts and recipe next Sunday! We will also talk About Kapha and all mixed types! And what about a chart on ingredients for the Doshas? I dive myself now in endless creativity and productivity and wishing everyone a Beautiful start into the new week! Namaste!
Find here my first video of a guided meditation! This meditation is for beginners and will help you to start reflected and inspired into your new week!
Grab a pillow or folded blanket, or a block and sit down with me for a few cycles of breath and setting an intention!
Cultivating a practice like this can help you to focus more on the important things in life and find joy and peace. Find better sleep, wake up more energized, concentrated and relaxed!
I had fun doing this and will do some more for sure! Exploring the possibilities of techniques and technology was fun! If you like my blog, I would love a subscription – visit us soon again and have a beautiful week ahead!
Kevin is a wonderful Yoga teacher from Vancouver in Canada. He is sharing his journey for a while
on Instagram and I also can not wait to work with him. Let your Monday and new week get inspired by
some gentle Shiva energy!
From Ayurveda With Love means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell
us what you are compassionate about? I help a local animal rescue by fostering and delivering dogs. Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for 2019? I live in west Vancouver, Canada. I own a design build construction firm called reVISION Custom
home renovations. In 2019 my Yoga plans are teaching more Yoga, take a Bernie Clark Yin Yoga
training and serve a 10 day Vipassana. Likely I’ll add a thing or two.
Travel a bit – I’ve got some plans, but things are being added as I write this. Where do you teach actually? I actually teach at “Studio 202” in North Vancouver. What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it already? I was introduced to it in a Yoga teacher training years ago. I don’t practice it yet. What are your thoughts about Ayurveda? Thought it was interesting but don’t know a lot about it. Do you know which Dosha you are? Someone told me they thought I was Pitta. That’s about all. (Kev, we need to change that!) How does your perfect morning routine looks like? Wake at 5 am to shower etc, go to yoga at 6 am, leave about 8 am, eat the breakfast I bring with me. What kind of Yoga do you practice actually or mostly? I practice Ashtanga Yoga at a local Mysore Shala. Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? Living half the time in California and traveling. Likely still working in my business.
Perhaps some special building in California! What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it? Micro management…I’m doing nothing about it. How did you find the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment? I don’t know if there is a key moment. It’s been a series of exploring my curiosity and interests. How important is meditation to you? It is as a daily thing and the yearly retreats are key.
Tell me about your Yoga Teacher training! I trained with a traditional Tantra Yoga teacher for a while then I moved to a Vinyasa program
and completed my RYT200 there. What has helped you to improve your classes since your first started teaching? Experience and being willing to try new things. Maintaining a strong personal practice.
Getting feedback has helped too! What is your Yoga philosophy? I don’t know if I have a specific philosophy. I believe it has many tools to clean the mind and body.
A strong asana practice helps create a space for the other Yoga tools to work. Why do you want to be an Yoga instructor? I love Yoga and sharing. It is fulfilling. Plus – I love the Yoga community! What is your philosophy and spiritual path?
Don’t have anything concrete. Also Gautama Buddha teachings I’ve learned in Vipassana and some
I observe and adopt some of reading. What have you done into the last year to improve yourself? Applied more discipline to the personal practice. Who has been your greatest influence? Not sure. I’ve had many influences but there is no one that I follow. That being said Vipassana
retreats have pivoted my life in a very meaningful way. What is your greatest strength? I would say team building and leadership. How do you handle stress and pressure? I try get ahead of it with my practice. Work on not not being attached to the stress and
letting it go as good as possible.
What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals? Yoga, retreats, intermediate fasting. Are you into Wellness? Yes! Where do you find your ideas for creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides
porsting and blogging, like painting? Creative ideas are everywhere. I’m a curious person so I find inspiration in many things.
I love discovering independent and emerging bands. Love collecting records and going to concerts. Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web? At Instagram it is @kevinparenteau and you can find my Homepage
here: http://www.revisionrenovations.com/ Do you have got a favorite quote you would like to share with us? “You can accomplish anything in life providing you don’t mind who gets the credit.” (Harry S.Truman)
Thank you so much Kev and see you soon! 🙂
I also hope you enjoyed this little chat and have a perfect start into the new week!
Next Monday we will have some Monday Meditation together! (Yaaaay! A video!)