Sharing Yoga & Ayurveda in Boston and Beyond.
Ayurveda Boston with Kate O'Donnell
The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well is available for pre-order! Please click on the title here to view the website, try a few sample recipes, and follow my blog.
Photographer and recipe developer Cara Brostrom and I will be hosting not one, but two, celebrations December 4th and 12th. Please sign up for my newsletter to be sure not to miss it.
As the book emerges, look forward to a flurry of cooking workshops and in-depth educational opportunities in 2016.
Kate weighs in on yoga practices for cleansing at Yoga Journal Magazine.
I am posting the fall cleanse dates for those who are pre-planning. I highly recommend getting this on your calendar now, so you are sure to have the time for relaxing into the cleaning process. One's schedule can get filled up before you have begun paying attention. Preparation may the most important part of seasonal cleaning.
On-line forum and 9-day cleanse: Oct 3-11.
A light cleanse at the junctures of fall and spring is recommended by classical Ayurveda as a preventative measure to ensure good health all year long.
Looking to learn about meditation or develop an awareness practice?
Meditation group with Rich Ray | Monday nights 6-7PM | The Church at 67 Newbury Street, enter at Naga Gallery
Yoga for Summer
Keeping your cool is very important in hot weather when warm, oily, sharp qualities predominate. A summer practice should focus on rhythmic breathing, a non-competitive atmosphere, and less sweating than you were going for in springtime. Try a yin, slow flow, or restorative class. Whenever you have a chance- take a swim!
Practicing at home? 6 Bucks will get you an MP3 of my guided meditation so you can get your Ayurveda on.
In Need of Supplies?
For excellent quality, ethical and safe herbs, spices, and oils, I recommend Banyan Botanicals. They even have a Kichari kit!
Looking to book an Ayurvedic Consultation?
Summer Savory Spice Mix
Yes, it can spiced without being spicy! Please, throw down the hot sauce and pick up this condiment as the weather warms.
1 Tbsp coriander seed
1 Tbsp fennel seed (some prefer half this)
1 Tbsp cumin seed
1 Tbsp cardamom seeds
1 Tbsp turmeric
Grind all well in a coffee grinder, then stir in bowl with spoon before putting in your shaker. Ground spices reduce potency after one month. Maybe you start with a half batch to be sure you like the combo. Try this sprinkled on cooked grains and vegetables with a drizzle of coconut oil.
Check the Resources page for more recipes.
Summer Diet TipsFavor these 3 tastes to promote balance
sweet (like rice and coconut)
bitter (like green vegetables)
astringent (like pomegranates and zucchinis)