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The six tastes of Ayurveda – Part 1

The Ayurvedic science of food and diet is vast and can influence every aspect of life.  Tastes (Rasas) are perceived by the tongue as a first experience before being processed.  The tastes are the essence of all foods.  Every food is made up of a...

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A better health for a better world

Food as medicine?  An old concept too often linked with the foods we ingest to maintain the body and not enough how to nourish and heal our emotional, mental and spiritual realms.  According to Ayurvedic philosophy, we are all created of spirit and light rather...

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niyamas

The Niyamas

The Niyamas are the 2nd of the 8 branches (limbs) of Raja yoga developed by Patanjali (Yoga's Sutras circa 200CE). The Niyamas represent rules or principles of personal behavior. These personal qualities develop in a person living a life in harmony with him/herself, with others...

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Detox et meditation

Detox and Meditation

Ayurveda incorporates detox and meditation in the healing processes. Detoxifying the body and meditation for the mind help prevent diseases.  Detox is as much a daily routine as a seasonal one.   Detox is a natural way of cleaning ourselves. Our natural rhythm of awake and sleeping...

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Pranayama ayurveda

Pranayama, the power of Breath

What is pranayama? Prana and Ayama Pranayama is a combination of 2 words – prana meaning the breath of life, respiration, vitaity, energy power and spirit. Prana creates, sustains and illuminates the universe linking it to the source and essence of life. It manifests itself as...

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Ayurveda truth respect

Respect (Ahimsa) and Truth (Satya)

What are respect (Ahimsa) and truth (Satya) in 2021 and the links between them?  Ahimsa is non-aggressiveness, non-harming, first of the five practices of the moral disciplines in Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras, the yamas.  It is a capital virtue in all major religio-spiritual traditions of the world...

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