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In Ayurveda, life is seen as an interplay of body, mind and soul. You are already familiar with the physical constitution, which is the result of the individual distribution of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
On the level of the mind, we see a similar structure: three Gunas – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas – give rise to our mental constitution.
Here is a light asparagus menu, inspired by traditional German recipes for this ‘white gold’ (including its green variety) and yet in harmony with Ayurvedic insights. Without eggs. We think you’ll enjoy preparing it! Read more
“The essence of all things is the earth. The essence of the earth is water. The essence of water is plants. The essence of plants is man.”
— Chandogya Upanishad 1.1.2
Quinoa is called the grain of the Incas – however, as it belongs to the goosefoot family of plants, it really has little in common with common grains such as wheat, spelt, or oats.
For example, it doesn’t contain gluten, and that is just one of the qualities contributing to quinoa’s rising popularity. In 2013, it was named Plant of the Year and in Germany, it’s now referred to as a ‘superfood’. Read more
The most famous Ayurvedic Rasayana is probably Amrit Kalash. Most likely, you have already seen or tried it, be it in a Panchakarma course of treatment, through a recommendation, or when you were getting acquainted with Ayurveda and popular medicinal plants.
Amrit Kalash typically comes in the form of a boiled-down paste, with an unusual consistency and a sweetish taste. Most people like taking it. Read more
Everyone in India knows and loves Kadhi sauce. Although people eat it regularly at home, it is rarely offered in restaurants.
Usually, the main ingredients of Kadhi sauce are yogurt and chickpea flour. Read more
Many Westerners associate Yoga with certain physical exercises, the so-called Asanas, and may have images in their minds of people sitting in the lotus position or getting into other unusual poses. Read more
Sambar, a soup made from legumes, is one of the most popular dishes in South India. There are numerous recipes and it is served daily in different variations.
A restorative soup with plenty of vegetable protein for cold evenings. Read more
Charaka Sutrasthaana, one of the principal Ayurvedic texts, dedicates several chapters to structuring a good daily rhythm.
To this day, its recommendations have lost none of their relevance. In fact, in turbulent times, it’s even more vital to have a stable foundation for one’s health. Read more
Ayurveda holds pomegranates in high esteem, because they preserve vitality and youthfulness. Due to their ingredients, they are especially recommended for people with a Pitta-predominant constitution and for addressing imbalanced Pitta Dosha. Read more