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Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Conscious Eating and the Sacred

“Eating is a sacred experience. After all, when you eat you are taking in atoms and molecules that are going to become a part of your body! These atoms and molecules have been around since the beginning of time. They originated in the comets and stars, float through space and enter our environment. They are constantly changing form and sometimes they make up the trees and plants and other times people and animals. When we take in food, we ask those same atoms and molecules to become a part of our bodies. In doing so, we are connecting to everything that has ever been, everything that is and everything that ever will be. When we eat consciously, we realize our connection to the greater whole and the interconnectedness of all existence. There is very little that is more sacred than this. Realizing this we form a very special and respectful connection to the food we are consuming.”

California College of Ayurveda Learning Garden: Clary Sage

What’s happening in our learning garden this summer? ~ Clary Sage!

The lovely, calming clary sage reduces anxiety and depression while balancing hormones!

Register today for our fall classes! Hurry - The priority deadline is August 15, classes begin October 4!

Follow Your Dream! Enroll now - Ayurvedic Health Counselor weekday classes start Oct 4! Happy news: You can attend, no matter where in the world you live!

Yoga Nidra Certification Course with Dr. Marc Halpern, Grass Valley, CA - Sept 14-18, 2016!

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation

Yoga What? Most of us have heard of Yoga. Now Yoga Nidra is exploding in popularity. But what is it?

Yoga Nidra can be defined as “expanded awareness in a state of deep relaxation.” Literally, yoga means union and nidra means sleep; however, if you actually fall asleep during yoga nidra, you get a nice nap, but you have not achieved the yoga nidra state. 

Ayurveda and Panchakarma: Fall is just around the corner - the best time for a deep cleanse! Book your panchakarma today!

For thousands of years, Ayurveda has utilized the deep cleansing and rejuvenation practices of panchakarma to restore health to body, mind and soul. Panchakarma is extraordinarily powerful; it returns you to your true self; to your optimal state of being in which your body is free of ama (toxins) and your mind is clear.

California College of Ayurveda Learning Garden: Lavender

What’s happening in our learning garden this summer? ~ Beautiful lavender is in full bloom and the bees are busy! 

The famously beneficial lavender calms the mind, skin and stomach. Plus it smells amazing! 

Ayurveda and Healthy Eating: It Is More Important HOW You Eat Than WHAT You Eat

“So much attention has been focused on the fad diet of the day. These diets generally make one recommendation that all people should follow and then focus almost entirely on what you eat rather than how you eat. None of them have been found to work on a consistent basis. 

What’s Cooking in the Ayurvedic Kitchen? Quinoa Asparagus Pilaf!

VPK- (Balancing to all three doshas)

Rinse well: 
1 cup dry quinoa

Boil quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan with:
2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt

Follow Your Dream - Enroll to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor today! Classes begin October 4

At the California College of Ayurveda, we offer four levels of training, beginning with a very high level introductory program in Ayurvedic Medicine, providing students with a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper applications of Ayurveda. Students who complete this program may continue their studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner or begin to integrate what they have learned into complementary modalities (including massage therapy and Yoga).

Ayurveda and Subtle (Astral) Body Anatomy: The 72,000 Nadis of the Subtle Body

“The subtle body is a field of energy whose form is more fluid than the physical body. Energy (prana) flows through subtle channels called nadis. These channels permeate the entire subtle body. The mind can be understood to be the sum total of all of the nadis, as the mind can not function without the nadis and the nadis can not exist without the mind. The mind is the field and the nadis are the channels through which pranic energy flows.