“Sometimes, when a person thinks about saying grace before meals, an association is made to some past negative experience while growing up, or an association is made to a religious ritual. Either is often enough to put aside grace and just get to the food. Ayurveda and yoga offer another way of looking at grace.
“The pancreas lies between the stomach and the spinal column. While most of the gland is hidden behind the stomach, a portion of it lies close to the duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). The pancreas is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. The exocrine portion is the part that creates digestive enzymes. These enzymes are secreted into the small intestine via the pancreatic duct which joins the common bile duct which in turn leads into the intestine.
Can you imagine your doctor telling you that you’ll feel better if you wear more orange or blue clothing…watch the sun rise every morning…eat more popcorn…and/or spritz patchouli oil in your home?
“To avoid the accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body, food must be digested well. There are ten general guidelines that, if followed, will help you to digest your food well. In doing so most of the symptoms of poor digestion such as gas, bloating, burning and heaviness after eating will disappear. So too will the coating on your tongue. The benefits extend to the mind as well and following these ten guidelines leads to greater feelings of calm and peace.
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Ah...the sweetness of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas...
Hearts blossom there. Consciousness transforms. New insights gained…
Marisa Laursen, senior faculty at the California College of Ayurveda, invites you to join her at the Sivananda Ashram in November 2016 for a fun, interactive and informative Ayurvedic Nutrition workshop.
TRIVIDHA PARIKSHA: THE THREE MEANS OF GAINING KNOWLEDGE
“The three most basic means of gaining information about a patient is to utilize touch (sparshanam), to observe the patient (darshanam), and to question the patient (prasnam).