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Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Eat Only Until You Are 75% Full


“This is one of the most important, and yet challenging, of the food guidelines for a majority of people. If you eat too much, even a good food can become toxic. Excessive food smothers the digestive fire, leading to poor digestion, a heavy feeling in the abdomen and lethargy after eating. Large meals overwhelm the ability of the body to produce digestive enzymes. The end result is the formation of ama and an increase in the kapha dosha. This is just as true for rice and vegetables as it is for pizza and hamburgers. 

Ayurvedic Recipe: Vata Seasoning - Stay Balanced During the Vata Season!


“Chef Johnny’s Vata Seasoning”


It’s time to register for Classical Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy™ Certification Course - coming to the Bahamas in March 2017!Calling a


Ayurveda and the Vedic Age (Pre-1500 BCE)


Yoga Nidra- Weekly Yoga Class at the California College of Ayurveda. Tuesdays @5:30pm in October


Yoga Nidra

Tuesdays @5:30pm through October 

At the California College of Ayurveda

700 Zion St. , Nevada City

Taught by Mariah Sunrae

Yoga Nidra is a profound form of guided relaxation.

Ayurvedic Recipe to Maintain Balance During the Vata Season: Sweet Potato Biscuits


Who doesn't love biscuits? Try this vata-balancing recipe with sweet potatoes and help keep your vata in balance during this season when vata easily goes out of balance!


Sweet Potato Biscuits

VP-K+ (Balancing for vata and pitta, aggravating to kapha)




Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Drink only a small amount of liquid with your food


Water and other fluids help to moisten the food and, as stated in previous blog posts, are very beneficial. But, too much (fluid) can be just as problematic as too little. If you take too much, you can alter the pH of the stomach acids and dilute the digestive enzymes and again interfere with their effectiveness. This is likened to putting water on a fire. If you put on too much, you will make it weaker. 

Tomorrow is Our Annual Open House & Grand Opening of our Shanti Shop - Please Join Us!

There will be free Introduction to Ayurveda talks, free mini Ayurveda consultations, tours of the campus and medicinal herb garden, Ayurveda Q & A, raffles and prizes, shop in our new Shanti Shop boutique, meet our wonderful CCA family, and more!
When:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Yummy Ayurvedic Recipe for Balancing Vata: Creamy Oregano Pasta Sauce

 Creamy Oregano Pasta Sauce
VP- K+ (Balancing to vata and pitta, aggravating to kapha)
Blend in a blender until smooth:
  • 1 1/2 cup ricotta or Creamy Non-Dairy ìRicottaî (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating: Food Should Be Moist or a Little Oily

In this ongoing series on proper eating, we have been discussing that HOW you eat is even more important than WHAT you eat. This is because how you eat your food determines how well your body will digest the food, and improperly digested food can lead to the formation of toxins (ama) within the body. What you eat is also important. Of course, eating quality food in a proper manner is best of all!