Tim brings all his Vedic experience and knowledge very practically together in the kitchen. From the cooking of simple quick meals we learn how to 'spice up our life' and discover greater richness in living our life.
Ten Ayurveda Habits To Live Gracefully
Inspired from Cate Stillmans book -Thrive.
We can not want change (of our experience of life) and stay the same!
Our personality, that we are so attached to, is really just a bunch of habits. When we change our habits, or rather introduce ones that flow with the rhythms of Nature rather than against them, old habits that no longer support us change and fall away…
Don’t try to do them all at once, but find one you can do and slowly bring it into your daily routine…when it’s a habit, something that now gets done without deciding to, then introduce another. Each habit supports the following one…
I teach these as an overview in a three hour workshop. Or as a 10 week course with a class (1.5-2hrs) each week. Contact me to teach them at your yoga centre or to a small group of friends or business.
1. Early lighter dinner
Move towards sunset (6pm) dinner.
Favour soups, stews and salads- 1 pot meals.
Don’t snack, drink hot or warm water between meals.
Notice how you feel you the morning after.
2. Early to bed
Listen to body fatigue signals and obey.
Baths in winter, walks in summer.
Oil and warm your feet before bed.
Reflect and be grateful.
3. Start the day right
Wake up early.
urinate, Lime/lemon warm water ..
bowel, if not, drink more.
Move… exercise, yoga, shake….
Eat well…stewed apples, porridge. Green shake. Coffee after if needed.
4. Breath and Bodywork
Move – exercise and breath thru the nose exclusively.
Sit and breath- seek a good teacher.
5. What should I eat?
‘Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much’. (Michael Pollan).
Good for you, good for everyone you know and good for everyone you do not know! This is good nourishment.
Yoga of the Kitchen Cooking Series of video (to be released soon).
6. How to eat
Be hungry. It is the best sauce!.
Chew your food.
Nutrient rich breakfast.
Larger Satisfying lunch
Small lighter dinner,…. soup or porridge.
Eat local seasonal foods.
Gentle walk, or rest, after a bigger meal.
7. Stop and be still (between activities).
(and at beginning and end of day if possible)
Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh… 1-3 times thru out the day.
Sit and reflect on the day for a few minutes before bed.