ayurveda, Nutrition

The Art of Cooking

Annapurna Devi In India, cooking and eating is an important part of daily life. The Mother Goddess Annapurna Devi is the giver of food and nourishment. The Sanskrit word ‘Anna‘ means grains or food, and ‘Purna’ denotes full, complete, and perfect. Annapurna is the daughter of the King of the Mountains and the consort of… Continue reading The Art of Cooking

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The Creation of the Five Great Elements

This is an attempt to find a simplified understanding and explanation for the creation of the 5 Great Elements. It is a vast and very complicated subject and I can only explain it imperfectly and incompletely. The Building Blocks - Tanmatra The Veda states that from the union of the eternal Creative Force ‘Purusha’ and… Continue reading The Creation of the Five Great Elements

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Ojas – The Vital Energies, Part I

Three vital energies determine our life and body. Ojas relates to Kapha, to Earth and Water, stabilizes us and keeps us in the flow. Teja is Pitta, Agni, the fire in our body to digest. Further, it is the intelligence of our body. Prana is the air we breathe and relates to Vata. It resides in the… Continue reading Ojas – The Vital Energies, Part I