Many of my clients, and also those interested in getting involved in Ayurveda, wonder how they can learn Ayurveda’s many lessons, and apply them to their daily life long-term. Those who have worked with me for a particular condition often find that they need to address other areas of their lifestyle in order to find and maintain balance.
That is why I am introducing an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program from Omkar– to help people live an Ayurvedic Lifestyle for prevention, rather than treatment of various conditions.
Seasonal Cleanses & Monthly Ayurveda Recipe Guides are just two parts of what I want to bring to you.
Here’s What Else the Omkar Program Includes:
- Virtual learning events held by Nina for growing knowledge of many Ayurvedic topics.
- A learning guide, and group conversations to help your learning of these lessons
- Nina’s weekly ‘Into Balance’ writings, with a weekly plan to help you apply these lessons into your life.
- One-on-One check-ins from Nina about your experience with these topics
- Discounted massage services from Omkar
More Information Below…
Seasonal Cleanses in this Program:
Why Do a Cleanse?
A cleanse is a process to detoxify undigested/unwanted material that has accumulated in our body. Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old science, gives us clear insight into the causes of this undigested material that becomes harmful to our health…
Every day, unintentionally or intentionally, we consume foods or make lifestyle choices that are incompatible to our body and mind:
- We may eat a meal before our previous meal has been digested.
- Or we eat when we are not really hungry, or late at night when our body, which is on a circadian cycle, has already shut down for the night.
- Or we eat heavy foods that are difficult to digest, causing indigestion
- Or we eat foods that are not freshly cooked (packaged, ready to eat meals, leftovers)
- Or we eat when under stress, anxiety, fear, anger….etc
These and many other lifestyle habits create ‘ama’ in our bodies. ‘Ama’ makes us lethargic, foggy, sleepy in the daytime, and running on low energy all the time. Over time, it creates diseases that become harder to treat. When ‘ama‘ is digested and thrown out of the body, we are able to feel alert and energetic.
Ayurveda suggests we detox our body for every change in season because that’s when our body is most vulnerable to disease.
Ayurvedic Recipes in this Program:
When we detox, we need to make sure we are following that with proper eating. The Omkar Program will guide you in seasonal eating that aims to keep us balanced during all times of the year, and according to our Dosha (mind-body constitution).
Recipe Example: Khichadi
My simple One Pot Khichadi recipe is my go-to meal almost every day! Here’s why the ingredients are so important to Ayurvedic practice.
Cloves – Decreases Kapha and pacifies PItta. Being pungent and bitter it kindles Agni (digestive fire) and stimulates salivary glands. It also removes bad breath and cleanses the oral cavity.
Cinnamon – Pungent, bitter, and sweet in taste with hot potency, it decreases Vata and Kapha, and sweetness pacifies Pitta. It is a powerful digestant.
Coriander – Astringent, bitter, sweet in taste; it is light to digest and lubricating. It pacifies Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It helps with digestion and stimulates appetite.
Cumin – Pungent, bitter with cooling potency; It is light to digest and kindles our digestion and appetite.
Turmeric – It has a bitter and pungent taste and is light to digest and dry, which means it removes excess mucus formation.
Ginger– Pungent, sweet and heavy to digest and dry, it is an excellent digestant, and expectorant (removes excess mucus from the lungs).
Asafoetida – Pungent in taste. Light to digest with sharp potency. It is carminative therefore removes flatulence (hence used in most lentil and bean preparations).
These spices flavor the food, but most importantly help in absorption of nutrients in the food.
Rice– A most easily digestible grain. It is sweet in taste, has a cooling, lubricating, and grounding effect, light to digest. It also pacifies all three doshas.
Mung – Bitter and sweet in taste, and light to digest with a slightly drying effect. It is strengthening and building (high in Protein content), which means it nourishes all tissues of the body. It is recommended to eat mung every day!
If You are Interested in This Program:
Please email me and I will be happy to provide more information about pricing and details. I would love to make this work for your health goals, and guide you to balanced living long-term.