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Wisdom of the Body

Jun 24, 2021

Listen to Amadea Morningstar discuss how much Ayurvedic cooking has to do with infusing the intentions of love and respect into your meals. Learn about the individuality of how we each experience food both physically and emotionally, and discover ways in which you can simply tailor your diet to balance your energy and doshas. Be inspired to heal and love yourself with nutrition based on the wisdom of Ayurveda.

In this episode, Heather and Amadea discuss:

  • What makes your meals Ayurvedic
  • Sourness in yogurt increasing pitta
  • Lighter meals and lighter experiences when feeling heavy
  • Heavier meals and heavier experiences when feeling too light
  • Healing drinks
  • Vegetable teas
  • Who can do juice cleanses
  • Purchasing and using herbs responsibly and sustainably
  • Rasa, virya and vipaka
  • How food affects us both physically and emotionally
  • Marma therapy, and a direct experience of some of the marma points at the navel and on the head
  • Polarity therapy
  • Healing herbs and foods like: Ashwagandha, turmeric, fennel, asparagus, chia seeds, rasa tea
  • A tea for women with heavy periods

Amadea Morningstar works with Ayurveda, Polarity Therapy, and Accessible Yoga. She’s been dancing with Ayurveda since 1983 as an educator, writer and cook. She is the director of the Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute. Her early writing includes the bestselling Ayurvedic Cookbook with Urmila Desai. Her recent publications are Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda and a chapter on Ayurveda in Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing, 4th Edition (2018) with Joanna Basuray Maxwell. She’s been named one of the top Ayurvedic bloggers on the web. Amadea has taught at Omega, Kripalu, the Sivananda Ashrams, and at home in Ghost Ranch and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In her work as an Ayurvedic nutrition educator, she consults with people around the planet. A Registered Polarity Educator, she has a MA in counseling and a BS in nutrition. One chief delight for Amadea is the integration of Polarity Therapy with Marma Therapy in a variety of contexts. She also enjoys inspiring people to realize they’ve got a significant array of tools for healing themselves inside. You can find out more about Amadea here: 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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