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Food for Life: Ayurvedic Recipes

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Title:Food for Life: Ayurvedic Recipes


Author:Shanti Gowans

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Publish Year:2018

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Cookery/ Cooking


Remarks:Colour Photographs.


Size:148 x 220 mm


Price:USD 18.28

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  • Ayurvedic knowledge is perennial and universal, as valid today as it was 5,000 years ago and will continue to be 5000 years from now. Ayurveda is the product of a civilisation that is deeply rooted in nature. All of us have a mother in nature and only she can lead us home.

    Most people are familiar with Ayurveda because of its use of natural medicines, which have become very popular over recent years. In fact, the term 'Ayurvedic medicine' is often used to describe any natural, non-chemical medicine. However, Ayurveda is much more than that. It is a system of life which incorporates meditation, yoga, art, music, architecture and literature. It does this through the refining of our thoughts, emotions, actions and most importantly, with food - through its preparation and digestion.

    This book is about the fundamentals of the Ayurvedic worldview and shows how to determine our constitutional type and apply the principles of Ayurveda to nutrition. It proceeds to consider the effects that food has on our constitution and the inner nature of nutrition. It outlines the basis for good habits to establish and preserve our health and provide ideal nourishment for keeping energy balanced and bring our body into harmony with the mind. It explains good digestion, the six tastes, their elements and relevance to constitutional-types. It then looks at various methods of food processing, Pressure cooking, the preparation of dals, vegetables, rice, Indian flat breads, homemade dips, sauces, nut butter, how to make home-made ghee and the low-down on fat, dairy, salt and sweeteners. It also covers stocking the kitchen and menu planning. By using fresh produce and ingredients and a selection of herbs and spices, you can create a variety of mouth-watering healthy dishes. 


    Shanti Gowans

    Shanti Gowans, the CEO of Health Institute Australia and the founder of The Shanti YogaTM system, is one of the most celebrated amongst the new generation of great, yoga meditation masters of our time. She is deeply versed in the practical and philosophical disciplines of the ancient traditions of Vedanta, Yoga, Ayurveda and Theravada which are conducted at Nirvana Wellness Retreat in Beechmont, S.E. Queensland. Shanti Gowans, came to Australia from India in 1972, at the height of political turmoil and spiritual longing in Australia. She soon attracted a following which included many of the prominent artists, poets, spiritual teachers and intellectual thinkers of the time. She has taught throughout the world and is known for her ability to convey the teachings of yoga in a fresh, profound and straightforward style. She believes in the power of yoga as a catalyst for social change and is the author of the several acclaimed books and programs on yoga, ayurveda and meditation. Her teachings spread beyond the stereotypical, into influences such as parenting, relationships, the visual arts, physical and mental health care, business management and hospice work. Her understanding of life has been gained over many decades from a deep, meditative insight into the processes of life, the experiences of her students and her extensive work as a counsellor to people in need. In Shanti Yoga, Shantiji has created a powerful, experiential process for lifelong learning. Shanti Yoga is dedicated to fostering an enlightened society through sustaining and promoting cultural traditions and providing the opportunities for an exchange of ideas and experiences between the keepers of these traditions, contemporary artists and the public. You are invited to
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