Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind
Eat your way to increased energy, balanced emotions, and an overall state of calm and relaxation. In Ayurvedic medicine there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:
- sattva, the state of contentment and calm;
- rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability; and
- tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind.
The good news is that there are direct ways of bringing these states into balance through what we eat. The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern kitchen. Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind uncovers the true potential of food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.
"Building on her achievement with The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Kate O’Donnell turns her focus onto the modern mind, exhausted by overstimulation. This new cookbook lays out in tasty detail how a healthy diet can promote lucidity and how unwise food choices can compromise mental acuity. Using recipes whose ingredients and preparation methods have been adapted for today’s conditions, O’Donnell offers friendly and detailed guidance to all who are willing to expand their culinary capabilities in a mind-improving fashion." —Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and author of Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
"Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind provides a delicious way to turn eating into a path of living wisdom." —Scott Blossom, LAc
"Kate O’Donnell writes about food and its preparation as a meditation in action. Preparing food with a sattvic mind is, like yoga, a path toward deeper states of health and self-knowledge." —Patricia Walden, author of The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health