Private consultations, cooking course, lectures… from the 5th till the 8th of december full ayurvedic training with the Dr. Vadya Shyias Hussian Sheriff
Dr.Shyias Hussian Sheriff B.A.M.S
Ayurveda lecture on history of ayurveda and basic pricipals Thursday 5th, 5pm
Mudra meditation Friday 6th 12pm
Annayoga: Ayurvedic healthy meal program Saturday 7th, 12pm
Traditional keraleeya kalari abhyangam demonstration Sunday 8th, 12pm
Ayurvedic cooking is also called “annayoga” because Ayurveda believes that the act of cooking and eating is a way to protect our lives and support the ‘prana’ or lifeforce. It teaches us methods to improve our lives by practicing lifestyle and food habits that improves our physical and mental wellbeing. Ayurvedic cooking does not present us with a rule book but provides us with a guideline to understand nature and self. Recipes for Ayurvedic cooking depend on the person, climatic conditions of the region, body type and health condition of the person.
- Food combining: Ayurveda teaches us proper food combining and which foods are incompatible when eaten together and why. For example mixing milk and sour fruits is not ideal for digestion. Therefore this combination is better avoided for our health.
- Seasonal eating: Ayurveda encourages seasonal eating. When the food is fresh and locally harvested their flavours are intact and nutrients are optimum.
- Spice love: Spices and herbs have as much medicinal value as they have culinary. Ayurveda teaches us how to use these spices intelligently to balance the dosha’s, improve digestion, nutrient absorption, hormonal balance, improve circulation and many more benefits derived from the spices and herbs.
- Eating as per body requirement: We have variable needs for nutrients in the body at different stages in life, such as during illness, pregnancy, playing sports, aging and mental stress. Ayurveda recommends foods according to the current condition you may be experiencing.
- Dosha: Every individual is unique and they need different foods to maintain mind-body-spirit balance. Ayurveda will teach you how to balance the different dosha’s in your body through food and lifestyle changes. This is unique way of looking at food helps to bring balance in both physical and mental health.
- Nutrition and flavour: No other cooking system provides us with recipes, techniques and knowledge that would combine nutrition and flavour in such away as Ayurveda.
- Enzymes and metabolic process: Eating to balance your dosha will support the “agni’ or the enzymes and metabolic processes in the body. Ayurvedic cooking also teaches you which time of the day your ‘agni’ is strongest and what to eat at every meal.
- Lose the label: Ayurvedic cooking promotes home cooked meals using freshest, unmodified, whole and real foods. It does not impose on being vegan, vegetarian or non-vegetarian. It looks at the body and the situation and guides you back to eating what is good for you. It embraces all types of foods vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, seeds, fats, meat and spices to teach you how to use them to your benefit.
- Six tastes: Ayurveda teaches you all about the six tastes and how to employ these tastes to balance your dosha’s.
Primary Actions Common Sources SweetBuilds tissues, calms nervesFruit, grains, natural sugars, milk SourCleanses tissues, increases absorption of mineralsSour fruits, yogurt, fermented foods SaltyImproves taste to food, lubricates tissues, stimulates digestionNatural salts, sea vegetables BitterDetoxifies and lightens tissuesDark leafy greens, herbs and spices PungentStimulates digestion and metabolismChili peppers, garlic, herbs and spices AstringentAbsorbs water, tightens tissues, dries fatsLegumes, raw fruits and vegetables, herbs
- Cures: In addition to making flavourful meals for the entire family, Ayurveda reveals the secret in every food and tells us how we can use food to make remedies for various ailments. For example: how to rekindle digestive fire, how to get rid of menstrual cramps, how to boost the immune system, what spice to use for burns and cuts and what teas to make for cold and flu.
- Carrier foods: In addition Ayurvedic cooking identifies the foods that can be used as a carrier to supply medicine (herbal of course) in your body. Such foods are ghee (butter oil), honey and milk.