nirmala's ayurveda

 

Food is Medicine

Medicine is Spice

WHAT

WHAT

What is Ayurveda?
Long ago we all live Ayurvedically, rising and going to bed with the sun, and knowing which herbs and spices to use to heal the body and prevent illness.
 
Ayurveda, this science of life, originated in ancient India more than 5,000 years ago. Over the centuries, this natural healing system has profoundly influenced many cultures, including the Greek and Chinese. It has prevented countless diseases and offered millions the key to a healthy and balanced physical, mental and spiritual lifestyle. Ayurveda advocates living accordingly with nature and maintaining harmony between body mind and spirit to achieve longevity and a healthy lifestyle. Everything in the universe is composed of the five elements, fire, water, ether (space) air and earth. In Ayurveda, it is believed that each individual is made up of the five elements, air, water, fire, earth, and ether. These are all present in each of us in varying quantities, and this unique make-up called our dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) or constitution, is what accounts for our individual characteristics and differences. Ayurveda teaches us how to make choices that are ideal for our body and mind, according to our dosha.
 
Ayurvedic lifestyle is tailored to each person’s unique constitution, taking into account individual needs for nutrition, personal hygiene, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The Ayurvedic healing approach to treatments is based on detox and herbal and spice medicine through the foods we eat.

WHO

WHO

Nirmala’s grandfather, an Arya Samaj Hindu Pandit, and Ayurvedic Scholar began teaching her yoga when she was just two years old and entrusted to her ancient Ayurvedic recipes, techniques, and treatments to heal the body and mind. Nirmala has always carried the deep markings of a staunch Brahmin background. These simple lifestyle practices were further enriched by Nirmala’s personal research in her native South American rainforest & jungles, as well as endless discoveries on her many extensive travels to over 185 countries studying the sciences of holistic health in many indigenous cultures. In her television show Nirmala's Spice World she opens her spice library to reveal ancient secrets and the curative Ayurvedic properties of spices for modern living. Nirmala is passionate about many things, and one is teaching, like her grandfather.
 

All that is in the universe you will find in yourself.

You are a miniature of creation. 

If you know yourself, you know the whole world”

 

An indelible imprint—recited by my grandfather from the