Ayurveda is the ancient science of healing and wellness from the Indian subcontinent. It shows us a path for tuning into our innate rhythms, in order to live from a place of wisdom. The power of Ayurveda comes from the fact that it approaches healing as a bio-psycho-spiritual science and that it empowers each and every one of us to take charge of our own healing journey.
Different ways for you to engage with Ayurveda
AYURVEDIC MEAL PLANNING
Would you like some help developing a meal plan that aligns with your Ayurvedic constitution? How about accommodating with the varying needs of different family members? I would love to work with you to develop an Ayurvedic food map for your family, creating a 5-day meal plan with recipes and ideas on how to make tridoshic meals.
ONLINE COOKING SESSIONS
Learn to cook the Ayurvedic way - creating mouthwatering dishes while understanding:
- Proper food combinations
- The medicinal properties of herbs and spices
- Ways to get the most out of your meals by making sure they're well digested and suited to your individual constitution or dosha
AYURVEDIC WELLNESS CONSULT
Have an analysis of your unique mind-body constitution from an Ayurvedic perspective. Receive customized food and lifestyle recommendations that align with your personal health and wellness goals.
I started Naivedya to share my passion for living the Ayurvedic way. Besides being a time-tested way of life, in that it is a 5000-year old tradition, it is also a tried and tested way of life for me in a very personal sense. Ayurveda, along with its sister sciences of yoga and pranayama, has been my path to vigor, peace and well-being for as long as I can remember.
I was fortunate to have been born and brought up in India where every home, in one way or the other, has Ayurvedic overtones! Unfortunately the intelligence of living the way of ancients has gotten lost in segments of modern India. But the foundation has tenaciously held on, and I await hopefully for its resurgence. I started my own Ayurvedic kitchen over 20 years ago, using my kitchen as the first, and often times only, line of defense against all that ails. I have since studied Ayurvedic nutrition, been trained as an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor and am excited to share this wisdom onwards.
Ayurveda teaches us that all physical phenomena is made up of the five sacred elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. These come together in varying combinations to create the beautiful diversity of life and the uniqueness of each individual. This uniqueness impacts not just our physiological make up, but our psychological selves too. How we increase or pacify the elements within us is central to how we heal in Ayurveda. Food and lifestyle choices are a basic and profound tool we all have access to, that have the power to influence the interplay of the elements within us. With this at heart, I hope to engage you in the Ayurvedic way of being and breathing and living.
Naivedya's symbol, if you look carefully, is a complex hand gesture, called the offering mudra. And Naivedya itself is the Sanskrit word for "an offering to the divine". These two come together symbolically to capture the spirit in which I bring you the beauty and wisdom of living Ayurvedically.