Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Sesame Fig Paste for Yogurt

    Posted on November 30, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    An easy and delicious addition to yogurt! Best eaten at lunch according to Ayurveda; dairy is considered “too heavy” to be eaten at breakfast for most constitutions. This is also great with toast! -15 dried figs (fresh are fine, too, though you will need minimal water/soaking time) -2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds (toast in […]

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  • Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup Good in Fall & Winter, especially for Vata.   Ayurveda Tip:  A traditional rule of thumb to properly digest your food is to sit down to eat, to  avoid multi-tasking and to bless your meal.  I’ve found that setting a  “pretty table”…using candles, fancy glasses, and offering gratitude before a meal…is a great […]

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  • Sea Salt Body Scrub

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Treat yourself to a simple homemade body scrub!  Great for dry, flaky skin common in the dry cold months.  You can store this in an airtight jar in a non-humid location for at least two weeks.  Tie on a ribbon, add a tiny card and gift it to someone you love! Ayurveda Tips:  see below  to […]

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  • Natural All-purpose Cleaning Spray

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Keep your home clean without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals…it’s also VERY cost-effective! 1 cup of white distilled vinegar 1 cup of water 15 drops of essential oil: citrus, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, rosemary, oregano, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon and basil are great choices! Exercise caution when trying new oils, as some of them “burn” your skin…avoid direct contact […]

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  • Cinnamon Decorations & Natural Potpourri

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    I love diffusing essential oils in our home and especially enjoy when the fragrance of a home-cooked meal lingers in the air.   I have also tried using outlet plug-ins, scented candles, and potpourris but my sensitive nose, skin and throat do not like anything with chemicals in them…and I’m trying to keep everything in our home and bodies […]

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  • Glimpse of the recent Relax & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat

    Posted on November 17, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Aloha!  Many thanks to those of you who participated in the October Relax & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat!  What a wonderful weekend spent making new friends and reconnecting to the Shivatree Yoga ohana, exploring Pololu Valley and the grounds at Hawaii Island Retreat center, spending quiet moments tucked away from the rain in cozy corners around […]

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  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Vegetables and Basil Pesto

    Posted on November 15, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Amanda’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi (With roasted vegetables and basil pesto) Fall & Winter:  Tri-doshic Ingredients 2 pounds of sweet potatoes (about 2 large potatoes) 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 large eggs Pinch of sea salt**Extra flour for rolling the dough (1/2 to 1 cup)** Directions Peel potatoes then place in a large pot and […]

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  • Cooling Practices for Pitta Dosha

    Posted on November 15, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    Cooling Practices for Pitta Dosha:   Signs of Excess Pitta: Rashes Irritability Fever Inflammation Acne Indigestion, especially acid reflux or diarrhea Bad breath Body odor Ulcers, irritable bowel, etc. Easy Self-Care Practices to Balance Pitta Dosha: Avoid sour, salty and spicy foods such as dairy and nightshades: potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, garlic and onions. Eat sweet, […]

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  • Dosha Quiz

    Posted on November 15, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

      I am grateful for the opportunity of teaching at Kalani’s 3rd annual Hawaii Yoga Festival this past week, it was wonderful to connect to so many yogis interested in “taking their practice off the mat” by studying the lifestyle practices of Ayurveda!  I wish we had several more hours together to dive into the full depths […]

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  • 2015 Training: The Yogic Art of Self-Inquiry

    Posted on November 11, 2015 by Amanda Webster in Blog.

    The Yogic Art of Self-Inquiry: How to Live in Alignment with the Truth of Who You Are Vitality ● Confidence ● Empowerment ● Community ● Acceptance ● Contentment This is also an approved 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. Location: Mindful Matters Wellness Center at 407 Uluniu Street, Suite 412 in Kailua. A flower bud neither […]

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