SV Ayurveda LifestyleIn 2011, while being a student at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, I was fortunate to meet my teacher Vaidya Mishra at Moksha Festival.  I was accepted to be his intern and worked closely with him learning an SV Ayurveda Lifestyle, taking notes and pulse at the consultations.  I learned how to design personalized diet and daily routine based on each person’s individual body constitution and imbalance.  I adopted an Ayurvedic lifestyle and diet and recommend it to my clients during the sessions.  I call myself an Ayurvedic Reflexologist.

General lifestyle recommendations:

  • Never skip or delay meals
  • Walk under the moonlight taking deep gentle breaths, walk under the moonlight by a body of water (ocean, river, lake, etc.).
  • Go to bed by 9:30 pm.  Disconnect Wi-Fi for the night.

General Dietary recommendations by SVA (Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda):

  • Start your day with stewed apple or pear with 1-2 whole cloves per fruit followed by unprocessed whole grain cereal (oatmeal, quinoa, etc.).  You don’t have to eat the cloves, it is just for the flavor.
  • Favor lime instead of lemon.
  • Avoid nightshades: potato, tomato, bell peppers, eggplants.
  • Avoid larger beans such as Lima, Kidney, Pinto, Soy, etc.
  • Favor yellow mung dahl, red lentils (massoor)
  • Avoid garlic and onions
  • Avoid bananas.  Baby bananas are okay.
  • Avoid flax seeds and flax flour as they are too heating.
  • Avoid winter squashes.  Favor summer squashes instead (zucchini, yellow squash).
  • Avoid soy products and bi-products, such as tofu, soy milk and any other derivatives.
  • Avoid processed food. No left-overs (do not eat yesterday’s meals). May eat for dinner what you had for lunch. Avoid food with preservatives. Avoid canned and frozen foods.
  • Avoid sour acidic foods – avoid vinegar and bottled dressings.
  • Replace coffee with green, white or herbal tea.
  • Have some homemade organic probiotic yogurt or Natren live probiotic if dairy is not tolerated, daily, preferably at lunch time.
  • Use appropriate spice mix for your body (consult with Ayurvedic practitioner).
  • Include healthy fats such as olive oil or ghee.  Avoid partially hydrogenated foods.
  • Drink water with a good pH, obtained from a natural source, that has not been processed or filtered in any way, such as Fiji, Mountain Valley Spring Water or Evian.

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