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YUMMY Tridoshic 5 Minute Recipe?! – Vaidya’s Favorite; plus Aditya on August 15 – your SV Ayurveda Newsletter Aug 6, 2020 – #30, Vol 10

We shared many recipes on Vaidya Mishra’s LOVEFEST a couple days ago. The one below was one of Vaidya Mishra’s favorites. It’s almost a full meal, depending on what you add to it, and it is perfect for a hot summer day when you crave sweet yet salty yet sour and sweet again! It contains all 6 tastes to satisfy and pacify your doshas as well as your heart and mind. Find the full recipe below.
Summer is here! It’s wonderful to enjoy the sunny days, but sometimes the heat will get at you, and you will find you are hungry but have no appetite! Sounds familiar? What happens is due to the heat, we consume more soma-genic foods – drink more liquids, eat more sweet juicy fruits, etc – and that can put out our digestive fire, the agni. It’s important yet can be hard to keep things balanced. But not if you are using Moms’ Masala! Vaidya shared this wonderful spice mix (masala) with us as it was his very favorite – his mother used it. It is not pungent, it is tridoshic, and what’s best, it is pre-toasted so you can use it with or without cooking. Plus, no need to add salt – already contains Soma Salt. So you can just sprinkle this delicious masala not only to add more flavor to your food, whether it’s a salad or a soup or rice or protein, but you can also sprinkle it on top of your fruit slices. It’s a highly versatile masala, with layered flavors. It will not overtake your meal with a strong “curry” smell. It blends in very gently into whatever you add it to, bringing out the flavors of your meal without overpowering it. What’s even better than that? Read all about what it does in your body! Each ingredient serves a purpose and was added to work harmoniously with all the others. So you support your metabolism, re-ignite your digestive fire, pacify all 3 doshas, and have a happy lovely day – because our digestion is at the root of our health and happiness as we all know…
What’s in Moms’ Masala & Why?
21 Ingredients in Mom’s Super-Spice & Why They’re Good for You:
 
Coriander Seed: A pro-diuretic spice, calming, blood-cleansing, cools the mind, helps evacuate ama-visha from the body;
Cumin: digestive spice, burns ama, provides good environment for the friendly bacteria in the colon;
Turmeric: an anti- inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immuno-modulator supports liver detox (for more information see the book Turmeric Superspice);
Black Pepper: “channel-opener,” supports the digestive system, improves cellular oxygenation; Curry Leaf: an aromatic leaf that supports liver detox;
Fenugreek seed: improves fat and sugar metabolism;.
Fennel Seed: harmonizing, carminative, cooling for the digestive system;
Tejpatta (Indian Cinnamon Leaf): improves sugar metabolism;
Mace: Calming, satisfying, fragrant;
Green Cardamom: tridosha pacifying, aromatic, cooling, supports and balances the digestive system; supports the flow of “prana” to heart;
Large Cardamom: supports the taste buds, the digestive system;
Cinnamon Tamala: enhances flame (agni) supports downward (normal) flow of apana;
Clove: appetizer, taste bud enhancer, digestive, enhances the secretion of salivary glands – a special spice for pacifying pitta and enhancing agni;
Cobra Safran: appetizing, digestive, enhances hydration and Molecular absorption, supports the probiotic environment of the colon;
Pink Pepper: mild aromatic anti-oxidant;
White Pepper: mildly pungent aromatic anti-oxidant;
Cinnamon- China: digestive, appetizing, supports the liver;
Cinnamon- India: enhances sugar metabolism, enhances absorption of nutrients; purifies the blood and increases ojas production;
Ajwain: enhances the taste buds, appetizer, supports the digestive system;, supports the downward flow of apana vata, pacifies stomach colic, builds the intestine a good environment to grow good bacteria for pro-biotic support;
Kalonji: supports the flow of digestive enzymes;
Ayurvedically dried ginger: appetizing, taste enhancing, pacifies samana vata, supports the digestive system to fight colic, enhances protein synthesis;
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
Soma Salt: tridoshic cooling salt.
(Serving size ½ to 1 tsp twice a day)

AUGUST 15
ZOOM IT, YOU DESERVE IT!

Goooooood Vibrations with Aditya Prakash 
~ save the date – August 15, 20
Vaidya Mishra LOVED carnatic virtuoso artist Aditya Prakash. He used to call him “my Brahmin boy.” Aditya and Vaidya recorded many albums of Ayurvedic Healing Sound together (you can find them all on www.chandika.com). Carnatic music, for those of us who are not familiar, is as close as it gets to “primordial vedic sound” – the original vibrational frequencies that resonate at the core of our being, as modern quantum physics has now shown. We are made of sound frequencies. And just like anything else under the sun, these frequencies can go off. When they resonate at lower vibration, then we may experience ill-ness or dis-ease that eventually materializes as symptoms. Listening to “vedic” sound or music is an excellent practice that is both enjoyable and healing – vibrationally!

Carnatic music is as old as time, and its repertoire of songs is almost completely dedicated to stories, attributes, and elements of creation: Devata-s and their cosmic and earthly activities. Listening to classical carnatic music is not just an entertaining cultural activity, but it has a deep soothing settling impact on the nervous system and entire mind-body-heart complex. Specially when performed by talented and accomplished artists such as Aditya Prakash. Now you can experience it all from the comfort of your home, specially during these trying times, when we ALL need MORE GOOD GOOD GOOD VIBRATIONS – to quote the Beach Boys!
We invite you to attend Aditya’s first online Carnatic concert. Here’s a message from Aditya: On August 15th at 7:30pm PST, I’ll be heading over to the Joe Goode Performance Theater in San Francisco to meet in person with my team of musicians – Shiva Ramamurthi on violin and Rohan Krishnamurthy on percussion to make some music together! We will be performing the first live-stream Carnatic concert that’s taking place from a state of the art theater with professional lights, sound and it will be streamed to you LIVE in full cinematic 4KUHD video and surround sound! Buying a ticket for this event would support me and my team of musicians, arts organizations such as Navatman to continue curating events like this, and performance spaces, all who have been significantly hit due to COVID. Plus we promise to give you an entirely new live-streaming experience – Navatman is planning Drive East in a way that will create (as close as possible) the feeling of being at the concert!
I hope you can be a part of this one of a kind event, and I urge you to get your ticket soon as the festival is limiting availability to 120 guests. Myself and Shiva would be grateful to have the support of our SIMA community…

Healing Sounds with
Vaidya & Aditya –
accompanied by Sheela Bhringi
Calm your mind, soothe heart, and settle your nerves, with the full set of body and organ mantras. Vaidya Mishra recorded these with Aditya Prakash’s original compositions. You can chant along or just play them 24/7 in the background in your home or office to create a peaceful harmonized environment. We all need more of that specially nowadays!

We had our final live-streamed session on April 30: we covered specific formulations for SVA Marma Therapy and delved into additional related topics. It was a fabulous final live session, and we were all sad to conclude this portion of the course. We all look forward to when we will be able to get together for our practicum weekend and practice our newly acquired skills. Until then, we will be staying in touch via our virtual classroom and communicating via messenger.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: info@prana-center.com, or call us: 1.818.709.1005

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