In Ayurvedic medicine, there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:
- sattva, the state of contentment and calm
- rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability
- tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind
The good news is that there are direct ways of bringing these states into balance through what we eat. The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern kitchen. Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind uncovers the true potential of food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.
“Building on her achievement with The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Kate O’Donnell turns her focus onto the modern mind, exhausted by overstimulation. This new cookbook lays out in tasty detail how a healthy diet can promote lucidity and how unwise food choices can compromise mental acuity. Using recipes whose ingredients and preparation methods have been adapted for today’s conditions, O’Donnell offers friendly and detailed guidance to all who are willing to expand their culinary capabilities in a mind-improving fashion.”
—Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and author of Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
“Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind provides a delicious way to turn eating into a path of living wisdom.”
—Scott Blossom, LAC
"One of the best healthy cookbooks to read for ultimate mind body balance.”—Women's Health magazine
About the Author
Kate O’Donnell is an Ashtanga yoga teacher, a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and an Ayurvedic yoga specialist. As an Ayurvedic educator, O’Donnell leads workshops, trainings, and lifestyle retreats in the United States and abroad. She is on the faculty of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and for Ayurvedic Health Education trainings. She lives in Boston.