Cooking for your Spirit




To Ayurveda,

Kelly Krishna Dunn 🙂

Beauty Sleep 

A healthy glowing face and a brightly, burning light in the eyes- the flow and glow of radiant health is something that is universally appealing and desirable. According to Ayurveda this radiance around the body is called Ojas. Optimum ojas is the key to perfect health, balanced and blissful emotions, and even the unfolding of inner spiritual development. Ojas promotes longevity and a high amount of Ojas means everything we eat is transformed into toxin-free energy creating a vibrantly alert and blissful state of mind and emotions. 

Beauty sleep, includes not only enough sleep with 7-8 hours being optimal for most people, but at the right times, and supported by the proper diet and routine during the day. Just missing a few good nights of sleep makes it clear how health,  beauty, mood and productivity during the day are profoundly affected by how well we sleep at night. All impact the quality of our sleep at night- and how fresh and beautiful we look in the morning. 

Staying up past 10pm, this aggravates vata and pitta, and can promote skin dryness, redness and a tired look the next day. Sleeping past 6am. This aggravates kapha and promotes puffiness. Drinking lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages can interfere with good sleep, as well as dehydrating your body and skin. 

To wake up fresh and beautiful from your sleep listen to your body and take rest, you will then be grateful for the beauty rest that keeps the aura radiating and glowing. 

Take an early morning walk in the rising sun. It is one of the best-kept secrets to Beauty. 
To sweet dreams,

Kelly Krishna Dunn 🙂 

Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Daily Massage

Abhyanga is a pleasant prescription for Mind/Body Health. A ritual so luxuriously relaxing, so blissfully comforting as a full-body warm oil massage, revs up your body and mind. 

Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve during the daily massage. A daily full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body. 

Abhyanga – the Ayurvedic oil massage – is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well being. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep, enhances complexion of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body. 

How is the Ayurvedic abhyanga done? Use comfortable warm massage oil. Then massage the entire body. Apply light pressure on the sensitive areas such as the abdomen or the heart. Circular motions over rounded areas such as your head or joints, and straight strokes on straight areas such as your arms and legs work best. After your done, relax for 10-15 min, letting the oil and the massage do their magic. The longer the oil is on, the deeper it penetrates. Then follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower. You’ll find the process worth it!! 

To Ayurveda,

Kelly Krishna Dunn