From Darkness to Light with Shiva

From Darkness to Light with Shiva

Sattvic lifestyle is embedded in a life positive and celebratory framework. Celebrations on the Earth mirror celestial events such as the movement of the sun, the stars, eclipses, and phases of the moon. Embedded in this sattvic lifestyle is also a whole day to celebrate darkness and finding the light!   At the physiological level, […]

Iron-rich Sattvic foods

Iron-rich Sattvic foods

A friend who was diagnosed with anemia inquired, “What sattvic foods are rich in iron? Can I maintain a balanced diet with iron-rich sattvic foods? How to ensure that I do not become anemic again?”             Anemia is a condition where our blood is low in iron. The red color of our blood comes from […]

Bonding through Kolams

Bonding through Kolams

In a land flooded by sunlight and warmth, winter brings in an unfamiliar stupor and slowing down. As people living in the Western hemisphere have experienced intense withdrawal with decrease in sun’s heat and sunlight, followed by early sunset times leading to light deficit disorder. People also report mood disorder when they experience intense lethargy […]

Cultivating Joy: Focus on Sattvic Lifestyle

Cultivating Joy: Focus on Sattvic Lifestyle

Daily rituals that bring eternal joy are foundations to Sattvic lifestyle. Sattvic lifestyle or conscious living supports intentional living. These intentions are set into action through a series of daily rituals. The rhythm of a sattvic lifestyle is guided by principles of active participation in life to create an authentic you. The side effects of […]

A Sacred Space at Home

A Sacred Space at Home

A personal altar is an integral part of a sattvic lifestyle. Inviting and connecting with the cosmic energy is a part of the daily Hindu routines. Connecting with the divine is embedded in every mundane everyday activity. Last week we noted the significance of kolams. Read up our other blog posts about sattvic food, and […]

Celebrating Celestial Dance

Celebrating Celestial Dance

The longest day of the winter, which falls on the full moon night of Marghazi or Dhanur month is celebrated as Thiruvadirae, Arudra Darisanam. Dedicated to Shiva, this festival is known to be observed from the time before Tevarams were composed. The festivities surrounding this day have been described in several ancient sacred texts. Tevaram […]

Artful Beginnings

Artful Beginnings

Starting everyday with a creative activity can keep you cheerful, sharp, and happy throughout the day.  Making kolams every morning is a part of sattvic routine for many Hindus, usually women. The routine is brisk and does not take more than ten to fifteen minutes on regular days. After a quick sweep of the surroundings, […]

Sattvic Celebrations during Winter

Sattvic Celebrations during Winter

Winter celebrations for Hindus

Healing Powers of Turmeric

Turmeric, the chief ingredient in curry powder, has been used in Indian cuisine for centuries. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, several studies confirm the healing power of Turmeric for various types of cancers. Turmeric has been found to be effective in clinical trials for various types […]

Much Healthier Than Meat

Lot of times, people tell you that without meat you will be deficient in iron. I have spoken to numerous people and I can tell you this is an important factor. This often is the first step that prevents most people from taking That is old story and myth that has been perpetuated without careful […]

Turmeric for Pets

Turmeric is an excellent medicine for pets too.

Turmeric 101: Beyond First Aid

       Having #turmeric in the kitchen is like having gold. There is no other ingredient in any kitchen that is as versatile as turmeric. Turmeric has a whole pharmacy packed into it. Earlier blog posts of Living Sattva also showed the use of turmeric as a beauty product. This blog post talks about the use […]