Secrets of 6 Sacred Foods for Sattvic Living

Recently, our Guru Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji gave two simple guidelines for sattvic living and lifestyle. The first guideline is to incorporate 6 sacred foods in our diet everyday. Second guideline is to chew betel leaf and bilva leaf daily. This is a simple instruction, easy to follow. Until, we look at the ingredients listed […]

Upavasa: The Oldest Technique for Healing

Upavasa is a sattvic practice with many health benefits. This post describes some type of upavasa and their benefits.

Navaratri: Celebrate Divine Feminine Energy

Navaratri: Celebrate Divine Feminine Energy

Celebrate Divine Mother in all her glory during Navaratri.

Living Sattva offers tools for simple, conscious, and blissful living. We integrate and promote the concepts of peaceful coexistence with other creatures on the planet, tolerance, sharing, and caring for the Earth as outlined in Sanatana Dharma. Sattva is a quality of nature that represents existence or reality, the purity, light, divine and harmony. It is the balancing nature of 3 […]

Remarkable Secrets of Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are remarkable in multiple ways!

Approved Sattvic Upavasa plans: The last one is the unbelievable!

Reading the last few blog posts on fasting and feasting, you might have had a question. Since Upavasa does not mean abstaining from food, what is the easiest way to undertake an Upavasa? This blog post provides some models of Upavasa that you can undertake. Goal of Upavasa Upavasa, from a sattvic perspective, can mean […]

Secrets of Sattvic lifestyle: Simplified Science of Fasting

    In modern times, our life revolves around food. Every cookbook has recipes for appetizers, for main course, side dish and so on. In the last few centuries, globally, people have imbibed the western idea of having ‘three square meals daily.’ The meals referenced here are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is considered as […]

No-Cook Cookbook Giveaway

It is summer time and vegetables are available in plenty. Chances are that you have some access to farmer’s market or organic vegetables. You could also be growing your own vegetables. You can enjoy many of these vegetables without cooking them. Each vegetable has its own natural taste. This natural taste causes us to like […]

Feasting and Fasting: The Paradox of Sattvic lifestyle

My son asked me the other day, “Mom, why do you fast every week?” “That is out of my love for Krishna,” I said. I was referring to beloved Divine Lord Krishna. “Then, why do you fast for Krishna’s birthday too?” This conversation had me thinking about the confusion around this topic. I fast when […]

One Amazing and Authentic Sattvic Beauty Secret

A reader asked me if there was a simple, special, sattvic skin care routine to enhance the ‘glow’ of the face everyday. Yes, there is. From the context of the keeping a beautiful skin, we need to understand some of the basic properties of the skin. Watch this video to understand more about your skin. […]

More Secrets from Sattvic Kitchen: Golden Body Scrub

What we keep in a Sattvic Kitchen are spices, an amazing beauty chest, and a pharmacy. There is no room for hypocrisy in the sattvic kitchen. Everything in the sattvic kitchen can be internally ingested, by adding to the food, and used as body scrub or beauty aids.  Two staple ingredients in the sattvic pantry […]

From Sattvic Kitchen: Amazing Healing Powers of Turmeric

Even in the most remote forests of India, turmeric has been a life saving medicine for me. For more than 5-years I was stationed in the field collecting data for my dissertation. I lived with a team at a remote field station at the Western Ghats. Ginger, cardamom, and turmeric plants grow here naturally. While […]