Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Nourishing Storm is about rapture, movement, joyfulness, delight; the moment you realize that everything in your life has prepared you for this awakening of feeling alive, free and purely at peace. Whatever makes you free, it is worth the storm to get you there.

The Nourishing Storm instructors and foodies call themselves “inspirational guides” that take pride in helping others find happiness. Whether you are looking to feel alive, breathe a little easier, be less stressed, find your life’s purpose, gather with friends and family, build a community, nourish your mind, body and/or spirit; we are dedicated to your health and wellness.

We believe in 3 guiding priorities to living (and healing) well:

    • Awareness (relationships, work, creativity, spirituality)
    • Nutrition (bio-individuality, mindful eating, home cooking)
    • Movement  (yoga, exercise, playful activities)

Awareness

“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” 
― Osho

Being aware (and feeling truly happy and healthy) is understanding that your life is made up of many components  including relationships, love, work, play, and spirituality. If you are unbalanced in any of these areas, it will be hard to get nutrition and general wellness right. Sometimes just being aware and then making a priority to re-balance is enough to get you on the road to wellness. In other cases and at different times in our lives, we need to make major changes, which can be scary.   But remember, it starts with being aware and wanting to be healthy and happy- this is your life, no one can tell you take hold of it … but if you do, you will be so glad you did and never look back.

Here are some tips to get you started:

    • Start a gratitude journal
    • Choose to be happy, make it a priority- you deserve it
    • Surround yourself with positive, encouraging people
    • Learn something new each day
    • Smile at the next person you see- it is contagious
    • Create a Sankulpa (3-4 Intentions, such as “I am confident”)
    • Create a daily routine (read more here)

Nutrition

“Because Nutrition is fundamental to good health, proper digestion is critical to achieving health and wellness. Eating all the nutritious food in the world won’t help you if you are not absorbing the vitamins and nutrients it contains.”
-Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Secrets to Longevity

Mindful eating is taking time to understand how we feel during and after we eat certain foods; whether they make you feel energized and balanced or sluggish and drained. Beyond that, taking notice of how well we digest the food we eat can lead to total awareness in mindful eating. When our food is not digested or properly assimilated in the body, we can feel stuck and totally un-nourishied. When we can digest our food and be mindful of how certain foods make us feel, we can start feeling alive and free.

Food is the key element in Ayurveda and Modern Nutrition since what we put in our bodies ultimately builds our tissues and provides the nourishment we need for life.

Getting Nutrition right comes from first being aware of the foods that nourish you, but then also getting balanced meals throughout the day, everyday. Our bodies are different today, then they were yesterday, therefore it is essential to be mindful of what we eat, what out food ate, and how the food will ultimately nourish our body and mind.

When we can focus on nutrient dense whole-foods that align with our body (though mindful eating), the following can result:

    • Calmness
    • Deep sleep
    • Strong immunity
    • A relaxed, focus mind

Ideas for creating our own path of Nourishment in our modern times.

    • Creating Balanced Meals (A perfect mix of Carbs, Proteins, Healthy Fats & Fiber)
    • Know where your food came from (Go local, organic and according to the season if possible)
    • Make it easy and fun! (We have a few ideas, we are kind of obsessed with cooking up a storm!)

Movement

“From physical exercise, one gets lightness, a capacity for work, firmness, tolerance of difficulties, elimination of impurities, and stimulation of digestion.”
– Master Ayurvedic physician Charaka over 5,000 years ago

Our bodies are designed to move:

    • Try to get in at least 15- 30 minutes of physical activity a day
    • Make sure to take time for mindful exercises such as yoga, breathing and meditation
    • DO what you love (and that according to your dosha), you will have much more success

Finally, based on your activity, your caloric intake and food choices should change, which leads back to mindful eating and nutrition. A real focus on Awareness, Nutrition & Movement will nourish any storm.

 

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