Living Ahimsa Diet: Nourishing Love & Life is the extraordinary sequel to Maya Tiwari’s international bestseller Ayurveda: A Life of Balance, which has been flying off bookshelves for more than a decade. Grounded in ancient Vedic principles, it is the first “food” book that sheds light on how we can cultivate a truly harmonious life through the practice of Living Ahimsa by eating, living and loving in harmony with Mother Nature and her seasonal rhythms. Pulling from her remarkable life, Maya Tiwari-known fondly the world over as “Mother of Ahimsa”-teaches us to heal ourselves and recognize our intrinsic rhythms so we can cultivate optimum health without devoting a huge amount of time worrying about food or illness. By working with our unique metabolic constitutions, we can develop the skills to convert personal karma into awareness, challenges into success and lessons into knowledge. Laden with wholesome seasonal practices, vegetarian and gluten-free recipes, and guidelines for the whole family to live in harmony and love, this book teaches us to embrace the feast and the fast. Within these pages you will recover your joy in preparing, sharing, and imbibing your meals with whole-hearted ease, learn to eat and live in blissful harmony with daily, seasonal, solar and lunar cycles; and reconnect to your true nature of love: * There is a time to fast and a time to feast * A time for love and a time for sobriety * A time for celebration and a time for cleansing * A time for nurturance and a time for austerity * A time to rest, meditate, play, and work.
Maya Tiwari has healed herself of cancer through her fortitude and spiritual strength. As a result, she redirected her life, beginning her holistic studies in Oriental medicine. She later returned to her roots in the Vedas and was carefully tutored by Swami Dayananda, one of India’s few living masters of the traditional teaching of Vedanta and Sanskrit. She has been trained to preserve the precious oral teachings of the most ancient spiritual heritage, the Vedas-and has since devoted her life to the study and teaching of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Bri. Maya co-authored Diet for Natural Beauty with Aveline Kushi and has written the current best-selling Ayurveda: A Life of Balance, the definitive work on Ayurvedic nutrition.