From ancient medicine to AmaSer’s Throat Chakra smoothie- How Ashwagandha is relieving the mind and body!
This ancient medicinal herb that we blend into our throat chakra smoothie here at AmaSer can be traced back to 6,000 BC, with deep roots within Ayurveda medicinal practices. This medicinal herb in Sanskrit, the word “ashwa” means “horse”, while “gandha” means “smell”, translated meaning “the smell and strength of a horse”. This small but mighty shrub plant has fruitful flowers and is native to the Indian Subcontinent. This superfood is an adaptogen, meaning it promotes a healthy and well-balanced body all while reducing and regulating stress.
Scientifically known as Withania somnifera and commonly referred to as Indian ginseng, this small shrub’s extracts and root powder are bursting with health benefits....
Do you feel tired, do you have acne problems, do you want to lose some extra pounds or do you just want to relieve your body and detoxify it? Then you ought to prepare a delicious Golden milk. It's done in just a few minutes and your body will thank you for it!
Nowadays we are very busy and people often forget about taking care of their body. Not only from the outside, but mainly from the inside. Maybe that's why many of them feel tired for unknown reasons, have digestive problems or have difficulty breathing. So it's time to stop for a while and give your body a good dose of antioxidants, which will rid it of toxic substances and relieve various ailments. The ideal helper in detoxifying the body is the so-called golden milk. Not only does it taste great, but at the same time the concoction is beneficial in an almost miraculous way.
The history of golden...
Ama Ser offers many unique benefits to the local community. One of its most beneficial uses is a space for co-working. Co-working is an arrangement that invites individuals from any organization to share a common working space. This may include independent contractors, work-from-home professionals, digital nomads, or anyone looking for a relaxing space to get their work done.
The Ama Ser Cafe co-working space has a lot to offer. Here are just 5 of the many benefits of joining us in our space:
1. FREE fiber optic high speed internet
2. Elevated view of the rainforest and Caribbean Sea
3. Fresh vegan food and drinks directly from the Costa Rican land
4. Individual and group tables, rocking chairs, and a comfy lounge with a plethora of pillows
5. A community-centric atmosphere
The world has spent the past year in lockdown. The lack of socialization and human contact has taken a toll on many of us. Come reconnect with your community at the...
Hosting and planning your own yoga retreat can be daunting. Here at AmaSer we are happy to share our insights. Here are our 7 tips on how to begin the process.
1. Secure that money
A boring way to begin things, yes, but securing funding is crucial. Especially during these difficult times. A lot of retreat venues require a deposit to book your retreat. This is a personal financial risk for you. In case you have to cancel for any reason, you are likely to lose your deposit. Take into account that many venues ask for minimum numbers of students to sign up in order for you to host a retreat. So try to secure this before if you can.
Other important costs to consider:
2. Create your vision
Your vibe will attract your tribe. When your retreat is an authentic reflection of...
AmaSer’s chef Mario has been cooking for almost his whole life. After learning from his grandmother and getting a degree in culinary arts, he is now responsible for the dishes on our menu. Here, he can use what is available in the garden to create a gluten free vegan menu. With this, he can show people how a realistic and futureproof perspective on food, from farm-to-fork can be possible.
Mario learned cooking from his grandmother. He grew up in Mexico City with his grandmother always cooking. After school, he was the one helping her in the kitchen. “Immediately after I dropped my backpack, she asked me to go to the market, or chop vegetables. We have a big family that came to visit us every weekend, so my grandmother and I often had to make a lot of food.” She showed him what food to pick and where along with what herbs to harvest that were growing on the hill where they lived.
His life has always been about food. After exploring creative...
Have you ever wondered why other people seem to be more or less comfortable in the same environment as you, or with the same foods? Have you experienced subtle underlying discomfort- emotionally or physically- and had no idea where it was coming from?
Ayurveda (Ayur= Life + Veda = Knowledge/ Science), the sister science to yoga, uses thousands of years of study on happiness and longevity to help you create your optimal lifestyle; physical movement, family relations, morning routines, natural environment, job, and diet down to which types of root vegetables and when.
An Ayurvedic appointment evaluates you by your past and current experiences and your Dosha combination. The three Doshas are mind-body types, subtle energies that cannot be perceived but that express particular patterns in a unique blend of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. Basically they help explain why you do what you do.
Next, the Ayurvedic “prescription” has the power to change your life...
Pitta, Kapha, and Vata may be terms you’ve heard about here and there, but what exactly are they? How do you know what you are? Do you pick your own? Does someone else choose for you?
The Doshas are are different combinations of the five elements which create three different mind-body types. Dosha is loosely translated as “energetic force”. These elemental combinations express unique characteristics or blends of physical, emotional and mental patterns for each being. This is a principle concept of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science. In understanding the Doshas better, we can gain insight into ourselves and our natural states. We can also learn to develop yoga classes that are dosha specific and even begin to recognize certain characteristics in our students in order to provide the most effective sequencing possible. The main elements of each dosha are as follows…
Pitta: fire and water
Ayurveda can be defined as “The science of the knowledge of life.” Ayurveda is closely connected to yoga and is an ancient system for living. It’s been around almost as long as yoga and it too originated in India.
Ayurveda is a holistic art and science that seeks to find balance in life. It does this by categorizing people into groups based on their unique habits, personality and behaviors. There are three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The idea is once you see when and where you might be over saturated in a particular dosha you can analyze how it might serve you to add in a bit of the other two doshas to balance yourself out. It’s really full of common sense.
It’s interesting to read about each dosha and discover which one you lean towards! Let’s look at the 3 unique dosha’s.
The qualities of Vata are cold, light, dry, irregular, rough, moving, quick and changeable. Vata personalities tend to be lively and enthusiastic, slim and wiry, with...