An Ayurvedic guide to transforming your kitchen into a sanctuary for healthLet food be your first medicine and the kitchen your first pharmacy.- Taittiriya UpanishadKitchens come in all shapes and sizes. By using the principles of Ayurveda, which is one of the fastest growing health practices, and a little vision, you can turn any space into a wellness kitchen that nourishes body, mind and soul.Just imagine fresh, vibrant herbs growing, seeds sprouting and pickles fermenting, clean organised cupboards with delicious aromatic spice mixes, clear worktops ready for preparing fresh vegetables that aren't left to languish at the bottom of the fridge in plastic wrap. At the change of each season, we can take a few hours to clean out and prepare for the next season (a 'kitchen sadhana'). The Ayurveda Kitchen engages the senses, heals the body and clears the mind. Learn how to use your kitchen as a natural pharmacy to improve your health and prevent imbalances with key Ayurvedic ingredients, 80 perfectly balanced vegetarian recipes and simple home remedies. Breathing and mindfulness/energy exercises are also included to clear 'ama' (sludge) and ignite 'agni' (fire).