“I found that when I step into the kitchen and cream some butter and sugar, my thoughts slow down and creativity flows. Here, I invent many of my favorite recipes and I spend some time with my friends and family”.
This philosophy behind cooking as a relaxing method, is a true lifestyle.
Everyone needs to unwind from the stress of the day and we have been told more than once about the healing power of cooking.
This starts from the shopping time (colourful markets and chitting chatting with people at the stands make you smile from time to time), then you have to think about the recipe and it is all up to your creativity to find something new that you have never tried, mixing and matching as you like. In this processes the mind is finally somewhere else, thinking of tastes and quantities.
Some people are doing the other way around: looking for the right recipe and then going to the markets to search for the best ingredients, as a treasure hunt. This way is pretty amusing too, because you are involved in thinking all the way about a special bit to end up with.
Whatever is the method you choose, in the end it comes the time of whisking, pots and pan noise, making dough and stirring, with all the body movements required, which are stimulating and driving you in a good balance between the body and the soul. You can put it as you like it, it doesn’t change that cooking is keeping you up to something different to the routine, asking and effort that will be paid back by a discovery of a new recipe. Given that, in the end we know, all is a big preparation to the best part of cooking: eating and sharing.
Everything comes up to a circle and finally there is the fulfillment of having reached the result.
We were so amazed to find a blogger that is actually talking about cooking as yoga, comparing the two activities it was just natural and the perfect match to us, too. Check her blog here.
And go ahed with your cook-meditation session!
If you’d like to have more info and tips about integrating the healing of body, mind and spirit through diet, why don’t you book your place to the Ayurveda Cooking Class, in London? Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India over 5,000 years old, focused on lifestyle and rejuvenation. The Class is taking place this June, the 21st, 2019.
Life is for cooking,
Enjoy it all.