Dancing for Garlic

I had NO idea the effects of garlic on a kapha until I witnessed it with my own tiny eyes tonight. They dance!! The kaphas, they dance for garlic!

My boyfriend (kapha-pitta) and I were making veggies stir-fry-like on the stove and I threw in some roasted garlic. His eyes opened up wide. Then he quickly grabbed the container out of my hand, dumped some garlic in his palm, threw it in his mouth and immediately started dancing. All around the kitchen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen his feet leave the ground while standing before! Below is the picture of the beloved garlic, taken by noneother than the belover, George Szakall.

THAT is a perfect example as to how tastes and spices can immediately change the energy of a person. What the garlic did was add immediate heat, spice and yummy flavor to an otherwise heavy, dense palate. It boosted the heavy energy of kapha and it physically got him moving. Another example is if you give a vata person warm, creamy soup with a piece of french bread and butter. The will feel so comforted, grounded and satisfied. An example of happy pitta food is a nice bowl of fresh fruit or a sweet treat at the end of their meal. The sweets help cool down the pitta and balance out their “spicy” nature.

7 Responses to Dancing for Garlic

  1. […] for as long as they can. Bland foods do not excite them, but bring on the spice (garlic!) and your kapha will be dancing in the […]

  2. Karen says:

    I have a cousin who won’t eat garlic or tomatoes. His wife won’t eat onions. I wonder WHAT THE HECK DO THEY EAT???

    • Monica says:

      Haha Karen! I have to say, hate garlic and onions too!! I mean a little is ok and if there are onions in anything they have to be cooked. Otherwise I am a heinous, painful, gassy disaster :( That’s why we all need different things! What balances one person may imbalance another.

  3. Lorraine says:

    Haha, as I read this I felt like dancing just thinking of garlic. I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t have some.

  4. Monica says:

    Dude, I cannot believe your instant love affair with that garlic. I’m so glad you like it! The BEST part is that it’s good for you!! At least it’s good for your kapha. If you start getting heartburn or getting ornery (pitta increase), I will have to take it away.

  5. George says:

    You’ve been out of town for nearly 12 hours…and the roasted garlic jar is now nearly half empty (or would Ayurveda argue it is half full?). Seriously…GREATEST thing EVER! Dance, dance, dance (just don’t dance so close to me).

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