Most systems of organizing the universe – including Ayurveda, Tantra, and Traditional Chinese medicine – understand this dyad as the two polarity-forces permeating all of nature. The Tantrics referred to these forces as Agni and Soma, or fire and nectar. Learn how to cultivate these two forces to become more balanced.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, salads are cooling and can be hard on the digestive fire if your digestion is already weak. That said, with good amounts of healthy oils, warming spices, and by finely chopping the greens, most people have no trouble digesting this favorite of American “health-foods.”