When the seasons change, spring cleaning is definitely a thing! In this episode you'll learn why (and how) our bodies and minds also benefit from a spring cleanse.
Because we are unique individuals, Ayurveda says each dosha requires a slightly different diet, too! Ayurvedic eating is customized and acts, in a way, as preventative medicine. If we are eating the right foods for our unique bodies, our minds will thrive, our bodies will function well, and our immunity will be strong! And if not, we'll have problems :) Check out this episode to learn which foods are best for you!
You know all that time, money and care we spend taking care of our bodies?!
What if I told you, the mind is actually more important than the body! To create a healthier body, we must start with a healthier mind. Learn about the qualities of the mind in this episode.
During a long winter season, the outdoors and nature overall can feel so lifeless, dark and cold! That’s why we can feel S.A.D. But there are things we can do to create an uplift and vigor.
Counterbalance the winter dregs by bringing LIFE to the indoors and let’s use our five senses as healing vehicles.
In this episode, I'll tell you five of my favorite practices you can easily do at home to bring the HAPPY!
"What is one small change I can make that would get great results?"
While it was difficult to choose just one, here's my favorite. This ONE change comes with FIVE super impactful results!
It could be the answer you're looking for. You have no idea of the power within this simple change until you start practicing.
We know doshas rule our bodies, but they also rule certain times of day, the seasons, and stages of life.
If we do the wrong things at the wrong time, it's like swimming upstream. Wrong timing is considered a causative factor of disease, or imbalance.
Once we know what doshas are strongest at specific times, we can adjust our routine accordingly to go with the flow of those doshas to achieve overall balance.
The body's internal digestive fire is called our agni. When agni functions properly, whatever we have eaten gets digested and absorbed by the body's tissues. Then the body eliminates waste. Pretty simple.
However, when doshas or tissues are imbalanced due to lifestyle, diet, negative emotions, etc., agni becomes weakened or disturbed and therefore cannot digest food properly.
The function of agni is the main contributor to our physical and mental health and when agni functions properly, we thrive. But when agni malfunctions, we get sick and we can accumulate ama (toxins).
In this episode you'll learn:
• The right times to eat and why
• How to avoid ama (toxins)
• How to "train" your digestion to work properly
• The biggest mistake we make when eating
Many people find the doshas to be the most exciting part of Ayurveda to learn! Because that's when you discover who YOU are including why you act the way you do, and think like you do.
One of my students summed it up nicely when she said, "OMG it's like my whole life makes sense now!!"
Yep. Once you know your dosha(s), you can make the right choices in your diet & lifestyle practices based on what YOU need, forever.
All three doshas vata, pitta, and kapha are present in all of us, all the time. But 1 or 2 doshas will be dominant. According to Ayurveda, like increases like, so whatever your dosha, you'll use the opposite qualities to drive your customized diet & lifestyle choices. And that's where the path to healing and longevity begins.
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Ayurveda literally translates to the "knowledge of or science of life." It's goal is to teach diet & lifestyle practices that prevent disease so we can live a long and healthy life — according to who we are as an individual.
Ayurveda is a WHOLE medical system, including mind, body and spirit, seeing us as complete individuals.
Most of our health concerns and be cured and prevented with diet and lifestyle alone and this is where Ayurveda truly excels in today's world!!
With a little Ayurvedic knowledge of who we truly are + best daily practices, we have full empowerment to live a long and healthy life.