The fall season is upon us and we are encouraged to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year through a tradition called Thanksgiving. And while not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving, many of us can appreciate a large meal with friends and family. From an Ayurvedic perspective, let’s look at food combining and how it plays a role in your overall health and the different ways we socialize depending on each individual dosha. (more…)
Throughout life, you may find yourself overworked, underworked, and in general, living in extremes. You can’t wait for the weekend and you’ve planned back-to-back activities and/or you’re going to do absolutely nothing. Both of which leave you feeling like the weekend wasn’t long enough. We’ve created an “on/off” way of being. We become so focused on the doing or not doing, we’ve lost touch with our internal ebb and flow and the interconnectedness of life. However, it’s in these moments, through observation and connection that joy, peace, and compassion await. Through modern-day meditation, you can access these moments by redirecting your energy from depleting thoughts and attention to balanced thoughts and attention. (more…)
Relationships, whether they be with your family, friends, partner(s), co-workers, passersby, or yourself can be complicated – and rightfully so, we are so complex! We are an accumulation of our ancestors, relatives, past lives, and of course, we are on our own trajectory as well. And while we are all doing the best we can with the tools we have, what if there were more tools? What if you could have more awareness, compassion, patience, and non-attachment? This is possible, and Ayurveda can help! (more…)
There is a cycle to life that’s happening around you and inside of you. Everything is connected and according to Ayurveda, comprised of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and space. And so, as the seasons change so do you. Thus, your experience is greatly determined by how in-tune you are with your mind and body in relation to nature. For this, Ayurveda provides different ways to connect with yourself which can help you recognize the rhythms of nature within you, in truth, Ayurveda may already be in your life. (more…)
The beauty of Ayurveda is that it encompasses every aspect of life so actually, it’s already in your life! To “discover” Ayurveda means to recognize and honour it. Ayurveda can have many beginnings, from curiousity to health concerns that prompt deeper learning. Regardless of your path, Ayurveda allows you to live life from an entirely different perspective.
To begin, it helps to personalize your experience by getting a better understanding of your predominant dosha. And while your dosha is dynamic, understanding the basic principles will help guide your way. (more…)