As the New Year approaches, many of us are drawn to reflect on the past year with the intention to create something new, something better than what we experienced the preceding year. Your soul wants to expand and your mind wants to work diligently to discover, analyze, and create a new story. In this scenario, we’re oftentimes driven by the ego-mind which gives us a sense of Self. The ego-mind is what you learned about yourself from outside sources: other people, experiences you’ve had, and the society where you grew up. And so, it’s helpful when it comes to navigating the practical matters of life that we’ve created. For example, thanks to the ego, you can identify yourself as a Mother, Father, European, Accountant, etc. And while it helps create order it also creates a sense of separation, which ultimately is devastating to humankind. You can, however, use the ego-mind as it was intended, to help you evolve. The gateway to do so begins with self-care. Self-care gives you the space to quiet the ego-mind, look within, and create more consciousness. (more…)
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…)
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…)