ayurveda in a nutshell

Ayurveda in a nutshell, from the Ayurvedic Institute 

Ayurveda, the science of life, has brought true health and wellness to millions of individuals throughout the ages with simple changes in daily living practices. Incorporating just a few of these proven methods into your lifestyle can bring about radical changes in your life.
This ancient art of healing has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The principles of many natural healing systems now familiar in the West, such as Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy, have their roots in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic practices restore the balance and harmony of the individual, resulting in self-healing, good health and longevity.

Its true for me, most of my adult life I’ve walked around with a “sour stomach” feeling, more days than not. I was treated for this with medication that helped temporarily in my early twenties. Both of my children are also sensitive to these symptoms. The past year, I’ve started a deeper experimentation with some very basic recommendations from Ayurveda and I’ve considered my body needs for my dosha, which is what Ayurveda which refers to as “your genetically inherited physical and emotional qualities.” While I strongly advise a seeking out an Ayurveda Teacher to learn more, I have also benefited from doing some research on my own! I started with a dosha quiz, you can check out one here from the A. Institute a few years ago and it helped me start to identify foods that upset my stomach or made me feel groggy. More recently, I’ve been considering “incompatible foods” and I find this resource to be very helpful! Take it slow and try out one idea at a time to really let your body adjust and to feel the impact of subtle changes over a long period of time!

Disclaimer: I still eat cheeseburgers sometimes and french fries, and I LOVE belgian beer! 🙂 for me, the work is much like my yoga physical practice, slow experimentation with changing patterns and openness to that change 🙂

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