Ayur… What??? (What is Ayurveda)
It’s a big crazy word right? and how do you even say it? “Eye-ur-veda” is how you pronounce it. But… What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science that originated in India. It’s often called the sister science of yoga, or the medicine of yoga.
The thing I love most about Ayurveda is the primary principle of Ayurveda is about self care to heal. Such a simple principle, yet very over rated in our culture. We are constantly on the edge of burn out in our culture, we go, go, go, go, go…. and forget to be, be, be, and be (she says slowly with a deep breath).
Ayurveda reminds us to “be”
The principles are healing the WHOLE body (much like holistic medicine), everything is a part of everything in Ayurveda, everything is connected. In Ayurveda, we mindfully move through life, add yoga and meditation, add spices and foods that heal, and create daily routines that foster the parasympathetic side of the nervous system, which is our rest and digest side, the one that says we are “SAFE”. Our work in Ayurveda is to find balance, and to keep “upgrading our choices”, to feel better and better in our bodies.
We don’t live in the balanced state very often in our culture, and more and more we stray from center. So, how do we bust through what our whole culture fosters? We consciously have to step outside of the societal norm and be our own warriors and begin healing our bodies, let go of filling every moment, find rest time, down time, time that fills our heart, minds and spirits. We need to truly and fully give back to ourselves.
Ayurveda is steeped in philosophy and history that at times, very frankly, is still confusing to me. So I keep discovering, learning and exploring. Which is fun for me! As I dug deeper into Ayurveda, I also realized I needed to take what was ancient and adapt it to how I lived in a modern world. I have chosen to put a modern spin on Ayurveda to create success in making new high vibe choices. Most of us just don’t have the luxury to go sit on a mountain top and meditate as the ancient yogis did for the rest of our lives, nor would most of us choose it, but we can still choose healing each day of our lives.
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