So what the heck is Ayurveda? .
It’s a 5,000 year old science based on achieving mind-body balance. It fuses elements from spiritual, medical, physiological, and psychological studies to promote wellbeing and health on the multi-dimensional levels humans exist within. . Ayurveda stems from the Sanskrit words: Ayur- “life” and Veda- “knowledge”. . So this is your life knowledge and although you might not resonate with all of the above components or layers of this study, what you do and eat have a huge impact on your life and this study can help you better understand these connections and guide you into making the best wellness choices for you.
To get started you can find a free DOSHA (3 energies used to describe YOU) test online. The test should be at least 20 questions although the more detailed, the better. . So before you get your tests results back, here’s what’s important to remember, ayurveda and knowing your dosha will give you specific guidelines and practices that will assist you in finding balance.
For me personally this put a lot into perspective, foods that agitate me, times to rest, activities that work and don’t work, etc.! Instead of resisting who I am, I’ve come to instead, focus more of my energy in the right places! . The sister practice to Ayurveda is actually YOGA! The Vedas of the Ayurvedic system intended for them to be practiced together. And if you find yourself on your yoga mat in a spiritual light then you’re more connected to the practice of yoga but if you find yourself seeking health and balance, your connecting greater to your Ayurvedic practice... even if you didn’t know it.
The reason these two practices are so linked is because we cannot become our highest self if we are not our healthiest self, they go hand in hand. Although a lot of today’s post sounds spiritual, understanding your body through Ayurveda is actually a very tangible practice of movement, breathing, tea, various practices, and rituals you can begin right away to feel your absolute best! Time to take that test!