Ayurveda is about the wisdom of life. By knowing and understanding our own unique nature we can easily and naturally make lifestyle choices that are harmonious rather than in conflict with who we are. To better know and understand your individual constitution (or Dosha in Sanskrit), do the Dosha quiz here: http://www.drjoannacarmichael.com/-dosha-quiz–health-forms.html
These suggestions are designed to help you make small modifications in your lifestyle that will add up quickly over time. Breaking down big health goals into smaller ones that are easier to “digest” and implement can be the key to lasting and significant change. We tend to want change fast, so we look for that magic bullet that is going to correct every imbalance overnight. What we need to remember is that imbalance was not created in our body/mind overnight, and it’s not going to be reversed or corrected overnight. But change can begin to happen immediately and being simple and realistic is important. Commit to one small change. A few days, a week, a month, even a year go by fast and before you know it the effects of small changes have added up to something wonderful & a life you can love.
Give yourself a gift and commit the week to each simple suggestion and watch your health, energy, wellbeing and vitality soar. Commit to Perfect Health instead of weight loss. Weight loss (or gain, if needed) will happen automatically as a byproduct rather than a goal in itself. As you feel better and better, notice how the suggestions build upon each other and that change and commitment to your health goals becomes effortless. It is from that inspired (in spirit) place inside of you that it is easier to create lasting change without the drudgery of doing something you really don’t want to do, or feeling deprived from something you really like.
Because Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga are inextricably interconnected, these tips will be giving you ideas in all three areas. They are also designed to build on each other and help you learn about these ancient and effective strategies that will have you working in harmony with the rhythms of nature rather than against them. Try these suggestions with a willing heart, and approach each tip with innocence and curiosity. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being authentic. Your willingness and action is enough to get your started. Over time, your unique Self will shine through when you begin to feel and look your best!