Promoting Ayurvedic Health and Wellness
“As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed.
Ayurveda gives us the means.”
- David Frawley
In order to live a higher quality life, maintaining optimal wellness is key. Everything we feel and do relates to our well-being and directly affects our actions and emotions. In order to subdue stress, reduce illness, and ensure positive moments in your life, you must achieve optimal wellness.
To achieve optimal wellness, one must apply it towards every possible endeavor. You can apply a wellness approach towards your environment, community, career, belief systems, physical activities, self care, healthy eating, self esteem, and creative activities. Applying wellness in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live with passion and purpose.
One of my usual Ayurvedic morning rituals is to start my day with a homemade soothing cup of hot lemon ginger and honey tea.
It's a delicious way to get straight in and cleanse your digestive system after resting overnight. To make this simply grate some fresh ginger, place it in your favorite mug and cover with hot water. Squeeze in some fresh lemon or add a nice slice. Give it a stir. Allow the tea to sit for a couple of minutes, before adding raw honey (heating honey too high means losing many of its nutrients, hence using raw honey and adding once the tea is warm, and not hot). About as warm as your arm pit😉😉 You can also add turmeric for it’s potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
In truth I always follow up with a kick ass cup of coffee or chai☕️ Enjoy
In Ayurveda, ahara, is the word for diet or nutrition, which refers not only to the food we eat but also to everything we ingest, including our experiences, emotions, sensory impressions, and ideas. Food is central to Ayurveda because what we put into our bodies ultimately builds our tissues and provides the fuel for life. For this reason, Ayurveda favors ”super foods” that are full of vital life energy, or prana. The foods include vibrant organic fruits and vegetables, high quality grains and oils, and other whole foods.
Ideal nutrition results from consuming a variety of fresh foods that are deliciously prepared, served in small portions, and eaten with awareness. . Try eating for Balance, Vitality and Joy
Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do as we enter this world and the last thing we when we leave. As I deepen my study around pranayama, I am reminded how our breath is effected by what is happening in our daily lives and how important it is to take time to tune into our conscious breath.
Practicing pranayama daily helps to balance me in the moment as well as my nervous system(awaking the rest and digest) while releasing stress and anxiety which aids in the mind body healing.
Doesn’t that sound wonderful😉
Coming soon :)
I am excited to announce 2 Women's Retreats in 2019! Both will be held at Pure Awareness Eco Yoga Retreat in Winfield Alberta. Join me as I collaborate with my business partner Robyn Phillips June 14-16, 2019 and then with my friend Michele Dallaire July 12 - 14, 2019.
More info in links below
June Retreat https://www.facebook.com/events/793859447650411/
July Retreat https://www.facebook.com/events/683466692038931/
Coming soon :)
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