Hi everyone, and welcome to My Ayurvedic Life. As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I think about Ayurveda all the time, but I only get to share my thoughts when I am one-on-one with a client, or up in front of a small group of people. In this blog I hope to share about my own relationship with Ayurveda, and how it gets integrated (or doesn’t) into my life as a working mom, wife, friend, and hobbyist.
Ayurveda is India’s natural system of healing and medicine. It is one of the oldest known medicines on the planet, and has informed medical knowledge in just about every other tradition practiced in the world. It’s basic tenet is that to live a life of vitality and longevity, we need to step into the natural rhythms of nature, and use those energies to maintain balance in our bodies and minds. This is done by learning your Ayurvedic constitution, and then following the recommendations for diet, daily habits, and periodic treatments that follow. It is at once simple, and profound.
My family consists of me and my husband, our two kids ages 6 and 4, and our old doggie Kava. As with just about every other person I know, my life is completely packed with work, home, social life, logistics, meetings, appointments, decisions, plans, and the various miscellany of life. Ayurveda is a touchstone for me and my family, and provides the basic structure on which we create our lives. Exactly how that happens can be hit or miss, but the why is never in question. This blog will details those moments of thought and decision, and serve as a record of my development in my professional and personal life. Thanks for stopping by!