I am just beginning both a yoga practise and ayurveda eating habits. It has been slow but I know that when I eat this way I have no heartburn and when I eat my old way I suffer greatly. Hoping to learn here too.
Hugs - Alicia
"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." - St. Francis de Sales
Why nobody continued posting as this team? This is THE ONLY team related to Ayurveda. I'm trying to get in but it says that it's inactive. I'm just beginning "The Hot Belly diet", based on Ayurvedic principles and I already lost 6 lbs in a week! , and I'm feeling fantastic!
I am quit new to Ayurveda and looking to learn as much as I can! I really like how you have slowly been incorporating various aspects into your life over a period of time rather than making a large change at once. I think this will be a great approach for me as well!
Each week, I try to add another Ayurvedic practice to my life. This week, I've been trying to drink a cup of hot water with some lemon juice, a demarara sugar cube, and a dash of salt before I have my breakfast. The practice is supposed to help regulate my bowel regularity, and it does seem to be working. Since I've been able to do this every day for a week, I think it will be come part of my regular practice.
I've been working my way through a book called "Prakiti," a Sanskrit word for our nature, that is an introduction to nutrition-based Ayurvedic medicine. It explains that each of us has a "dosha" that is a type of prakiti and provides a chapter of questions that the reader can use to assess what her/his dosha might be. Of course, a more thorough assessment would require a consultation with an Ayurvedic physician, who would be able to examine the patient more thoroughly. For each dosha (some of which are combinations of the three basic types), there are specific dietary recommendations regarding the foods that help one to balance one's dosha and foods to avoid that exaggerate its natural instability. Since there is an Ayurvedic clinic in metro Pittsburgh, where I live, I'm looking into a visit there to be assessed and to get some guidelines for my nutritional regimen.
Looking forward to your exploring Ayurveda more & sharing here. Sounds like yoga is a lifestyle that works for you- that is awesome! I admire that. I am looking for more info on Ayurvedic healing. Thank you for sharing! Debbie
I've been practicing yoga since I turned 65 and training to become a registered yoga teacher since 2011. Earlier this year, I began teaching a yoga class at a local wellness clinic that emphasizes nutrition over medication as a path to wellness and better health. I've also discovered, on-line, an Ayurvedic clinic near Pittsburgh that offers medical services, which also emphasize appropriate nutrition. Although I haven't begun a change in my diet to an Ayurvedic model, I will be exploring that path over the summer. I'm looking forward to sharing the experience with other, like-minded seekers of holistic living.
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