Ayurveda is a system of health and living that's over 5000 years old and its gaining popularity within the west. How has it lasted so long? Two words: Simple. Practical. That and the fact that it just works! If you've heard something about it, likelihood is that you've got questions, or even you're wondering whether or not it's for you. Well guess what…? Ayurveda is for everyone, and it's extremely likely you're already practicing a number of it.
Ayurveda is like the perfect grandmother – ancient and modern at the same time. You know the one who spends her day's knitting AND Faces booking and always seems to be up on the newest gossip, technology, or sports scores. She's and loving with your best interests at heart and is somehow amazingly, unconventional, and uncannily spot on! Yep, that's Ayurveda.
The beauty is you do not need to know much for it to vary your life. So if you've never heard of it before or perhaps you're wondering what, if anything, Ayurveda needs to give you, here's my "cut to the chase" version of why you may want to provide Ayurveda a primary look!
1. Ayurveda Wants to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
You are 100% unique in every way. Ayurveda knows this that your approach to living, growing, and healing should reflect this too. Diets, medicines, that work for others might not work for you. Life choices that work for you'll not work for others. Accept this.
Key message: Know yourself and love yourself…a lot!
2. Ayurveda believes that you are Inherently Healthy
Healthy consistent with Ayurveda is your natural state. It's you and your environment in balance. Unhealthy is you and your environment out of balance. The great news is imbalance doesn't usually happen overnight. So if you'll recognize it, you'll stop it….or slow it down. Key Message: Know that you simply are capable of achieving balance. Pay attention to the signs that the balance is shifting than do something about it.
3. Ayurveda Understands Why you do what you do and wants you to know Too.
Another principle of Ayurveda is that we are made from similar stuff and governed by similar laws as nature. Ayurveda's five elements recognize Earth, Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. How those elements behave and interact is significant. As an example, the fire in you looks like digestion, inflammation, ambition, anger. The earth seems like cell walls, bones, stubbornness, and loyalty. All the elements are at work inside us but our somatotype, personality, and behaviors are usually governed by just one or two.
Key message: Understanding how the elements work in you and how to create the foremost of your elemental strengths and weaknesses is the key to a blissful life!
4. Ayurveda knows that cleaning up your act is one among the keys to getting what you would like.
Our capacity is limited only by our willingness to "empty our cup" again and again. Clearing away the old to form room for the new may be an ancient concept works! And cleansing is a key part of the Ayurvedic approach to extraordinary living.
Key message: Physical, mental, and emotional detox rocks! Love regularly.
5. Ayurveda Embraces the whole you.
You are over just an excellent mind and a pretty face. Ayurveda recognizes you as a driving force in the process of healing. It acknowledges the connection between the mind, body, and soul and uses each to balance the opposite.
Key message: you're way more capable of healing and happiness than you have been lead to believe. So there you're, a peek inside the world of Ayurveda. And if you haven't guessed by now the purpose of all of this, really, is to help you understand that Ayurveda isn't a special diet, or herbal medicine or a wacky mysterious fad from India. Ayurved Feeling amazing, looking radiant, choosing powerfully, connecting passionately with the world. I'm pretty sure that is the promise celebrities see in it. And for most of us, that's pretty life-changing!