What is Ayurveda? It is a system of medicine created 5000 years ago in India. It is not widely heard of in our western culture but modern scientists are finally starting to acknowledge the validity in the practice of this medicine. Ayurveda places the healing of our bodies in our own hands. Those of us that are nutritionists and counselors are taught to hand down the tools that you need so that you can continually heal yourself. Our job is to show you your responsibility into your own health and not have to depend on counseling for life. You will have the skills and knowledge of health to pass down to your children and grandchildren.
I will be doing my own three-week detox of my body, mind and spirit. The beginning and end of each season is the perfect time for that. It’s a time to take stock of where we are at in our lives, where we need to make improvements, figure out what we need to heal in our emotional beings and decide if we are truly ready to make those changes. Any type of detox takes preparation. Preparation of ingredients, preparation of the body, preparation of the soul. It is also an acceptance. Are you really prepared to take accountability and action in your own life? Are you really ready to let go of that darkness that holds you back?
Ayurveda is a choice. Do you choose to let go of the pain of your past? To let go of blaming others and playing the role of victim? Do you choose to make dietary and lifestyle choices that could ultimately save you from a life of emotional and physical pain? Sometimes we do not see the results of our choices right away, but ultimately they do show up in damage that is irreversible.
Ayurveda does not cleanse in the sense of what many think. It is not about starving the body, but replacing and adding healthy habits. After I have heard a client’s story and analyzed their Dosha (body type, habits, skin tendencies, etc.) then I can prescribe proper methods of healing.
For me, I am starting by adding in daily rituals such as devotions and meditations, making sure I get adequate sleep, daily juicing, and skin brushing. I also start my day with a cup of warm lemon water. They say new habits take 30 days to develop so be patient with yourself. I know I have to be!
I have been taking Turmeric for 5 months consistently now and I have been off of anxiety medicines for 4. It has been amazing to me what this simple addition to my diet has done for me. If you haven’t researched the benefits of Turmeric, I am including them here.
If you truly want to change your life and your health, I want to do it with you. Everything works better as a team. Know that I will be with you on this journey. Because no matter who you are, we are all human and all need a restart every once in a while. We all deserve that new beginning!