Catch up with our founder Tracy as shares her experiences of Ayurveda...
I remember the first time I was exposed to Ayurveda. At a backyard party one summer day, as I was making an impressive dent in my barbeque and potato salad, I noticed a couple of my Yoga friends foregoing the spread of chips, dip, and ribs and instead sipping on un-iced herbal teas. Any other day, they would have been enthusiastically noshing away at the party food, so I was immediately intrigued by this new behavior.
It turns out they had all had recent consultations with an Ayurvedist. They were dropping terms like Doshas, Ghee, and Agni like homeopathic wizards. I decided to make myself an appointment.
My consultation consisted of two visits, and I discovered my personal Dosha balance as well as some basics of Ayurveda. I was given recipes to help balance an out-of-whack Vata Dosha, methods and herbs to help curb my chronic migraines, and my very own tea blend to nourish and strengthen my bones and connective tissues since I had recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was fascinated by this ancient method of medicine, yet since I was trained in Western medicine, I began to wonder how effective could tea and spices really be? Herein was the beginning of a journey that would never end.
One of the best lessons I learned early on was this:
“Ayurveda is like a buffet table. You do not need to eat the entire buffet in order to be an Ayurvedist or make it work for you. Select a few things from the table that you like; you can always go back for more later.”
This Week's Takeaway
Ayurveda is for everyone, and you don’t have to completely dedicate your life to the practice to enjoy the multitude of benefits.
We’ll take a look at the Ayurvedic Buffet table and show you how you can work some of the practices into your life.