Calming your symptoms is like managing a rowdy teenager! You start with a low-key approach And, if needed, and after you have exhausted an option, move on to additional measures.
Watch this video by Kathryn Templeton to explore the 4-stage healing process of Ayurveda.
Fundamental to any Ayurvedic self-care routine is the proper feeding and nourishing of one’s 5-elemental body. As an appreciative student of Ayurveda, I’m in awe of the logic and cohesiveness surrounding the guidelines for diet and food preparation. But putting theory into regular practice ~ that can be a tall order especially in the summer when the structured cooking routines of the rest of the year take a back seat to summer’s spontaneity.
What are those challenging guidelines? Foods should be organic, seasonally harvested and consumed, freshly prepared, appetizing and properly cooked, lightly spiced, moistened with high-quality fat, have wisely combined ingredients, be suited to one’s specific digestive capabilities, be taken at the time of day when the external natural forces best support digestion, AND to insure proper replenishment of the elements should contain the 6 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, and bitter). Foods should NOT be leftover, stale, unappealing, processed, canned, frozen, improperly cooked, out of season, or otherwise cause a disturbance to digestive fire, bioenergetic tendencies, or state of mind. (Whew!) Continue reading
A daily routine is important and helps us in many different ways. i
In this video about Dinacharya, Kathryn Templeton talks about how being consistent with a daily practice can support a calm mind.
Learn steps to cleanse and nurture your body and mind now.