"Ayurveda is not a One-Size-Fits-All System"
Over the next four weeks I will be diving into a workshop where I will learn about the principles of Ayurveda, including: philosophies of Ayurveda, 3 functional constituents (3 dosha), physical components such as bones, blood and body tissues (7 dhatus), and waste products (3 malas).
As I learn more and more about this science of life, I will reflect upon what I discover each week! But before I get started, I wanted to post about my current understanding of the topic, so that I can track my growth!
So let's just start with a basic understanding of Ayurveda. Dating back to approximately 2000-5000 years ago, Ayurveda has stood the test of time. At the very base of it's principals is it's approach to reaching your own unique state of Balance between mind-body and soul. As you can imagine, it is not a one-size-fits-all system. For example, most people know that eating whole, unprocessed foods is going to help you achieve optimal health. Not many understand that while a plate of food can be healing and beneficial for one person, the same plate of food can be disastrous for another. In fact, Ayurvedic diet and wellness regimens focus completely on Your body, the season, geography etc-Your life in your surroundings!
Essential oils have been taking over the homes of holistic minded people all over the world! Not only have they been spreading like wild-fire today, but they have literally been supporting health and wellness long before modern medicine (I'm even talking before The Bible...Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians). These precious oils have POWERFUL effects that have blown me away. For example, 1 drop of Pure Peppermint Essential Oil is the equivalent of drinking 20 cups of Peppermint Tea!
So, here's how I fell head over heals in love with these natural solutions!
We all live a busy life, and let's face it...we do what we can to stay healthy without the luxury of planned meals, daily training and guidance from a professional. So how can you stay healthy and fit year round without breaking the bank, or living at the gym? Here are my top 5 tips that you can add to your routine!
1. Plan Your Workouts for the Week
Every Sunday my husband and I plan our workouts for the week. We have a hectic schedule filled with work, puppy drop offs and pick ups, and appointments. To keep ourselves committed we look at the week ahead and decide who is getting a sweat in/when. For us, we have a little puppy who needs to be supervised in the evenings (for many of you, you will struggle to figure out who is with the kids while the other is out).
Our week becomes a tightly planned system of Andrew working out from A to B, and Amber doing a class from C-D, Dinner at E, and walking Ellie at F. This keeps us accountable and we feel a sense of accomplishment when we complete a week. I do want to say however, that you need to be okay with missing a day from the schedule if need be. Which leads me to my next tip!
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Is it just me, or has Adrenal Fatigue been a hot topic of conversation in the health world?
Why has it been more prevalent? Most importantly, am I at risk?
Okay so What do I do?
Hi! My name is Amber, I am a wife and mother to Piper June. Welcome to my blog. You will find my path towards natural health and wellness as well as my honest discoveries as a new mother. In all aspects of life, I strive to cultivate Balance through a mindful existence. I share my experiences as a mother, helpful product reviews and companies that I am passionate about for our family. I am so grateful for your visit xo