My path to Ayurveda as a lifestyle practice began recently with naturally enjoying the benefits of yoga and meditation each morning. However, my practice was not truly rooted in spirituality at its core and I was missing that. It was only when I stumbled onto Sarah Beth Yoga’s beginner friendly YouTube channel, which includes the practice of Savasana (final resting pose) did I realize the intricate connection between yoga and meditation as a spiritual practice.
I knew about Ayurveda and Aveda as a lifestyle brand for living naturally (the founder, Horst Rechelbacher, was from my mother’s hometown in Austria). I recently connected the dots for myself between the benefits of yoga and meditation as one part of a broader Ayurvedic experience I could craft for my everyday life. This began with learning the Chakra system and actively learning how to align my energies. If you are committed to learning about Ayurveda, you must learn the basics of the Chakra energy system. My Chakras are balanced now through a daily Ayurvedic routine that I am living into. This daily routine, or Dinacharya, is my centered lifestyle experience now. I am still in the early phases of this lifestyle shift, but I am committed to living an Ayurvedic life now. Here are some examples below of how I practice Ayurveda.
We all have a Dharma (purpose) and if you are interested in entering an Ayurvedic journey, you can cater your Dosha (you are either Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) to your professional experiences in your life as well. I am learning how to apply my Ayurveda journey to all aspects of my life! Deepak Chopra’s website has been a wonderful resource for me in beginning my studies of Ayurveda. I hope this inspires you to begin your journey!
Yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini
Aromatherapy: Lavender oil, Rosemary, Mint, Chamomile
Haircare: Vegan products like Aveda
Skincare: Homemade face masks with honey
Chakra Crystal Healing: Labradorite
Mantra Chant: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Massages: Abhyanga, Marma, Shirodhara
Dosha Work: Vata, Pitta, Kapha