Living an Ayurvedic
lifestyle is all about living life in balance. It is a holistic approach to food, work, sleep and
relationships. The Ayurvedic
lifestyle is actually very simple, and practical, and helps us to be our
healthiest and happiest.
-Food: Eat foods that are
fresh, whole and organic. Favor
foods for your dosha to optimize the digestion, assimilation, and elimination
process. Favor fresh fruits and
vegetables, and whole grains.
Foods cooked fresh each day, and with love, produce the most ojas, which
are the biochemical equivalent to bliss.
-Work: Do work that you love, and that also
helps others; this is your dharma, or purpose in life. Balance your work with play. Keep your work life in perspective; it
is a part of your life, it is not who you are.
-Sleep: Most adults need at least 8 hours of
sleep, and children need up to 12 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep can cause anxiety, anger
and depression, and can wreak havoc on our relationships. Follow nature’s rhythms – get to bed by
10 pm and awake by 6 am.
-Relationships: Love and
accept people for who they are, not who you think they should be. Forgive unconditionally. The mind always tries to set
conditions, but follow the heart, which craves love, and unconditional
forgiveness. This is the
healthiest thing you can do for any relationship.