Friday, January 4, 2013

Intentions and Resolutions in the New Year

The new year...a time when intentions and resolutions are made, promised; for the betterment of Self.  I've never been one for either and when I did make them, I usually gave up before January ended.  

But this year feels different, I have a new found determination for aiding in all unhealed areas of my life, your life, the community, the citizens, the world.  I realized the blessing of having studied Ayurveda, a 5000 year old healing science, and feel I must share it with you, your life, your awareness.  

Ayurveda, which is Sanskrit, translates to the Science of Life.  It is a healing science focusing on mind, body, and spirit.  Your diet is considered one of the important therapeutic tools.  By bringing harmony and balance to your diet and lifestyle you then begin to practice the preventative aspect of Ayurveda.  Imagine, you have to power to heal yourself based on the foods you chose to consume.  

The uniqueness in this healing science is the attention to the individual and their symptoms, causes.  Everything is looked at from diet, to lifestyle. It encompasses various therapies including yoga, meditation, astrology and working with gemstones, however food and cooking play a prominent role.  Food is considered to affect not only our body, but also our mind.  By understanding how to prepare foods best suited for our bodies and minds, we can achieve a harmony, a balance and begin to thrive in divinity.  

As with any intention or resolution, we must be clear as to why we are doing this, and the ultimate goal.  My intention is to bring you more information about this science.  Expand your awareness about food, and being in tune with nature, because Ayurveda focuses on being a partner with nature, and the elements.  I remember my mom saying the exact same thing to me when I was a child, live in tune with nature, just as this science teaches. 

Ayurveda speaks of a universal life force which manifests as three energies, or Doshas; they are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  We're all made of a unique combination of these 3 Doshas.  Most people have an abundance in one or two doshas.  This combination is determined when one is conceived, and is your authentic nature.  These three doshas constantly vary based on your diet, season, environment, age, and several other factors.  Dis-ease begins when dosha's begin moving in and out of balance creating a confused environment for the body and accumulate in areas in which they don't belong.  The first step is figuring out in which Dosha(s) you are abundant.  You may find quizzes online, or you can email me and I'll work with you directly.  

Intentions and resolutions for the new year have begun.  I am determined and dedicated to healing myself so I may heal the world...that's a quote somewhere, right?  Won't you join me?

Have you heard of Ayurveda?  Are you curious to find out more? Let me know.  

11 comments:

  1. We should always strive for betterment of self. Thanks for reminding us and sharing your perspective.

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  2. Happy New Year Elizabeth! Looking forward to learning more about the foods that help us live in harmony. :-)

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  3. I love everything yoganess. It works great for my back and I love Bikram Yoga because it really helps to sweat everything out.

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  4. Wishing you all the best in the new year, intent and wellness should be at the top of our goal list! #LLBLOG

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  5. Happy New year! :) I really have been meaning to start yoga. I think I will do it this year.
    xoxo
    Marla

    www.marlitaontherun.com

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  6. I've never heard of Ayurvedo and am not big into yoga- but want to be and definitely lok forward to learning more and trying it! Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda

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  7. Looking forward to reading about your journey. Have the best year in 2013. Wishing you many blessings. Alma

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  8. BB soooo wants to learn more! I agree with you completely that this year is different- I feel an intensity, a power in 2013. I need the strength and energy to flow with and not fight the vibes- I'll be looking forward to your sharings. BB2U

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  9. Thank you for the intro to Ayurveda. :) I'm going to google it so I can read a little bit more!

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  10. Life Sciences is a topic I am very interested in learning more about. I do some yoga only at work in order to get my body moving. Thanks for the reminder and input.

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  11. Sounds very interesting! Reminds the phrase You are what you eat.

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