According to Deepak Chopra, Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness.
As the weather begins to get colder and dryer here in Utah, I’m balancing my Vata Dosha every morning with patchouli (calming) scented wax in the melter and drinking (warm not hot) vanilla macron tea to enhance feelings of relaxation, and grounding. I am also eating seasonally, for instance a nice warming stew full of rich, earthy root veggies?
Tonight we’re having up a simple lemon-scented acorn squash - rub squash halves with some olive oil and lemon-scented thyme. That’s it! No dairy, no added sugar! Place it on a baking sheet in a 375˚ oven for 30 minutes. This quick, grounding dish will make a welcome addition to a winter’s meal or an earthy snack to boost your energy on a cold winter day. And don’t forget to get plenty of sleep and daily exercise!
I look forward to sharing more about tips about living the mind-connection over the next few months and getting to know you!