Ayurveda Journal, Week 7: Gratitude For Your Hands

Much of what Ayurveda is about is focusing your attention inward to feel your body and realize what’s going on inside. This will better help us to figure out how to give our bodies exactly what they need in order to keep us at our healthiest. Last week, during Lilavati’s very insightful and spiritual Wednesday yoga class, she had us direct our attention directly to our hands. She spoke of how our hands do so much more than we may even realize, and how they’re an extension of our hearts — how they put into practice that which comes directly from our hearts. Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 6: It’s All Connected

I got my first real taste of holistic healing about a year ago when I received acupuncture for the very first time – some of you may have read the acupuncture diary posts that went along with this. Since then, I’ve tried Reiki, and of course I’ve also become immersed in the world of Ayurveda. As I learn more about different forms of spiritual and holistic healing, it becomes clearer to me every day: Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 5: Finding My Way

Upon first meeting Lilavati, she told me that she feels that every woman who is meant to be at Temple of the Lotus will somehow find her way there. While my original intention that day was to find out what Lilavati and the temple were all about so that I could share an inspiring story on the blog… it quickly became clear that my presence there was so much more. Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 4: Skincare (& Mind-care) Routine

It’s been a full month since I’ve been introduced to the world of Ayurveda. I don’t know that my life has drastically changed just yet, but I’ve made changes — both external and internal — that I can feel have already started to get me moving in the right direction. (An interesting side note: I just accidentally typed “I don’t know that my mind has drastically changed just yet” – instead of “life”… So fitting, as my mind is the apparent cause of my need for healing). Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 3: Herbal Massage

The day had finally come for my first ayurvedic massage treatment… an Abhyanga, as it’s called. This treatment, in Lilavati’s words, is “a warm herbal oil massage therapy that deeply nourishes the body, mind and spirit and begins to create an internal environment for deep healing.” Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 2: Listening To Your Body

One of the main concepts of Ayurveda that I’ve begun to absorb thus far is learning to listen to what my body is telling me; to recognize how I’m feeling and discover how to fix imbalances using all information that my senses are taking in. Read More

Ayurveda Journal, Week 1: Exploring The Senses

After having a glimpse into the world of Ayurveda at Temple of the Lotus last week, I’ve decided that this is something that I’d really like to incorporate into my life. I have a few physical ailments that I’ve been trying to resolve for quite some time, and in recent years I’ve acquired a thirst to become more connected with myself and my surroundings, and to learn how to be truly present. I have a strong feeling that Ayurveda is exactly what I’ve been needing all this time. Read More