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