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Have you heard about Ayurveda but think it’s
just another fad or one of those new age-my ways to approach your life? I want you to stay tuned because putting Ayurvedic
practices into your everyday life is a powerful way to increase your self-care and personal
empowerment. For the best advice on self-care and personal
empowerment, be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that bell to get notified when I release
a new video every Thursday. Ayurveda, what is it? Well, Ayurveda is made up of two different
words. Ayur which is the science. And Veda which is life. So when you put these two words together,
Ayurveda is actually the science of life, or the science of living. And it is considered, Ayurveda, is considered
to be the sister science of yoga. It was developed around 1000 BC. There are texts that attest to this and what
Ayurveda does is it presents us a way to approach our health and well-being. There are simple practices that we can incorporate
every day that are based in Ayurveda that can help support our overall self-care routine. Before we talk about those self-care practices,
it is really important that you understand what your Dosha is. That’s right , D-O-S-H-A. Your Dosha is what’s known in Ayurveda as
your constitution. It’s essentially your personal makeup. And there are three different types of Doshas
in the Ayurvedic system. One is Kapha, one is Pitta, and one is Vata. I’m going to be going into a lot more detail
about these three different types of Doshas over the next few weeks. But let’s just say that you’ve got to figure
out, first, if you’re a Kapha, Pitta, or Vata before we move on. In order to find out your Dosha or constitutional
type, I want you to download my free Dosha quiz. You can download that using the link in the
description below. So the most important thing to remember when
it comes to Ayurveda is that Ayurveda supports balance in the system. Once you know your Dosha or constitution type,
we can then find self-care practices. Everyday things that you can do to bring more
balance into your life. And Ayurveda approaches this in a few different
ways. There are natural medicines you can take,
so herbs and supplements, foods you can eat, which is always a lot of fun to explore with
food and see what works for your system and see what doesn’t necessarily resonate. There are movement practices, so ways we want
to get the body moving. There’s breath practices and there are what
we call purification practices. So additional practices that you can do to
support the system and bring more balance to your well-being. One of the most interesting pieces about Ayurveda
and one that I have found especially helpful as I continue to evolve my self-care practices,
is the idea behind an Ayurvedic clock. And the Ayurvedic clock is applied in three
different ways. There is the daily Ayurvedic clock, if you
think about the clock with the hours on it like the one over my shoulder. There’s a 24 hour period in which we can approach
things Ayurvedically. There are different times of day that relate
to each Dosha. There’s the seasonal Ayurvedic clock so if
you think about summer, fall, winter, spring. There are constitutions, Doshas, that go along
with our seasons. And then there are also the seasons of our
life. There’s the Ayurvedic clock for the time periods
in our life that we can also follow. And these clocks can help us assess where
we might be a bit out of balance and where we can incorporate practices to bring us back
into balance. I’d love to know, do you do any practices
that are inspired by Ayurveda? And if so, what are they? Be sure to share those in the comments below. Having a basic understanding of Ayurveda and
how it can support your self-care and personal empowerment has been incredibly beneficial
for the clients and students that I’ve worked with. I want you to benefit from some of these practices
as well. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing
more information about each of the Doshas, practices that we can use to bring ourselves
back into balance, including some meditations, some movement, as well as some recipes, always
fun. And I’d love to know your experiences with
all of these as we move through a basic Ayurvedic series. Are you a little bit more interested in Ayurveda
now? I hope you are. It’s been an incredibly empowering part of
my personal self-care practice as well as the self-care practices of my clients and
students. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing
more about the Doshas, about the Ayurveda clocks, so be sure to subscribe to my channel
and hit that bell because you won’t want to miss any of it. Be sure to download your Dosha quiz from the
description below. Stay ignited out there and I will see you
soon. Bye.

25 thoughts on “AYURVEDA FOR SELF-CARE || A BASIC INTRODUCTION

  1. It feels like school again learning new words.

    Keep it up Heather, your channel is growing! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  2. Thanks for explaining this and sharing the self-care practices that have worked so well for you! Love the idea of the Dosha quiz. Cheers!

  3. Thanks for the great video! I signed up for your dosha quiz. I did a session with an ayurvedic doctor once but I forgot what they told me my doshas were lol, thanks again!

  4. Great video! I have heard of Ayurveda in the past and have always been interested. I took your quiz and I was tied for Vata and Kapha. Looking forward to watching your videos and learning more ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you!

  5. This has always been so interesting to me but it feels really overwhleming to get started. Thanks foe the video babe!

  6. Great content, very in-depth and some people have never even heard of this let alone understand it, Great Video Heather!

  7. Great video! I love the fact that you're diving in Ayurveda and teaching these amazing principles! Such a fantastic job explaining about doshis! Keep up the great work! I'll be sharing your video with my clients! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thanks Heather, really looking forward to the Ayurveda series coming up. Excited to learn some new things from you

  9. Great video! Loved it. My friend who likes ayurveda too told me I was a pitta but I'm excited to take your quiz and see if it's true ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I don't know my dosha. Ayurveda always seemed overwhelming to me. I didn't know it was the sister to yoga. Interesting!

  11. Wow, she explains Ayurveda so well. It's my first time being exposed to it and I'm excited to learn more because who doesn't need "self-care"?

  12. This was really insightful. I've heard lots of people talk about Ayurveda but I've never heard it explained so clearly and why it's important.

  13. This has been a confusing topic for me so thank you for breaking it down like this. Looking forward to the future videos.

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