Updated: Mar 14
With so much information out there, I totally understand how daunting it can be to get started with Ayurveda in your day to day life. When I first heard of Ayurveda (while reading the back of a Yogi tea box whilst waiting for the kettle to boil..), it seemed so complex and mystical, that I thought I would never be able to fully understand it, let alone apply it to my everyday life, or even host an Ayurvedic cleanse one day (shoutout to my Reset the Soul homies)! But I remained radically curious, and here we are!
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine, or Ayurveda in short, is the world's oldest holistic and complete system of medicine. It is complete in the sense that it considers the rise of disease as a result of an imbalance between body, mind and spirit and therefore prescribes lifestyle adjustments to help live a long and healthy life.
If you don't already have a basic understanding of what Ayurveda is, this post is for you. It will give you an overview of the history and applications of Ayurveda. That might sound a little dry, but learning the actual meaning of 'AYUR' & 'VEDA' was such a lightbulb moment for me and it will help you view all of life through the lens of Ayurveda.
These are the 3 topics that will get you started
My goal is to guide you on the path to understanding and applying Ayurvedic principles to your day to life. We'll go step by step, and I have figured out the 3 most important things you need to know to get started. These basic principles can help you figure out when is the best time for you to study, which foods to eat, or even when to work out.
Speaking of food, I have created a free cheat sheet for you to download that places foods into particular categories according to their qualities. You will be able to see which foods are aggravating or pacifying to your specific doshic constitution at a quick glance. Head over to my freebies page to download it!
Together with the food cheat sheet mentioned above, the following list of topics will help you get a solid understanding of the Ayurveda basics:
The 5 elements
The 3 doshas
The 20 attributes
(If they are not yet hyperlinked, it means they're not yet written! Come back to this page in due time ;)
My intention is to share everything here with full humility and reverence for the ancient life science that is Ayurveda, and if you ever feel like I've missed the mark in any way, don't hesitate to reach out.
I am here for questions too (email/DM/carrier pigeon is all good), but if you are thinking of reaching out, consider buying me a virtual coffee in exchange for my time. THANK YOUU!