How to Begin Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle


 How to Begin Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle 

Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal practice that originated from India thousands of years ago and is often considered the sister science to yoga. Weaving Ayurveda and yoga into your daily life has the power to transform your wellbeing in profound ways.  

3 doshas

Understanding the 3 Doshas: The Basis of Ayurveda 

The first step to living an Ayurvedic lifestyle is understanding the 3 doshas. In Ayurveda, each person has a unique constitution made up of the 3 doshas. Generally, people have one predominant dosha, but you can also have two or even all three in equal amounts. The three doshas are vata, pitta, and kapha.  

Vata dosha 

Vata dosha consists of the air and ether elements and typically shows up in the body through thin structures, small features, cold limbs, and dry skin.

Pitta dosha 

Pitta dosha consists of the fire and water elements and appears as a medium body frame, slightly oily skin, moderate muscle tone, and a reddish complexion.

Kapha dosha 

Kapha dosha consists of the earth and water elements and generally appears as a larger body frame, oily skin, and thick hair.   

The Benefits & Components of an Ayurvedic Lifestyle 

Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle means aligning with your unique constitution or dosha combination and with the seasons. So, what makes up an Ayurvedic lifestyle will change depending on your constitution. Some typical components of an Ayurvedic lifestyle include waking up early in the morning, eating fresh foods, scraping your tongue, drinking warm water throughout the day, and practicing self-massage or abhyanga.

The benefits of Ayurveda are uncountable, and with these practices, you can access radiant health, a calm mind, balanced digestion, and inner alignment. Our online yoga teacher training program will explore Ayurveda in greater depth and help you incorporate these profound healing practices into your daily life. So, join us today and begin your journey towards a complete Ayurvedic transformation! 


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