Category Archives: Doshas

How to make Ayurvedic meals for a family

question_masthead Monica B, I don’t know how to make an Ayurvedic meal for my entire family when we all have different doshas. I’m so confused!

Many of you have confusion around this and I think you will be happily surprised with the answer. 

How to make Ayurvedic meals for a family?

You don’t. (mmwaahahahaha evil laugh)
You make one meal that includes all six tastes.
Then, each person builds their plate differently (<—see examples) according to their doshas.

It’s important to know the six tastes: Sweet, Salty, Sour, Pungent, Bitter, Astringent

But, don’t over-complicated it by worrying about which family members the tastes will benefit the most. You’ll go nuts. Instead, just include all the tastes in the meal the best you can. A good rule of thumb is to bring in various colors and textures from vegetables and grains into each meal. Like, sneak them in! Top of my mind when I make dinner is, “How many veggies sneak I get into this meal somehow?” and “Could I sprinkle this with parsley (bitter) or cilantro (astringent) or grind a little lemon pepper (pungent) on it?” The more colorful the meal is, the more likely it is well-rounded in tastes. If the meal is all brown or gray, you’re missing some tastes (and probably prana too).

In my book, In Your Elements, I walk through each taste in detail, how to build our plates and the spices in your ayurvedic pantry. I highly recommend the book if you want to know more in-depth!

If you just want some good, quick advice then maybe the most important thing to remember is, don’t stress about it being “Ayurvedic”! Food is food. Don’t mix fruit & dairy, don’t eat yogurt. That’s about all the rules I have for beginners.

Here are some examples of meals I make (they are not Ayurvedically perfect, I just do my best)

Meal 1 – Pesto pasta & vegetables: Pesto pasta (the pesto has 5 tastes in it). Serve with a side of baby colorful heirloom tomatoes cut in 1/2, sprinkle with a little black pepper. Optional to add another steamed-but-still-crunchy veggie like green beans, snap peas or red bell pepper.
Meal 2 – Veggie tacos: Sauteéd zucchini spears (bonus points for sauteéing in ghee), red & yellow peppers served on warm corn tortillas. Add a sprinkle of cumin, himalayan salt and black pepper. Top with your favorite taco toppings including hot sauce, avocado, cilantro leaves, grated cheese or sour cream (dosha depending). Enjoy black beans and rice as a side.
Meal 3 – Lemon pepper chicken & rice & steamed veg. Sautee chicken in olive oil or butter grind a generous amount of lemon pepper on it. Serve with fresh basmati or jasmine rice and your favorite steamed veggie. Easy!

I hope this helps.

Get the download for details on these recipes, how to build your plate, and more!

The Three Doshas

Remember we are governed by the five great elements, right? Space, air, fire, water, and earth. We know that by now all the way out to the great universe and the earth itself and all the nature surrounding and all the way down into our deepest selves, it’s just those five things. Space, air, fire, water, and earth. Well, from those five elements are created the three doshas, so I have a handy dandy little printout for a visual aid ;) 

Vata is the energy of movement.

If you think about space and air, it’s very, very subtle, and it moves very quickly, right? Space is the container where things are created. Space is also, in proper Ayurveda, it is ether. It is not just nothing. It is not a space of nothing. It’s a subtle gas, and with a space and a subtle gas, there are things that can be created within that space, right? Just a little tip for yourselves. If you are ever in a space where you can’t get any creativity or just like, “I don’t know why I’m so blocked, I don’t have any creative ideas,” slow everything down. Things are only created when there’s space to do so. 

Space and air create Vata Dosha. Air, you can think of like the wind, and Vata is the energy of movement, and so it moves things from place to place. It moves things up and down. It moves things round in a circle. It is known as the king of the doshas because without Vata, the other two, Pitta and Kapha can’t move. Let’s move on.

Pitta is the energy of transformation.

Fire and water elements make pitta dosha, the energy of transformation. Pitta transforms things, whether it’s our thoughts, our judgments, our food. The fire element transforms things. If you think about what happens when you put something on a fire. You take a log, put it on the fire. Light it on fire, what happens to the log? It’s no longer a log, right? It turns into ashes, so it’s turned into something else. And that’s pitta’s job. It transforms things!

Specifically, the most easily understandable is our digestion. Pitta helps turn our food into useful fuel and sustenance that builds our bodies. It takes the nourishment and separates the rest out as poop, so pitta energy sorts, transforms, and it moves it on its way.

Kapha is the energy of lubrication and structure.

Kapha dosha is made of water and earth. Look at your chart: notice how much more dense the elements are in kapha compared to vata? Space and air is very light, very subtle. Pitta dosha has some fire and water and which is a little more substantial, right? Then you get all the way over to Kapha with water and earth, which is quite heavy! Now we got the mountains, the solid earth, the mud, and we therefore, the structure. 

Kapha is responsible for sticking things together, building the structure, and creation. Kapha is the creator, the builder.

These three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, construct our bodies, but they’re in the greater nature as well. They rule certain times of day. They rule certain seasons, which if you have ever downloaded one of my seasonal blooms you will get the whole scoop on how to manage ourselves during that season.

So again, we have all five elements in us. We have them in different combinations. We all have our own unique combination of elements, which create the doshas, which is why we are completely and totally unique individuals. No two of us are the same.

Now, you’re going to be like “What dosha am I?” Good question. If you don’t know your dosha yet, take the dosha test

Ayurveda will make much more sense once you grasp the foundation of the doshas. From there, you can build.

If you already know your dosha, pick on one thing that is hard for you, that’s difficult, that’s maybe a fault that you see in yourself and make a decision this week to get better at that. Just pick one thing. While you’re practicing that, go forward, stay excited!

Keep bringing Ayurveda to life!

Beginner Ayurveda: The Five Great Elements

This video on The Five Great Elements (space, air, fire, water, earth) is awesome for Ayurvedic beginners and a fantastic refresher for those who already know some things about Ayurveda. 

Today, we are going to talk about the five great elements and macrocosm and microcosm.

Take off your hat of everything that you know about healthcare and science. Put that hat over to the side, and you’re going to put on a new hat, an Ayurvedic hat.

In Ayurveda, it is said that everything that exists is made of five things. Those five things are space, air, fire, water and earth.

All the way out to the greatest, giant universe, there’s lots of space. There is lots of space, and there’s air and there’s movement that makes things go. There’s fireballs that are happening. There’s things exploding. There’s earth balls, right? And there’s water. There’s things freezing out there in outer space, right? So, all the way out in outer space, only five things; space, air, fire, water, earth. Yes? Yes. Good. That is macrocosm.

Let’s come down closer to Earth. There are mountains and underneath the mountains there’s water. And then, surrounding is this nice air that we breath, and in the giant container is a big thing of space (ether). Think about the earth like maybe a big terrarium, providing space for things to grow. And then you’ve got the fire, which is the big giant sun. So right there on our planet is space, air, fire, water, earth.

Now, let’s go into our bodies.

It is said in Ayurveda that the same five elements exist in our bodies as in the earth and as greater universe. We’ve got water in our bods, right? *slosh, slosh* We’ve got water in our blood. We drink a lot of water. We’ve got water in our saliva. We’ve got water lubrication around our eyes. And! Much of our body is earth too, isn’t it? We can jump and stand without turning into water and just splashing on the ground, so you’ve got sturdy earth qualities there. And then you’ve got the fire which is our digestion and our metabolism. 

And then you’ve got some air in our bodies, the air moves things. What do you think moves things through our veins, and through our capillaries? And then we’ve got the space — space is what lives in our ears. Creates a little hollowness, the bouncing of sound so we can hear things. And again, space creates the container. There’s space in my mouth, so sound can come out. So you can see these five elements way up in the Universe, and down to earth, and also in us! That is macrocosm and microcosm.

We feel best when we’re in nature because we are made of the same things! 

Two takeaways for you.

#1. Be mindful and choose food from nature. Like, really think to yourself, “Does this food come from nature?” All the foods that come from nature have the same five elements in them. If the food is processed, canned, packaged, and/or if you can’t read the ingredients, those foods don’t come from nature. Favor the foods that nature gives us!

#2. Start spending more time outside. How relaxing is it to just lay on the beach or float on the lake, or look at the mountains. You don’t need any entertainment, you can just be there and it feels amazing. And guess what? We have nature all around us every single day! So start spending more time outside. It is so good for our minds and it is so good for our bodies to feel that connection and to feel that vibrancy with nature.

So, with that said, you are going to start practicing these two things. If you have the ability, go outside right now. Put on those sneakers, take a 10-minute walk. Get some Prana (vital life force) in you, get some nature. Go be surrounded by some lovely things outside. Nature is our home — we are all built of the five great elements. 

Keep bringing Ayurveda to life!

21 Days of Ayurveda!

 

Join me LIVE on Facebook at 11am Pacific time from July 7 thru July 27!

I will be sharing 10 minutes of Ayurvedic teachings each day, which is an absolute JOY for me and should be super helpful for you to start bringing more Ayurveda into your daily practice.

If you want to see me LIVE, you must do these 2 steps:
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YAY! I can’t wait to see your shining faces there and await all your awesome comments and questions for me to ponder. XOXO!

Qualities of Pitta

In Ayurveda, one of the main rules is “like increases like” and so we will look at the
qualities of the dosha and use the opposite to stay balanced.

Pitta qualities are hot, sharp, slightly oily, smooth and mobile.

To stay balanced, pitta will use the opposite qualities which are cool, calm, soothing,
slightly dry and grounding.

Please note  “cooling” does not mean ice cold. It means comfy cool. A pitta would enjoy a lukewarm or cool bath, but if it’s way freezing, it will shock our bodies and constrict channels and probably piss off a pitta. In addition to their bodies, pittas need to keep their mind cool to prevent getting hot-headed or overly stressed.

Too hot for pitta in summer

Red meat, yogurt, sour fruits, super-spicy foods, peppers, fermented or pickled foods, excess salt, tomato-based foods and alcohol. Exercising mid-day in the sun. Hot yoga. Sun-bathing.

Cooling & perfect for pitta in summer

Sweet fruits, ghee, fresh vegetables, cottage or mozzarella cheese, cool pasta salads, ice cream, coconut water, pomegranate juice, mint tea. Exercising early morning. Most yoga. Sitting in the shade and enjoying down time.

For even more tips on pitta dosha and pitta season, get the free Pitta Seasonal Bloom download here.

I am pitta!

Cereal For Dinner?

I would love to know who’s had cereal for dinner in the past week. Anyone? Confession: Me me, I had cereal tonight!

We are full into pitta season. Long days, lots of sun and heat begin to increase pitta’s fire in each of us. So when it comes to meals we are probably not reaching for spicy chili, heavy rice dishes, or mashed potatoes. Nope, that stuff feels too heavy and warm for us. So, we might crave something light and sweet, like cereal!

While your mom may have said that cereal is not a good dinner, I’ll tell you that cereal is actually not a bad dinner during summer! It’s light and easy to digest. The milk has a cooling effect on the body (plus, liquid calms down fire), it’s a mild laxative, and instantly calms stress and anxiety. The cereal is dry and light, so it soaks up any excess oils and heat. Both cereal and milk have what is a “sweet taste” in Ayurveda which is the best taste to balance pitta.

SEE?! Don’t you feel better? Craving cereal in summer is not strange, it’s totally natural! Our bodies call for exactly what we need. Next time you get a craving for cereal for dinner, check the weather because I bet it was a warm day

*Choose cereals wisely. Fruit Loops, Cap’n Crunch, Coco Pebbles and the like are FULL of sugar, which will jack you up and crash you down! No bueno! When in doubt, shop the natural foods section of the grocery store. You mostly can’t go wrong at Trader Joe’s too :) 

What balances vatas and pittas in kapha season?

This question stemming from several of you!

“What balances vatas and pittas in kapha season?”

Overall, vatas and pittas are going to be balanced by kapha season. Happy day!

I quickly made this crude little chart (it shows up reversed in the video), but in very simple terms, these are how the qualities shake out in kapha season.

 

In general vatas and pittas will be balanced by kapha season. In Ayurveda we talk a lot about the qualities and we use the opposite qualities to stay balanced.

Kapha qualities are: cold, wet, heavy, static (non-moving) and dull.

Vata qualities are: cold, dry, light, mobile, and rough.

All vata qualities except COLD are opposite of kapha which means, kapha will balance vata for the most part. However, vatas need to stay warm in their environment, body and diet in spring.

Pitta qualities are: hot, slightly-oily (a little wet), light, smooth, mobile and sharp.

All pitta qualities except wet are opposite of kapha which means, kapha will also balance pitta for the most part! However, anything too humid, wet, or oily will not suit pitta in spring. They should favor the dry qualities in their environment, body and diet.

In a nutshell, vatas and pittas should feel quite awesome in spring. If you are a kapha, learn more on how to balance your mind, body and spirit with this kapha seasonal bloom.

Much more learnings on my YouTube channel and Facebook page too.

XOXO!

 

 

6 tips to help kapha declutter

Kapha declutter

Muy importante! 

Those over-filled closets, basements, garages and storage spaces need attention! Kaphas, be mindful that one of the best things for you is to clear the clutter.  You see, kaphas are the glue emotionally, physically and…materialistically. They like to keep stuff, like, forever if they could. However, this clingy energy bogs them down which is the last thing kapha needs.

Kapha needs more space, lightness, and flow. When we have posessions that are all piled up, we can’t even see what we own, much less enjoy what we have.

A good bi-yearly cleanse of nooks, crannies and closets followed by a trip to the donation station will bring joy and lightness to their lives. For any kaphas having a hard time parting with “stuff” it might be easier to swallow when you know you’ll be giving it to someone else who will love it. Kaphas are very generous and will gladly help those in need, so this could be an easy sell to tell yourself ;)

Detaching is a challenge for kapha. Even emotionally, they can become overbearing, possessive and get depressed if their feelings get hurt too severely. It’s just hard for them to detach sometimes. Kaphas can also hold grudges which will weigh them down preventing their lustrous beauty to shine through.

Here are 6 tips to help kaphas declutter:

  1. Music! Kaphas, put on dancey, happy tunes while decluttering. I created a kapha playlist here. You’ll love it.
  2. Appreciate the mess. We will make a big mess before things get more clean. It might feel terrible but just keep going. Make a mess knowing it’s the only way to get clearance (Clarence. Who got that joke?!).
  3. 3 Piles Only. Keepers, Garbage, Donations. No maybes piles because that can get folded in to garbage bags and put somewhere else.
  4. Don’t reminisce. Don’t get stuck flipping through the beloved scrapbook or photo album. You’ll lose time. Just say, “Keeper pile!” and move on. Reward yourself afterward and look through the memories when the cleaning is done.
  5. Set a timer. Maybe you only have 30 minutes to dedicated to cleaning today. GREAT! Put on the playlist and/or timer and go fast as you can. Or, sock away 3 hours and get it all done at once. Either way, a timer is awesome.
  6. Reward! Plan something FUN to do when it’s over. You can keep your eyes on that prize while digging your way out of clutter. MAN what a great day. Decluttering AND a reward. You’ll sleep like a happy baby.

Vatas and pittas can use this too, but this is not usually a problem for them. Pittas are neat n’ tidy by nature because they love to organize. Vatas tend to throw stuff away and then wish they hadn’t. Ha!

If kaphas can forgive, detach, and let go, they will feel light on their feet — in their hearts, minds, and spirits too.

5 Kapha lifestyle tips

Hooray! We’re in the thick of spring, or in Ayurveda we say, “It’s kapha season!” Kapha is the energy of lubrication and structure – and it’s elements are water and earth. In spring, kapha is the overarching energy in nature and therefore it governs us. We have to adjust according to nature since we are a small piece of nature.

For more information on kapha dosha and kapha season, I created an 18-page Kapha Seasonal Bloom which you can download right here.

Below are 5 Kapha Lifestyle Tips to staying balanced in spring: 

1) Get moving and sweat. Releasing water through sweat is one of the ways we remove waste and stagnation. Sweating also increases our digestive fire which is responsible for digesting and assimilating our food.

2) Get rid of things. This is the perfect time of year to turn our closets upside-down and toss out what no longer inspires us. Kaphas are sticky by nature so while they want to hold on to things, it’s not balancing for them — it will make them feel heavier. Creating space and air in their physical dwelling will make them instantly happy and light.

3) Donate. For any kaphas having a hard time parting with “stuff” it might be easier to swallow when you know you’ll be giving it to someone else who will love it.

4) Forgive. Let go of any grudges or heavy emotions you are carrying around. They might not even be yours to carry! Heavy or negative emotions can accumulate and weigh you down both energetically and physically. Perform a ritual to say, “Thank you for the lessons, goodbye.” and release it.

5) Dress up! As we emerge from gray winter, spring enlivens us with color! Put away the sweats and toss on a pretty skirt, bright shoes or jewelry that makes you happy. Nature is already a step ahead of you with limey-colored new leaves, purple, pink and white flowers and tangerine sunsets!

2017 Kapha Seasonal Bloom

Kapha Seasonal Bloom graphic. An Ayurvedic guide to late winter and spring health

Woohoo! 2017 Kapha Seasonal Bloom is ready for ya! Download your copy today to enjoy and learn all about kapha dosha, kapha people, and kapha season.

Those of you who live in cold climates could not be happier to see kapha enter in! Tulip and daffodil leaves start poking up through the snow, limey green buds pop up on the trees, snow and rain does this lovely dance which makes…slush. Ha! But it’s good! Nature is thawing and creation is happening. The brisk, bitter, and dry cold from vata season begins to soften and mellow to welcome the life and freshness of spring.

We begin daydreaming about vacation and are excited to plan some R&R. Our bodies crave warmth as we eye up the sundresses and flip flops at Target — and maybe smell the sunscreen just for fun! Inspiration to buy new stuff and throw out half of the uninspiring things that we currently own does not feel like an impulse as much as it feels like a necessity. We have an overall sense of renewal, creation, and happiness. And finally, we might feel like slowing down to enjoy the ride a bit more and maybe take the long way home. Sauntering never felt so good. YAY! Kapha is here!

Imbalancing for KAPHA: Yogurt, ice cream, cheeses, heavy comfort foods, fried foods, red meat, fish, salts, sugars. A sedentary lifestyle. Having too much stuff. Eating large portions late in the evening. Carrying old, negative emotions, grief or sadness.

Balancing for KAPHA: Vegetarian or vegan diet, apples, pears, berries, lentils and dahls, brothy and spicy soups, barley, rice, rice noodles. Zumba or dance class with a buddy. Clear out cluttered spaces. Saying no. Expressing your desires. Release old emotions that don’t serve you. Skip dinner at least once a week. Citrus scents. Bright colored clothes. Get outside once a day and walk. Uplifting beauty, such as a vase of flowers.

For so much more on kapha dosha and kapha season, enjoy the free download of the 2017 Kapha Seasonal Bloom. And! If it has served you, share it!! It takes a village to share Ayurveda (it really does! Way back 5,000 years ago, they did the same!) in an effort for ALL of us to live abetter. So, if you benefited from it, do me a favor and share this with 3 people, especially your beloved kaphas.

Kapha Seasonal Bloom inside spreads

2017 Kapha Playlist

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2017 Kapha Playlist!

In Ayurveda, sound is therapy because use the 5 senses as vehicles for healing. One those senses is hearing and we provide good sound for ears to influence the mind, which influences the physical body. I don’t have to tell you that music is highly influential on our mood, but you might not know that it’s actually an Ayurvedic therapy. To promote healing for kapha season (spring!), I created the 2017 Kapha Playlist! This bouncy, dancey, booty-shakin’, kapha-balancing playlist is full of upbeat jams to inspire kapha to get moving and have fun doing it! You might also like to download the 2017 Kapha Seasonal Bloom as a compliment, although I don’t recommend reading and listening at the same time! One, because our body-mind can actually get imbalanced when trying to absorb information from reading (see) and listening (hear) at the same time — we just can’t focus on both simultaneously. And two, because this kapha playlist is NOT reading music – they are total jams! If you try to read and listen at the same time…good luck keeping your feet and booty still! ;) Enjoy!

What IS Ayurveda?

I’ve been writing about Ayurveda for 8.5 years now and have watched it grow rapidly. I’d like to take a step back for a second and answer the question, “What is Ayurveda?”

When I started heymonicab.com in 2008, I would say, “I study and teach Ayurveda” and nobody had a clue what I was talking about. But now I say, “I teach Ayurveda! Have you heard of it?” They say, “Yes! I’ve heard of it.” I respond with, “Do you know what it is?” And they usually say something like, “Mehhh, kinda? No, not really…” This funny looking word has gone from something nobody knew about to something that people now recognize. It’s not quite so foreign anymore!

This is where I come in. If people are able to recognize it now, they’re ready for more information. I created this video to answer the question, “What is Ayurveda?” to give the newbies a broad idea of what it’s all about. Enjoy!

4 Ayurvedic tips for an unreliable schedule

Question from Jessica: “Hey Monica B., How do I follow the daily routine when I’ve got an inconsistent night work schedule?”
I got answers!

And, for any of you out there who deal with other obstacles in your schedule, these tips can be applied to you too.

Enjoy!

Vata and Vegan Diet

Answering a question from one of you, “I’m a vata but also vegan and I’ve read that Ayurveda says vatas should not be vegan. What do you say, Monica B?”

Vata Empathy

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Empathy.
How does a vata express empathy? Vatas are a total split on the spectrum — either insensitive or hyper-sensitive. Other people’s feelings might not register on their radar at all (me, me, me). Or, vatas can be rocked to the core by another person’s pain because they feel SO much empathy.

Practice healthy empathy by listening, offering help and following through with it (if you are not going to follow through, don’t offer). But don’t letting someone else’s struggle consume your thoughts and emotions. Instead, send a blessing like this, “I send you blessings that all will be well soon and you learn the lessons needed to evolve.” Then let it go like a sparkly mylar balloon in the blue sky. Their struggle is not yours to keep.

This little insight couldn’t fit in the 14-page seasonal guide, Vata Seasonal Bloom. Let’s use our empathy in this world, just not so much that it takes us down. 

2017 Vata Seasonal Bloom

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I’m EXCITED for you to have these Vata Freebies!
You get Vata Season Webinar + Vata Seasonal Bloom (14-page health guide)!

Let’s talk about vata + the weekend for a sec.
Computers make us feel anxious, so why don’t you print Seasonal Bloom and read it by the fireplace or in your favorite chair. Print is more balancing than the screen, plus it is so lovely you will want it in your hands.
*inhale* *exhale*

We live in a HIGHLY imbalanced vata world with things like computers, smart phones, traffic, and social media. We get anxiety over what we think we should be doing and who we think we should be. *breathe* You are perfectly aligned on your path. You are already doin’ it. The world is just moving faster than ever (hyper-vata) and you can feel that zippy energy, which can create an internal panic.

Let’s slow it down and use this weekend to disconnect from all that stuff.

Find a pumpkin. Cook a meal. Sink into a long bath. Free flow on a bike ride. Catch views from your favorite hike (even if it’s urban). Bust out your paints. Go to the high school football game. Say hello to the yarn basket. Savor a magazine. Power walk with your favorite person. {insert your ideas here}

Let’s bring it down. You are perfectly as you should be, perfectly on your path.
You don’t need to move faster, just trust and slow it down.
*inhale* *exhale*

BIG LOVE! (it’s not you, it’s just vata!)

 

 

Ayurveda Class

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Ready for beginner’s Ayurveda class? Watch the video for my story on how Ayurveda changed my life and let’s start bringing Ayurveda to YOUR life! 

I just launched an online Ayurveda class steered toward the beginner. In this 6-week course, you will begin to understand and APPLY Ayurveda to YOUR life! The class is a self-paced 6-week course which will never expire. We will use my book, In Your Elements, as a guide through the course as we dive into Ayurvedic foundations and craft your own personal Ayurvedic plan. YOU are the creator of your own well being. Ayurveda at its best works because of participation of the client (that’s you!), so my friends, you’re the driver. *vroooomm*

Here’s what you’ll learn:

• An Ayurvedic foundation which you can use forever!
• Dosha discovery (who are you and what makes you tick?)
• Create your own customized nutrition plan
• How to use the daily routine so you feel awesome each day
• Preventative habits to avoid getting sick
• Personalized guidance and unlimited questions throughout the course
• Tips on how to use Ayurveda easily in our busy-busy world
• How to build an Ayurvedic plan any time you need it
• You’ll get weekly worksheets, planners, and some of my art too!

Remember, this class never expires, so you can review it again and again. Life is long, we need constant balancing and reminders. And besides health is not a finish line, it’s a never-ending journey of daily practice.

YEAH! Come on with me and I’ll teach you how to CREATE YOUR BEST LIFE!

BIG LOVIE LOVE, Monica B.

Ayurvedic Daily Routine Video

You will learn how to live vibrantly, productively, energetically once you watch this Ayurvedic Daily Routine video! Watch it now to begin changing your life, right away.

The Ayurvedic daily routine is the foundation in living according to nature’s flow. Only by following these guidelines can we begin to achieve optimal health – without it, we are missing a HUGE and simple component to becoming as healthy as we can be.

You will never look at your day the same way. And yes you might watch this and be like, “Duh, that makes sense.” A lightbulb might pop on as you begin to pair the simplicity of Ayurveda with it’s power. And that’s the beauty. Simple power. You can improve your health and life quickly just by knowing how nature rules time.

In this video you’ll learn WHY certain times of day are best for:

Eating
Working/Productivity
Exercise
Sleeping
Relaxing
Strategizing
Meditating

What you’ll find in the video is very practical, just looking at our schedule coming from a different philosophy. So get ready to commit to 1-2 changes (If you are inspired to share, I would love to know what they are) as you practice creating a whole new vibrant way of shaping your day.

Enjoy if you love it, share it with those you love. Let’s share Ayurveda among our families in friends like they did in villages 5,000 years ago — it’s meant to be shared so everyone can benefit!

For more Ayurveda, grab a copy of my book In Your Elements. It’s a simple, modern guide to simply and effectively applying Ayurveda to your life. xo!

 

Where do I start with Ayurveda?

One of the questions I get the most is, “Where do I start with Ayurveda?! Ayurveda is so big and complicated and I get overwhelmed. Where do I start?”

If that’s what you’re thinking, you’re not alone by any stretch! There are so many people just beginning to learn about the power of Ayurveda so it’s ok! We all have to start somewhere.

In this video I give my top 5 recommendations to started with Ayurveda right away. You don’t need to know anything about Ayurveda in order for them to work. Keep an open mind and don’t be surprised if they sound simple. They ARE simple! Like I said you don’t need to know squat about Ayurveda in order to start practicing them. But fair warning, just because they are simple, don’t dismiss them as too simple to work.

Often we can overlook powerful healing practices in our day-to-day because the action is itty bitty. Or we tell ourselves a story about why it won’t work.

So I ask you: TRY them. Try 1 of these things for 2 weeks and see how you feel. They are simple, but if you feel like crap all the time, my guess is that you are not doing all 5 of these things. They are free, you are empowered, you have new knowledge now so GO GO GO! *whooosh* That was a big gust of wind in your sails. No more feeling like crap, let’s start to change what we practice, especially in the day-to-day.

If you are enjoy this video, here are some other videos to check out:
Ayurvedic eating made simple and customized to YOU
The Ayurvedic Daily Routine
How to fix insomnia and avoid an energetic hangover

Enjoy learning – Ayurveda is all about you so take it slow, open your mind and heart and you will begin to experience the benefits quickly!