For nearly a year, I have been studying Ayurveda, in an attempt to learn more about self-regulation.
It’s still early days and there is no cure or magic pill for Covid. For some of us, the road to recovery is a long one. Over the past two years, I have managed to recover once and am pretty darn close to reaching that goal a second time. Early on in my illness during the summer of 2020, I knew there had to be something I could be doing to help myself and so began, my quest for wellness. On my journey, I discovered the “Science of Life” – Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic philosophy and concepts are really so simple and I think, that’s why I love it so much.
“The main purpose of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy and cure the disease of the ill.” Deepak Chopra
Deepak states that “Our future is created from the choices we make every minute”.
We are all responsible for our own health and when we practice self-care, we can prevent and even reverse illnesses, by being mindful of our daily choices.
Sounds pretty simple ….right ?
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS MD (Ayu. India) says that we need to listen to our bodies and at the end of the day, ask ourselves one question -what did I do today which is making me feel this way(good or bad) ? In other words, what choices did I make that led to my present state of being ?
Over the next few days, I will share some practices that I believe contributed to my full recovery from Covid round one (18 months) and are definitely speeding up the recovery process, round two (7 weeks and counting !).
“These practices have many benefits, including releasing healing chemicals, calming the nervous system, supporting normal tissue and organ functioning, and regulating bodily functions. Ayurveda views disease as a blockage in the energy flow—an expression of toxic accumulations in the mind-body physiology. A toxin is anything that interferes with our natural state, creating imbalances that, over time, can lead to illness”. Chopra Health:Ayurvedic Lifestyle
There are two major sources of toxins:
- Physical toxins found in our food, personal and household products, air, water, and other elements of our environment.
- Emotional toxins, such as negative thought patterns and beliefs, self-criticism, chronic stress, and painful experiences that we haven’t fully digested.
When we get sick , the symptoms are the body’s signal that we need to restore balance, eliminate whatever is causing the blockages, and reestablish the healthy flow of energy and information. “ Chopra Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Ayurveda has changed my entire approach to life. Changing the way we live takes practice and patience.
I am learning how to ride the wave so when the next tsunami hits, I don’t sink to the bottom of the ocean 🙂
PS * The photo at the top of the page is a picture of me hiking Mount Teide- a volcano in Tenerife,Canary Islands, Spain in January , 2022. I had promised my daughter that my husband and I would meet her for the Christmas holidays (she is presently finishing her Master’s in Amsterdam). When I left for Lisbon on December 13, 2021, I was feeling quite anxious as I was still not 100%. After being there a week, the feeling of disease that had been inside me for so long , finally lifted 🙂 Hallelujah !