• The Ayurvedic Way to Cultivate Self-Love
    • Emotional Wellness
    • January 12, 2022
    The Ayurvedic Way to Cultivate Self-Love

    Each and every one of us is a beautiful, unique creation with perfectly unique characteristics. Ayurveda gives us what we need to balance both our body and mind and provides the doorway to self-realization. We can create space for wisdom and self-love.  

  • Finding Strength and Inner Resiliency During Times of Change and Uncertainty
    • Health and Wellness
    • December 28, 2021
    Finding Strength and Inner Resiliency During Times of Change and Uncertainty

    As a society, we’re experiencing a great deal of change. Ayurveda offers guidance to help us find inner resiliency when we’re surrounded by upheaval and uncertainty.

  • How to Create a Successful Writing Ritual with the Help of Ayurveda
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • November 17, 2021
    How to Create a Successful Writing Ritual with the Help of Ayurveda

    Ayurveda and the doshas can teach us a lot about writing. Here’s how to tap into the strengths of the doshas so you can create a successful, nourishing writing ritual.

  • 5 Reasons Why You May Want to Take a Break from Technology
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • November 08, 2021
    5 Reasons Why You May Want to Take a Break from Technology

    Technology is a powerful and often necessary tool, but if we aren’t careful, it can be disruptive to our overall health. Here are four reasons to take a break.

  • The Joy of Enough: Cultivating True Abundance in a Materialist World through Ayurveda
    • Health and Wellness
    • September 03, 2021
    The Joy of Enough: Cultivating True Abundance in a Materialist World through Ayurveda

    Let's take a look at how we can receive true satisfaction from what we take in, rather than getting caught in the endless and insatiable search for more.

  • Embracing the Body with Ayurveda
    • Ayurveda Basics
    • August 25, 2021
    Embracing the Body with Ayurveda

    The more we cultivate love and respect for our bodies through the wisdom of Ayurveda, the greater our capacity to embrace and respect our communities at large.

  • How to Overcome Burnout with Ayurveda
    • Health and Wellness
    • July 14, 2021
    How to Overcome Burnout with Ayurveda

    Burnout occurs when our unacknowledged stress and anxiousness accumulate and create physical, mental, and emotional ailments. Our bodies tell a story, right? 

  • How to Nurture Yourself & Why It Matters
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • April 28, 2021
    How to Nurture Yourself & Why It Matters

    As adults, we sometimes need to relearn how to nourish ourselves every day, how to find a balance of self-care, and how to receive nourishment from others. 

  • Body Oiling and the Skin Microbiome
    • Health and Wellness
    • March 15, 2021
    Body Oiling and the Skin Microbiome

    Just like the gut is teeming with beneficial bacteria, our skin is also home to essential microorganisms. Learn how using oil can support the skin's microbiome.

  • Ayurveda’s RPM: the Channels of Love
    • Emotional Wellness
    • February 12, 2021
    Ayurveda’s RPM: the Channels of Love

    Many things can pull us out of our hearts. Learn how the pathways of rasa, prana, and manas can expand your ability to experience more love and joy in your life.

  • Finding Inner Stillness and Healing with Ahimsa
    • Emotional Wellness
    • November 13, 2020
    Finding Inner Stillness and Healing with Ahimsa

    The first cosmic law of ahimsa, the practice of non-harm, teaches us that to fulfill our humanity as a person we must strengthen our capacity to gain awareness.

  • Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]
    • Emotional Wellness
    • August 31, 2020
    Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]

    Sitting in nature gives us the opportunity to connect with cycles and rhythms that are inherently a part of us, as well as all of the elements of nature.

  • Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear
    • Health and Wellness
    • March 13, 2020
    Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear

    While there’s no way to live a life completely free of stress and fear, these mindfulness tools are powerful and effective ways to help us manage and digest fearful emotions when they arise.

  • Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda
    • Ayurveda Basics
    • January 29, 2020
    Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda

    In the Ayurvedic tradition, ojas has everything to do with immunity.  Because it is the superfine essence of kapha, it shares desirable qualities of this dosha, such as strength, nourishment, steadiness.

  • A Breathing Practice for the Next Time You’re Stressed
    • Emotional Wellness
    • June 15, 2018
    A Breathing Practice for the Next Time You’re Stressed

    Stress happens. What we can try to do is recognize it in the early stages and find tools to cope when a stressful situation arises. Stress is usually connected to one or more dosha that is out of balance. One practice I have found helpful in recognizing “the stress buzz” sooner than later, or even when stress crash lands at the front door, is pranayama. Pranayama, an intentional practice of restraining and expanding the breath, is one of the 8 limbs of yoga.

  • Why Self-Care Is Not Optional—It’s Crucial
    • Health and Wellness
    • May 22, 2018
    Why Self-Care Is Not Optional—It’s Crucial

    The goal is not to give everything of ourselves away to everybody else so that we are left a tired, sloggy, irritated, burnt out mess. Nope. Because then we bring crummy energy, lack of presence, and even resentment to those things that should be full of love and joy! 

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • May 08, 2018
    A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

    When I think of the challenges to meditation, it seems silly. After all, we just have to sit down in a comortable place and be still, quiet our random thoughts, and breathe. OMG! It may seem simple, but in truth it is the hardest thing for most of us to do. Why? Now that is a great question, and within that answer are my top three tips for folks who are new to meditation.

  • The Deeper Causes of Fatigue
    • Health and Wellness
    • August 03, 2017
    The Deeper Causes of Fatigue

    When we tire, the first message is from our body, a warning that we must rest and restore. When we become chronically fatigued, the message is from a deeper source. We are being told to change our ways.

  • 3 Practices to Cultivate Contentment
    • Emotional Wellness
    • February 22, 2016
    3 Practices to Cultivate Contentment

    Contentment consists of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. These four aspects can be consciously cultivated by following simple Ayurvedic and Yogic guidelines.

  • The Spirituality in Self-Care
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 20, 2016
    The Spirituality in Self-Care

    “How can I be more spiritual?” is a question I hear regularly. I hear it from the mouths of some of my clients and students, and I sense it from the explosion of interest in yoga and Ayurveda. We are turning to these ancient sciences because we are ready for deeper connection, more meaning, and more truth in our lives.

  • 5 Ayurvedic Power Boosts for Radiance
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 08, 2016
    5 Ayurvedic Power Boosts for Radiance

    Because the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda didn’t view the mind and body as separate entities, they created nutritional and lifestyle techniques that helped boost our satisfaction and joy in both the physical and soul realms. These techniques help us connect—and stay connected—to our core vitality and inner wisdom.

  • Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 07, 2016
    Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care

    Do you wanna know the best way to super-charge your dreams? Start taking care of your body. Your mind will thank you. Here is my basic Daily Ritual.

  • Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content
    • Emotional Wellness
    • May 27, 2015
    Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

    Thankfully, Ayurveda equips us with many helpful tools to help access feelings of contentment—including the practice of abhyanga, or self-massage with oil.

Self-Care Ideas

As a holistic system of self-care, Ayurveda offers guidance on how to establish a supportive, healthy routine, build meal plans just for you, manage stress, prioritize sleep, cultivate relationships with loved ones, and much more.

Ayurveda is all about living in a way that supports your well-being, reconnecting you to the rhythms of nature and to your spiritual self. Its timeless, ancient wisdom offers many rituals and practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to embrace self-care.

These blogs are dedicated to the subject of nurturing and celebrating self-care. Think of them as bite-sized self-care books, full of tips on how to uplift yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physically throughout your daily life. Many of these tips are simple, only taking a little time each day, but they offer profound benefits.

For example, abhyanga, or self-massage with oil, is a delightful self-care practice and is a great way to show your body, mind, and spirit some love. Ayurveda recommends massaging yourself daily to melt away muscle tension, soothe the nervous system, and promote healthy circulation.

Another calming ritual you can implement into your Ayurvedic lifestyle is pranayama, or helpful breathing practices to reduce stress, soothe the mind, and allow you to draw your attention and energy toward your breath and energy.

A supportive meditation practice can also be incredibly beneficial for your Ayurvedic lifestyle. It calms the mind, cultivates a greater ability to concentrate on goals, and can benefit your yoga practice as well, especially if you meditate right after your yoga practice.

Written by Ayurvedic experts, wellness professionals, and dedicated members of the Ayurvedic community who have a passion for helping others feel their very best, these blogs will cover tips for morning, evening, and daily rituals to support your health.

We’ll also share recommendations for Ayurvedic self-care products that you can use to support your physical and emotional health from a place of love, as well as self-care gifts you can treat yourself with on special occasions, or whenever you feel like pampering yourself.

When making a self-care commitment, it’s important to check in with yourself and understand which part of your lifestyle you want to focus on. Once you’ve identified the areas of your life that feel out of balance or that you’d like to change, you can begin making more informed choices to support that intention.

Whether you make drastic changes on your journey to commit to self-care or only make a small step, know that any time you make a change to better serve your well-being, you’re on the right track.

Every person’s track is different, but Ayurveda can help you navigate it. You can think of Ayurveda as a helpful resource that can be fine-tuned to your needs. In fact, its unique adaptability is one of the reasons that Ayurveda has endured for thousands of years.

With these resources, our hope is that you become inspired to form your own self-care routines, rituals, and checklists to help you pay attention to the aspects of your life that need some extra nourishment.

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