Daily self-care habits are absolutely key to feeling good in your body because no-one can have that level of connection with you, except you. When you pay attention to your needs and wants, you start to feel safer and open enough for outside help to reach your core.
I turned fifty one last week and know that aging gracefully comes from feeling good in our bodies and living from that place. To feel good within ourselves we have to be courageous enough to pay attention to what we really need and want. How do we know what we really need?
You want to avoid over doing it and that feeling of being driven or pulled by the bustle of life. Through soothing connecting oil massage even once a week you can build your immunity, get a sense of streamlining your activities towards health supporting ones, and avoid burn out and mucous. Self oil massage is a remarkably simple habit with profound effects that come from Ayurveda's understanding of Vata's energetics of movement, Pitta's burning action, and Kapha's stuck congestion potential.
I know it can be difficult to think we have a choice in how our day pans out but I know we do and I'd love you to experience that first hand detoxing with us in October. But until then please give yourself a weekly self oil massage at least and eat Ghee or Coconut oil every day to start cleaning and nourishing your whole system simultaneously and begin to feel better in your body in 4-7 days.
DINACHARYA Daily Habit
Decide to include at least 1 Tbsp Ghee or Coconut oil in your meals a day.
Ayurvedic Ghee is made with cultured butter. Probiotic benefits to gut health come from the lactic acid working on the milk before it's turned to butter. Most store bought butter is made from simple cream. Pasteurization disables the milks ability to produce its own bacteria so many cultured butters are made by adding curd back into cream - that's fine and your body will thank you for making your Ghee with organic cultured butter.
Here's our Ghee video recipe as promised - make your own Ghee in 15 mins for half the cost of store bought ghee. BUBBLE FOAM BUBBLE your way to wellness from the inside out!
Take care and enjoy yourself, it's important!
Lesley - Founder, Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner
Are you always getting sick when winter arrives? Feeling lethargic and run down? This means you have an imbalance. Knowing how to recognise this imbalance is the first step then knowing how to bring the balance back is the next. This will ultimately build your immunity and ensure you are experiencing vitality every season!
This week, Lesley shows us how to recognise the imbalances in your systems and the best things to do whether you have a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha aggravation.
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