Ayurvedic quick fixes for mid-year

Here we are in the month of June.   How have you done with your Ayurvedic new year’s resolutions? Have you been able to implement them as you’d like?  Rather than falling into the blame or shame game with yourself for what hasn’t happened, let’s examine what you have done and what can be fixed.  There are Ayurvedic quick fixes for your health concerns.

Have you developed a greater awareness of what is happening with your body?
  What needs the most attention?  Is it your diet,digestion, daily routine, exercise patterns, sleep, etc?  Let’s focus on Ayurvedic quick fixes for each of these.

  1. To bring your diet back into balance, it’s helpful to know which dosha is out of balance. Ideally, you should have an personal consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor. They can give you proper guidance regarding what foods are best to eat and when. For a simpler fix, take this free quiz and get tips on what is best for you to eat at this point in time.
    2. Is it your digestion? If you are having gas, bloating, and constipation it’s likely that Vata dosha is out of balance. If you experiencing acidity, heartburn, and diarrhea, then it’s likely that Pitta dosha is inflamed. And if you have constipation, a heavy feeling in your stomach, slow digestion and weight gain, then Kapha dosha likely needs the most attention.
    3. Have you been able to start cooking more? Get a hold of my favorite Ayurvedic cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing, and start with one meal a week.
    4. If you have not spiced up your life yet, start with one spice. I suggest turmeric powder, which is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and a blood purifier.  Add it to your lentils, grains, veggies, or warm cereals.
    5. Has your daily routine totally fallen off track due to external stressors? Practice 5 minutes of meditation in the morning. Just 5 to start with. If you can start the day on a calm note, you’ll reap the benefits all day long.  Pull out your calendar and schedule a health promoting appointment for each of the next three months. Then for the fourth month, schedule a time to fill up the next three months.
    6. Have you done a seasonal cleanse yet? As we move into the hot summer months, take advantage of a ready made detox kit to make you feel your best.
    7. How is your sleep? Insomnia is a manifestation of a Vata imbalance. Try Ayurvedic sleep support items to help you sleep. They are non-habit forming.

Do one of the above Ayurvedic quick fixes per week.  Most importantly, give yourself credit for the little things you do. Ayurveda is not an all or nothing phenomena. Everything adds up.
Try these Ayurvedic quick-fixes for the mid-year and let me know how you do. Here’s to your health!

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