Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle is all about living life in balance. It is a holistic approach to food, work, sleep and relationships. The Ayurvedic lifestyle is actually very simple, and practical, and helps us to be our healthiest and happiest.
-Food: Eat foods that are fresh, whole and organic. Favor foods for your dosha to optimize the digestion, assimilation, and elimination process. Favor fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Foods cooked fresh each day, and with love, produce the most ojas, which are the biochemical equivalent to bliss.
-Work: Do work that you love, and that also helps others; this is your dharma, or purpose in life. Balance your work with play. Keep your work life in perspective; it is a part of your life, it is not who you are.
-Sleep: Most adults need at least 8 hours of sleep, and children need up to 12 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep can cause anxiety, anger and depression, and can wreak havoc on our relationships. Follow nature’s rhythms – get to bed by 10 pm and awake by 6 am.
-Relationships: Love and accept people for who they are, not who you think they should be. Forgive unconditionally. The mind always tries to set conditions, but follow the heart, which craves love, and unconditional forgiveness. This is the healthiest thing you can do for any relationship.