Happy New Moon & Happy New Year!
I know it’s been a while. It seems the beginning of the year became a bit busier than anticipated, but it has all been for the good. As we know, all is for the good, as long as we see it from the right perspective ;). This time off of the blog gave me the opportunity to reflect a bit regarding where I want this blog, and my personal practice, to go over this year and to appreciate where we have come thus far.
The dreaded year of 2016 was actually an amazing year for our family. It was difficult, sure, but the difficulties were just opportunities for growth. It tested our patience and reinforced our perseverance, and this practice has proven to be invaluable. It was in 2016 that I decided to fully dedicate myself to learning the path of Ayurveda and Yoga in all of their aspects. And since I am writing this blog with the intention of expanding my sadhana, it felt right to begin to share what I learn with family and friends and expand these efforts into a practice of karma yoga.
I am in a unique position to be able to empower those around me to make these changes by sharing our own process of empowerment. With this blog, I want to document all the ways any one of us can begin a yoga practice, regardless of where we are in life. It is also my goal to show how we can begin to use Ayurvedic principles to experience the true form of wealth – health and happiness. And so it seems that in 2017 the goal will be to become a bit more organized about the dissemination of how we are making changes and what those changes are.
Below I have outlined what the next few posts will be about. I want to show how we as a family, with two parents working 10-12 hour days, manage to prioritize our internal health, our education and our physical wellbeing. And of course, we know when we need to ask for help, and we learn to receive help from others. It takes lots of patience, compromise and intention, but I truthfully believe that anyone can do it. It’s just a matter of finding out how to make it work with our individual lifestyle. Yoga gives us the tools to train our mind; Ayurveda gives us the tools to fuel our body.
- I would like to give a brief history of Ayurveda and it’s relationship with India – it is, after all, the history that first intrigued me
- I am also looking to share a family recipe on every-other blog post. Over the next few months we will focus on meals that are warming and nourishing; recipes that help to rid us of the chill in our bones; recipes that balance out the cold, heavy qualities of the Kapha winter season.
- I then would like to share a bit regarding the importance of exercise from an Ayurvedic standpoint. To me, the Ayurvedic explanation of rejuvenation of tissues via supply and demand makes more sense than the standard “it’s good for your metabolism” or “it’s good for your health”. I hope this explanation will be of use to others as well.
These prompts will get us through most of the winter season and we can reevaluate from there. I will also have another couple of months of learning under my belt, so who knows what I will be excited to share.
Bea & Kapha 😉
Thank you to everyone that follows along and to anyone new. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life. I hope we are all learning together to create a world that is more harmonious by choosing harmony within ourselves.