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Yesterday I spent most of the day in the back yard planting an herb garden. I absolutely love having private access to fresh spices and food. I planted dill, cilantro, parsley and watermelons among other things.
Did you know that for thousands of years, Ayurveda has illustrated the importance of living in harmony with the changing seasons. When we connect with Mother Earth through gardening and observation, we connect to Her changing seasons and witness what special nutrients are being offered during each seasonal shift. For instance, this summer, I look forward to enjoying the medicinal benefits of cilantro greens that I planted. Fresh cilantro greens help to regulate digestion, support the liver and reduce heavy metal build up in the body. Once the cilantro plant bolts, I will be able to harvest the coriander seeds which have their own unique medicinal profile.
During my Doctorate studies in Ayurveda we learned about the foundations of health and how those foundations are built upon the Laws of Nature. For instance, in Ayurveda, we need to understand that the macrocosm is composed of 5 elements – earth, water, fire, air, space. Each of the 5 elements have unique gunas (qualities) and karmas (actions). Every dravya (substance) we ingest has a predictable action inside our bodies. Ayurvedic physiology is based on how we balance those 5 elements and their dynamic interplay with the 3 internal biological humors called doshas. The 3 doshas are vata, pitta and kapha. Each dosha is either increased or decreased by the foods we eat.
I hope you enjoy time in nature and observe how Mother Earth provides what we need if we are in tune to our microcosm and macrocosm. I go into much greater details about the beautiful science of Ayurvedic physiology in the Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening Programs. So if you want to learn more about Ayurveda, nutrition, yoga and spirituality, I am offering 5 programs through Healthier Vibrations.com They are all online and self paced. You can enroll today for a short information packed 50 hour program just for your personal or professional expansion or become a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and Meditation teacher with the 200 or 300 hour programs, which include personalized mentorship with me. If you enjoyed this video, like, share and subscribe my Youtube station to get notifications of all new education posts from Healthier Vibrations.