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ANCIENT WISDOM... a peek at Ayurveda, I was curious.



CURIOUS ON LIFE: the blog vol. 16


Rebecca Guevara Wingler

Creator of Color: Language of the Soul Watercolor Workshop Series

Artist/ Creative Life & Certified TNM Coach/ Podcaster

 


Curious about historical, philosophical insights that help us understand ourselves? Me too,

Insights can guide us in understanding our place in the world, and the shared human experiences.

I find it fascinating that there are universal truths around many ancient wisdom traditions.

Insights can transcend time and cultural boundaries.


Ancient wisdom:

The evolution of thought and ideas, that give us better understanding of how earlier practices have influenced and shaped our current understanding of the world.

Ayurveda is an ancient wisdom practice that I have come to admire and incorporate.


What is it?

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine,

The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words Ayur (Life) and Veda (science or knowledge).

A traditional system of medicine that originated in India over 5.,000 years ago, and considered one of the oldest holistic healing systems in the world.

Like so many women in midlife, I have faced many changes and challenges, not just physical but also emotional and spiritual.

One of those changes was to make alcohol small and irrelevant in my life. I used to drink daily. When I changed that habit, (which you can read about by clicking the link below),

I became very curious about aging, wellness and living with intention. I was prioritizing holistic health into my life. I started to care more about me in every aspect. .

I recognize that true "well being" encompasses physical, mental emotion, and spiritual dimensions.


Midlife was becoming a time to strive to find balance, wellness and fulfillment, while embracing my natural self.

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine that offers alternatives to many western traditions and practices.

The principal of Ayurveda is that each individual is unique and has a distinct mind body constitution know as dosas.


Vata - air and space/ether

Pitta - Fire and Water

Kapha - water and earth


When there is an imbalance in these dosas, it leads to disease and health problems.

The goal of Ayurveda is to restore and maintain the balance of the dosas through personalized lifestyle practices, diet, herbal remedies, and other therapeutic measures.

Ayurveda focuses on prevention and maintaining overall wellness. Utilizing a combination of modalities, including herbal remedies, dietary modification, lifestyle changes, Yaga, mediation and Ayurvedic massages.


Too many times, western medicine has relied on pharmaceutical drugs, surgical interventions, and targeted therapies to manage symptoms and treat diseases.

Ayurveda continues to be widely practiced in India and has gained recognition and popularity worldwide as a complementary and alternative system of medicine.

Maybe you are curious about exploring Ayurveda further.

Begin by asking questions from medical, holistic and other professionals. Research more for yourself, learn something different, for better quality of life.


Remember, it is never to late to change habits that no longer are serving you.

Transformation at any age and at any stage.

Be curious, follow your intuition, keep discovering.


"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself" Deepak Chopra


Thank you for reading

with love and wonder,

Rebecca






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