Self Love Ayurveda Style

Set the Foundation for a Healthy Life with Your Daily Self Care Habits

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day slip by without sharing an Ayurvedic perspective on self love and self care.

Self-love and self care in Ayurveda are not just about pampering yourself on occasion, but about respecting your body’s natural needs, understanding your unique constitution (dosha), and living in a way that supports balance and health.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to self-love that encompasses dietary and lifestyle choices, daily routines, spiritual growth, and natural therapies.

Below are some Ayurvedic practices that can foster self-love, better :

  • Understand Your Dosha: Knowing your dosha can help you understand your natural tendencies, strengths, and vulnerabilities, enabling you to make choices that support your unique constitution. (Wanna know your dosha? Take the quiz — you’ll get free personalized dosha care tips too.)
  • Nourish Your Body with a Balanced Diet: Ayurveda emphasizes eating a balanced, dosha-appropriate diet that nurtures the body (get tips on your dosha’s best foods by taking the quiz). This includes choosing fresh, seasonal, local foods, eating mindfully, and listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.

  • Embrace a Daily Routine (Dinacharya): Establishing a daily routine that aligns with the natural cycles of the day brings harmony to our lives. Waking up and going to bed at consistent times, practicing yoga or meditation, eating meals at regular times, and going to bed early are acts of self-love because they bring rhythm and balance to our lives.
  • Practice Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation are key components of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, promoting physical health, mental clarity, and emotional peace. These practices help cultivate a deeper connection with the inner self, fostering self-awareness and self-love. Click Here for some short free yoga videos and meditation audios.

  • Self-Massage (Abhyanga): Regular self-massage with warm oil (tailored to your dosha) is a deeply nurturing practice that promotes circulation, moisturizes the skin, and soothes the nervous system. It’s an act of self-care that signals love and respect for your body.
  • Detoxification (Panchakarma): Only a trained Ayurvedic practitioner can guide you through a full panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation treatment. However, simple practices like consuming warm water with lemon in the morning can support gentle detoxification, along with eating Kitchari once a week — recipe here.
  • Herbal Remedies: Use herbs and spices to flavor food, aid digestion and support overall health. Many herbs have healing properties and can be used to balance the doshas.
  • Spend Time in Nature: Being in nature helps to ground us, re-connect with our true selves and recognize our connection to all of creation. Time spent outdoors can help calm the mind, balance the doshas and promote a sense of well-being.

 

 

* Cultivate Positive Relationships: Surrounding yourself with supportive and loving people can nourish your emotional health and wellbeing. Nurture relationships that make you feel valued and loved.

* Pursue Spiritual Practices: Whether it’s through meditation, prayer, or other forms of spiritual engagement, connecting with a higher power and recognizing the divine within ourselves cultivates self love.

I’d love to hear your take on this approach to self care and self love. So, take a moment to comment and let me know:

>>> What self love practices do you want to incorporate more of in your daily life?

>>> How would doing those practices on the daily make you feel?

>>> What big obstacles do you think may get in your way of practicing regular self care?

>>> How could you overcome that challenge and prioritize your self care?

Remember to show your sweet self love each day by making self care a part of your daily routine.

Not only will you feel healthier and happier, you’ll show up better for the people you love, because you took good care of you first!

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