AN AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE
PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, WISDOM, CONNECTION
The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme
The Ayurvedic Lifestyle wholesome project is your very own health hub. Designed with you in mind, according to your dosha (personality) it is tailored to your needs for a bespoke approach to your health, wellbeing and ultimate happiness. Think of it as your very own retreat that you can dip in and out of at your leisure or immerse yourself in fully whenever and wherever you are in the world.
The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme is taught across five lessons; you can choose to do all five sessions or just one, though it is recommended you do the Introduction to Ayurveda (Session One) to find our your dosha type. The aim of the programme is to teach you how to bring balance to your life. Equilibrium of the mind and the body helps you to make nourishing choices, which helps to achieve healing and experience the change you may seek.
Six Key Pillars of Health
The key to optimal nutrition is to favour a variety of fresh, whole foods (including plenty of vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs) while eliminating refined, processed foots which are stripped of vital nutrients and contain a lot of sugar, artificial ingredients and other harmful chemicals. Processed foods are a source of chronic inflammation, which is the underlying cause of many serious diseases. However, fresh, whole foods decrease inflammation and provide valuable vitamins, minerals and fibre. What to eat for your dosha (take a personality assessment) to bring your life back into balance. So with the FBY lifestyle nutrition component you will learn how to to consume the right foods at the right time which will fire up your metabolism because feeding your body with nutrients in a constructive manner enables energy to flow thus fuelling your body for optimal health.
One of the greatest harms we can do to our body is lack of movement which unfortunately is a rather familiar feature of a sedentary modern lifestyle. There are so many benefits of moving regularly and in particular, of starting or developing a yoga practice. Here I are some reasons as why it's good to move. Moving the body physically lights up the energy power from within, increasing energy and productivity, longevity and happiness. For increased stamina, strength and flexibility, increased muscle tone and bone health, co-ordination, blood circulation and oxygen supply to cells and tissues. For more restful, sound sleep. Balanced hormones, stress reduction, mood stability and lower incidence of depression as movement helps release brain chemicals (endorphins) that act as natural mood lifters and pain relievers. It also helps foster higher sense of well-being and self esteem. Movement is good for ideal weight distribution and management, decreases food cravings, blood sugar levels and risk of diabetes. It increases brain health, sharpening memory and lowering risk for dementia. It increases heart health, lowering risk for cardiovascular disease, decreasing inflammation and risk for age-related diseases.
There are several benefits of the proper amount and type of sleep you achieve. During deep sleep your body releases accumulated stress and physical toxins, balances hormones, strengthens the immune system and repairs and regenerates cells and tissues.
Using your senses to look after yourself - nourishing yourself fully to a healthier, happy you. Using essential oils, listening to music, spending time in nature, observing beautiful surroundings, self massage - doing the things that restore, replenish and rejuvinate your mind and body.
Ayurvedic meditation and breathing techniques teach you how to be quiet and still. Taking time out in your day to look after yourself, observe and regulate yourself brings you nearer a the place of contemplation rather than reactivity. Live more from the heart and less from the mind. In the meditation unit of an ayurvedic lifestyle course you will learn how to tap into the calmest, most nourishing place on earth—so that you’re not dependent on external factors—people, place or things — to make you feel grounded, happy and energised. The aim is to have you go from feeling stressed, distracted and easily anxious to feeling calm, focused and content as you experience the depth and magic of a daily meditation practice. Meditation is a simple practice that takes us to a state of profound relaxation that dissolves fatigue and the accumulated stress that accelerates ageing and the development of disease.
Learning how to use your mind rather than letting your mind (ego) be in control all the time. How to becoming more balanced by observing your thoughts and noticing your emotional state. Learn about the seven biological responses and practical advice to calm and restore energy.
SLEEP WELL | EAT HEALTHILY | INCREASE ENERGY | IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS
USING THE ANCIENT SCIENCES OF AYURVEDA & YOGA FOR MODERN LIVING
Session One: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
Learn the foundational principles of Ayurveda and meditation, the five elements and three primary mind-body doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Take quizzes to understand your individual mind/body constitution and your current state of health. Learn about the characteristics and qualities of your individual personality and learn how to bring yourself back into balance if you are out of balance in your life.
Learn about the six key pillars of health, layers of life, building blocks of life and the benefits of living an ayurvedic lifestyle.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Session Two: AYURVEDIC NUTRITION
You will learn how to optimise digestion and select the most nourishing foods for your dosha type. You will be guided in Ayurvedic nutritional practices that will help you maintain vibrant health and consume a variety of nutritious foods with awareness.
Duration: 2 hours
Session Three: EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
You will learn why understanding and regulating emotions is the key to our physical, mental and emotional health. Cultivating emotional freedom begins with awareness of our feelings, what we need, what we need to release and what brings us joy and happiness. All the doshas can experience every kind of emotion, though each dosha has a tendency to react to unmet needs in different ways.
You will learn practices and techniques of conscious communication, biological responses and steps of emotional release to help you transform your relationships and experience more joy in your lives.
Session Five: DAILY ROUTINES
Use the rhythms of nature to facilitate the body’s natural processes of digestion, detoxification, and healing. Maximize health and longevity with periods of activity, including mindful movement, and periods of rest, including a healthy sleep routine.
Learn about the circadian rhythm and the ayurvedic clock.
Incorporate ayurvedic daily practices into your life
Learn how to look after yourself through the changing seasons and build routines based on your dosha (unique mind-body composition)