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Day 10: Lifelong Balance: The Ayurvedic Path

Throughout this challenge, we’ve learned various practices to purify, balance, and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. It’s time to integrate these practices into your everyday life, ensuring that the positive changes you’ve experienced become a sustainable part of your daily routine.

Ayurveda is a personal journey. Be gentle with yourself and focus on small, consistent improvements that seamlessly integrate into your lifestyle, contributing to your overall well-being.

Key principles to follow:

  1. Establish a Consistent Routine: Align your daily activities with nature’s rhythms.
  2. Regular Detox Practices: Incorporate practices like tongue scraping, oil pulling, warm water, and ensuring regular elimination – triphala can be a helpful supplement in this routine.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Focus on hydration by sipping warm teas throughout the day.
  4. Maintain Active Lifestyle: Keep your body moving through light yoga, stretching, cycling, or daily walks, ideally in nature.
  5. Daily Meditation: Dedicate time each day to meditation.
  6. Regular Self-Massage: Integrate self-massage into your self-care routine.
  7. Mindful Eating: Prioritize your relationship with food. Opt for fresh, locally sourced produce, cook your own meals, experiment with various spices, and use ghee as your primary cooking oil for its health benefits.

Action Steps

  1. Reflect on the practices that resonated most with you during this challenge and commit to incorporating them into your daily life.
  2. Create a personalized routine that suits your lifestyle.
  3. Observe how these practices impact your well-being over time. Adjust as needed to maintain balance and harmony.

Courtney Daggy is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and a licensed massage therapist with a background in social work and yoga. She is a graduate of Mādhya Way School for Ayurveda and is currently enrolled in Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda’s practitioner program. Courtney focuses on women’s digestive issues and the impact it has on mental health.

These are the topics covered in this session:

  • [01:33] 1. Olive Oil vs. Ghee
  • [03:30] 2. Daily Ghee Consumption
  • [04:16] 3. Vegan Ghee Substitute
  • [05:00] 4. Ghee’s 7-Layer Nourishment
  • [06:47] 5. Storing Dates with Ghee
  • [08:20] 6. Detox Tea Effects
  • [09:46] 7. Tea with Oat Milk Breaking Fast
  • [10:19] 8. Golden Milk Benefits
  • [12:11] 9. Ayurveda, Sleep, and Diet
  • [14:15] 10. Cinnamon in Golden Milk
  • [15:16] 11. Morning/Evening Routine Time
  • [17:11] 12. Prana-Rich Foods
  • [18:41] 13. Food Digestion Duration
  • [21:04] 14. Ayurveda on Frozen Food
  • [22:56] 15. Dosha Food Lists Variability
  • [25:25] 16. Vata Dosha and Snacking
  • [27:38] 17. Vata Dosha Meals
  • [29:50] 18. MCT Oil for Oil Pulling
  • [30:48] 19. Dietary Fats
  • [32:34] 20. Birth Season and Dosha
  • [34:22] 21. Transcendental Meditation
  • [35:29] 22. Oil Massage Contraindications
  • [37:02] 23. Ayurveda and Menstrual Cycle
  • [39:10] 24. Panchakarma Practice
  • [41:13] 25. Eliminating Ama
  • [42:31] 26. Tongue Health in Ayurveda
  • [44:07] 27. Triphala and Pitta with IBS
  • [45:15] 28. Ayurveda for Health Issues