To build a secure and loving home - the kind you really want to spend time in - the first thing you'll need is a solid foundation.
But oftentimes our mind has us enjoying the view from the top floor before the concrete has dried. This is a common approach to asana practice - students force and contort their bodies into an idealized shape without doing the requisite work. This leads to discomfort, pain and perhaps injury.
How can you be kind to your body today?
This month at Hale Pule we have been looking at ways to integrate the Yogic practice of ahimsa into everyday life. Ahimsa translates into kindness, consideration and respect. Think of ahimsa as your North Star, your guiding light - with ahimsa as your reference point, your journey will be more clear and full of joy.
By Myra Lewin
Can I be a vegan and still practice Ayurveda?
Yes! Ayurveda will meet you where you are in life. In Ayurveda we use principles that can be applied to most situations so that you can experience benefits while maintaining an approach to healing that feels right for you.
However, I think it is worthwhile to consider the value of dairy products from an Ayurvedic standpoint as a part of this month’s discussion of ahimsa - or non-violence.