Hello…! Welcome to my blog AyurMama.com.
I’m delighted you are here, and I look forward to sharing the beauty, intelligence, joy, authenticity and strength that can come to each of us as we learn to know ourselves, honor and care for ourselves and embrace our true life purpose, informed by the principles of Ayurveda.
This morning I’m writing from the 44th floor of the Hilton Hotel, in New York City. My laptop rests on a slick black granite surface, my tea steams in fine bone china, and the stunning view through the gleaming window in front of me simply glorifies Central Park–trees burgeoning with Spring blossoms–set into the Manhattan skyline. It’s a brilliant sunny morning, and as my eyes feast on everything, I can’t think of a moment what could be more modern or luxurious!
I’m here at the Yoga Journal Conference this weekend to share my knowledge, and my enthusiasm for Ayurveda. What is Ayurveda exactly?
Ayurveda is the thousands-of-years-old “sister-science” of yoga, a fascinating system of self-knowledge, health and longevity, born in India. Ayurveda employs our natural, human technology of each of our five senses – and our mind – to restore balance to body and mind when we need that, and to help us live our absolute best lives.
This morning, I can’t help but consider the juxtaposition of these images in my mind:
Ancient India – the source of Ayurveda ~ Delicate women carrying clay water pots, wrapped in cotton saris. Children running behind beautiful soft gray cows with painted horns. Grinding rice and dahl by hand with stones for breakfast… The heat… The fleshy-pink lotuses…. The ritual…. The family lineages… The slow, moving, unpredicatable richness of life, unfurling most sensuously, moment by moment..
The Yoga Journal Conference in New York City in the Springtime ~ Shiny, efficient greeters guiding clean-scrubbed, Lululemon-clad women of all ages (and a few stalwart fellows) into large, brightly-lit carpeted rooms. Cross-trainers…. Tightly-crafted schedules… Interent! Everyone is announced visually by a large plastic name tag, but no one is looking at anyone else! Most eyes are glancing at the glowing screens of polished mobile devices.
Do these two worlds intersect? What can ancient Ayurveda possibly offer today’s modern woman – even a modern woman interested in yoga, who’s likely keen to live healthily?
As this site will show you, Ayurveda is an incredible resource for you – a woman of today, in East or West!
As you develop greater self-knowledge, and understand more and more how to make lifestyle, dietary – even career, relationship – decisions to take the best care of yourself, you will realize a profound beauty, strength and peace that actually is your birthright!
So while even today, the ancient wisdom that continues to flow through India is worthy to experience and learn from – and India offers amazing healing and spiritual opportunities – the ultimate value of Ayurveda is how it can help you life your best life. And THAT does NOT depend on Indian foods and spices, on Indian spirituality or on learning Sanskrit.
Join me here weekly and for special on-line programs to explore who you really are, inside and out, and discover the power that comes with embracing your unique qualities, caring for yourself, and bringing your light into the world. Yes, today’s modern world!
So glad you exist here on the planet, with me now! Let’s enjoy this tremendous life!
With love and appreciation,
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