These balancing principles taken from the book of Maya Tiwari. I hope you know your dosha by now. If you don’t – google for a test 🙂
For Vata Type -> IMPORTANT: Stability!
- maintain a steady routine around eating and sleeping habits
- choose only the activities that create ease and allow yourself adequate time to complete them
- take ample rest
- eat fresh, warm, moist foods
- avoid bitter, cold, fermented, stale and raw foods
- make an effort to emberace warmth, love, and healthy rituals/routines
For Pitta Type -> IMPORTANT: Moderation!
- rise with the sun and go to bed by 10pm
- plan activities ahead to avoid time pressure
- ease yourself out of all stressful activities and maintain only those projects that create ease
- eat wholesome, moderately cool or warm, substantial and calming foods
- avoid spicy, hot, oily, salty, fermented, and stale foods, as well as the use of stimulants
- shield yourself against hot, humid, and stressful environments
- make an attempt to embrace serenity and calmness
For Kapha Type -> IMPORTANT: Stimulation!
- engage in stimulating physical exercise every day
- open yourself to new and invigorating experiences
- rise with the sun every day
- eat light, warm, pungent, and stimulating food
- avoid cold, oily, rich, and excessively sour or salty foods
- unburden yourself of all old loads and lighten your heart
And do not forget to meditate as well 🙂
Meditation is a method-less act – an act of contemplation – an act of being.
And this contemplation or this being is not a buddhist thing, a hindu thing or a jewish thing – it is simply a human thing. No pranayama, vipassana or kabala has any kind of exclusive authority over meditation whatsoever. All these ways are merely the means of the novice to begin the journey. But the means is not the real act itself. Seeing the method of meditation as meditation itself, is like confusing the menu for the meal.
The real journey takes place when there is no means whatsoever – when the self does not need to make efforts to be the self – that’s real meditation – the meditation where you simply are who you are and do not seek methods to attain a superficial state of mind. Abhijit Naskar
Tomorrow – only reblogs, because I’ll work with the editing. Thursday – Book Review