Ayurveda 101 & Conquering the Vata Season: Interview with Ayurvedic Counselor with Erin Mulligan

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Listen to this interview with ayurvedic counselor and yoga teacher, Erin Mulligan, which can be found on the Wake Up Podcast show page. Click here to view in iTunes - subscribe, rate and review - that would be awesome.

Summary key points of this interview:

  • Ayurveda is a science that aims to use food, lifestyle activities, and routines to balance out the energetic composition or dosha of a person to bring about optimal health mentally, physically, and spiritually. .

  • A dosha is a specific type of energetic makeup that a person can have. There are 3 doshas: kapha, pitta, and vata. These energetic qualities are composed of the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Vata: air/space. Pitta: Fire/water. Kapha: earth/water.

  • We are composed of all 3 doshas, but usually one or two are dominant. The objective of Ayurveda is to bring all 3 of these doshas into balance.

  • These doshas govern certain times of life, certain times of day, and certain times of year. The fall/winter time is the vata time.

  • Prakriti is our individual constitution of dosha - we are born with this, and it doesn’t change.

  • Vikriti is the change in our constitution depending on imbalance, balance, time of year, time of life, etc. This changes due to circumstances.

  • Tips for food, routine and activities to help during the fall/winter time of year.

  • Everyone is individual and should pay attention to what works for them.

  • It is important to pay attention to what you eat, your routine and your activities.

  • Erin is awesome and has some really cool things going on over on her website, including ayurvedic counseling.

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