If you've ever read a single blog post of mine, you've seen that I have this serious preoccupation with self-care and nourishment. I'm a big, BIG fan of feeling good through healthfulness. It's simply because all people are at their authentic BEST when they are authentically healthy.
So what does "authentically healthy" even mean?! A person who has this healthy quality is a person who is willing to do work on their self and life and they glow from the inside because of it. This is a person who pays attention to the quality of daily life in order to make it happier and healthier. And when a person continues to improve the quality of their daily life, health, and happiness, that's when they begin to see their work become more effective. And who doesn't want to be MORE effective in the world?!
Because life is, well... life, bumps are going to happen. Curveballs will be thrown. When you've taken the time to build up a foundation of self-care and nourishment, you are able to better deal with those bumps and curves with a kind of grace that you might not have otherwise. When you've taken the time and effort to improve the quality of your sleep, nourishment. and immunity, you have made yourself super strong and you can handle the shit that life will throw at you. When you've carved out time and space for DAILY self-care, you've built the sweetest cocoon that will help you to recharge and rejuvenate faster when you need it the most.
There are two extreme ends of the self-care spectrum: not doing it at all because you feel like it takes away from your work AND being obsessed with it to the point of vanity. And when is hanging out in the extreme side of any spectrum that helpful or sustainable? Imma take a leap here and say, "NEVER!"
My personal theory is that we all slide in between those two extremes on a daily basis and we must be intentional with it. Ayurveda helps to draw a map for daily self-care. It provides such a gorgeous way to live with intention and doesn't require devotion to any sort of extreme. All you need is a bit of knowledge, willingness to set one daily intention, and a bit of knowledge. The health, nourishment, and vitality will come to you in time.
Yoga Teacher. Thinker of things.
Sometimes I just need to empty the contents of my brain into words.