The book I've chosen is The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self Care by Kate O'Donnell. It is wonderful and is fantastic for those of you who are interested in ayurveda and its healing application.
This week, please read pages 4-35, Part 1: What You Need to Know About Ayurveda. Write notes in the margins, think a lot, dream, enjoy walks and watch the sunrise, stars and sunset. These are the questions I'd love for you to consider and if you have any interest in sending your answers to me, I would adore it!:
-What is ayurveda and why are you interested in learning more?
-What are sattva, rajas and tamas? Why do we need all three?
-Which of the elements feel most clear to you and natural and which ones are confusing or bothersome?
-How do you understand the doshas? What elements are comprised in each?
-What are the 20 qualities? How do you see these in a tree? In the morning, in the afternoon, at night? In a banana? In wine?
-How do you describe the traits of vata, pitta and kapha? Why are each of these doshas necessary?
-Which constitutional type feels like you?
-How does illness or dis-ease present uniquely for vata, kapha and pitta?
-What is ama? How does it accumulate? How can it be prevented?
-What are the natural urges and why should they not be suppressed nor forced?