“Self-acceptance and self-love are the first steps to bliss.” -Vasant Lad
A few weeks ago I began my studies in Ayurveda at the Himalayan Institute. I have always been drawn to this practice, partly because of it’s whole picture approach to lifestyle management, but also because of it’s emphasis on healing the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is a complete system of healing that stems from the ancient Vedic texts, and what I’m coming to learn, rooted deeply in self-acceptance and self-care.
It’s hard to believe, but a year ago this week I found myself in the hospital for five days due to a major flare with my colitis. You can read about that here. My doctors believed it be due to my pregnancy, which was a major factor, but I know there were other culprits at play. Stress, especially the emotional kind, has always been a trigger for me. [Read more…]