Yesterday Yashendu gave an interview about Ayurveda. A friend of us, Suzanne Monroe, who is a nutritionist was interested to ask a professional about Ayurveda and have her students ask him questions. We have met her when we were in Chicago and had a nice connection. It is nice how everything nowadays can be done via internet, she interviewed Yashendu for more than one hour.
One of the questions that she asked was what the benefit of Ayurveda actually was. Ayurveda means the wisdom of life and this is also the benefit that you get: knowledge about who you are, what your body is, how it reacts and what it needs. And this is really the great thing about Ayurveda, you get to know which dosha, which humour your body has mainly.
According to that you see your whole lifestyle and realize why things happen. You realize that you have that many gas problems because of what you are eating and because you are a Vata type. You realize that you have difficulties whenever it is warm weather because you have pitta disorders and you also get to know what you can do against these problems, what you can eat or what you can do. You understand that you are a Kapha type and that this is why winter was always a difficult season for you. And now you know what to do against it. Ayurveda is very practical knowledge and it is great to watch how even a small change in your diet can have a big impact on your life.
Today is our friend Sonja’s birthday and we, the Ashram and all children, are sending her much love and the best wishes!