I was recently listening to a podcast – Elements of Ayurveda (https://www.elementshealingandwellbeing.com/podcast) – which has steadily become one of my favourites. In this podcast Colette was speaking about the idea that when your body is aligned and in balance, it works with ease. However, when there is an imbalance in your body, you are then in a state of dis-ease. The simple differentiation in emphasis on the word “disease” has really changed my though patterns surrounding illness!
In Ayurveda, when your body is in a state of dis-ease, there is an implication that there is a blockage somewhere. Whether this is experienced as problems with the sinus or an excess of mucus, or as constipation or digestive issues – this is all an indication that the body is out of balance in some area. The body is then not working or flowing with ease.
The general response is to then take medication or to treat the symptoms of the problem. Unfortunately, most of the time we do not consider what the cause of the dis-ease is and where the imbalance in our life is. It is imperative to look at the state of our relationships with others to make sure they are healthy. We also need to look at the food we are eating. Is the food in balance with the current season? Remember that mother nature grows vegetables in certain seasons because that is what we are supposed to be eating in said season. If it is hot, perhaps avoid hot food and vice versa. To avoid imbalance you also need to ensure you are getting the correct amount of exercise – too much or too little will also cause your body to be out of balance. Exercising in the hot sun or freezing cold may also cause your body to be in a state of dis-ease.
Too much or too little of any aspect of our life will lead to an imbalance – work, sunshine, water! If you are looking to recover from dis-ease, and not just the apparent symptoms, then you will need to take a look at the elements of your life to see patterns of imbalance.
Take care of yourself and stay in balance.
Lots of light and love (in the right amounts haha!) xx