“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens”— Something Holistic (Sunday Story 5th Edition)

by Shinjini Guha December 24, 2020

“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens”— Something Holistic (Sunday Story 5th Edition)

"As a mom of three young children living in New York, I was becoming frustrated with the lack of natural alternatives in treating everyday health issues. When my older son was experiencing digestive issues like stomach pain and diarrhea after meals, I tried everything from allergy testing, acupuncture, homeopathy and a host of different diets. 

The first time he visited my Ayurvedic doctor, she checked his pulse, identified the cause and changed his eating habits. Within three weeks of a Vata pacifying diet and lifestyle my son had dramatically improved. It was at this point I knew I had to study Ayurveda. (Hansa)

My journey started back in 2013 when I was going through a difficult time in my life physically and mentally. Searching for some solitude and time to reflect, I decided to go to a wellness center in Dehradun. I thought I was going to go to a spa but ended up living an Ayurvedic lifestyle for 8 days.

The end result was better digestion, a clearer mind and a sense of calmness that I hadn't felt in awhile. I slowly started implementing what I had learned into my daily routine and experienced the benefits. This is when I decided I wanted to study Ayurveda as I understood the transformational power it has on the mind, body and soul. (Suchita)

We can't explain the magnitude of the impact Ayurveda has had on our spiritual, emotional and physical lives. From waking up and using Bhastrika breathing to boost energy levels, combining salads with ground vegetables to decrease bloating to using Nasya oil and enjoying improved sleep, Ayurveda has infiltrated our daily life and allowed us to implement healthier diet and lifestyle which has changed our mindset and made us more self aware. 

One piece of advice we would give someone starting out on this journey is to listen to your intuition and trust the power of the mind to heal the body. Each of us is unique and we are made up of our own combination of the five elements, our dosha. As Carl Jung once put it, “Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens”. It's a lifelong journey and we’re still trying!"

Shinjini Guha
Shinjini Guha

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