Balance feels really good. But at this time of year you might find that balance feels a little out of reach. It seems the holidays have taken on a meaning of doing too much and rushing around from one event to the next or one commitment to the next. Itʻs great to be with family and friends or be of service to others, but does it have to create imbalance in our own lives that we have to recover from? How do we maintain balance and still have special times in our lives?
In Yoga, satya is one of the five yamas, a pillar of wisdom that provides a foundation for vitality and well-being. In this episode, Myra discusses how the practice of satya - or self-honesty - sheds light on the underlying motives for our actions. Often we make choices in order to please other people, which leads to unhealthy relationships and poor outcomes. With an understanding of why we act, we can begin to develop a secure sense of self and to make choices that serve our highest good.
Myra Lewin of Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga discusses important foundations of these ancient sciences, including the spiritual component, an individualized approach, and integrity in teachers and practitioners.
Kelsey asks Myra to speak about posture (including foot position) through the lens of Ayurveda and Yoga. They discuss common causes and misconceptions of poor posture, and what it affects. Myra offers simple asana practices and other inspired ways to improve in a short time.
Myra and Kelsey discuss the major physical sense organs (eyes, ears, mouth, nose, skin) and their relation to dosa and chakras. Plenty of Ayurveda and Yoga tips, practices, and remedies for keeping these organs vital!