Ayurveda For Salt Lake City Utah
Ayurveda for Salt Lake City Utah - How is practicing ayurveda in Salt Lake City (or anywhere in Utah or the desert west region) different from practicing ayurveda in other parts of the country.
When we relocated from New Orleans to the high desert, my ayurveda Salt Lake City had to change. In New Orleans, the environment was hot and wet most of the time. So coming here to Utah where it is "high and dry" - I had to alter the way my husband was practicing ayurveda because he has a lot of Vata already, and being here was just going to further complicate the potential imbalances. Without all of that hot and wet air from the Gulf of Mexico tamping his Vata Dosha down, I was worried he might end up with a terrible Vata Imbalance, so we had to make a lot of adjustments to his diet and daily routine to help keep him in balance.
That got me thinking - there are probably a lot of people in Salt Lake City and Utah who need Ayurveda to help stay on top of the dryness and altitude to prevent a Vata Imbalance.
Let me explain Ayurveda and Geographical Environment to get started. First off, it is important to think about your region and it's qualities. The Salt Lake City area could be called "high and dry" to put a fine point on it. So when you are looking at Ayurveda for a region, you have to think about what elements qualities correspond to the elements of where you live.
As an example - the qualities of the Air Element are cold and dry, but certainly "high and dry" fall directly into the Air Element, which in Ayurveda is called Vata.
So if you live want to do ayurveda salt lake city, then you have to think, "O.K., it is high and dry where I live. That is a lot of Vata in my environment. So if I already have a lot of Vata Dosha (air element) in my constitution, and then I live in a place that also has the qualities of Air, then you get air on air, and that isn't good. It is going to go out of balance. I should work hard to balance all of that air."
How might you do that? Add the OPPOSITE QUALITIES into your life.
If the qualities you are trying to offset are cold and dry (the qualities of the air element), then you want to add the opposite qualities of Warm and Wet.
How do you do this?
Easy - Add:
- eating foods that are warm and wet - like soup.
- put oil on your body and moisturize your skin every day (abhyanga in Ayurveda)
- Cold Dry Foods from you diet
- Carbonated Beverages (cold and full of air bubbles)
- Excessive Movement
- Excessive Meditation
- Extreme anything - Vata equals movement, so slowing down and avoiding anything extreme in your life will help reduce Vata Imbalance.
Vata imbalances can lead to dry joints, dry hair, anxiety, and eventually disease. Vata (being like the wind) is the easiest of all of the doshas to become imbalanced, and the hardest to contain and balance. This is doubly true, when you live in the high desert.
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