How do you strike a balance between 'action' and 'relaxation'?
'Sometimes, it can be a challenge!'
At the heart of Ayurveda is the principle of the 'Five Elements' - Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, each providing their own unique qualities and actions. The most subtle of these elements is Ether which represents space.
"Ether or space is expansive, empty and has no resistance, providing freedom in which to move"
- Dr. Vasant Lad
Making time for 'space and emptiness' can fall to the bottom of our 'to do list', especially at this time of year when there can be an abundance of festivities and celebrations to attend.
How can the qualities of 'Ether' enhance your well-being?
Ayurveda teaches us to be aware of doing anything to excess which can cause the doshas to become imbalanced or depleted. Cultivating an inner sense of harmony through space to relax benefits the nervous system and boosts our well-being. We also become more aware of our daily habits and their effects on our health.
"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it"
- Sydney J. Harris
Here are my top 5 tips for striking a balance between 'action and relaxation'...
As we flow from this year to the next, I would like to thank you graciously for the opportunity to share my 'Nourish Notes' this year. I look forward to sharing more with you in 2015.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy festive season with time to appreciate, reflect and re-charge...
Until next time...keep well and stay nourished,