Prepare for the New Year
As the new year beckons with Christmas time providing some days of holiday, consider taking a moment to prepare for the new year.
Here are some tips to help you prepare:
Have you noticed that when you are in the company of someone who is completely present to what you are saying, with their full attention, interested and ‘in your world’, what a gift it is!
Sometimes the most important gift we can give or receive is loving attention. If we can offer loving attention without judgement then even better. Sometimes it can be helpful to walk a mile in the shoes of the person we are listening too.
As you prepare for the new year, be present to your loved ones and when you experience someone giving you the gift of their full attention, express gratitude and make their day! Receiving undivided attention and giving undivided attention is one of the most important gifts we can give to each other.
Imbalance of Vata dosha can make it difficult to focus and be present. As the drying quality of Vata dosha moves upwards into the brain cells via the cerebrospinal fluid you may find your attention wanders, memory can be changeable and your sleep may be affected. Cultivation of peace, ability to focus, alertness, contentment and tranquillity can waver or be hard to maintain.
Peace of Mind (1401)
To support your ability to be present with natural calmness, focus, alertness and in a decisive fashion take Peace of Mind (MA1401) 1-2 tablets after your breakfast and evening meals.
The herbs in Peace of Mind are combined in exact proportions and prepared in the traditional Ayurvedic way providing a benefit that is much greater than that of the individual herbs.
- Ashwagandha is a very good adaptogen, rejuvenative, it helps to increase strength and intellect and supports healthy nerve function. Taken by both men and women Ashwagandha is also known to be a tonic for the uterus and menstrual cycle.
- Indian spikenard provides a tonic to help rejuvenative the brain, support heart function and contributes to good deep sleep.
- Liquorice nourishes the nervous and reproductive systems and gives energy.
- Gulancha tinospora is a nerve tonic that is known to be a general rejuvenative with strengthening and cleansing properties.
- Aloeweed support mental stability and provides a calming effect while also aiding digestion, providing rejuvenation to the nervous system and supporting quality sleep.
- Indian pennywort (Centella asiatica) also helps to promote mental wellbeing, balanced heart function and sleep.
Be attentive to what makes you happy
Consider asking yourself …
- What do you like doing the most?
- What gives you the greatest pleasure?
- What is it that you are passionate about in life?
- What lights you up?
These questions help to ensure your heart and mind are in alignment as you move into 2020. A well-coordinated heart and mind give you a head start in preparing for a great 2020.
Sadhaka, a subdosha of Pitta is key to a well-coordinated heart and mind. Sadhaka governs the ability to “digest” intellectual information, enjoy clear perception and guides your experience of feelings and emotions. Sadhaka resides in the heart which is also considered the seat of consciousness, the home of the spirit. On the physical level Sadhaka assists in the regulation of the rhythm of the heartbeat, balances the emotions (in particular the fiery emotions when one feels thwarted, irritated, impatient or angry), and allows for concentration and critical thinking.
So as you prepare for 2020 consider supporting Sadhaka Pitta to foster a well-coordinated heart and mind that easily ‘digests intellectual information’ with clear perception and balanced emotions, helping you from the seat of your consciousness – the home of your spirit!
If you consider your Sadhaka Pitta could do with a helping hand then take Blissful Joy (MA1402) 1-2 tablets about an hour after your breakfast and evening meals and enjoy the beautiful aroma of Blissful Joy Aroma Oil daily.
Blissful Joy tablets are formulated to help maintain inner balance in the face of challenging situations. The combination of adaptogenic herbs helps to keep you flexible, alert and energetic resulting in a renewed feeling of energy, happiness and overall well-being. One herbal in Blissful Joy that I particularly enjoy is Arjuna which is traditionally said to give the strength of a horse’s heart!
Sadhaka Pitta, is also effectively balanced through Blissful Joy Aroma Oil which contains a mildly stimulating blend of 7 aromas. This heart balancing aromatic blend includes Rose, Sandalwood and Thyme to help uplift your spirit and to awaken the natural joy of life again. This a mildly stimulating blend helps to support or reawaken the joy of life. This heart balancing blend includes Rose, Sandalwood and Thyme that are renowned for their uplifting effect.
Keep the Digestive Fire Burning Brightly!
During the festive season or while on holiday our digestive system can become overloaded by eating late or eating more than we usually do.
As impurities from incomplete digestion (called Ama) accumulate then energy levels, mental clarity, mood, ability to digest what is eaten and elimination can be impacted. Ayurveda explains that good health depends on a strong and efficient digestive system along with proper daily elimination.
Tone Your Digestion
As you prepare for 2020 think about taking Triphala with Rose (MA505). It helps your body to absorb nutrients, supports healthy elimination while toning and supporting the large intestine. It is also recommended to help enhance the effectiveness of all other herbal supplements.
Triphala with Rose is a combination of three fruits (Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki) renowned for their health-giving qualities together with the petals of the Cabbage Rose flower which make the action of the formula smoother.
Triphala Rose is a combination of three potent herbals (Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki), all of which are renowned for their potency and effectiveness along with Rose Cabbage to enhances the effectiveness of the combination.
Taking 2 tablets of Triphala Rose at bedtime provides a daily detox which ultimately supports all other systems within the mind and body.
Wishing you the bliss of balance as you prepare for 2020!
Linda Sinden, Maharishi AyurVeda Consultant
Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our health articles. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.
Mobile: +64 212237525
DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.