Epigenetics and AyurvedaOct 30, 2022
Do you worry about dealing with health issues because your parents and/or grandparents have dealt with them? You may have genetic predispositions for a specific ailment, but that doesn't mean it's your fate.
Welcome to the awesome world of what modern science calls epigenetics, which teaches us that how we live our lives (diet and lifestyle) determines how our DNA is expressed.
Ayurveda teaches the wisdom of Dinacharya (daily rhythms) and Rutacharya (seasonal rhythms) to create vibrant health. When we are living out of rhythm, disease sets up camp in what we call Kavagunas (weak places in the physiology where familial patterns of disease can manifest).
We know that HOW we live impacts what gets expressed from our genes.
We also know that there are some general principles in aligning with nature, which the past few generations of us Westerners have forgotten, leading our bodies and minds to express various, and often plentiful, disease states.
When we align with seasonal and daily rhythms a lot can change for the better. Disease patterns no longer need to be expressed. These are simply imbalances that reverse once the alignment is reset with nature. Then, we may experience the miracles of not getting diseases that have perhaps expressed themselves in our parents and grandparents.
Modern epigenetics agrees with Ayurveda that it isn't simply eating "right" and exercising "right," dictated by the current trends, that makes the difference; it's living a life of total alignment with one's true nature or unique constitution within the flow of seasons. It can be simple, but not necessarily easy, to create vibrant and healthy cellular expression.
If this topic is of interest to you and you're ready to enter a new conversation with your own body's expressions of ease and dis-ease, please join me for the Autumn One Habit to Thrive Challenge November 2-8 happening on Zoom and Facebook. We will dive into alignment with nature which creates easeful health for this season, along with modern behavioral science and mindset techniques that can help us create lasting change and shift the expression of genes we carry.
With love and light,
ps- We start this week!! Please join me for the Autumn One Habit to Thrive Challenge to experience more of how Ayurveda can support your wellbeing on all levels.
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