Last week, I had the incredible privilege of attending a talk with Ayurvedic master Dr. Suhas thanks to my friend Anna Russ of Pure Science & Soul. In truth I went to this talk feeling that I could better spend the time catching up on email and the like; thank goodness my smarter subconscious pushed me to make the time!

There were so many valuable nuggets in this talk about the importance of self-care. Something we likely all know but rarely actually make the time for.  Our goal, Dr. Suhas shared, is to take better care of ourselves each day. I love this both because it makes such obvious sense and also because it seems so doable. He isn’t saying you HAVE to meditate 5 x a week or give up coffee forever; he simply encouraged us to do a little better than yesterday.

The other thing I truly loved from his talk was also so obvious but something we all need to hear: there is no right way to do a wrong thing. In other words, if you are violating nature, there is no natural way to do it. An example, if you are a brunette there is no “natural” way to be blonde. There just isn’t it. Accept it & move on instead of searching for a natural solution.

In light of taking better care of ourselves everyday, Anna & I are hosting a two-week Ayurvedic detox at Atlanta Hot Yoga starting Nov 4.  I hope you’ll consider joining us on this self-care journey! I’ll leave you with one more tidbit from Dr. Suhas:

Don’t watch others & think to yourself, “oh, s/he is so good /healthy/motivated.” Instead, bite off a small piece & metabolize it yourself!

Lastly, if you are interested in hearing Dr. Suhas speak, he is hosting a free talk on Friday, Nov. 1 at Tough Love Yoga at 6:30 pm. I highly recommend taking the time for yourself!!!