This morning I “partially” tried Kishan’s morning routine that he says each of us should pledge to try for 30 days and see how we feel. He says if we really do it for 30 days, we will feel the best we have ever felt (money back guarantee hahaha). His full routine is as follows for anyone that wants to try the 30 day challenge:
Wake up at the same time every day
Do simple “bed yoga” before you get out of bed. Stretching!
Step out of bed with your right foot first (!!)
Brush your teeth and scrape your tongue
Drink a full glass of hot water
Do your oil massage in a motion away from your heart. Your whole body
Take a shower. Make sure the water is HOT
Do some sun salutations/prayer/meditation
Eat breakfast —-something hot like oatmeal or cooked grains with simple protein
Have a cup of herbal tea or coffee (1 cup) AFTER you eat. Never drink on an empty stomach.
So, this morning, I got out of bed (woops forgot to check if it was the right foot first though!!!), brushed my teeth and drank a mug of hot water before breakfast. I always eat breakfast first thing so this was a bit of a challenge for me!
So, I was looking at your comments last night and unfortunately I cannot give you a full list of what makes each dosha imbalanced because Kishan didn’t tell us that. He told us to go meet with an Ayurvedic physician and she/he will tell us that information according to our specific dosha. What I can tell you is this
If you have a pitta imbalance you most likely have :
- acid reflux
- inflamed organs
When you have a kapha imbalance you most likely have:
- different growths on or in the body
And when you have a vata imbalance, you most likely have:
- Parkinson’s disease
- anything caused by too much motion (shaking) in the body.
Go to this link to read more about the different doshas. They also have great food information on what to eat to balance each one.
For years I always thought I had a vata imbalance but actually I think I AM a vata with a definite pitta imbalance because of my migraines, IBS and, unfortunately, horrible acne if I don’t wash my face daily with a medicated prescription face wash. You would never know by looking at me but if I even skip ONE DAY with the face wash, my entire face will break out in a horrible red scaly rash. It’s pretty much the worst thing ever.
Unfortunately last night I went and botched the whole “no ice cream at night” thing because Ryan and I went out to D’lites and I had a small peanut butter caramel froyo with english toffee on top (oops!):
I blame it on my mouth surgery though. Enough said.
So, after I drank my hot water and stretched a little bit, I made oatmeal using 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup silk and a big spoonful cinnamon peanut butter. No banana because, well, it can’t hurt to try what he says!
And after I ate, I made some tea:
I don’t think I’d ever tried this kind before—I got it as a sample from somewhere. It was really delicious though! Especially when sweetened with stevia 🙂
Today is the LAST DAY of my yoga detox weekend (sniff sniff) and practice is from 11 – 1:30. After that it’s home for a late lunch and then an early dinner at Greenwise with Sarah, a blog reader that lives in Tampa!
See yall later!