Even though I do not have kids, I am very aware of when it is back to school time. There is a little chill in the air, traffic to avoid when possible at certain times, and an overall sense of calm. Perhaps this feeling comes from years of working in hospitality, where we work most when people play, and that tends to be summertime. And when the kids go back to school, families go back to their routines.

In Ayurveda, we have a daily routine called the Dinacharya. Din means ‘day’ and acharya means ‘to follow or be close to.’ So, in this respect, we actually merge our daily cycle with nature, or the cycle of energy according to Ayurveda. In other words, day, night, and the seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Ancient Vedic principles say that a daily routine is absolutely necessary to bring radical change to body, mind, and consciousness—routine helps to establish balance in one’s life. When I was in my twenties, I despised routine, thought it was boring, and sure enough I was out of balance—high highs and low lows. Over the past two decades, I have made peace with routine, even started to enjoy it, and now avoid unnecessary travel to not be ‘off my routine’ (and away from my dog Looey). I have a deep sense of balance, peace, and harmony in my body, mind, and consciousness.

I would love to share this cycle of energy and dive deep with you, discussing this daily routine and helping you achieve balance no matter where you are at. If I can do it, you can. Come be with us for a weekend of Vibrant Health with Ayurveda, here in Boone, North Carolina, October 11–13. Bring your daughter, mother, best friend, or partner. And let’s raise our vibration on this mountain with the science of life.  

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