Here we are. Last year (unbeknownst to me how applicable this would be), I made it a goal to buy less. Why, you ask? Well, it's pretty simple logic. There's a concept of SANTOSHA in yoga that means satisfaction. It's one I have been playing with my whole life to be honest. The desire to be grateful for what I have, and not live in excess. This is how it manifests for me at least, or how I want it to manifest in my life.
February has come and gone like it always does. Concept of time makes no sense to me, as some things go by so fast and some things go by so slow. As I reflect back on this past month, I'm auditing all the places where I was compassionate and filled with love. How did I handle certain situations--was it with grace as I promised myself I would, or with annoyance and rigidity? I want to compare my actions with the intentions I set forth at the beginning of the year.
I'm here to talk about winter weight--that dreaded extra 5-10 pounds that seem to magically appear despite an otherwise normal diet. There's a reason that happens, and it's just a matter of our bodies syncing with nature's circadian rhythm. I'm also here to tell you that it's okay! And there are some things in Ayurveda we can do to help stave it off, or at the bare minimum keep our digestive capacity high.