Raise your hand if you have indulged in a food or behavior you know will have a negative outcome? How did you feel afterwards?
Ayurveda recognizes that we have an inner wisdom that “knows” what is best for us. One of the main causes of imbalances according to Ayurveda is making choices that go against our learned experience or deepest knowing. There is even a name for it, prajnaparadha or “crimes against wisdom”.
Take a moment to consider what you know, deep down, is best for you and your wellbeing. Maybe it is going to bed earlier? Maybe its saying “no” to that second cup of coffee or putting and end to late-night snacking? How often do you ignore your bodies intelligence?
Choosing to do something that we know deep down is not good for us – by ignoring our intuition or our bodies intellegence – inevitably leads to suffering. However, when you honor what you’ve learned from past experience and listen to your bodies wisdom you naturally reinforce behaviors that lead to a more balanced way of living.
Want to know more about prajnaparadha? Check out the interview I did last week with my good friend Amanda from the Serenity Now Podcast.
In the first few minutes of the show we go deep into those pesky crimes against wisdom. We also talk about my personal journey into Ayurveda, what your tongue says about your heath and much more.
Share you most common crime against wisdom in the comments. I share my on the podcast =)
Wishing you Vibrant Living,