The Holy Trinity of Spiritual Awakening
Body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda, yoga, writing.
Ayurveda, yoga and writing help me experience greater ease, peace, and creativity in all aspects of my life.
Writing was my first love. As early as third grade, I became totally smitten by the pencil and blank sheet of paper. By fourth grade, I knew I wanted to be a writer.
I then fell in love with yoga at age 29. Stressed out from a corporate marketing job, I stumbled into a yoga class. Stoked from the post-svasana bliss, I was hooked. A year later I was teaching part-time. Four years later, I founded Fair Havens Yoga and taught full-time.
Thanks to a yurt mate on a White Lotus yoga teacher’s training in 2002, I was introduced to Ayurveda. It was love at first sight upon reading “Yoga and Ayurveda” by Dr. David Frawley.
From a business perspective, Ayurveda, yoga, and writing weave together, creating a really sweet synergy that allows me to be the very best Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, yoga teacher, writer. I am able to create the very best Ayurvedic daily routines, yoga sessions, special workshops, and articles that educate, encourage and inspire clients and students.
“ I aspire to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and creativity into my daily routine and inspire my clients and students to do the same. From yoga poses, to meals, to self-care practices, I hope to create daily choices for myself, and to share Ayurvedic, yoga, and writing suggestions with clients that have both purpose and joy.” ~kellen
Here’s how Ayurveda, yoga and writing weave together in my daily life to create balance, health and creativity.
Ayurveda means “the study of life”. My Ayurvedic practice helps me be more aware and curious during my day. This is a great vantage point for a writer. Also, my daily Ayurvedic self-care routine keeps my creative daydreamer vata mind grounded and my sharp intense pitta mind chill-riding the waves of Universal flow.
When my doshas are balanced, my body has more vitality and stamina and my mind is more calm and clear. So, I’m a more effective in my job of helping students and clients in Ayurveda Yoga classes and personal sessions. And the pen flows with greater ease when writing articles, blog posts, manuals, and little poems.
On the mat, Ayurveda weaves into my yoga practice, as AyurYoga. My Ayurvedic Constitution is Vata Pitta predominant. On days when vata dosha is elevated, I practice poses which ground and calm vata. When pitta is blazing, I choose cooling poses and move with a playful spirit.
My yoga practice nourishes my writing. Soon after I began practicing yoga, I realized the same mental malarkey that came up on my mat, was the same malarkey that came up in my journal. As the tension from my body and clutter from my mind release on my yoga mat, I feel ease in my body and mind. This ease also flows when I open my journal or Miss Mac and begin to write.
“Getting into my journal is like getting onto my yoga mat. It helps me dissolve the obstacles and resolve the issues. And it’s a place to explore possibility. It’s a holy space and saving grace. I want to help folks fall in love with words, as much as they fall in love with their body in triangle pose or a warm bowl of kitchari.” ~kellen
I write every day. Writing makes me happy.
My Ayurveda Yoga and You website and blog, is the space where I offer articles to educate, encourage and inspire clients, students, and readers. I am honored to write for the Maharishi Ayurveda and Maria Shriver blogs, and will soon be a featured writer for the new online and print publication, “Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.” I also write a bi-monthly “The Ayurveda Yoga Digest” column that is available for yoga studios and other organizations who seek to provide Ayurveda and yoga information to clients.
Ayurveda. Yoga. Writing.
“I’ve found that weaving together Ayurveda, Yoga and writing creates greater vitality, ease and peace in my body and mind. It’s helped me step into the spotlight of my heart and expand in all aspects of my life.” ~kellen
What’s your holy trinity that stokes the glow in your heart? Please share. Both on this site and in the world.