Self care = self love: Background

To be totally honest, I came into Ayurveda mildly skeptical.  I grew up in a family of scientist who believe only in western medicine and ideals.  This has worked for them, but I have always struggled to maintain my health both mentally and physically.

Recently (well… 7 months ago which still feels very recent) I was diagnosed with PTSD and have been trying to put myself back together ever since.  I can’t remember a time when I actually felt good and happy within myself.  Something was always out of balance.

The concept of balance in everything within Ayurveda really resonated with me and when the vata dosha was taught, I identified with all of it, especially the out of balance part.  So for my experiment I wanted to try to pacify my extremely excessive vata and see if it helped with my PTSD symptoms of difficulty sleeping, anxiety and depression.