In an effort to formulate the structure of my experiment, I applied some fundamental principles of
ayurveda to my current life. Doing this gave me a new perspective on my everyday life and opened my eyes to different methods for staying healthy. I learned about vata imbalances and how they can be provoked by consistent movement, dry climates, and high altitudes, all of which I had been subjecting myself to on a regular basis. Therefore, I chose to base my personal experiment around developing a consistent morning routine accompanied by a doshaspecific diet. The doshaspecific diet included eating foods that would serve my constitution positively and spacing three meals by 23 hours.