First off, what on earth is Ayurveda? The hard-to-pronounce practice isn't as complicated as it sounds—it's a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. “Ayurveda primarily focuses on correct diet, a healthy lifestyle, and the use of herbs,” says Genevieve Gilbreath, founder of Herbal Zap L.L.C., who's been a teacher and student of Ayurveda for more than 20 years. If you're feeling a little off, or experiencing high levels of stress, adapt some of these habits to balance your body. Gilbreath shared a few tips to help you reap the awesome benefits of Ayurveda without committing to the practice full on.
Find a healthy balance between working hard, remaining attentive to the exercise at hand, and keeping a sense of ease within the exertion.