Saludos from Pisac, Peru! I am down here in Sacred Valley of Peru for six weeks. In my upcoming blogs, I’ll be sharing wisdom and photos from this beautiful corner of the world.
If you have been following me, you have probably noticed that for the past year or so, I have been talking and teaching about daily rhythm and healthy habits through Ayurveda. I have been on a personal mission to up-level my own and my family’s daily rhythm. As many of you know, my family spends time each year in a rural area in the Peruvian Andes. Here people’s lives continue to be interwoven with their majestic landscape and the agrarian calendar. In many ways, it has been here in the Andes where I have learned the most about rhythm and have been most successful at aligning my body and life to the rhythms of nature, which is at the heart of the practices and teachings of Ayurveda. Of course, Ayurveda comes from India, but anyone who has traveled to a region of the world where traditional cultures are still intact will find that traditional cultures naturally sync up with nature. That is how we evolved. Humans evolved with and within the cycles and rhythms of nature.
In this blog post, I want to share the key lessons I’ve learned about daily rhythm from the people of the Andes:
Practicing these healthy habits is easy in the Andes because the people around me have this as their lifestyle. In the U.S., it can be harder because many of these natural habits go against the dominant cultural norm. Nonetheless, I’ve found that keeping to these rhythms ensures vibrant health.
Interested in learning more?
If you are interested in support to align your body and lifestyle with the rhythms of nature, and if you are interested in better understanding how you can create a daily routine to support your health, please contact me. As a Yoga Health Coach, I am a holistic wellness provider, trained and practiced in the daily habits and health principles of yoga and Ayurveda. I help people up-level their habits for vibrant living.
Annie Barrett. Educator, certified health coach yoga instructor.