Ayurveda talks extensively about dressing well and even discusses the importance of wearing certain colors on certain days to promote vitality. Ayurveda places particular importance on wearing clean clothes each and every day for health and well being. You should also wear clothing that feels comfortable to you, and does not cause constriction or make you feel itchy. If something is too small or too tight, do not wear it! Tight belts are not advised because they can cut off circulation to the GI tract, which can impede the process of digestion. Clothing should also make you feel good about yourself, not bad, so try and choose clothing that feels flattering to you.
There are also color recommendations for each dosha. Vata should favor dull, calming colors like tans and browns. Pitta should favor cool colors like blue, green, and white (and take care to avoid fiery reds!). Kapha should favor bright, warm, and stimulating colors like reds, yellows, and greens.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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