Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya - Everyday Ayurveda: Habits to change your life

In the show where every conversation inspires a song, Jack Stafford interviews Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya about her book 'Everyday Ayurveda: Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life in a Day'.   

Living between Manhattan and Kashi, Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya is a licensed, board-certified physician, integrating 'Good Medicine' with Ayurveda for the past fifteen years. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a PhD researcher in Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University. She is a 2014 senior Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, recipient of American Medical Association's Leadership Award and the first Indian to speak at Commencement Exercises at Harvard University. Her work is featured in the documentary, Healers: Journey into Ayurveda.    

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Waking up 
Before the sun 
You have your motions 

Clean out the Kapha 
From your head 
While in bed 

Clean the teeth 
And scrape the tongue 
Gargle with oil 
Then Abhyanga 

I get tired of the rules 

Nasal drops 
Salute the sun 
Wash your body 
When you’re done 

And then hydrate 
Break your fast 
Very late 

December to May 
To only half 
Well I get tired of the rules 

But every time I go a little crazy 
Do something I know is really wrong 
I wake up in the morning feeling so bad 
That I go running... to the rules 

Not holding a sneeze 
Or stopping a yawn 
No activities 
At dusk or dawn 

Only breathing 
Through your nose 
Never eating 
When the right ones closed 

All 6 tastes 
In every meal 
The ratio 
For how you feel 
I get tired of the rules 

Avoiding incompatible 
Mixing with fruit 
It precludes 

Then you lie 
On your left side 
While you digest 
What's inside 

Control the body 
Speech and mind 
Granting gifts 
And being kind 
I get tired of the rules   

But when I forget contraindications 
Don't change with the seasons or my situation 
Whenever I act mindlessly, I feel so bad 
I  go running to.... to the rules 

Speaking little 
Speaking good 
Speaking only 
When you should 

Not causing ill will 
Telling lies 
No dissension 
In others lives 

With a smile 
The first to greet 
Insults received 
Never repeat 
I get tired of the rules 

Living a life that's 
Filled with dharma 
Pursuing only 
Pleasure and kama 

Not believing 
All you see 
But nor suspect 

Perfect the skill 
Of adoring others 
Sharing profits 
As with brothers 

Not loving 
living alone 
Compassion for all 
Is always shown 

And having the long life 
And the health 
The reputation 
And the wealth 

Who's tired... of the rules? 

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