The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode  53- The Window of Resilience:  Insights from Ayurveda and Somatic Practices

 Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

In this special anniversary episode of 'The Nourished Nervous System,'  I celebrate a year of growth and change, both personally and through the podcast. 

I delve into the concept of the window of resilience‚ÄĒhow much stress we can handle before becoming overwhelmed‚ÄĒand connect it with Ayurvedic principles.¬†

Ayurveda is a lens to look at life through, so this episode talks about balancing life's stressors and how different Ayurvedic constitutions (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) affect our stress responses. 

The episode is rich with personal stories and practical tips like deep breathing, getting outside, and even dancing to Prince, making it both informative and relatable. 

Resources for deeper exploration, including a workbook and an Ayurvedic Nervous System type quiz, are also offered. 

Whether you’re dealing with daily stress, chronic illness, or just curious about resilience, this episode provides actionable insights and a sense of community.

In this Episode:

  • ¬†Exploring the Window of Tolerance
  • ¬†Understanding Stress and Resilience
  • ¬†Ayurvedic Perspectives on Resilience
  • Personal Experiences and Practical Tips
  • ¬†Final Thoughts and Resources


Ayurvedic Nervous System Type Quiz

Related Episodes:

Episode 26 - Nourished for Resilience
Episode 51 - Nourish Your Mind:  Ayurveda, Breath Work and Seasonal Self Care
Episode 3 - What the Vata?!
Episode 8 - Oh Pitta, You're Hot!
Episode 10 - Kapha, the Sweet One


Travis FT, Wallace RK. Dosha brain-types: A neural model of individual differences. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2015 Oct-Dec;6(4):280-5. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.172385. PMID: 26834428; PMCID: PMC4719489.


My resources:

Deep Rest Meditation

Nourished For Resilience Workbook

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