The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 15 - Vibrancy is a Long Game

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes

Vibrancy is a glow, a sparkle and an aura of excitement.  To feel truly vibrant is a robust, grounded and vital feeling.  Do you feel vibrant?  If not, when was the last time you truly felt vibrant?  

In Ayurvedic thought the feeling of vibrancy and vitality is connected to ojas, a biological protoplasmic substance that governs immunity and vitality in the body.

In this episode:

  • What ojas is and how it is formed
  • Why what we eat and digest affects our ojas
  • The relationship of stress and burn out to ojas
  • How to build and maintain ojas
  • The importance of practices like abhyangha (oil massage) and meditation to build and maintain ojas
  • Why vibrancy is a long game

Related Episodes:
Episode 2:  The Lens of Ayurveda
Episode 3:  What the Vata?!
Episode 10:  Kapha, the Sweet One

To learn more about the upcoming MotherCircle :


Batdorff, D., AP (n.d.). The 7 Dhatus: An Introduction to Ayurveda’s Tissue Layers. Banyan Botanicals.

Lad, V., M.A.Sc (1990). Textbook of Ayurveda, Fundamental Principles (Volume 1). The Ayurvedic Press.


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