The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 19 - Vibrancy is a Long Game Part 2

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes


How many of us are living in an energy deficit, putting out way more energy than we are receiving or generating for ourselves?  I think this is especially true for parents.  The basic foundation for vibrancy is nourishment but I think the true long game is resilience.  

In order to become more resilient you first need to understand the relationship between nourishment and resilience.  

In the first episode of Vibrancy is a Long Game, I talk about the Ayurvedic concept of Ojas which is the vital essence of Kapha Dosha and is a part of immunity and true deep nourishment on all levels.  

Like many Ayurvedic concepts, Ojas is a part of a trinity.  The other two counterparts are Prana (the vital essence of Vata Dosha) and Tejas (the vital essence of Pitta Dosha) and I think for true vibrancy, we need to look at all three of these vital essences.

In this episode:

  • Why it is important to be resilient
  • The relationship between nourishment and resiliency, why nourishment needs to come first
  • What Tejas and Prana are and how they relate with Ojas
  • Why all three of these are important for long term vibrancy
  • Ways to cultivate Prana and Tejas

Related Episodes:

Episode 2:  The Lens of Ayurveda
Episode 3:  What the Vata?!
Episode 8:  Oh Pitta, You're Hot!
Episode 10:  Kapha, the Sweet One
Episode 15:  Vibrancy is a Long Game


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

Brashear, S., MA,CAP (n.d.). Tejas: 6 Daily Practices to Spark your Inner Glow. Banyan Botanicals.

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