Saturday, February 20, 2016
The ultimate social experiment.
Recently I've been learning about the 6000 year old practice and sister to yoga called Ayurveda. The ancient medicine and way of life can be broken down into three different elements within the human body. There are three Dosas, in the human body, which dictate body type and personality. This, of course is an incredibly rough and over-simplified explanation... but my point with this, is that each Dosha requires a different lifestyle and diet. Learning about this has given me a surge of ideas. First off, is to devote myself to completely following the lifestyle and diet recommended to my Dosha in Ayurveda, for one or two weeks, as an experiment, and to document this time on my youtube channel and on my podcast. However, with this, another idea was sparked to expand this experiment to trying other people's ways of life for a few weeks at a time, and documenting this. I would travel when necessary, stay with people from all over, learn different ways of life, healthy or unhealthy, and document this. I could live the life of a southerner, eating southern food for a couple of weeks, then hang out with homeless folks for a few weeks. I'm not sure how this would pan out with school... it's just an idea for now. Perhaps a part time project to be worked on when I can. I tend to bite off more than I can chew though when I decide to take on projects like this. I should probably stop thinking I can take on everything at once and stretching myself too thin. I just can't stand to sit still and not be productive though. Sigh. We'll see where this idea takes me.