Q: I’d like to learn more about what’s involved in maintaining an ayurvedic practice. What’s your typical daily routine?

A: I’m at a place in my life right now where I’ve managed to use the principles of Ayurveda over the years to create general balance in the body. I rarely get sick and I enjoy a general flexibility that allows me to sit for lengthy periods of time as I work toward a meditation practice. Ayurveda is a science for balancing the body, and Yoga is its sister science for balancing the mind. Given all of this, my current lifestyle is more based on the principles of Yoga: I work every day to find meditation and as a result find balance in my mind. This routine includes starting the day with Yoga postures, breathing practices, and concentration practices, as well as reading from the Bhagavad Gita. I then eat a small meal in the late morning, and then a final meal in the mid-afternoon. I sit again before going to bed.

To live an Ayurvedically-minded lifestyle, you’ll want to also practice Yoga postures and breathing practices, but do so in line with your imbalances. Look on my website to take a dosha test to learn which elements are most out of balance in your body and then follow the practices outlined in relation to them. Also, favor eating cooked, natural foods in small quantities and avoid eating for at least four or five hours before going to bed. This will give you a solid start on living the Ayurvedic way.

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Yogi Cameron is a former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master who uses ancient healing treatments to help people recover from their health issues in Z Living's TV show Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru. He left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice. Yogi Cameron has also brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal in the coming years, and works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Yogi Cameron has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, amongst others. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and ELLE magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Sharecare, a health portal which is part of Dr. Oz’s outreach program for health and lifestyle experts. The Guru In You, his first book, was published by HarperCollins in January 2011. His latest book, The ONE Plan (HarperOne January 2013) provides a realistic approach to the Patanjali teachings designed to penetrate one’s entire being to result in a positive transformation of one’s life. Through The ONE Plan, Yogi Cameron translates these complex, intricate teachings into practical daily tasks, routines and systems that can easily be incorporated into everyday life for an improvement in one’s overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.