Conversations Over Tea: Dylan Smith
Conversations Over Tea is an ongoing series of interviews between our founder, Rose Goodman, and people who inspire her.
with Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith is an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator. In addition to working out of Vital Veda, the clinic he founded and directs in Sydney, Dylan teaches and lectures across the globe and interviews experts and thought leaders in the fields of health, spirituality, personal development and natural law on his podcast. A proponent of Vedic wisdom, Dylan approaches his work as an instrument through which divine intelligence can flow.
List three things you can’t live without:
Food, water and oxygen.
And one that’s highly overrated:
Share one ritual or routine you do everyday:
What’s your definition of excellent health?
Healthy balance of the five elements in the body (space, air, fire, water, earth), healthy tissues, proper and regular elimination of wastes from the body, pure and radiant soul, proper functioning of the five senses, and a happy and blissful mind.
What’s your favorite Apothecai blend?
Draw your self portrait.
What truly connects people?
Love, which is essentially unity. Love is when we have a saturation of unity “salted” with difference. “Oh, I was going to order that same pizza!” Unity point, check. “Oh, you also love this song? I love Ben Harper, too!” Unity point, check. Love develops.
What gives you strength?
Wholesome food, freshly cooked with love.
Herbal elixirs, which in Ayurveda we call Rasayanas.
Swimming in the ocean or freshwater holes.
Follow Vital Veda on Instagram.
GO DEEPER: Read Dylan’s guide to the one daily ritual we should all indulge in.
Photos by Rita Ince
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