Ayurveda has been practiced for over 5000 years and is said to be the oldest healing system in the world. Ayurveda means the “science of life” and it embodies and conveys the deep knowledge given to us by the ancient rishis (sages) of India. It is based on a profound understanding of nature and the elements that nature encompasses: ether, air, fire, water and earth. By understanding how we are a part of nature and how its elements coexist within us, we come to understand our own true nature.
Creating Your Own Health
A state of health and balance is our natural state. The practice of Ayurveda creates the optimal environment where the body is able to heal itself of disease and imbalances. Through knowledge of the principles of Ayurveda, you will be empowered to take charge of your own health. You will understand your unique constitution and achieve the skills to know how to create and maintain balance and therefore health in your life.
How Does Ayurveda Work?
Ayurveda is truly a holistic healing system working on body, mind and spirit. It works differently from western medicine, which tends to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ayurveda, although compatible with western medicine, focuses on prevention, healing and maintaining health by achieving balance. Instead of simply treating the symptoms, the system of Ayurveda can both prevent and treat disease by eradicating it at its roots before it has a chance to manifest. Each one of us has a unique balance called our prakruti. Your prakruti was established at the moment of your conception and will never change. During a thorough examination, I will assess your prakruti and also determine your vikruti. Your vikruti is your constitution at the present time and it will show where you have strayed from your natural balance. Together we will create a plan, which will address body, mind and spirit to bring you back in to balance, your own prakruti . When you are in balance with your own true nature disease cannot penetrate. Healing modalities will include a food program, customized herbal formulas, and lifestyle adjustments. Further suggestions may include asana, pranayama and meditation practices as well as other subtle therapies including sound, color and aromatherapy. I will support, educate and guide you on your road back to health.
How Are Yoga And Ayurveda Connected?
Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. The aim of Yoga and Ayurveda is the same, to connect to your own true nature as spirit. Ayurveda works to heal the physical body and Yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda. Yoga and Ayurveda compliment, support and strengthen the practice of each other.