Ayurveda is the oldest holistic system of medicine, Yoga’s sister science, and the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems.
Ayurveda will help you learn how to best tune into and recalibrate your body & mind so that you can live in harmony with your True Nature as spirit.
More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is literally a science of living healthily (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). The path of healing through Ayurveda empowers us to take back control of our own health and live a life that supports our mind, body and soul.
To create a healthy body and mind, Ayurveda looks at breathing, eating and daily routines as the most important factors. When you meditate, the mind is able to relax and restore balance.
Similarly, when you learn how and what to eat, you begin nourishing your unique mind-body constitution. When you begin to establish supportive daily routines your nervous system restores creating deeper harmony within and with the world around you.
Ayurveda defines physiology in terms of three forces called doshas:
Vata (Air & Ether) - Governs motion and circulation in the body.
Pitta (Fire & Water) - Governs metabolism and digestion.
Kapha (Earth & Water) - Governs structure and fluid balance.
Each person has all three of these doshas within them. The balance of these doshas at the moment of conception defines what Ayurveda calls one’s constitution or “prakruti”. That is our true nature and optimal moment of health.
As we grow and take in our environment through our five senses, the doshas fluctuate and can become aggravated and overflow into areas of the body and mind. This causes different imbalances, or symptoms , also known as your “vikruti”.
The goal of Ayurveda is to restore the proper balance of the doshas and build reserves of ojas, the nectar that builds immunity, happiness and spiritual strength.