What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda means “knowledge of life” and originated in India. This health system is believed to be over 5,000 years old but to this day still succeeds in creating balance through simple tools.
Ayurveda can provide adaptable and practical solutions in balancing an individual’s unique physical state (the body) with its unique environment (food and it’s surroundings). Since the purpose of Ayurveda is to achieve balance in the body so that the body can heal itself, my role is to guide you towards your optimal path to reach that balance. This path will look different for everyone and can be very difficult to find yourself with all the contradicting information out there on diet, exercise, and lifestyle. I use Ayurveda as my guide to recommend proper personalized diet plans and lifestyle adjustments.
There are three dosha types in Ayurveda - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The doshas are the energies that make up every individual, they perform different physiological functions in the body.
Understanding your Dosha tendency can help you to understand how to manage balancing your doshas throughout seasonal, environmental, lifestyle, emotional, and situational changes.
Other important aspects of Ayurveda are the two guiding principles:
1) The mind and the body are inextricably connected
2) Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind
This mind/body connection has been very important to me personally, and is one reason I started to incorporate Kundalini Yoga into my own lifestyle as well as my clients. It helps me achieve a higher level of awareness and balance that is so crucial to reaching optimal health.