Ayurveda: Healing Wisdom

Healing the Mind and Body in Harmony with Nature’s Principles

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the Vedic science of life, originating in India and spanning more than 5,000 years. Ayur means life and veda means knowledge. Ayurveda is a holistic system which sees human beings as a microcosm of the macrocosm of nature.  Ayurveda teaches that the the healer and healing potential is within each person, and that aligning with the principles of nature brings health and balance. Ayurveda has two basic goals:

To help the diseased to regain health and to help the healthy enhance their quality of life.

Both Ayurveda and yoga share the common view that health is the foundation for self-realization and deeper fulfillment in life. Health is not only for the body alone or simply the absence of disease, but is a complete balance in body, mind and soul.

In Ayurveda heath is defined as:

“Sama Dosha Sama Agnischa Sama Dhatu Mala Kriya Prasanna Aatma Indriya Manaha Swastha Iti Abhidheeyate” – Sushruta Sutra Sthana, 15/41

The Ayurvedic definition of health can be translated as:

  • Balanced doshas, The three bio-humors of the body: vata, pitta and kapha
  • Balanced digestive fire or agni (digestion, assimilation, and metabolism)
  • Balanced conversion of food into the seven dhatus (the body’s tissue layers)
  • Proper waste elimination (malas)
  • Pleasantness of mind, senses and soul

Health is attained when all these aspects are present. Ayurveda is an individualized science and practice that customizes recommendations according to each individual’s constitution and current imbalance. Recommendations are given for diet, lifestyle, sleep, exercise, yoga, breath, and spiritual practices for balanced physical, mental and emotional health. Herbal supplements and formulations as well as more in depth cleansing treatments and bodywork are recommended when required.

Healing takes its own course and time, but with proper guidance, transformation and healing even from chronic conditions is possible through Ayurveda and yoga.

Services

Ayurvedic Wellness Consultation

This 1.5 hour consultation is a starting point for Ayurvedic healing. The session includes:

  • Full intake and health history
  • Ayurvedic constitution assessment (prakriti)
  • Assessment of current imbalance and mental/emotional factors (vikriti)
  • Recommendations for diet, lifestyle and herbs
  • Counseling and education about practical Ayurvedic principles
  • One 30-minute follow up session

Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling: Mental and Emotional Balance

This 1.5 hour consultation and 3 one-hour follow up appointments focuses on mental and emotional health including, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, grief and fear. The package includes:

  • Full intake and health history
  • Ayurvedic constitution assessment (prakriti)
  • Assessment of current imbalance and mental/emotional factors (vikriti)
  • Recommendations for diet, lifestyle and herbs
  • Counseling and education about practical Ayurvedic principles
  • 3 Ayurvedic counseling sessions to address mental and emotional health including yoga, pranayama, and spiritual practices

Ayurveda and Yoga Integrated Wellness

This 1.5 hour consultation and 5 one-hour individualized yoga classes focuses on achieving physical and mental health through a combination of Ayurveda and Yoga. The package includes:

  • Full intake and health history
  • Ayurvedic constitution Assessment (prakriti)
  • Assessment of current imbalance and mental/ emotional factors (vikriti)
  • Recommendations for diet, lifestyle and herbs
  • 5 yoga, pranayama and meditation classes to address specific imbalance
  • Counseling and education about practical Ayurvedic principles

Start your healing journey

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