Ayurveda is the ancient, natural healing system of India, meaning literally, the science of how to create optimal health. Evidence suggests its roots are more than 5000 years old, pre-dating and strongly influencing Chinese medicine, and continuing to thrive in the East and the West. In the US, Ayurveda is formally recognized as a Complementary and Alternative Health System by the National Institutes of Health. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, the science of how to attain peace of mind. We are fortunate that these ancient practices are becoming more available, so we can make the most of their wisdom to address our modern challenges.
Ultimately and most helpfully, Ayurveda is the science of learning what is right for you as an individual. I love the system because it is incredibly empowering, putting us in charge of our own health. It calls for a healthy, organic diet as well as a balanced lifestyle. It is holistic, meaning it looks at the entire person: our mind, body, and spirit.
Ayurveda helps increase individual awareness by asking us to pay close attention to what we may or may not be doing to influence our own optimum state of wellness. It contains ancient knowledge of the benefits of dietary options for each person, depending on our unique makeup, as well as a vast knowledge of the healing properties of botanical herbs. To practice in India, most Ayurvedic physicians go to school for at least a 5 year post-graduate degree program (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery). Ayurveda is broken into disciplines such as general medicine, pediatrics, surgery, toxicology, fertility, and rejuvenation. Sound familiar? Many think the categorization of today’s health care system was originally based on Ayurveda.
Great, but can this really help me?
Ayurveda’s main theory about illness and disease is that if a condition is taking place in a body which is not optimal, then somehow, the body is out of balance. How do we find balance? The unique, integrated system of Ayurveda provides us with a detailed road map to achieve balance for each individual.
Getting to know ourselves better and increasing our awareness about who we are is essential for good health. Tools that increase our own self-knowledge are extremely beneficial to everyone, and especially for empaths. This is why Ayurveda is such a great resource!
It asks that we take care of ourselves in the most nourishing, meaningful way. It teaches us to be our best friend and advocate, to treat ourselves the way would we treat a beloved friend or family member. As a result, our health and wellbeing thrive and we feel fantastic! In my workshops and retreats, I incorporate Ayurvedic treatments such as marma point therapy (think yogi acupressure) and Ayurvedic yoga because they nurture our health and they feel so good!!
When you sign up for Coaching, one of the first things I’ll do with you is an Ayurvedic questionnaire. It’s a way for us to know who you are, to more clearly see your inherent nature. It gives us a good starting point to work in harmony with your makeup and get you on the path to joy and wellness. And it’s really fun. For many of my clients, learning their ayurvedic type is one of their favorite parts of learning more about themselves.
Sound intriguing? Book an assessment or consultation today!
Ayurveda – Individual Well Being Assessment
45 minutes $65.00
3 sessions $175.00
Curious about why you do the things you do? Why you love or hate certain foods or can’t stand the heat? Ayurveda clues us into our intrinsic nature, helps us to understand our tendencies without judgement or criticism. Learn about your unique mind/body temperament and how to balance your health naturally.
Ayurveda – Individual Consultation
2 hours $135.00
3 sessions package $365.00
Spend more time with our Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant to go deeper into the details of your unique mind/body temperament and how to balance your health naturally.
What is Ayurveda and How Can it Help Me?
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