Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic healing systems, developed in India over 5,000 years ago. The goal is to create balance in bodily systems using diet, herbal treatment, yogic breathing and exercise.

Ayurveda means “the knowledge or study of life”.

Often referred to as ‘the sister science to yoga’ it compliments Yoga therapy in addressing the root cause of illness.

Ayurveda focusses on two main concepts—preventative health and curative medicine.

Ayurveda examines the body, mind, and spirit and through awareness teaches the individual to make health-promoting choices in distinguishing between actions that bring joy or actions that bring sorrow (or poor health).

The body- mind constitutions consist of three doshas - vata, pitta, and kapha. When any of these doshas are out of balance as a result of diet, lifestyle or seasonal changes they create poor health in the body in the way of pain or disease.

Ayurvedic healing follows the natural law of “like increases like” and negativity begets negativity. Healing often requires the individual to change something that may feel unnatural to them until the dosha becomes balanced.

Ayurveda includes practices to improve digestion, daily and seasonal practices to promote healthy living, spiritual insights along with practicing self-acceptance and self-love.