Ayurveda the science of Life
You may not of heard the word Ayurveda but it is the oldest natural healing system in the world. Dating back 5000 years. Every western natural healing system has some basis in Ayurveda. The sister science to Ayurveda is yoga. Both are used to create balance in the body, mind and soul. Ayurveda peers into the nature of life through the wisdom of Mother Nature. As a philosophy of life it teaches us to live in harmony with the basic laws of nature.
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that focuses on creating and maintaining health and happiness, through balance in mind, body and spirit.
Ayurveda is based on the belief that we are not just physical beings, but are also expressions of energy, and consciousness. While modern medicine is based on the physical structure, Ayurveda is based on physical structure and the energies behind that structure.
I have had many years of addiction issues.
After a dosha assessment and some regular treatments I have a much better handle on my life. Susan
In Ayurveda, there is no “average person” or “standard treatment”. Every individual is one of a kind with a unique blueprint for health Our physical and mental/emotional body and everything in the universe consists of the five elements, ether, air, fire, water, earth. Depending on the combination of these elements 3 dominant constitutional types manifest. These constitutional types or Doshas are specified, in the broadest form, as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The uniqueness of the combination and degree of elements in your makeup allows for an infinite number of constitutional types. This unique combination leads each of us to have a different way of creating imbalance, balance, and healing and a specific propensity on how you move through the world, physically, mentally, emotionally.
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Pitta types tend to be more prone to inflammatory issues, whereas Vata types may suffer from stress disorders, or anxiety, and people with predominantly Kapha dosha may have a tendency to have more stagnation. But these are very basic examples of how the dosha operate in your body. There is a full range of tendencies and disorders that are unique to you.
Knowing and understanding your dosha type is done by constitutional (Dosha) assessment. This assessment is a diagnostic tool that is used by the Ayurveda practitioner to determine the best plan of action for improved health and well-being for you. Food, herbs or routines that will benefit one doshic type may aggravate the other and therefore create more of an imbalance.
Instead of “catching something”, like a cold, a disease, or mental state, Ayurveda sees illness as a manifestation of imbalance. Ayureda addresses the root causes, not only the symptoms; whether it be physical, energetic or emotional.
Treatments may consist of working with lifestyle choices, routines, body therapies, food, herbs, yoga and inner energies to create health.
Ayurveda health is a continuous and participatory process that embraces all aspects of life and you are part of that healing process. Over many years, we may have created patterning, and living in a certain way. that has not been conducive to a balanced life. The Dosha’s are connected to everything, from seasons, to times of day, to your age and from the emotional body, to the physical tot he spiritual.
Who can benefit from Ayurveda?
Anyone who wants to improve or maintain good health can benefit from an Ayurveda. Many people who suffer from chronic conditions like rheumatoid Arthritis, high blood pressure, stress conditions, diabetes, insomnia, chronic headaches, digestive problems, depression and anxiety, or weight management and metabolic disorders have found relieve and improvement with the natural techniques Ayurveda has to offer. Its aim is to balance the body-mind and bring it back to who you were meant to be. With measures like dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, exercise, stress management techniques, and bodywork great results can be achieved in the person who wants to gain better quality of life.
I have a hight stress job that was making me sick. Okanagan Ayurveda gave me the tools I needed.
The special oiling treatmen (Abhyanga) was especially helpful. Robert