What is AYURVEDA?
Thousands of years before modern medicine, the sages of India developed Ayurveda. Ayur meaning life and veda meaning science or knowledge. At the heart of Ayurveda, is a system for tapping into your body wisdom. It is a way of life to help you stay vibrant, healthy, free of disease and to tap into your fullest potential.
Vibrant Health, Purpose, and Happiness
Ayurveda medicine brings the body back into balance so it can heal itself. Ayurveda allows you to tap into your own human design. Have you ever wondered why maybe your cold and the other person is hot in the same room or vice versa? Or, why one person can fall asleep easily and sleep deep and another cannot or struggles with light, noise or the temperature in the room. Or why one person can eat way more than another and stay thin and the other person puts on weight just looking at food? What if you could tap into your body constitution, and harness this power to live at your fullest potential? What if knowing your body constitution could help you optimize your dharma – meaning your right way of living or transformation as a human being.
Live in Attunement with Nature
The beauty of Ayurveda is that while Western Medicine treats us once we are already sick, Ayurveda teaches disease prevention. By creating a balanced lifestyle and living in harmony with nature, Ayurvedic practices bring about maximum health, mental clarity and longevity. In a technological age, we have learned to ignore the seasons, the time of day, where our food comes from and how it is made.
The two main principles of Ayurveda is that the mind and body are inextricably connected, and that nothing has more power to to heal the body than the mind. One of the most powerful tools of Ayurveda is meditation. Through meditation, your heart rate and breath slow, your body decreases the stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline), and you increase the production of neurotransmitters that enhance well being (serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins).
Understand Your Unique Mind-Body Type
Harnessing the power of your constitution or body type allows you to make optimal choices around diet, exercise, supplements, and lifestyle choices. Ayurveda differs from allopathic medicine because it is an individualized system of medicine – each of us is born with a blueprint for optimal health. No two constitutions are alike. What is beneficial to one person, may be poison to another. In essence, just like our DNA, we are all uniquely different.