What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda translates as ‘The Knowledge of Life’. ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is a comprehensive methodology of holistic healing originating in India over 5,000 years ago. It focuses on harmony within the body, mind and consciousness, to understand and rectify any imbalances which may exist and to facilitate the restoration of the wellbeing of the individual.The concept of ‘pakruti’, from Sanskrit ‘nature’ is our unique constitution that manifests itself as vata, pitta and kapha. These ‘doshas’ are a combination of the five elements which are responsible for who we are, how we think and how we live our lives.
The fine balancing of the ‘doshas’ ultimately creates for a healthy state of existence, but if imbalances do occur, they will contribute to a state of ill health . A consultation will take a 360 degree look at your life in relationship to your unique being . The consultant formulates a unique program to restore balance and harmony through dietary change, herbal introduction, massage therapies, detoxification programs, holistic counselling, yoga and meditation.
“Ayurveda is an intuitive everyday language to help navigate our world and our bodies. It is much more romantic than acros and micros, but in many ways no less effective”.
Jasmine Hemsley, Author
East By West Cookbook
What are the benefits of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda will most certainly be of beneficial to you, if you are not functioning as you would do so normally and are not feeling your optimum best. Contributing factors that manifest imbalances are the feeling of being overwhelmed, being burdened, experiencing anxiety,feeling fatigued, over weight, experiencing pain, digestive issues, reacting over emotionally and experiencing unnecessary stress and ill health within your life.
Ayurveda allows you to develop your ability to maintain a calm and peaceful mind, creates a dietary lifestyle routine that is beneficial to you, enhances your immune system and ‘allows you the control of your own happiness and health’, by the giving of essential advice and ways to enhance your lifestyle and foster a permanent state of emotional and spiritual wellbeing.