The word Ayurveda is a combination of two words: Ayu (life) and Veda (Science).
Ayurveda is the most ancient science of life. This ancient healing system aims to cure disease and at the same time maintains the health of the individual. It is a system of preventative medicine which emphasizes a healthful and enlightened lifestyle.
Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of medicine and healing, has been on our planet for over 5,000 years offering guidelines and insight for happy, harmonious living. Known to be the foundation for all existing medical practices of today, Ayurveda has been guiding humans toward holistic health for the body, mind and soul. Rooted in the Shad Darshan (India’s Systems of Philosophy), specifically Sankhya Philosophy, the Ayurveda teaches us that to be healthy we must seek balance within our physical body, our mind and connection to Spirit/God. Though we may try to divide ourselves, this separation only leads to disease; therefore, Ayurveda seeks health of our entire being by uniting the physical, energetic and subtle bodies.
According to Ayurveda, we are a microcosm of the macrocosm so that all that exists outside of ourselves has an inner counterpart. Our bodies are material manifestations of the 5 great elements (mahabhutas); space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements, when combined, yield the three Doshas (energetic principles) within Ayurveda known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each individual is a unique combination of the five elements and is categorized within the Dosha system.
Linking together Ayurvedic theory and practice this science offers us recommendations and observations to be followed according to our own unique constitution to achieve a balanced state for health and well-being.
What happens during an Ayurvedic Consultation?
The initial consultation involves a thorough intake to gather your past history information and focus on main concerns. Each client will be asked to list top concerns that are to be discussed during the consult.
What is the end result of a Consultation?
At the conclusion of the consultation you will be given basic recommendations depending on your goals which can range from lifestyle suggestions, dietary options, individualized herbal guidance, and, for those interested, yogic practices including Pranayama, Asana and Meditation.
How many sessions do I need?
This varies based on goals and support needed by each individual. At the beginning we recommend follow-up sessions every 2 weeks. Once you feel in control of your program sessions are usually scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks.