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Ayurveda Nutrition

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words: Ayu, which means life ( mind, body, the senses and the soul) and Veda, which means the knowledge of Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest healing science dating back to about 1500 BC

Ayurvedic medicine is holistic, based on the intrinsic law of nature which states that the whole person is made up of many interdependent parts and when one part of the body is malfunctioning; it disrupts all the other parts of that person. Therefore, by concentrating on the source of imbalance, using natural treatments to eliminate the root cause and promote the person’s immunity. Ayurveda not only treats physical complaints, but it also changes lifestyle practices helping to maintain or improve health, wellness, beauty and optimal living.

Ayurveda states that everybody and everything is composed of five fundamental elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. Each of us is born with all five present and every person has within them a unique proportion which determines our individual skin type, inherent physical traits, characteristics, behaviors and even our thought tendencies. The secret of absolute beauty is to live in harmony with nature’s design of us as expressed by our personal mix of elementsthat is our constitution.

By looking at what the elements do in the body and how they function together, Ayurveda pin-points three principle physiological energies or forces, called Doshas. The three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, arise from the naturally occurring couplings of the elements. The Vata dosha is made up of space and air. The Pitta dosha is the combination of fire and water. The Kapha dosha is made up of water and earth.

The energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha are in everyone, we each inherited a unique proportion of these Doshas upon conception. This unique combination of the three Doshas is called your Prakriti or your constitution – it is your blue print in this life, depicting the best model of you that will ever be, that is, your truest self. While it is not unheard of for people to have nearly equal proportions of the three Doshas (tridoshic) or just one very predominant Dosha (monodoshic) as their Prakriti, most people have two leading Doshas that are more or less equally dominant, with the remaining one more passive.

For good mental and physical health to be maintained, the three Doshas within you need to be in balance. That does not mean they need to be equal, unless you were born with equal Doshas; it means that you need to maintain your original Doshic make-up or Prakriti to experience your best self and your best life.

You will have discomfort and ailment when your doshas are imbalanced. Factors which may affect our Doshic balance are: dietary choices, lifestyle choices, climate, environmental pollution, work/career, unhealthy relationships with people, and aging. It is virtually impossible to stay in perfect balance, as nature intended 100% of the time. Life isn’t defined by perfection of being, but more so by integrity of action. Ayurveda teaches how to act in utmost accordance with your true self to experience absolute health, wellness, and beauty.

The most important lesson Ayurveda has to teach is that your GOOD health is up to you. Every day you have an opportunity to make better choices towards your health. When you choose wisely, nature rewards you. Knowing what is good and what is not for your personal self will only empower you along life’s journey.

Initial consultation:    Time: 2 hours    Price: $170.00

Subsequent visits:   Time:  1 hours 15 minutes     Price: $90