What is involved in an Ayurveda consultation?
Clients complete an intake form. Then, their initial assessment begins and may take place over one or a few visits, in order to determine the client’s Prakriti (constitution) and Vikruti (state of imbalance). Clients receive an individualized lifestyle program or plan using the principles of Ayurveda and Prana Flow Yoga. All programs support balance, harmony, vitality and peace in the body, mind and spirit.
Clients may be given Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle practices to implement in their daily routines. Clients need not only participate in an Ayurveda consultation due to imbalances, sessions can also be used to deepen clients’ own Ayurvedic studies and practices. The goal is not to have clients be dependent on their Ayurveda consultant, instead the goal is to empower and inspire people towards good health and help them become aware of their bodies’ natural make up and preferences; how to deter imbalances or mitigate them, as well as teach people how to work with the elements and seasons in nature in bring vitality, longevity, harmony and balance into their lives.
How do I know if Ayurveda is for me?
Our modern age has taken people away from their innate connection with nature and their bodies’ natural rhythms and movements. Ayurveda is an excellent way to learn how to work with nature to bring your body, mind and spirit back into balance. Everyone can benefit from this ancient, holistic healing system.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda originated near the Himalayan mountains of India. Ayurveda is considered the “science of life” or “science of yoga.” It is a sacred healing art and holistic system of healing. The focus of Ayurveda is to help people achieve balance, harmony, vitality, peace and longevity in life. Ayurveda facilitates the healing process of the mind, body and soul.
There are several ancient texts, which document the teachings and philosophies of Ayurveda throughout centuries, dating back as early as 3000 years ago, such as the Charaka Samhita, Srushruta Samhita and the Ashtanga Sangraha. Ayurveda is involves an understanding of the relationship among the elements, energy and matter.
How does Ayurveda connect to yoga?
The system of Ayurveda uses a variety of techniques and tools to facilitate healing and balance, such as connecting to nature, yoga, meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing exercises), food, herbs, minerals, oils and more. There are various approaches in Ayurveda to yoga sequences, poses, meditation techniques, mantras, foods, walking, etc.…which can help bring balance and harmony to a person’s life, particularly during the various seasons in nature.