What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a sanskrit word meaning “science of life” and is a 5000 year old ancient healing art from India. It is an all natural approach to healing and is a system that takes into consideration that every individual is unique. It provides guidelines for nutrition, lifestyle, psychology, herbal formulations, massage therapies, gem healing, meditation and yoga practices.
Ayurveda practices that we are one with the natural world. As the seasons change, so do our bodies, therefore we need to know how to continually restore balance to our bodies using Ayurvedic principles. Our bodies have energy that fluctuates, and depending upon our lifestyle it can increase or decrease causing either positive or negative effects. These three energies are Vata, Pitta or Kapha and are called Dosha in Sanskrit.
Our Ayurvedic counselor will help you determine which Dosha is predominant and which Dosha is out of balance which can help the healing process going forward. The goal in Ayurveda is to get to the root of problems and not to simply focus on treating the symptoms.