Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Ayurveda for a Vibrantly Healthy Balanced Life!
Ayurveda is a system of medicine that has been in practice in India for over 5,000 years literally meaning “The Science of Life.” Ayurveda is considered by many to be the oldest healing science in the world. It is a holistic approach based on brining balance to the body, mind and spirit through diet, lifestyle and herbs to prevent and eliminate sickness, disease and to help people live a long and vibrantly healthy life.
Ayurveda explores life in all its layers and pays more attention to an organism’s energies and their functions within the body-mind-spirit complex rather then the structure which contains them. Every substance we encounter and every action we perform or that is performed on us influences our inner balance for the good or bad. When we adapt ourselves effectively to changing circumstances, we remain healthy, yet if we exceed our limits in any direction, we are likely to find ourselves sick. Ayurveda teaches us how to eat and live a balanced life in the midst of changing circumstances based on our individual constitution so we never venture off into the uncharted waters of illness. Each of us possess the innate powers for health maintenance and self-healing that we can activate if we learn how to let them flow naturally.
True health is a state of persistent well-being, not a temporary condition or reprieve from illness. It is a state in which one feels well in one’s being continuously, despite what may surrounds us or takes place outside of our being. Ayurveda teaches us what each of us needs individually to maintain a life of balance, health and well being.
Personal Metabolic Make-Up ~ What’s your Dosha Baby?
Ayurveda teaches that each individual possesses certain physical and mental traits that are fixed at the moment of conception and persist throughout that person’s existence. Your constitution is your personal metabolic makeup, your set of metabolic characteristics that determine how your body and mind will instinctively behave and function as well as inherent strengths and weaknesses within your system. To know your inherent strengths and weaknesses of your constitution allows you to understand better how your body-mind-spirit complex functions and how you can use diet and lifestyle changes to influence your health and well being.
Your personal constitution is expressed in terms of the three doshas, or energetic systems and patterns in Ayurveda. The doshas are constantly moving in dynamic balance, one with the other. The three active doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of us has all three energy systems at play within our system but each of us has predominant dosha and some of us have a bi-dosha metabolic make-up.
Ayurveda views each and every person as unique, with a unique mind-body constitution and a unique set of life circumstances, all of which must be considered in determining either natural healing approaches or recommendations for daily living.
How Does Knowing My Dosha Help Me?
Understanding your dosha, or predominant energy type, lets you know your specific metabolic needs in order to be healthy. Each of the doshas has a set of unique characteristics, lifestyle practices, foods and herbs that bring it most into balance. By knowing your dosha you can learn what foods, herbs, exercises and lifestyle practices will bring you the most balance and health. By keeping yourself in balance you avoid sickness, disease, pain, emotional and spiritual issues from arising and live at the highest levels of health, balance, peace and well-being.
Ayurveda at Align Holistic Health & Well Being
At Align Holistic Health & Well Being we utilize the science of Ayurveda to help you attain perfect balance and health. Ayurvedic approaches are blended with other healing modalities based on a person’s individual constitution and needs. At-home natural health care approaches are also taught to promote health and well being at home.
Our Ayurvedic Consultations will take all aspects of your being into consideration to develop an Ayurvedic Lifestyle plan that includes diet, herbs, exercise and lifestyle practices to bring you the greatest levels of health, happiness and well being!
Contact us today for your free Ayurvedic Personal Constitution Test and to schedule your Ayurveda Consultation!