ayurveda | the science of life

Ayur means "life"
Veda means "knowledge"

Pronounced [ah-yer-vey-dah]

Definition: The science of life; the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing system based on the idea of balance in bodily systems using natural methods to heal the root cause of dis-ease, and disease prevention.

In today’s world, we tend to live our life without awareness of how our daily choices impact our health. It’s only when a health challenge emerges, we try to fix it. We are prescribed to follow a one size fits all approach with little recognition that we are all unique individuals. 

In contrast, Ayurveda addresses each person’s unique physical, emotional, and spiritual constitution through proper nutrition, lifestyle practices, and herbal remedies. Ayurveda teaches us to understand the laws of nature so that we may live in harmony with them.

Ayurveda’s main goal is to bring the body, mind, and spirit into harmony. 

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Prevention is living a balanced lifestyle that is in harmony with the cycles of nature. Going to sleep and rising with the sun, eating seasonal and local foods, and building your daily activities around the natural rhythms of the day. These are simple but profound ways to live in harmony with nature. 

Ayurveda believes that healing starts from within. Using ancient techniques such as breathwork, meditation, yoga, proper diet, exercise, and herbal support (if needed) can get you back to balance and in optimal health. 

Ayurveda is built on the fact that everything is interconnected, your nutrition, self-care, relationships, environment, emotions, and lifestyle all impact the way you operate in this world. 

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The space between everything. In the body, ether represents the cavities or empty spaces. In the mind it represents consciousness. 

The idea of movement. In the body, air represents the movement of nerve impulses. In the mind, air is the force that moves thought. 

The idea of light, heat, and transformation. In the body, fire governs digestion and metabolism. In the mind, it governs perception.

The idea of flow and liquidity. In the body, water represents all fluids. In the mind, it represents compassion and love. 

The idea of solidity and stability. In the body, earth represents our physical structure. In the mind, it represents our mental stability. 

It’s a time-tested holistic science that uses elemental theory.

Everything in nature is made up of the five elements,
the building blocks of life. 

Sharp (Penetrating)

Slow (Dull)
Moist (Oily)
Cloudy (Sticky)

The twenty qualities are how nature keeps a balance, and working with the qualities means you can help nature stay on course. These qualities identify the way we feel and understand our world through comparison (is it hot or cold; sharp or smooth, dry or moist). Once you start to think about your body's sensations in terms of the qualities it's experiencing, you'll be able to use food as medicine, to create a balancing effect. 

Like increases like, opposites create balance.

Nature's 20 qualities

A dosha describes our inherited traits, individual characteristics, and our tendencies (such as our body frame, eye color, digestive capacity, emotional balance, as well as our dis-ease tendencies). 

The five elements create three governing energies called doshas.

Vata is responsible for all movement and motion.
Qualities: light, dry, mobile, cool

space + air

Pitta is responsible for digestion and metabolism. 
Qualities: light, slightly moist, unstable, hot

fire + water

Kapha is responsible for structure, stability, and lubrication. 
Qualities: heavy, moist, stable, cool

water + earth

Understanding your dosha unlocks what you should eat, what type of exercise is best for you, guides you with many lifestyle choices, and provides you with the potential to live with joy, clarity, and harmony. 

Each of us is born with our own unique combination.

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

— ayurvedic proverb

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First, we'll evaluate your present inner and outer environment. Then, we'll start to apply the Nine Practices to restore balance, aiming to create sustainable and empowering practices that revitalize and elevate you. 

By the end of our journey, my hope is that you will feel motivated to share The Nine Practices and preserve the Tradition of Being Well.