What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient system of health and the sister science to Yoga.
In Sanskrit, “Ayur” translates to mean life and “Veda” means sacred knowledge. This 5,000 year old body of knowledge is elaborated in the ancient Arthava and Rig Veda scripts, and encompasses information regarding holistic health based in the rhythms of nature, herbal treatments, and even surgery. Because of the extensive and systematic knowledge within Ayurveda, it is sometimes called a science, the “Science of Life.”
The basis of Ayurveda is rooted in the belief that all of our natural world is made of 5 key elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Out of these elements the Doshas are created. “Dosha” in Sanskrit translates to mean “bodily humors” or “that which easily becomes imbalanced.” The 3 doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Every natural substance has its own unique combination of these 3 doshas, including our human body, mind and essence. Aside from ourselves, all natural creation in our environment is also made of the 3 doshas, such as the grass beneath our toes, the flowers, trees, our food, animals, the wind, etc.
Because Ayurveda is such a complex science and the depth of which pervades all facets of our lives, it would take years of study and practice to truly understand the magnitude of it all and how it benefits us.
My work’s purpose and the purpose of this website is not to impart all the knowledge, all at once, upon my clients. Because if I’m honest to myself and to you, there is still so much I continue to learn as I apply this knowledge in my own life and work. When I started studying Ayurveda years ago, I kept thinking, “This just makes SENSE.” And my friends, family and clients share the same sentiment as they start to learn more and more about Ayurveda.
One challenge I faced is that the magnitude and sheer volume of the knowledge quickly became overwhelming as I struggled not only to apply the practices to benefit my whole-being health, but to truly understand the relationship and inner workings of my own being, the beings around me, and what Ayurveda had to say about all of it.
That is why it is my goal to make Ayurveda accessible to all people. Whatever knowledge you might already have about holistic healing, nutrition, yoga, Sanskrit, meditation and pranayama, I want to help you get cozy and comfortable with how Ayurveda can help you reclaim your inner healing power. I truly believe that even if you take one small nugget from this website or anything I have to share about Ayurveda, it will make a tremendous impact on your whole-being wellness.
By “whole-being wellness,” what I mean is not just your physical health, but your emotional freedom, mental clarity and flexibility, and spiritual foundation.
Ayurveda is a tool I’ve used to discover the Divine essence within me. I hope it will become a tool for you too. Because let’s face it, we all need a little more Divine-ness in the world.
When you are healthy and full of love, it is easier to give of yourself and your love to your family, friends, and the world.
The world needs your love.
So THANK YOU for stepping up to take this journey of inner healing so that together, we can heal the world.
(If you like what you’ve read so far, and about my work to help you learn how to apply Ayurveda to your life for whole-being health, you can email me using the form below to schedule a short phone call.)