WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda is a medical system on a natural, holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurveda is the science of life (ayur=life, Veda=science).
The principles of this ancient holistic healing system are based on the belief that health and wellbeing depend on a delicate balance between the body, mind and spirit, which are all connected, so therefore being ill in one area affects the others!
Ayurveda has been practised in India probably the last 5000 years and this wisdom has now spread all over the planet. It remains one of the most powerful holistic health system.
Ayurveda traditions include using herbal wisdom and therapies to help treat and manage chronic conditions, as well as using dietary and lifestyle suggestions to both help and prevent illness and optimise vitality. Yoga and meditation are also part of the prescription.
WHAT MAKES AYURVEDA DIFFERENT TO WESTERN MEDICINE?
The basic difference between Ayurveda and Western allopathic medicine is important to understand. Western allopathic medicine currently tends to focus on symptomatology and disease, and primarily uses drugs and surgery to rid the body of pathogens or diseased tissue. Many lives have been saved by this approach. In fact, surgery is encompassed by Ayurveda.
However, drugs, because of their toxicity, often weaken the body. Ayurveda does not focus on disease. Rather, Ayurveda maintains that all life must be supported by energy in balance. When there is minimal stress and the flow of energy within a person is balanced, the body’s natural defense systems
will be strong and can more easily defend against disease.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A TREATMENT
This treatment is a hand on one to one session .We will start with a pulse reading and consultation where we can see if there is anything imbalanced in your system,so we can create a personalised lifestyle and dietary plan specifically for your need at the time. Followed by a full body abhyanga massage with warm ayurvedic oil which is personalised for your body type (dosha).I use only 100% natural, organic products!
Benefits of the treatment
-Helps to detoxify the body
-Healthy and radiant skin (decreases the ageing effects)
-Nourished and lubricated joints
-Increased circulations in your body
-Calming of the mind and nervous system, promoting better sleep, better focus and balanced emotions
-Helps to find out the best lifestyle and diet for your individual needs
Vata Air + Ether
Pitta Fire + Water
Kapha Water + Earth
Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
An Introduction to Three Energetic Forces of Nature
Vata, pitta, and kapha—collectively known as the doshas—are one of the most foundational concepts in the tradition of Ayurveda. But what are they, exactly? In essence, the doshas are energetic forces of nature, functional principles that help us to better understand ourselves, and everything around us.
Vata, pitta, and kapha are each essential to our physiology in some way, so no one dosha is better than, or superior to, any other. Each of them has a very specific set of functional roles to play in the body. That said, when the doshas are out of balance, they can cause destruction on our health. But before we get into the specifics of each of the three doshas, it is helpful to understand their elemental composition, and their broader role in Nature.
In Ayurveda, the most basic building blocks of the material world are the five elements: ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth.
Vata is characterized by the mobile nature of Wind (Air) energy.
Pitta embodies the transformative nature of Fire energy.
And Kapha reflects the binding nature of Water energy.
All of the doshas contain all five elements (as do all things in nature), but each is predominantly composed of two elements
As with the elements, all three doshas can be found in everyone and everything, but in different proportions.
They combine to create different climates, different foods, different species, and even different individuals within the same species. In fact, the particular ratio of vata, pitta, and kapha within each of us provides us with a blueprint for optimal health (otherwise known as our constitution), and garners a significant influence on our individual physical, mental, and emotional character —as well as our unique strengths and vulnerabilities.
WHAT IS YOUR BODY TYPE?
Vata is the subtle energy associated with all movement — composed of Space and Air. It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility fantastic artists. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety, nervousness .
Pitta represents the energy of transformations it expresses as the body’s metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence, great leadership. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, manipulativeness and aggression.
Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure — bones, muscles, tendons — and provides the “glue” that holds the cells together, formed from Earth and Water.
Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity and protects the tissues.
In balance, kapha is expressed as love, compassion,calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy, depression.
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