Ayurveda is the science of life. A holistic Indian system of medicine going back 7,000 years, it is the oldest continuously practiced form of medicine on earth. Ayurveda emphasizes balance, prevention, and self-healing. It is a system of holistic healing, because it looks at the whole picture of total health: unity of mind, body and spirit, but also spiritual evolution, environmental mindfulness, and mental and emotional harmony. This science, above all, is the discovery of the truth. The purpose of Ayurveda is to maintain and enhance the wisdom already within you, and around you. Ayurveda is a holistic system of health that brings you into alignment with nature and it's rhythms. Ayurveda addresses total health through:
- Holistic diet and nutrition
- Pranayama (breathing)
- Proper sleep and exercise
- Plant-based essential oils
- Natural skincare
- Seasonal eating
- Proper detox
- Living an individualized daily lifestyle routine - according to a client's specific constitution and imbalance.
AYURVEDA AND THE HUMAN BODY
Ayurveda believes that the human body is a microcosm of the universe. Above all, Ayurveda is an individualized science. Every human being has a unique mind-body constitution (or dosha), that are based on the Five Classical Elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. No two people are the same - everyone is born with a unique combination of the five elements that determines our strengths and weaknesses in this life.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, the five elements combine in pairs to form the three doshas.
Vata: Made up of ether and air, vata represents movement in the body and mind. Vata is cold, light, irregular, mobile, dry, and rough.
Pitta: Made up of fire and water, Pitta is the principle of transformation in the body and mind. Pitta is hot, light, and sharp.
Kapha: Composed of earth and water, Kapha is structure and lubrication in the body and mind. Kapha is oily, cold, heavy, dense, and smooth.
Ayurveda places special emphasis on individual constitution and develops a systematic approach towards maintaining your physical and mental health after understanding the characteristics of your body and mind. Depending on lifestyle, diet, season, life stage, and climate, over time we may fall out of balance. Ayurveda helps you to identify an imbalance in the body-mind, so the body can return to its original state of harmony with nature and the universe.
This questionnaire will help you determine the Vata-Pitta-Kapha combination that you were born with and represents your state of perfect equilibrium and balance within the body-mind.
This questionnaire will reveal how you may have fallen out of balance and away from your original constitution, due to lifestyle, diet, season, life stage, climate, or other factors. Once out of balance, health becomes compromised. This quiz will help point you in a direction of areas of your total health which need to be addressed, so you can be restored back to your natural state.