The sister science to yoga, ayurveda blends diet and lifestyle with the practices of yoga to support digestion & whole body health.
Ayurveda is the ancient practice of ‘life wisdom,’ is a natural healing system. This complete healthcare science focuses on getting to the root cause of disease as well as addressing symptoms to restore and maintain wellness in ways unique to each person’s body structure or type (constitution). Ayurveda uses your unique constitution to determine your imbalance (dosha). This is the starting point to determine how best to bring healing balance back into your life. We each have limitations due to genetics and/or other circumstances outside of our control; however diet & lifestyle adjustments can significantly support optimal healing to any condition.
Diet and Lifestyle, the role they play in Ayurveda
You may have heard the saying “You are what you eat?” The nutrients in the food you eat not only feed your cells, they become the cells of your body. This can only happen when your digestive system is working properly.
- Did you know that not only what you eat, but also how and when you eat affects your digestion? This means that your lifestyle plays a major role in your ability to digest foods properly.
- Did you know that inflammation affecting your digestion can also affect your brain? This means that when your digestion in not functioning well due to inflammation, then neither is your brain; and vice versa.
- Did you know that 80% of your immune function is centered in your digestive tract? Ayurveda teaches that poor digestion starts the disease process allowing toxins to relocate, manifest, and diversify into other areas of the body, thus creating disease in those areas.
Improving your digestion is primary focus of Ayurveda. Your digestion is what feeds, nourishes, and becomes YOU, one cell at a time. WHAT, WHEN, & HOW you eat all play a role in a holistic diet plan. When balanced (without symptoms) a seasonal diet of whole, fresh, organic, and local is the best plan. When symptoms or dis-ease occur it helps to alter seasonal foods to support your dosha.
As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, I help you unravel the questions and find the answers to achieve your unique balance. We become a team working together. I would be honored to help you on your journey toward better health and learning more about Ayurveda.
Ayurveda Philosophy states that everything is good for someone, but not everything is good for everyone. Ayurveda can help you determine what is right for you!