Ayurveda the “wisdom of life” a natural health & healing system devised by Yogis.
Originating from India over 5000 years ago during the Vedic era. It is probably the oldest & most extensive health care system on the planet.
Ayurveda has had a strong influence on many systems of medicine throughout the world, from the ancient Greek in the West to Traditional Chinese Medicine in the East.
Ayurveda has been continually adapting to the needs of human beings throughout its long history. It is gradually becoming more well known here as the most comprehensive system of naturopathic medicine.
Ayurveda has a holistic approach to healing that considers our entire nature as body, mind and spirit. It not only treats the physical body and its ailments but includes psychology and spirituality.
It is allied with yoga and has a profound view of life and consciousness as a way of unfolding our full physical & spiritual potential.
Ayurveda recognises that our health cannot be separated from what we eat, what we do, and what we think. It has a system for understanding the bodies energies and biological forces that are set in motion by our daily actions. Balancing these biological forces or doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) is fundamental to health.
As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet and nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, rest & relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises and medicinal herbs.
In my yoga classes, I introduce some of the key concepts of Ayurveda and how they can be applied in our daily lives. This includes some recipes and lifestyle guidelines that can enhance your Vinyasa Krama Yoga practice and bring greater health and wellbeing.
My personal yoga lessons present Ayurveda in greater depth and I show you how to determine your Ayurvedic constitution based on the biological forces of Vata, Pitta and Kapha and how to keep them in harmony. It includes how to live peacefully, dietary recommendations and the use of herbs, natural oil massage, colour and gemstone therapy as well as yoga and meditation.