What is Ayurveda?
“Ayurveda contains the secrets not only for healing the individual, but also for uplifting society, all creatures, and the planet itself.”
– David Frawley
Translated from Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda means the science, or study, of life. Ayurveda reminds us that we, too, are part of the natural world; and that when we align with the principles and rhythms of nature, we support our body’s inherent ability to heal and thrive.
At its foundation, Ayurveda seeks to restore balance to a person’s natural constitution, or prakriti. Everyone’s prakriti consists of the three doshas or bio-energies–Kapha, Vata, and Pitta–in varying proportions. Unfortunately, most of us in western culture suffer from increased levels of AMA, which is described as a build up of toxins, undigested matter and undigested emotion, leading to illness, disease, and imbalance of the doshas.
One's natural constitution - their most natural and easeful way of being - cannot be experienced when AMA is present.
In learning the foundations of Ayurvedic living, and aligning my body's rhythms to those of the earth, I've detoxed my body of AMA, and in turn have been gifted with a sense of empowerment and deep joy that I didn’t know was possible. I have found the best version of myself.
If you are interested in learning how the principles of Ayurvedic living can improve your well-being and empower you to take charge of your health, I'd love to offer you a free 30-minute habit strategy session.