Ayurveda is a medical science from India that teaches us how to live a balanced life in harmony with our inner and outer nature (scroll down for full description). I teach these principles in more depth in workshop format or as part of yoga training courses and offer individual consultations using Ayurvedic principles designed to enhance health and vitality.
Central theme to health and vitality is what we eat and how we digest and receive that nourishment. Food, nutrition and digestion, is foundational to good health, energy, vitality and longevity. I have been cooking for yoga trainings, retreats, individuals, offering cooking classes and teaching the principle of Ayurveda as applied to cooking and eating since 2007 and continue to cook with love for the nourishment we feed our bodies and for the love of the land that produces this nourishment.
Dance is an art form with great potential for healing. This style of dance movement incorporates principles of Yoga and Ayurveda with the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance for an experience that is healing, educational, fun and celebratory. Belly dance is one of the oldest dance forms and has profound benefits for body, overall intelligence and elevates the mind and emotions. I teach classes in 5 Elements Belly Dance and perform at various venues and private engagements.
What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medical tradition of India that parallels yoga and yogic philosophy. It translates to mean “the Science of Life” and just as biology is a “science of life”, it is just another language to describe all aspects of life. Ayurveda is an elemental and constitutional based qualitative medicine, similar in principle to Chinese Medicine.
The purpose of all medicine is to relieve suffering of humanity. While our western medicine works on the physical realm to relieve suffering of disease, Ayurveda aims to alleviate suffering of the mind and spirit as well as preventing disease of the body, refining the health for utmost fitness and vitality. Vitality and health is based upon the balance of elements in your body. Each person is born with a unique make up and ratio of elements known as their biological constitution or their dosha. Each dosha and therefore, each individual, is treated differently, using diet, herbs, lifestyle and treatments to balance the elements inside them to achieve optimum health.
This is a simplistic overview, Ayurveda is far more vast, however it is meant to be easily understood and practiced by anyone. Ayurveda is very practical and accessible to people of all backgrounds, financial status, and abilities and therefore has increased in popularity worldwide. The World Health Organization considers Ayurveda to be one of the most important medical traditions globally.
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