"We need to move more, sit less, find moments of stillness, make mindful and healthy food choices, re-connect with nature, with each other, and respect and care for this amazing planet that provides for us." ~yogastineॐ
Ayurveda & Nutrition
The key to good health, vitality, and youthfulness always begins with knowledge of the Self.
Ayurveda is an ancient science & healing system which emphasizes the vitality and well-being of each individual and is achieved through understanding that individual in their current state of body, mind and spirit. Rather than simply addressing the symptoms of disease, this holistic system addresses the entire being to remove not only the symptomatic manifestations but the root cause of the disease by incorporating the use of herbs, oils, essences, diet, meditation, yoga, and bodywork.
The root cause and manifestations of disease can be as unique as the individual. Ayurveda's 5,000+ year old principles offer long term, deep reaching solutions to today's health concerns. The value and effectiveness of Ayurveda is becoming an increasingly popular option as an alternative to western based symptomatic treatments and expensive medications.
There is a lot of conflicting information available today about what is healthy, what is natural, and what we should and shouldn't do or eat. Some things work for some people but not others. It can be very confusing to decide which direction to go or what diet to choose. We are often left wondering "what will actually work for ‘me’?" It is important to remember there is no 'one' magic diet or treatment. The Ayurvedic approach to what is healthy is once again based on the individual. All things can be good just as all things can be bad, the success of the diet and treatment lies in the consideration of what is appropriate to the individual and their current environment and state.
Ayurvedic principles and the application of restorative Ayurvedic body treatments and personal self-care techniques can diminish and eliminate the suffering caused by the symptoms and manifestations of disease. It is a truly holistic approach to wellness that promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as an intense spiritual connection with our bodies, minds and the world around us. If this approach to health appeals to you, consider a Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic consultation to determine what foods and activities are most appropriate and supportive to YOU, in this current time and place as well as what treatments will help bring you back to your natural and balanced state.
Ayurveda and the Dosha's
Unlike a fad diet, the dietary practices in Ayurveda encourage conscious living. Ayurveda embraces food as life-giving energy. It gives us an understanding how our individual nature and the influences around us determine how well our food will serve us. Ayurveda explains that our dietary needs and our digestion are affected by the rhythms of nature and the changes that occur in our lives. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle means making food choices that are based not only on our Dosha, but on the quality of the food, the current season and our current physical and emotional environment.
Ayurveda teaches us that our food should appeal, not only to our sense of taste, but also our sense of sight, smell, touch and sound. Digestion begins with the production of enzymatic saliva in your mouth and it’s our sensory organs that stimulate this mouth-watering process. When we use a variety of foods and spices that are flavorful, aromatic, and visually appealing with an assortment of colors and textures, it enhances our culinary experience and provides us with a wide range of nutrients.
Experience the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments:
Self-care techniques will include: