Ayurveda is an ancient Eastern practice. At the heart of Ayurveda is the understanding that everything is connected and yet we are all individuals. The underlying belief of Ayurveda is that it is not disease that creates imbalance, rather disease is a symptom of imbalance. When we bring our body into a state of harmony or equilibrium, the symptom is good health. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a balanced state, resulting in natural resiliency. It is all about finding balance and living in harmony with our environment, including what we eat, how we exercise and how we sleep. When in harmony with all aspects of our life, health, beauty and emotional resilience exist in perfect balance.
Food in Harmony
"We are what we eat," is a common saying that carries much truth. The relationship between health and the foods we eat is the cause and the cure of many of today's illness. The Ayurvedic approach to food is a holistic approach that considers your natural rhythms, digestive power, environmental and emotional aspects, as well as the type and qualities of the foods you are eating. Through understanding your individual constitution, you will understand when, how and what to eat.
Sleep in Harmony
There is nothing worse than not being able to function the day after a terrible night's sleep. Not getting enough sleep may negatively affect cognitive functioning, lead to weight gain, disrupt hormones and contribute to poor nutrition. Sleep and proper nutrition are essential for bringing your body back into balance. Everything is interconnected and when both aspects of our daily routine are working together we are in harmony.
Move in Harmony
We live in a culture that glorifies exercise, hard work and pushing the limits in as many ways as possible. multi-tasking, working through lunch and running marathons are the ways in which our current society believes brings satisfaction. How often do you hear the words: No Pain No Gain, Just Do It, Feel the Burn?? We have an obsessive relationship with exercise, and we're conditioned to thinking that more is better and that pushing ourselves to the limit is preferable to taking it easy in our activities. Ayurveda offers a different view. As with Eat and Sleep, the Ayurvedic approach acknowledges that each of us are unique, and what may be therapeutic for one person can be harmful to another. According to Ayurvedic principals, fitness recommendations depend on one's own constitution and current state of balance as well as age and the season.