Ayurveda is an ancient practice of healthy maintenance and restoration that dates back to the mid-first millennium BCE in India. Balance is emphasized, and the suppression natural needs like movement, breath, seasonality in nutrition, rest and activity, is considered unhealthy can lead to illness.
Ayurveda names seven basic tissues (dhatu), which are plasma (rasa), blood (rakta), muscles (māmsa), fat (meda), bone (asthi), marrow (majja), and semen (shukra). Like the medicine of classical antiquity, Ayurveda has historically divided the body into five classical elements ( earth, water, fire, air and ether.
Ayurveda also names three elemental predispositions, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Ayurveda teaches that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. Each person possesses a unique combination of the doshas which define this person's temperament and characteristics and based on your temperament, or dosha, you should modulate their behavior or environment to increase or decrease the doshas and maintain their natural state.
In medieval taxonomies of the Sanskrit knowledge systems, Ayurveda is assigned a place as a subsidiary Veda (upaveda). Some medicinal plant names from the Atharvaveda and other Vedas can be found in subsequent Ayurveda literature. The earliest recorded theoretical statements about the canonical models of disease in Ayurveda occur in the earliest Buddhist Canon.
It all started when...
- Breath (Pranayama HUGE part of what I emphasize)
- Core exercises (abdominal 3rd chakra)
- Pelvic floor strength (root chakra)
- Being fully present (Yogic practices/Meditation)
- Posture alignment with Yoga and Pilates
- Perfecting your Yoga poses with hands on adjustments
- Wall Yoga and Pilates (Give you a new perspective)
- Yoga with Breathwork for anxiety and depression
- Ayurveda lifestyle consulting (improve your digestion)