Meet Yoga’s Sister!
Ayurveda, the Mother of Holistic Healing
Ayurveda is a vast nature based system of enlightened health and wellness. Like yoga, she is divinely designed to bring you into a state of balance- physically, mentally and spiritually. There is no other holistic method of medicine that is as deep or powerful, yet so intuitive and practical for everyday living.
Your cosmic beginning…the theory of Tri-Dosha
Ayurvedic wisdom holds that you are a natural cosmic wonder. A mini version of Nature herself; made of five universal elements- ether, air, fire, water and earth. These elements blend together in pairs to create what is called tri-dosha; three universal principles of energy that are the basis of all life and matter. Each elemental pair has specific attributes and modes of behaviors in nature. There’s Vata, the energy of movement made of ether and air; Pitta, the transformative energy made of fire and water; and finally Kapha the binding energy made of earth and water. Everyone is a mixture of all three energies in varying degrees. Understanding your overall tridosha type and how well it is functioning is the cornerstone of healing in Ayurveda.
Tridosha in Balance
Nature made you completely unique. You have a very special blend of vata, pitta and kapha that is different from everyone else’s. When you were conceived your genetics and karma (a whole other conversation) predetermined your Prakruti- original mix of the tridosha. Which forms and shapes who you are from your body type and physical features to your mental and emotional preferences and tendencies. Prakruti is your optimal balanced blend of tridosha. Where you will be and feel the healthiest, happiest and most harmoniously together in every way.
Tridosha out of Balance
Then there is Vikruti -your blend of tridosha now, which in all likelihood is out of whack from your optimal blend. Imbalanced dosha means your physical, mental or spiritual health is being undermined and compromised in some way. Symptoms like; digestive problems, sleep issues, pain, mood disturbances and erratic energy levels are an indication there’s something going on with your tridosha. According to ayurveda, this state of discord sets the stage for greater illness and disease.
Return to Balance
The good news is that ayurveda also says you have the potential to be your own greatest healer. Nature made you a cosmic wonder after all! Ayurveda uses common sense wisdom to restore tridosha to balance through holistic practices and taking cues from Nature. Ayurvedic wellness plans include recommendations and guidance on proper nutrition and diet, self care, daily routine, yoga postures, energy regulating pranayama and meditation practices that gently move your tridosha back to its happy healthy levels.
If you are ready to step into your wisdom and begin your journey back to balance- body, mind and soul. Joy offers an integrated ayurvedic yoga experience that is customized to you through her Soulfire’s Ayurvedic Wellness Programs.
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