“Ayurveda teaches us to love “as is” – not as we think people “should be.”
The knowledge they had was so clear and accurate that millennia later, we are still using that knowledge to heal ourselves.
Ayurveda (science of life) encompasses the entire lifespan.
From beneficial and detrimental lifestyle choices to understanding how those choices create happiness or despair in our lives, it is unlike all other medical systems.
Ayurveda is a complete philosophy of life that looks beyond medications that just treat symptoms. It’s aim? Balance. Balance not only within the body, senses, mind, and soul, but also with our environment and our higher selves. Ayurveda is unique in many ways. It is founded on the belief that we each have a soul and that our bodies function on energy derived from the soul.
Imagine a doctor examining and inquiring, prescribing herbal medication, and making diet and lifestyle recommendations from this perspective! The ancient rishi’s understood that the entire universe, including humans, has a common origin and that all things are composed of the same basic elements.
Enhancing optimal health is the name of the game when it comes to Ayurveda. Achieving and restoring balance is how modern practitioners help clients choose their goals.
When recommendations are made, they are made with the express purpose of keeping our insides and our outsides aligned with The Divine. By focusing on the three doshes (systems) within the body, a good practitioner will help you learn to notice not only your dominant dosha, but how to recognize when one is out of balance and how to correct it.
Pitta is responsible for heat, metabolism, and energy function. Kapha is responsible for physical stability and body structure. Vata oversees all movements of the body, mind, and senses.
The starting point for most Ayurvedic treatments is diet. From this perspective, most physical and mental health issues can be solved through diet changes. From this alone most people notice a greater ability to handle stress, a boost in their immune system, and a decrease of any existing disease, to name just a few benefits.
Following diet changes, there are a number of body work treatments used to stimulate energy flow and internal body systems. Massage, hot oil treatments (focused on the chakra system), steam, plasters, and hot packs are the most common and often the most effective.
Advantages of Ayurvedic treatments are numerous.
Because medications are herbal, there are practically no side effects. The system treats not only chronic disease but also offers strong options for prevention. It’s a holistic system that works on not only your whole body, but your whole life.
Medications come from natural sources making Ayurveda a natural choice for those looking for alternatives to traditional allopathic medicine. Additionally, it’s a way of life that has been in practice for over 5,000 years.
It’s longevity and continued relevance speaks for itself. Join us for a spiritual retreat in southern India for and learn for yourself how a shift to a more Ayurvedic lifestyle can make a difference in your life.
This retreat is not just about the physical – and it’s not just about the spiritual either!
This retreat is about integrating the physical and the spiritual in order to transform our lives.
Through spiritual alchemy and Ayurveda we’ll do just that. See you then!