Ayurveda Wellness Counseling
The practice of Yoga, which includes meditation and Pranayama, has led me to it’s sister science Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life and the art of self-healing. Both yoga and Ayurveda originate from the ancient Vedic scriptures and date back thousands of years. The practice of Yoga leads us to self-transformation, the practice of Ayurveda leads us towards health.
According to Ayurveda, health is a continuous and participatory process that embraces all aspects of life: physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, familial, social and universal. Achieving balance on all levels of being is the true measure of vibrant health..
Both Yoga and Ayurveda instill a better understanding about ourselves, our place in the universe (we are a microcosm of the macrocosm that is the universe) and they both emphasize the effect of the mind on our bodies.
Our bodies have an inherent wisdom to heal ourselves. The way to maintain health and lead a healthy life style is through self care.
The changes that can transform a stressed out, diseased body into one that feels balanced and energetic don’t have to be drastic. Once you start creating an inner awareness of what your body needs to feel at ease, relaxed and strong you are on your way to creating and maintaining a heathy life style.
We are born with a unique proportion of dynamic energies, called the doshas, which is our constitution, or Prakriti. These energetic principles govern all physical and mental processes. The doshas change constantly in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, the foods we eat, the seasons, and any other sensory inputs that feed our mind and body.
2 Hour Ayurveda Assessment
In my two hour Ayurveda assessment sessions you will learn some of the basic principles of Ayurveda, and walk away with an increased knowledge about yourself that will help you transform your life.
We will determine your constitution and your current dosha imbalance. This is done through a conversation, questions, and careful observation that help me better understand your uniqueness.
I will be examining your tongue and reading your pulse to tie it all together and gain a clear understanding of what you need to come back into balance.
You will learn about the Ayurvedic clock, daily self care rituals (dinacharya), seasonal regimen, herbs and other remedies for maintaining good health and prevention and treatment of disease.
You will find out about foods that help you heal, foods that are best to stay away from and food that don’t combine well.
We will talk about the importance of sleep, the practice of Yoga (Including meditation and pranayama) and you’ll discover the essential role of good digestion and how to strengthen your digestive system.
We will look for signs of toxins (ama) in your body and figure out the best way to gently bring you back to a state of health and balance, considering cleansing techniques, eating habits and other life style choices.
Your new self care repertoire will change your life, and the way you feel physically, mentally and emotionally.
If you would like to inquire about an Ayurveda assessment with me, please fill out this form:
Traditional 11-Day Ayurveda Cleanse: March 27 - April 6, 2019
It is time to cleanse our bodies and minds as we transition into Spring season.
Co-host Aparna Khanolkar and I are offering a traditional 11 day Ayurvedic cleanse this Spring to help us clear out the light, rough and mobile energies, predominant in Vata and prepare us for the more stable, wet and heavy Kapha Spring season. This is a gentle cleanse, not a starvation diet, based on eating easily digestible and delicious food such as traditional kitchari (split mung beans and white basmati rice cooked together with Indian spices) for the main part of the cleanse (5 days).The combination of rice and mung dal provides all the amino acids needed to form a complete protein. This offers the digestive system a rest and gives the body an opportunity to rid it self of toxins (ama) and nourishes and balances the digestive fire (agni).
This year's cleanse comes with recipes, yoga practices you can do at home (link to youtube videos by me), guided audio meditation, and guided pranayama practices. A private facebook group will serve us to communicate, share and be each other’s accountability partners on the journey. There will be a zoom call at 6pm on March 26th.
Benefits Of A Kitchari Cleanse
Essentially, an Ayurvedic cleanse is focused on drawing toxins and excess vata, pitta, and kapha out of the tissues and into the digestive tract so that they can be eliminated.
Enhanced mental balance
More alkaline body
Lack of anxiety
Loss of sugar cravings
Restored a sense of calm in the mind and the nervous system
Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight, loss of excess weight