What is Ayurveda?ayus = life veda = knowledge
Ayurveda is the Indian living tradition of health and well-being. Often called the ‘Science of Life’ Ayurveda is a comprehensive system which covers anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic systems and treatment strategies.
Over 5000 years old, this ancient science is still relevant today to help find and maintain the balance in life that is required to become truly healthy. Ayurveda counsels that true health is not only physical, but is a state of wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
The aim of Ayurveda is not to treat disease but rather to maintain health. Where necessary, Ayurveda seeks to balance and bring back the health of each individual to their natural state, or natal constitution. In Ayurveda this is called one’s Prakriti.
The ancient Ayurvedic sages created a vast body of knowledge based on their understanding of the universe, the energies that are at work in it, and how these energies manifest into matter, the matter around us and within.
Below is a basic outline of the Ayurvedic philosophy and how it relates to our bodies.
All manifest or formed energy is made from the Pancha Mahabhutas, the 5 Great Elements.
These are Akasha, Vayu, Tejas, Jala and Prithvi, or Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
Ether is spacious, the space in which everything exists
Air is the force of movement
Fire is the power of conversion
Water provides fluidity and cohesion
Earth is stability and solidity
Ayurveda’s philosophy of life and health is based on the attributes of the 5 elements which are found in everything in nature, including us. Ayurveda teaches that we are not separate from nature but are a part of it.
The ancient sages found that the 5 elements combined in different ways to create Doshas, which are the forces that govern the functioning of the body. These Doshas, or bio- energies, are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each Dosha has a predominance of two of the five elements which imbues it with certain qualities.
The word Dosha means ‘that which can go out of balance’.
However in correct balance the Doshas sustain life and health for the individual. Read more on my blog >>
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Through my services of Private Consultations, Massage, Workshops, Retreats and Yoga I work to develop a path forward that will bring awareness, balance and health into your life and develop your inner wisdom.
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I have been practicing Ayurveda for more than 10 years and living the path of Ayurveda for over 20years!
I was lucky enough to learn Ayurveda from a relatively early age. Over the years as I gradually weaved its wisdom into my life it has
helped me develop an inner awareness of how my choices and habits impact my health and wellbeing. Ayurveda has taught me how to
live in accordance with the rhythms of nature, how to eat seasonally for better health and how to prioritise self care so I have
abundant energy to care for my family and clients.
More about my training…
I completed an Iyengar Yoga teacher training Level One in Australia and have been a yoga teacher for 12 years.
I am constantly researching and interested in how Ayurveda is being recognised throughout the world and I love it when modern science
validates Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom, such as in Epi-genetics.
When I am not working I love down time with my kids and partner, walking in nature, camping holidays, singing, practicing yoga or delving
into a good novel.