The Ayurveda Connection......Healing wisdom for modern times
Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and growing in popularity all over the world today. Often called the "mother of all healing", it originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is the basis for many of the natural healing modalities used today, including Chinese and Tibetan medicine. It is even thought that the Native American Indians brought Ayurvedic medicine across the Bering Straits to America and that this is the basis for Native American Herbal and Spiritual Medicine.
Although the herbs used in these various natural medicines are from their own local source and some of the spiritual practices may differ from Ayurveda, the similarities that can be found each stress creating balance in body, mind, spirit and living in harmony with nature.
How Does Ayurveda Work?
Ayurveda views health and disease as the end result of how we interact with our environment. We create and re-create our state of health each day based upon how we interact with the world. Actions in harmony with our inner nature (called "Prakruti" in the ancient Sanskrit language) create health, while those dis-harmonious with our inner nature create disease (called "Vikruiti"). Understanding these two concepts is important for empowering the individual to make changes in his or her life which will lead to "perfect health and inner joy". So much of the knowledge and wisdom contained in the ancient Vedic texts is as applicable today in our modern, fast paced, technological society as it was 5,000 years ago.
Your inner nature or constitution determines how you react to various foods, colors, aromas, and general lifestyle habits. Since everyone is unique in this respect, knowledge of your constitution is essential in returning to a state of health. From this knowledge a treatment program can be designed to bring you gently and safely back to your true self or spiritual nature.
The best way to get started on an Ayurvedic journey back to health is to have an initial 1 -2 hour consultation and one or two Ayurvedic body therapies to detoxify the body and mind. The body therapies assist the diet and herbal remedies to be more effective and give one the immediate sense of health and well-being.
In the beginning the practitioner will want to see you every couple of weeks to give you support and insure that the program she has outlined is working. Adjustments may be made along the way and that is normal. You will have a lot of support for the changes being recommended and are encouraged to ask lots of questions.
As you begin to implement many of the changes suggested by the Ayurvedic practioner and your health improves you will be able to see the practitioner less often. A healing program generally take from 6-12 months depending upon the symptoms, how long they have been present and most importantly, the patient's desire to heal.
--Initial Ayurvedic Consultation
--Follow Up Visits
--Herbal Remedies (Must have initial consultation first)
--Abhyanga (Full body massage with warm oils and herbs for the individual constitution)
--Shirodhara(Warm herbal oil stream over the third eye, stimulating the 6th Chakra
--Svedana (Herbal steam therapy used for detoxification and relaxation)
--Ayurvedic Facials(includes hand, foot and neck massage)
--Ayurvedic Purification and Rejuvenation (Pancha Karma Programs)
--Calming and Focusing the Mind (Yoga, Meditation and self empowerment exercises)
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