But this year feels different, I have a new found determination for aiding in all unhealed areas of my life, your life, the community, the citizens, the world. I realized the blessing of having studied Ayurveda, a 5000 year old healing science, and feel I must share it with you, your life, your awareness.
Ayurveda, which is Sanskrit, translates to the Science of Life. It is a healing science focusing on mind, body, and spirit. Your diet is considered one of the important therapeutic tools. By bringing harmony and balance to your diet and lifestyle you then begin to practice the preventative aspect of Ayurveda. Imagine, you have to power to heal yourself based on the foods you chose to consume.
The uniqueness in this healing science is the attention to the individual and their symptoms, causes. Everything is looked at from diet, to lifestyle. It encompasses various therapies including yoga, meditation, astrology and working with gemstones, however food and cooking play a prominent role. Food is considered to affect not only our body, but also our mind. By understanding how to prepare foods best suited for our bodies and minds, we can achieve a harmony, a balance and begin to thrive in divinity.
As with any intention or resolution, we must be clear as to why we are doing this, and the ultimate goal. My intention is to bring you more information about this science. Expand your awareness about food, and being in tune with nature, because Ayurveda focuses on being a partner with nature, and the elements. I remember my mom saying the exact same thing to me when I was a child, live in tune with nature, just as this science teaches.
Ayurveda speaks of a universal life force which manifests as three energies, or Doshas; they are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We're all made of a unique combination of these 3 Doshas. Most people have an abundance in one or two doshas. This combination is determined when one is conceived, and is your authentic nature. These three doshas constantly vary based on your diet, season, environment, age, and several other factors. Dis-ease begins when dosha's begin moving in and out of balance creating a confused environment for the body and accumulate in areas in which they don't belong. The first step is figuring out in which Dosha(s) you are abundant. You may find quizzes online, or you can email me and I'll work with you directly.
Intentions and resolutions for the new year have begun. I am determined and dedicated to healing myself so I may heal the world...that's a quote somewhere, right? Won't you join me?
Have you heard of Ayurveda? Are you curious to find out more? Let me know.