Self-Healing via Ayurveda
Updated: Dec 2, 2018
I'm excited to now be exploring the world of Ayurveda. What exactly is Ayurveda you ask? In short, Ayurveda is a 5000+ year old, holistic self-healing method from India that covers physical, mental, emotional & spiritual health. Like yoga, Ayurveda is based upon the spiritual tradition of Vedic Science.
Through Ayurveda, methods of healing via diet, herbal remedies, exercise & lifestyle regimens are tailored to individuals, based on a unique Dosha makeup. A Dosha can best be described as an energy believed to govern the physical, mental and emotional state of an individual. With 3 Doshas: Kapha, Pitta & Vata, individuals can be any combination of the 3.
I've assembled a quick chart summarizing some of the key characteristics of each Dosha below.
I was attracted to Ayurveda, as it aligned with so many of the things that have been transformative in my life, and recognizes there is no one sized fits all solution for anything - as my teacher says, the motto of Ayurveda is "it depends".
The beautiful thing about being human, is that we are 100% unique and constantly changing. Ayurveda acknowledges this, and supports individuals in tuning into themselves and learning how to best work with their unique makeup, offering a wide variety of healing and Dosha balancing modalities that can be incorporated into individuals daily routines.
Over the course of my studies, I will be experimenting with different foods, herbal remedies and yoga / meditation practices and will be sharing my findings along the way. :)
I am a Vata, Pitta. What are you? :)