Holistic Health Coaching
Healthy Living | Mental Healing | Spiritual Healing
I believe we have been given the power to heal ourselves, by ourselves, if only given half a chance. I also believe that it is in our hands to create the life we want, and through commitment and dedication attract abundance, peace, and joy. The word holistic is "characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease". Ayurveda takes it a step further, and connects the mind, body & soul.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a holistic, natural system of health, originating in India more than 5000 years ago. Now, when looking for natural, holistic and safe ways to create health for themselves and their families, people all over the world are looking to Ayurveda for its vast knowledge base, effective treatments, and practical ideas. Ayurveda contains the secrets of both inner and outer well-being. It reveals how our individual constitution and disease tendencies reflect the forces of nature. It shows how foods, herbs, emotions, climates and lifestyles impact the dynamics of our own physiology and psychology that may be different for each person.
Ayurveda is a complete medical system. It treats the whole person as an integrated being: mind, body and soul. Therefore a great emphasis is placed on creating and maintaining a balance of all three.
Diet and lifestyle approaches are simple and basic, and “one step at a time” is a great way to approach it if it feels like too much at once.
Also know as mind-body types, doshas are the foundation in Ayurveda. These principles can be related to the basic biology of the body. The doshas are vata, pitta and kapha:
- Vata is a combination of the elements of ether (space) and air
- Pitta is a combination of fire and water
- Kapha is a combination of earth and water
According to Ayurveda, your personal type, your constitution, is described by how these doshas were set in you when you were conceived. All the doshas and elements are a part of you, but for most people one or two of the doshas are more prominent. For health, you want to be in balance, which means that the relationship of vata, pitta, kapha is balanced in you in the same way it was when you were born. Various lifestyle and dietary habits can bring you out of balance, and you will learn to be able to notice in you when that is happening and how to steer yourself back towards balance.