We offer Ayurvedic consultations at the Yoga Center by appointment.
Samadosah samagnih ca samadhatumalakriyah
(Balanced dosha, agni, and dhatus, well-functioning elimination)
Prasanna atma-indriaya-mana svastha iti abhidhiyate
(Contented Soul, senses and mind—this is said to be health)
Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, defines health in this way-- balance and harmony foster the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. When the bio-energies (doshas) of the body work together harmoniously, the digestive fire (agni) works smoothly and elimination of waste (malas) functions well, a foundation of health and happiness in mind and spirit is created.
Ayurveda is based upon the five elements—Ether (Akash), Air (Vayu), Fire (Tejas), Water (Aap) and Earth (Pruthvi)— and has thousands of years of detailed knowledge about the nature and effect of foods, herbs and seasons. It also understands how the elements combine in the body to govern physical and mental tendencies and how different dietary and lifestyle habits affect our mind, body and spirit.
In their energetic form, the elements combine into bio-energies—the doshas—called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The doshas are the bodily representatives of the great powers (tattwas) of the universe—Vayu, Surya and Soumya—and are responsible for all function in the body. Vata governs the principal of movement, responsible for smooth function, physical motion and movement of all kinds. Pitta governs the principal of transformation and governs digestion, conversion and regulation of bodily temperature as well as the ability of the intellect to comprehend. Kapha governs the principal of assimilation and is responsible for building and protecting the body.
In this consultation, you will learn how this ancient health science can help you have better sleep, digestion and elimination, as well how it can help you address lingering health concerns.
1-1/2 hours, $195
3/4 hour, $95