A 1-hour session where the practitioner assesses your body constitution and your current imbalances. This will result in a plan to restore one’s original body constitution (dosha). This plan involves the client’s active participation in improving diet, lifestyle, mental state and sometimes detoxifying practices – depending on the season.
An Ayurvedic Cleanse is a 10-14 day protocol for detoxifying the body passages and helping to reset the metabolism. Usually done twice a year: in spring and autumn, it’s a natural time to decongest the lymphatic system, reset your digestion, release aches and pains and increase energy.
Ayurvedic Cooking Classes
Ayurveda does not approach healing based on one-size-fits-all. Even how one cooks their meals incorporates the concept of balancing the doshas in the choice of ingredients and dishes. For example, an individual with excessive fire element will need to consume more cooling foods such as cucumbers, cilantro and mint. These classes focus on promoting well-being by treating food as medicine. This can be done through private or group classes.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, “the science of life,” is a holistic medical system that originated in India about 5,000 years ago. According to Ayurveda, each individual comes to this life with a unique combination of physical, mental & emotional characteristics, known as Prakruti. As conditions change due to diet, lifestyle, stress, environmental factors, emotional or physical trauma, the balance of the body-mind system also changes. This altered state is known as Vikruti, reflecting one’s current imbalances. Once we
determine the Prakruti/Vikruti paradigm through taking the pulses, we can restore people’s health by reestablishing one’s original constitution, your blueprint.
Ayurveda regards food as medicine if digested and assimilated properly. The same food though, if not digested or assimilated, will create imbalance in the system, leading to various conditions. It’s essential to understand what food is appropriate to your body constitution to antidote your current imbalances. Similarly, the lifestyle will have to match the person’s make-up. For instance, if an individual is sluggish, we’ll antitode it with more dynamic activities, such as specific yoga sequence, breathing practice and other.