Ayurveda means "The Knowledge of Life" (in Sanskrit) and is considered by many scholars to be the ancient healing science. This ancient knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the "Mother of All Healing."
Much more than a means of achieving physical wellness, Ayurveda is a holistic healing system intended to help bring all life in harmony with the natural world. Ayurveda perceives health and disease as the end result of how we interact with the world in terms of our beliefs, recognition, thoughts, and feelings. This approach ultimately determines our actions. Ayurveda is a balancing act, whereby actions in harmony with our inner nature create health, while those disharmonious actions create health issues and disease. Ayurveda and yoga are integrated sciences and together teach us how to develop greater harmony with our environment through all of our senses. A quick overview of ideal optimal health with Ayurveda is about balancing the five elements (earth, water, fire, ether, and air) in the body and mind through the use of diet, lifestyle, yoga, herbs, color, aromas, meditation, along with other five sense therapies.
According to Ayurvedic ideology, the world is made up of five primary elements: Air, Ether, Water, Fire and Earth. These elements, in turn, constitute the three Doshas, or constitutions, that unite to balance all life. The Doshas include Vata (Air and Ether), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Water and Earth), and while all three are present in every individual, varying proportions from person to person result in different physical and emotional “types,” or constitutions.
Ayurvedic practitioners believe that the interplay between the Doshas accounts for both the diversity and the patterns present in human health and behavior, and they work with clients to determine dominant Doshas and related imbalances in order to restore balance and wellness to the body, mind and spirit.
Massage is an important part of the Ayurvedic lifestyle. From daily self-massage with Dosha-balancing oils to full-body massage with a professional practitioner, Ayurvedic protocol put great emphasis on the importance of therapeutic bodywork. The Ayurvedic massage was used as a way to prepare ancient warriors for battle. Training was exhaustive and intense, lasting decades. Today however, it is possible to learn Ayurvedic massage in a much shorter period of time. However, the lessons involved within the training are still dynamic, and offer balancing, flexibility, strengthening and conditioning benefits to the practitioner and recipient alike.
Modern Ayurvedic massages involves the use of specific massage oils and application speeds designed to help balance each individual client’s Dosha. This form of bodywork offers a customized approach to wellness, and leaves the recipient’s body more supple, flexible and protected from pain and injury. In addition, the practitioner of Ayurvedic massage also reaps health benefits, including improved coordination, flexibility, strength, stamina, breathing and anatomical understanding. By uniting the path of wellness to include both practitioner and client, Ayurvedic massage provides a perfect illustration of holistic principles in action.
Sewanti can be translated in the Hindi dictionary to mean “peace within oneself”. Which is what our Ayurveda mission is all about. Sewanti Ayurveda understands the Ayurvedic approach to ideal lifestyle and can greatly help by providing you with the right consultation and/or products needed to reach optimal health and wellness. Sewanti Ayurveda is situated in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Sewanti Ayurveda is ready to help you take control of your health by giving you the tools to enable your own total Wellness for Mind, Body and Soul
Ayurveda is truly holistic in the sense that it looks at more than simply the physical body when considering the complete health of an individual. At, Sewanti Ayurveda we understand that everyone is unique, and so we offer lifestyle and wellness consulting and products that is right for you and your body type in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is based on the ancient knowledge that we all have three Doshas (elemental based energies) which reside in our bodies in varying degrees. When a person is in a healthy state, these Doshas are balanced in a harmonious, energetic tune that reflects the natural state of our bodies. In order to understand our natural, healthy state of being, we must understand our Ayurvedic body type.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are these body types--or the three doshas, or humours--of Ayurveda.
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