Ayurveda with Mary
Consultation to help with illness, disease or feeling unbalanced. Work with Mary to make diet & lifestyle changes with the help of herbal support. Initial Ayurveda appointments are 90 minutes & follow up visits are 30 minutes.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayur = life / Veda = science or knowledge
Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientiﬁc evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated & powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant & healthy while realizing their full human potential.
There are two main guiding principles of Ayurveda. The first is that the mind & the body are inextricably connected. The second is that nothing has more power to heal & transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, & then extending that balance to the body. Meditation is just one of the many powerful tools the ancient Ayurvedic physicians prescribed for balancing the mind & body. Ayurveda also offers many other practices for expanding self-awareness & cultivating your innate state of balance. Once you have a better understanding of your unique mind-body type, you’ll be able to understand the speciﬁc needs that derive from it.
There are three body types that are called Doshas. Through knowing these & balancing them to your original state will keep you healthy. Ayurveda is a personalized approach to health, & knowing your Dosha or mind-body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, exercise, supplements, & all other aspects of your lifestyle. The three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, & Kapha.
Eat a colorful, ﬂavorful diet. Next to breathing, eating is our most vital bodily function. To create a healthy body & mind our food must be nourishing. Ideal nutrition comes from consuming a variety of fresh foods that are appropriately prepared & eaten with awareness. Get abundant restful sleep. Live in tune with nature. Strengthen your digestive power. Take it easy. If you’re suffering from sleep issues, digestive issues, stress, weight problems, feeling out of balance, skin issues, come get a free consult to see if we can work together to heal your body & mind.
Benefits of Ayurveda?
Staying Well (Preventive Care)
By attuning our diets & lifestyles to our unique constitutions, we maintain the balance within ourselves that maintains good health.
Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Whether you have dry vata skin, sensitive pitta skin, or oily kapha skin, once you understand your skin type, you can find which ancient, natural skin treatments will best balances these qualities & promote healthy, beautiful skin. In addition, by following a healthy diet & a balancing lifestyle, our skin will respond to these Ayurvedic practices, & will naturally balance itself as the entire body is eased into greater balance & health.
A balanced diet & lifestyle soothes our minds & allows for easier, more focused concentration. Mental balance is no less important than physical balance, & Ayurvedic practices are designed to promote mental balance as much as physical.
Much in the same way our minds lose focus, we stress. Working under pressure, as most of us do, aggravates vata & produces stress. This vata imbalance affects the joints first—& isn’t it so that we often first notice high stress levels by a sore, clenched jaws? Ayurveda, through diet & lifestyle, alleviates stress.