Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus,’ meaning life and ‘veda,’ meaning knowledge. Literally, Ayurveda means ‘the knowledge of life.’ It is regarded as one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and originated in India over five thousand years ago. The aim of this healing system is to prevent illness, protect health and prolong life.
Ayurveda is based on the principle that the universe is made up of five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements are represented in humans by three doshas, which are energies or body constitutions, namely: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body becomes imbalanced. Every individual has a distinctly unique balance, and our health and wellbeing depend on this state of harmony.
The three doshas, or bio-energies found in our body have distinct qualities. Vata pertains to air and ether elements. This energy is generally seen as the force of movement, and its qualities are dry, rough, light, cold, subtle and mobile. Pitta pertains to fire and water elements. This dosha governs digestion and metabolism, and its qualities are oily, sharp, hot, light, liquid and acidic. Kapha pertains to water and earth elements. Kapha is responsible for growth, nourishment and protection, and its qualities are moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky and static.
Each person has all three doshas in varying levels of expression, that help to characterize each individual. Overall well being and good health depends on keeping the doshas in balance. Since our doshas are made up of the five elements, we can use the opposing elemental qualities to bring our body, mind and spirit back into balance. An aggravation amongst the doshas causes a state of disease, that’s why restoring and establishing balance is the main theme of the Ayurvedic approach to health and wellness.
Optimal health is achieved through Ayurveda when we are living in complete harmony with our environment. To do this, we must first understand our own nature or body constitution to make the best possible choices. Ayurveda utilizes yoga, meditation, exercise, diet, lifestyle modifications and body therapies to maintain balance.
Chakra Clearing helps restore balance to the body’s energy system. Chakras are the seven main energy centres of our body. Every sense, feeling and experience is connected to a specific chakra. When the body is stressed, the chakras can become imbalanced and manifest as illness. For your mental, emotional and physical body to be working in total harmony, the chakras need to be spinning in correct harmony. This is done by facilitating movement of energy through the chakras using light touch healing.
Pranic Healing is a form of energy medicine that uses prana, the life-force energy to balance, transform and harmonize the body’s energy processes. It is an effective and simple system of light-touch / no-touch energy healing based on the principle that the body has the capacity to heal itself. It is facilitated by increasing the prana available from natural sources to address physical and emotional imbalances.