What is Ayurveda
Ayurveda can be translated as 'The Science of Life' . It is one of oldest healing systems in the world. It originated in India over 5'000 years ago and it is known for its holistic approach to health.
Ayurveda focuses on maintaining good health and promoting longevity by keeping the body, mind and spirit balanced. It offers a preventative approach to health, by focusing on to restoring proper digestion and integrating lifestyle choices that support each individual and their current needs.
The 3 Doshas
According to Ayurveda, everything in nature is made up of the 5 elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The combination of these elements results in the manifestation of three different energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The action of these forces can be seen everywhere in nature, also in our bodies.
The unique combination of the 3 Doshas, defines our own constitution, or Prakriti. This is defined at conception but throughout life the Doshas will constantly be affected by diet, lifestyle, seasons and many other factors. This constant fluctuation can result in an imbalance if nothing is done to restore proper functioning. This imbalance can affect your digestion, energy, sleep, mood and many other aspects of our well-being.
Vata represents the principle of movement. It is influenced by the Air and Ether elements. People that are predominantly Vata in their constitution tend to be active, enthusiastic, flexible and creative. A Vata imbalance can show up for example as constipation, dry skin, anxiety or insomnia.
Pitta represents the principle of transformation. It characterized by the Fire and Water elements. People with Pitta constitution, can have a strong and sharp personality. They also have a strong digestion and appetite and tend to get 'hangry' if they skip a meal. A Pitta imbalance can manifest as loose stool, inflammation, acne or anger.
Kapha is the principle of cohesion and structure. It is dominated by the elements of Earth and Water. People with Kapha in their constitution have a strong frame and good endurance. They can be very stable and loyal. A Kapha imbalance can show as weight gain, water retention, mucus and lack of motivation
Book an Ayurvedic Consultation If
You want to feel more vital and attuned to your physical and mental well-being.
You want to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system.
You want to bring more harmony and ease into your daily life.
You want to feel empowered and play an active role in your physical and mental well-being.
What To Expect From a Consultation
Discover how to live in harmony with your Prakruti, your Ayurvedic constitution. Though our basic constitution is innate to us and can't be changed, factors like eating habits, seasons, stress or work conditions can create a situation of imbalance. This imbalance can manifest in many ways: Insomnia, digestive issues, skin diseases, chronic pain, recurrent colds, are just some examples of how your body responds when in distress.
During the session we will discover together what lifestyle and nutrition habits can support your constitution and help you thrive.
The consultation includes an in-depth intake meeting, tongue analysis, and general health assessment. After 3-5 days you will receive an individualized plan, that depending on your needs and preferences, could include food and lifestyle advice, daily routines, yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.
Consultations available online or in person in the Zurich area. Book a non-binding Discovery Call to find out more on how we can work together.