I discovered ayurveda through yoga. At first, like most, I was skeptical. Can a 5000 year old medicinal practice be pertinent in today’s go go go, instant gratification-driven, egocentric world? Could an ancient Indian system of ‘holistic health’ favouring a so-called mind/body/spirit approach to wellness mesh with the strains, stresses and time pressured challenges of my modern lifestyle? The answer to these is unequivocally YES.
Yes if you believe in a preventative approach to health. That through specific foods and nutrition, appropriate and healthy lifestyle practices, exercise, self-care, meditation, and plant-based herbal remedies and detox methods adapted to your mind/ body constitution is the optimal way to remain mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy.
Yes if you’re wary of ingesting industrially and chemically produced drugs over the long run.
Yes if you believe that modern medicine and pharmacology can often times offer superficial ‘symptomatic’ treatment for your particular health concern, illness or dis-ease.
Yes if you’re fed up of being treated like just another patient, to be probed and prodded, seen not heard, rather than a sacred, unique and whole individual.
SOME OF THE HEALTH ISSUES, DISORDERS, AND IMBALANCES THAT AYURVEDA ADDRESSES:
Allergies, anxiety, constipation, depression, diarrhea, digestive issues, emotional and spiritual health, fatigue, GI issues, IBS, insomnia, migraines, stress… Read more here!