“From its ancient origins in India, Ayurveda has now spread all over the world. Its teaching uses a blend of herbal medicine, massage, nutrition, spiritual insight, practical experience, scientific analysis, and artistic creativity to guide us to a balanced fulfilled life style.”―Sebastian Pole
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means “the knowledge of life”.
One of the oldest holistic health systems in the world, it arises from the Indian culture, based on the timeless knowledge of the unity of man with
It is the science of a vital and happy life. It guides us to balance our lifestyle through self care and mindfulness.
Factors such as one’s own basic constitution, the time of day, the four seasons, nature, the environment, and external circumstances, as well as work and family all have a great influence on our well-being.
The concept is based on the five basic elements: Akasha (aether/space), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jala (water) and Prthvi (earth).
The combination of these five basic elements results in the three Doshas (bio-energetic operating principles) Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of us contains all three doshas, though in different proportions and with varying expressions.
Vata, formed with aether and air, symbolizes the motion in our bodies, like the movement of the breath, the heartbeat, the digestion, the nervous-system and the musculoskeletal system.
Pitta, formed with fire and a little water, is responsible for the metabolism, the digestive process (also mental) and the intelligence. It gives us our power and motivation.
Kapha, formed with water and earth, stands for stability in the organism and the mind. It gives us structure, solidity, calmness and dedication.
According to Ayurveda, an imbalance in the body can be balanced with the opposite attribute.
Therefore, therapy combines nutritional guidelines, daily routines, treatments, motion and awareness of the body, mind and soul.
An Ayurvedic massage is performed with warm oil. It has a harmonizing, balancing, calming, grounding, rejuvenating and vitalizing effect. It eases tension and activates the blood circulation. The massages supports well-being, nourishes tissues and ligaments, improves flexibility and promotes deep sleep.
Ayurvedic nutrition advice covers all aspects of everyday life and is based on fresh, organic whole food. Most people experience the Ayurvedic diet as soothing, strengthening and mood-enhancing. Nourishing meals are prepared to support our general well- being. With little effort and much pleasure, we can integrate Ayurvedic principles into our favorite recipes.