Ayur → life or longevity
Veda → science or Knowledge
Ayurveda → Science or Knowledge of Life or Longevity
Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India; a holistic system which emphasizes balancing our body before imbalanced are developing into diseases.
Your body, mind, and soul are invited into balanced using food including spices, and herbs, self-massages with natural oils, observance of daily and seasonal rhythms, which includes gentle seasonal cleansing. These practices improve digestion, nourish the tissues, calm the mind, and discourage the development of toxins.
Ayurveda offers plenty of advice to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. Recommendations for daily routines are offered, eg how to get up in the morning; on what and when to eat and how to prepare the food in a way that the body can be nourished the best.
The science of Ayurveda combines the knowledge of how we are affected by our lifestyle and the food we eat with the qualities our environment is underlying. When we try to live outside of the laws of our universe (example: sleeping in the daytime, eating foods out of season), we end up swimming against the current of nature, which drains our vital energies and results in low immunity, and eventually disease.
As an Ayurvedic massage therapist, I am offering Abhyanga Massages (full body massages) and Padabhyanga, which is a foot massage with a special metal bowl. Both therapies very strongly work on balancing the body.
I run regular workshops on Ayurvedic cooking, seasonal fasting/cleansing and the basics of Ayurveda and how to integrate them into the daily life to become and stay healthy.