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What is Ayurveda and How Can It Help You?

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system (well documented over 5000 years ago).

It is often referred to as the ‘sister science’ to yoga. As a modality, Ayurveda recognises the subtle differences between each of us physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically and addresses these with an approach to healing that has stood the test of time and is relevant and relatable in our modern day lifestyle.

Ayurveda offers insights and adaptations to daily schedules, lifestyle choices, diet, movement practices, meditation, sleep routines and even the work we do - that can have a profound impact on our health and experience of life.

According to Ayurveda, everything is comprised of different proportions of five fundamental elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) and that each one of us has a unique constitution or 'make-up' made up of a combination of these elements. This 'make-up' is called your dosha in Sanskrit and there are three doshas known as vata, pitta & kapha. For example, fire/water (pitta predominant) people are passionate, but can be impatient. Air/space (vata predominant) people are creative and fun-loving, but can be prone to anxiety. Earth/water (kapha predominant) people are steady, but can be prone to depression.

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