Nikki Estes, CAP, E-RYT
Self realization is impossible without self healing.
Yoga and Ayurveda:
A Complete System of Well-being.
Yoga is journey of self-realization that creates intelligence in the body and mind to enlighten the spirit. The process unfolds through alignment of the body's energy so it flows freely to create physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. Yoga is mind/body therapy to create outer and inner strength, peace and to connect us to our authentic self, the person we are meant to be.
AYURVEDA~ SELF HEALING FROM WITHIN:
Yoga is a part of Ayurveda, a 5,000 year old holistic form of Indian medicine that is now becoming more well known and practiced in the West. Ayurveda means, "The science of life." It is a union of the mind, body, senses and soul. The two goals of this practice is to keep the body in a state of health, free from disease and to show us how to use health as a basis of, or as a part of, a path to enlightenment. This form of medicine teaches us how to live in harmony with the basic laws of nature. The 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether are the building blocks of all existence including ourselves. Each element has specific qualities. Each individual has their own unique combination of these elements with in. Dis-ease in the body happens when these elements and hence their qualities, become out of balance through what we draw in through our 5 senses.
What makes Ayurvedic Medicine Unique?
- Ayurveda heals the whole self - mind, body and spirit.
- Ayurveda addresses and heals the root cause of illness, not symptoms.
- Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is unique and requires their own path for healing.
An Ayurvedic practitioner creates a program for the individual that is unique unto them. The goal is to balance these elements and qualities to bring harmony to the body, mind and spirit through the 5 senses. The foundation is diet, herbal remedies, oils, yoga, mediation, detoxing therapies (panchakarma) and other lifestyle practices to empower the individual towards wellness.