What Can I Expect from an Ayurvedic Consultation?
Basic AYURVEDIC CONSULTATION + Follow Up Visit Includes:
A Full Doshic Evaluation: Your Ayurvedic dosha is your unique physical, mental, and emotional nature. It is essential to understand your dosha to know what practices, foods & spices, lifestyle changes and self-care additions will best support you on your path to health & healing.
Evaluation of your Current state: Through a series of questions we will uncover the areas of imbalance as they pertain to diet, exercise and lifestyle. From these discoveries we begin to map a course to bring the body, mind and energy into greater balance. During this evaluation, we may explore potentialities for Life Coaching or Yoga sessions.
Dietary Recommendations: Through the use of foods, herbs and spices you will discover how to reduce or eliminate cravings as well as improve energy, digestion & sleep and create an overall feeling of satisfaction with your dietary choices. This may include creation of a churna (formula of herbs/spices) and recipes to support healing.
Movement, Breath & Mindfulness: You will receive recommendation and Instruction on movements (yoga), breathing and mindfulness practices to bring a sense of calm, clarity, and purpose into your daily life.
Life-style Recommendations: Together we will create a daily routine that can be easily incorporated into your life. A daily routine and self-care are absolutely necessary to bring change to body, mind, and consciousness. Routine helps to establish balance in one's constitution. It also regularizes a person's biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.
What is the need for additional Follow-up Visits?
Follow-up visits allow us to adjust all aspects of the initial consultation and recommendations. We can hone in on what is most effective and build additional layers of support. Follow-ups around the changes of season are helpful to maintain balance as our environment changes and allow us to make alterations to your Ritucharya (seasonal practices). For those with chronic imbalance regular consultations will support your continued journey toward greater wellness by adding and modifying practices to accommodate and support improvements.
Q: What is Ayurveda?
A: In the East, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old medical system from India. The word Ayurveda means “science of life”. It is an approach to health that focuses on the entire body as a whole and complements and supports Western medicine.
Q: What’s included in Ayurveda?
A: Discovery of your mind-body-energetic type, Ayurvedic nutrition, daily routine, seasonal routine, detoxification of the body, emotional healing, the use of spices and herbs to support balance, movement, breath and mindfulness practices.
Q: Who can benefit from the knowledge of Ayurveda?
A: Everyone. The knowledge of Ayurveda is complete and encompasses life in all aspects. It is about the discovery of who you truly are and with this knowledge you can begin to regain control of your health. The application of Ayurveda is especially helpful in the face of chronic illness. But anyone who is feeling out of balance can benefit from Ayurveda.
Q: Can I still follow my doctor’s advice while learning about Ayurveda?
A: Absolutely. Ayurveda works with the body's natural healing processes through diet, lifestyle, movement and breath and is intended to support both body and mind.
Q: When will I start to notice changes?
A: Applying Ayurvedic principles are not the same as taking a pill. Results will depend on how disciplined you are at following the recommendations learned in consultations. Practitioners who are steadfast usually begin to see initial results within 2 to 4 weeks. But patience is required: it often takes us years to become acutely imbalanced and it will take the body time to reverse course.