Celine Wallace explores the world of Ayurvedic wellness

A new year is often marked by a renewed commitment to personal well-being, both mental and physical.

Celine Wallace, ayurvedic practitioner from India, offers some insight into Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that dates back more than 5000 years in India and focuses on preventative medicine.

Celine has studied Ayurvedic Medicine in India and Sri Lanka. She is now committed to sharing what she learned and to encouraging others to understand Ayurveda’s philosophy and how it can be used to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

According to Ayurveda, we do not live according to how our bodies were designed to work. There are many natural ways to solve your health issues. As a society we must take a step back to understand the laws of nature and begin to apply a mind-body perspective to our health.

What exactly is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, or the science of life, is composed of Sanskrit words Ayu, which means “life”, and Veda, which means “knowledge of science”.

Ayurveda was the first healing system, and it is still considered to be so today. It predates other healing methods and natural medicine. Ayurveda is a complete understanding of life, teaching us to live in harmony with nature, and to elevate ourselves to higher levels of happiness.

Ayurveda, as an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist, has helped me to create two companies that are based on Ayurvedic Principles: Sattva Soul Retreats, and Sattva Soul organic Ayurvedic Supplements. Ayurveda helps people understand how to lead a balanced and healthy life, from the physical, to the mental, to the emotional.

Ayurvedic medicine takes a different approach than modern medicine. Most people visit the doctor only when they are sick or have a problem. Our focus is on prevention medicine. We provide the tools you need to stay healthy and find balance. This is done by knowing constantly what makes you feel aggravated or better in your daily life. We can then get to the core of any problems. This empowers health and helps us to better understand ourselves.

Ayurveda philosophy is based on three primary energies known as doshas in Sanskrit. Sanskrit’s word dosha means “fault”, so we are trying to balance the energic “faults” in our mental, physical and spiritual bodies. Vata Pitta and Kapha are the three doshas that regulate all physiological and psychological characteristics, including circulation, digestion, nervous system functions, muscular systems and more.

How can we maintain the balance of three doshas? You must first understand your body composition. There are many internal and external influences that can influence our mind-body constitution. These include emotional state, diet and season, weather and climate, physical trauma and work. We can change or reduce the effects of these factors once we know that they can lead to a constitution imbalance.

Understanding the doshas (mind-body constitution).

Vata Pitta and Kapha have all different qualities. Let’s break them down and look at each one:

Vata The Creative

Elements of Air and Space

Vata is the air and momentum in our body. It is responsible all bodily sensations and activities. It is responsible for all bodily activities and sensations.

It promotes creativity, flexibility and freedom.

When out of balance, it can cause fear, insomnia and anxiety.

Pitta – The Leader

Elements: Water and Fire

Pitta represents metabolism. It is responsible for digestion and metabolic transformation of nutrients to biologically useful forms. It gives the ability to absorb impressions and ideas, and also intelligence and enthusiasm for living.

It promotes intelligence, leadership and understanding.

When it is out of balance, it can cause anger, hatred, and jealousy.

Kapha – The Nurturer

Earth and Water

Kapha gives mental and physical strength and stability, and also provides substance. It increases resistance to diseases and promotes healing.

It promotes forgiveness, love and calmness.

When it is out of balance, it can cause depression, jealousy, and greed.

You are ready to go once you have identified your dosha imbalance. Ayurveda is a powerful healing system that allows you to heal from within and use its methods as preventive medicine.

When used as precaution, body and mind remain strong and in tune as what happens on the outside is directly representative of what’s happening inside.

If you want to find out your Ayurvedic Dosha imbalance, you can head to www.sattvasoul.co.nz; to take the free quiz and find out what organic Ayurvedic herbs may help you on your healing journey.