"The Science of Life"

Ayurveda

Yoga is often described as the ‘sister science’ to Ayurveda, the two disciplines have always been used together and evolved alongside one another over five thousand years ago in India.

 

Ayurveda is the art of living a more healthy, happy and wholesome life. It is a holistic healing system which works in tune with the environment, while recognising that we are all unique beings with different needs to attain optimal well-being. Ayurvedic doctors use knowledge of our individual constitution and how it relates to the five elements to help restore balance and harmony to the Mind-Body - using many methods of healing from diet, herbs, lifestyle, exercise, yoga and meditation.

I will be interweaving principles from Ayurveda into our classes and courses. As an Ayurvedic yoga teacher, I am trained to teach from the Ayurvedic perspective, which includes: working in tune with the changing seasons, the time of day, dinacharya (daily routine), kindling Agni (digestive power), balancing our doshas (Mind-Body types), and enhancing our yoga practice with marma points (the energy points of the body, similar to acupressure). 

Ayurveda translates to ‘the science of life’

(Ayus = Life, Veda = knowledge or science)