What is Ayurveda and Pranayama

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Ayurveda is the natural healing system of India, dating back to 3000BC.

AYU – life Veda – science or knowledge

Ayurveda is the science of life.

The massages and treatments that I offer are not only beautiful treatments in their own right, but can also used to help alleviate problems within the body.

Ayurveda is very unique as it looks at the root cause of the problem, rather than the current ailment. If you have a headache, we look at why, are you stressed, using a Computer for long periods of time, not sleeping or poor sleep. Once the root cause has been determined, we can look at the best way to help rid the body of the problem.

To find the root cause of a problem, we first need to determine your Dosha, or your predominant energy system. This is done by completing a questionnaire. Once we know our dosha, we can start to look at what is out of balance an through a combination of massage, meditation, lifestyle and breath work, you can be brought back to a balanced state.

Ayurveda maintains an open view when it comes to the advances modern medicine has made and at no point should you stop any prescribed medication for any holistic approach to health.

Yoga is an integral part of Ayurveda, they are sister practices. Practice of yoga and meditation combined with Ayurvedic massage will bring balance to the body and mind. If you would like more information on the practice of yoga and meditation, please contact Jigyasa at http://www.sheetsofsoul.com.

Pranayama‘extension of the life force’

Balance is the purpose of Pranayama.

Pranayama dates back to 700BC and is the practice of controlling prana or energy in the body through breath.

Pranayama practices serve as a particularly powerful tool to heal illness and correct mental imbalances since “the control of breathing is the most direct method to affect life force”.