Life on Purpose
Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling
The purpose of Ayurveda: preserve the health of the healthy and restore the health of the unhealthy.
Ayurveda is a system of knowledge and practice with approximate track record of 15,000 years (intact oral tradition followed by written tradition beginning about 6,000 years ago). This brilliant system clearly articulates the purpose of human life, the definition of health as well as how to preserve it, and a rich understanding of the origin of imbalance/disease as well as how to manage or remove it. Ayurveda describes many important concepts that are just now emerging in Western medicine, including immunity, circadian medicine, a multidimensional and highly effective approach to nutrition, and mind-body medicine. At the core of this vast body of knowledge is the interconnectedness of all life. Healing is a journey of reconnection to Nature—both external Nature as well as our innermost Self. Through the practice of Ayurvedic principles, we can create health, peace, harmony, and quality of life for ourselves, our families, our community and our world.
Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling involves a detailed assessment of your health, state of balance or imbalance, and progressive education grounded in practice/experimentation. Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling can be combined with Yoga Therapy to enhance your results.
Ayurvedic Balancing Therapies: Discover Your Body's Built-in Map to Balance
Marma Chikitsa is an Ayurvedic practice of working with vital points to influence physiology, release trauma, and open channels of awareness. Marma means any point on the body that is vulnerable or tender, but also indicates access to the body’s neuroglandular system and subtle functions. Ayurveda recognizes 108 main therapeutic marma points. Most of them mark the meeting place of muscle, nerve, joint, bone, tendon, nerve, artery and/or veins. Some of these points are powerful enough to be classified as "instant-death causing marmas." Dr. Vasant Lad calls marmas "doors to perception." Chikitsa means any method, system or technique that re-establishes balance between body, mind, emotions, and Being. Marma chikitsa involves use of intentional touch/pressure, essential or herbal oils, and a special tuning fork in contact with specific points on the body. The intent is to relieve pain, reduce stress, balance emotions, awaken energy, strengthen, detoxify, and give insight into the present state of body organs and systems. Marma chikitsa is deeply relaxing and has immediate effects. The practice can be applied through custom protocols designed to address specific concerns you may have, or as a general practice for cultivating balance.
Prana Sthana (life force stabilizing) is a subtle practice that soothes and facilitates emotional, mental and physical balance. Prana sthana includes gentle touch on the head, spine, and certain areas of the body along with use of a tuning fork which carries you deep into relaxation. It is especially recommended for use in recovery from travel, surgery, sudden change, or trauma, as well as any time for deep relaxation.