For many, the concept of food combining—the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not—is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly.
The tradition of dinacharya (daily routine) is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing. Even if you are brand new to Ayurveda, it won’t be long before you hear something about the importance of doing a number of things—like eating, sleeping, and working—at roughly the same times each day.
Taking herbs is a fundamentally different process than taking pharmaceuticals. When taking herbs, the results can either be immediate and quite dramatic, or they can be far more subtle and cumulative. It all depends on the interplay between your body, the imbalances at play, and the herbs in question. Being conscious of the relationship you are entering into with your herbs can be quite beneficial, as can nurturing a certain respect and gratitude for the plants themselves, and for all of the energy that went into bringing their gifts to you.
As complimentary Vedic sciences, Ayurveda and Yoga originated from the same source and share a common history, language and cultural foundation. Integrating Ayurveda into your practice can bring about a greater sense of balance, harmony, self-awareness and health.
Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important cornerstone of health, year around. Balancing the nature of your local climate with lifestyle choices that offset the potential for seasonally induced imbalance is one of the simplest ways that you can protect your well-being. But, keep in mind that the seasons vary widely from one place to another, as do the qualities that they engender.
Ayurveda asserts that we all possess a unique constitution, our special “blueprint,” and that health is more readily attained when we follow guidelines best suited for that constitution. And yet, we may share similar challenges depending on our blueprint and the landscape we inhabit. In Ayurvedic terms, the combination of the doshas and their interplay with each other often determine our current state of health. Our Health Guides are valuable educational resources, written to illuminate many of today’s health concerns from a clear and practical Ayurvedic approach.
Our cleansing department offers a smorgasbord of different cleanses so that individuals can choose the approach that best aligns with their personal needs, lifestyle, and available time. Whatever cleanse is right for you, working with an Ayurvedic practitioner during a cleanse can provide an invaluable level of personalized support and can, in turn, amplify the benefits you’ll glean from the process.
The idea behind rejuvenation is to nourish yourself deeply, on all levels, for a designated period of time. This allows your body to repair, regenerate, and revitalize all of your organs, tissues, and systems—including your mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies can include dietary changes, specific lifestyle choices, the use of rejuvenative herbs, or a combination of all three.