Ayurveda is often referred to as the "sister science" of yoga. Ayurveda is one of the oldest known forms of medicine, with its beginnings in India, and is thought to be over 5000 years old. Ayurveda looks at the root cause of disease in order to assist self-healing and optimize the body's natural ability to create total wellness in the individual, taking into account all of a person's unique characteristics. Through analyzation of digestion, psychological tendencies, emotional tendencies, aptitudes, physical characteristics, and their unique combination in the individual, Ayurveda helps us find our natural rhythm in the seasons, in the aging process, and in Nature. This promotes harmony, balance, and health in the body, mind, and soul. An Ayurvedic consultation can inform you about exactly what to eat, how to exercise, when to sleep, how to work, how to mediate and breathe, and exactly how to pattern your daily life and routine in order to create a peaceful mind, a strong body, and a resilient immune system.
Maybe you've always struggled with digestive challenges (gas, bloating, indigestion, burning digestion, diarrhea, constipation). Maybe you always get sick when the seasons change. Maybe you suffer from anxiety around work or relationships. Maybe you are challenged by burnout, fatigue, or chronic inflammation. Maybe you have a diagnosed disease or illness. Maybe you're tired of following every diet and exercise trend with few or no results. Whatever the challenge, Ayurveda can alleviate suffering, align you with the natural rhythms of life (sleeping, eating, digesting, working, etc.), and teach what works for YOU.
This is not a cookie-cutter diet or exercise routine. This is a lifestyle plan designed just for you. Ayurveda tailors itself to the individual. Ayurveda teaches us self-understanding and self-compassion. Ayurveda works.
In your initial, 2-hour consultation with Meghan, you will learn your prakruti (original nature) and vikruti (current nature/imbalances). You will learn lifestyle practices, Ayurvedic practices, proper sleep routines, supportive exercise habits, balancing diet and herbs, as well as meditation and pranayama (breathing) techniques. Ayurveda touches on every, single component of your daily life: how you work, how you eat, how you digest food, how you bathe, how you sleep, and how your senses perceive the world around you. We slowly and gradually add healing practices to each facet of your life, in order to bring body and mind into their most optimal states of health and wellness.
Monthly check-ins are recommended, so that we may add or subtract practices, herbs, and dietary modifications to your routine, based on changes as your body comes back into balance. As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Meghan feels it is her job to give you accountability and also great compassion. No one can accomplish in one session the balance we work toward over a lifetime, or lifetimes. 5-6 sessions are recommended to get your started on your journey, as we uncover the original nature of your being and work to get you back into harmony with Nature. As you shed unsupportive habits and old ways of thinking, we will uncover the most balanced and healthy YOU. Know thyself; heal thyself.
"Nothing is right for everyone. Everything is right for someone. Ayurveda is a path of understanding what is right for you." - Dr. Marc Halpern, founder California College of Ayurveda