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What is Ayurveda

 Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, originating in India, and going back thousands of years.  It is a very powerful natural healing system for the body mind and spirit.  Ayurvedic methods cover a wide array of health practices, including massage, yoga, diet, exercise, and life-style management relative to our unique individual constitutions.

We learn through Ayurveda, that what may be good for one person may not be good for another.  What may be helpful for a person during one time of the year may not be so helpful at another time.

 Ayurveda examines each individual and determines her or his constitution by assessing physical and emotional characteristics, and recognizing the pranic or life energy within.  Based on that assessment, a customized series of four sessions is prepared.


First session (Initial Assessment): In this session, your constitution is initially determined, and a customized one-hour Thai Yoga Massage is given.  After the massage, we will sit, drink some tea together, and talk about your unique body type.  You will be given some information about Ayurveda and your body type to bring home and read.

 Second session (Yoga Practice): You will be given your customized one-hour Thai Yoga Massage.  This time, as we drink our tea, we will talk about your yoga practice.  If you have never done yoga before, I will teach you some basic poses to practice.  You will be given a short and medium yoga session to take home and do during the week(s) before your third session.

 Third session (Food recommendations):  As before, you will first be given your customized one-hour Thai Yoga Massage.  During our tea and chat, we will talk about food, and learn what foods are good for you and what foods you should avoid.  You will learn some very gentle ways to gradually change your diet.  You will be given further information, including a food list to take home with you.

 Fourth session (Life-style changes):  Of course we will begin with your one-hour massage.  Afterwards, while we drink our tea, we will talk about lifestyle, and some simple changes you can make, if needed.  You will take home with you some information about a healthy life-style for your individual constitution.

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