Take charge of your health! Let Ayurveda, the timeless wisdom (Veda) of how to live a healthy life (Ayu), be your path to wellness.
Ayurvedic health is based on four pillars – A strong foundation for your health and wellness!
Diet – “You are what you eat”! Your foods are the building blocks of all the tissues which make your physical body. So right foods build strong body and heal it while wrong foods many times cause the disease. Ayurveda recommends right food choices to “Let your food be your medicine” Dr. Jay has created Ayurfoods which are delicious, nutritious, perfectly balanced Ayurvedically.
Lifestyle – Doing the right thing is not enough, doing it at right time is the key. Ayurveic life style is the instruction manual of how to live healthily. Following the daily routine helps to improve the quality of life and increase productivity. Seasonal routine helps to change with the season and prevent many diseases.
Natural herbs – Herbs are the treasures of healing qualities and properties. We combine the right herbs in the formula which have synergistic qualities to enhance medicinal efficacy. They do not have any side-effects because they are combined according to individual Body constitution.
Panchakarma & Unique Ayurvedic Therapies – Profoundly calming, nurturing and rejuvenative. These therapies subtly detoxify and cleanse the body and mind, sooth the muscles and relieve pain.
Ayurveda – Your Path to Wellness
Ayurveda is a science of nature. We are part of Mother Nature so clearly the energies which govern the changes in nature influence our physiological systems as well.
Ayurveda goes beyond the physical body and provides knowledge to unfold the reality that transcends the physical realm and achieves harmony of Body-Mind-Spirit.
The goal of Ayurveda is to preserve the health of a healthy person. Health is more than “an absence of disease”. True health comes from a balance of the physiological systems, emotional state and thoughts. Ayurveda offers practical and natural solutions to prevent most diseases.
If you want to know the most important concept Ayurveda offers, it is Prakriti – Body Constitution – It distinguishes Ayurveda from many other healing sciences. Everybody and everything is different and there is a meaning behind that difference. Once we know the meaning, we can literally change our life. Ayurveda respects each individual Prakriti and offers individually suited diet and lifestyle plans to restore balance. For this reason, Ayurvedic health plans are not “One size fits all”. Recently modern research is recognizing this concept as genomic typing, which Ayurveda has been promoting for thousands of years.
When it comes to treating the disease, Ayurveda recommends treating the cause, not the symptom. Unless the cause is removed, the symptoms will never be cured. For example, if ten people have a headache, all will not have Ayurvedic Tylenol. Instead, a different mix of herbs will be indicated for each person, because the cause in each of them will be different.
This is an era of complementary medicine. Knowledge of Ayurveda is as essential as Conventional medicine. Modern medicine is a live saver in emergencies, or in life threatening conditions, but when it comes to prevention or treating chronic conditions, there is no alternative toAyurveda
No wonder hundreds of thousands of people are riding the wave of Ayurveda. Why not you?
Doshas – The Energies of Nature
Observe Nature. The Sun, Moon and Wind are the three natural energies in the universe. The Sun represents the source of heat, the moon the source of water and the Wind the source of air. All three are present at all times in different proportions. For example, in the afternoon, though there is some breeze and humidity, heat is predominant. In the evening around sunset, it gets more breezy and cold than hot.
When we watch the weather channel, we hear about humidity – water content, temperature – heat content and wind chill – air content. The seasonal variations also depend on the predominance of one these energies. For example, in late winter and spring it snows or rains a lot. In summer, temperatures rise and it becomes very hot and when fall arrives the weather becomes very windy.
Because we are a part of Mother Nature, our bodies contain the same three energies or Doshas. The water force is called Kapha dosha. Heat is Pitta dosha and Wind is Vata Dosha. In fact Kapha, Pitta and Vata govern all the systems and functions in the body. While modern medicine is focused on the structure of the body, Ayurveda emphasizes functions of the body through the Doshas. Kapha energy is responsible for building new tissues, nourishing the cells and lubricating all the systems. Pitta governs metabolic reactions, digestion, conversion and maintaining body temperature. Vata is in charge of all the actions, movements, nerve impulses and transportation.
When these Doshas are in balance, we experience health, and when they are out of balance, they cause disease/s. Our goal is to restore the original balance of Doshas for individual wellness.
Prakriti – Your Mind-Body Blueprint
Prakriti is your unique genetic Body-Mind make up called Body Constitution. It is a blueprint of your personality.
Look around you – Do you see any two people exactly alike, like the “Change of Guards” at Buckingham palace? Or do you notice that people are very different from each other? Observe Nature: Mountains, rivers, trees, birds, flowers – all have unique shapes and sizes. Even two leaves of the same tree are not alike. Two flowers of the same vine have different sizes and shapes. Nature is full of variety and we are no exception. We exhibit diversity both in appearance and personality. This diversity makes life beautiful.
This difference or uniqueness is because of the diverse proportion of Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas in each individual. Once we start seeing things through the glasses ofPrakriti, we will start seeing and understanding the differences.
For example, your oval face, or slender body may be caused by the predominant Vata in your Prakriti. Prakriti makes one person gain weight very easily (Kapha predominant) while another may never gain weight even if they try! One of your friends may be very talkative and another may be a little shy. One may be a leader and the other may like to follow the leader. Such variation is all because of Prakriti.
With various combinations of Vata, Pitta and Kapha – 10 different types of Prakriti are described. When it comes to wellness, the first step is to know your own Prakriti.
It is always ideal to have a Prakriti evaluation by an Ayurvedic Practitioner rather than doing a self-check.
This is the key to your health. Once you find that key, you can reveal answers to all your questions, such as:
- What can I do to feel healthy?
- How can I make my Mind feel grounded?
- What routine should I follow?
- What should I eat?
- How can I prevent my allergies, or heart burn?
- What exercise is good for me?
- How can I improve my relationship with my family?
- What is the right career for me?
- What living environments will be best suited to me?
- How can I enjoy my life?
Don’t you want to find the answers to such questions? Take the first step. . .