Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the world oldest health tradition is nowadays reviving, not only in it’s native country, India, but also in the whole world because this tradition is adapated to actual needs. The Sanskrit words « Ayus » and « Veda » placed side by side, mean « Life-knowledge »  Ayurveda is a global medical system which evolved over time, integrating centuries of wisdom pulled by the experience. This Indian traditional medicine is a holistic approach which leads a balance of the thought, the body and the spirit. It considers the human being in his/her environment, according to the cycles of the nature, of the day, seasons and various stages of the life.

The former wise men of India recognized that the consciousness and the energy show themselves through five elements which are present in any substance, in varied proportions and compose everything in the universe. These elements are everywhere and always together in any thing, in an infinite variety of proportions. A change in an element affects all the others.

By basing itself on the theory of five elements, Ayurveda defined three vital energies called doshas : Vata: air and ether; Pitta: fire and water; Kapha: water and earth. This theory is going to allow us to know our dominant dosha, that is our personalm constitution.

Vata people are enthusiastic, lively, mobile, with a pleasant nature and rather thin, more even slim constitution. They sometimes tend to be shaken, nervous, unstable and put under stress with a disrupted sleep and irregular hours of meal.

Pitta people are energetic, dynamic, effective and demanding, they like organization and beautiful things. Of strong temperament, they are sometimes irritated or under pressure by excess of activity, they can get angry easily or develop jealousy.

Kapha people have a stronger corpulence, with average but constant energy, they are peaceful, quiet, soft and tolerant but they can also develop feelings of geediness, envy and possessiveness. With a tendancy to be sedendary, they take time to make decisions.

Doshas have specific roles in our body but do not work remotely. A harmonious state between them is source of balance and health, whereas an imbalance shows itself under the shape of disease.

Food is very important for our health, it brings us all the nutriments to supply us the vital energy and maintain our metabolism. We recommend  freshly prepared vegetarianmeals taken peacefully to facilitate the digestion.
Ayurveda invites us to stay in accordance with the nature, to have a practice of the yoga, the meditation and to offer ourselves purifying and nourishing massages for the body and the spirit.
While Ayurveda is a complete and complex system, its fundamental principles are simple and practical. It is easy to integrate them into our life and to create a better health.

The practice of Ayurveda helps to promote the human happiness and the creative growth. Ayurveda can add years to the life but also and especially life in the years. 

“Those who see themselves in everything and see everything in them live in peace.”
Bhagavad Gita
“No man is an island, complete in itself; every human being is a part of the continent, a part of the Whole”
John Donne