The path toward optimal health is a journey to understanding true overall wellness. We learn to live in harmony with the world around us as we connect with our true natures, develop, and evolve.
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The term for health in Ayurveda is Svastha. Svastha means “to be established in the Self.” This means that harmony creates an integration of mind and body to obtain health and wellness. Ayurveda looks at the early signs of disease and reflects on how lifestyle choices create balance and harmony or imbalance and disease. Ayurveda recognizes that the symptoms of illness are the body’s way of communicating that we are living out of balance. These symptoms directly reveal our physical, mental, and emotional state.
As humans, we often forget our true natures. We forfeit a life of balance and instead default to societal influences, fear, and want for the things we perceive to lack. We are in constant pursuit of instant gratification and pleasure of the senses; we avoid pain and suffering at all costs only to reveal the detriment to long-term health. This default to survival instinct only brings more pain and suffering whether physical, mental, or emotional. The process of healing is to learn from experiences and have the courage to overcome challenges. When we recognize our true natures, we make choices that produce balance and harmony.
Ayurveda has methods to create a foundation for health and recognizes that each person is unique. Ayurvedic wisdom uses many factors in obtaining or preserving health. A combination of what we are attracted to, what causes us to move out of balance, and why we develop illnesses helps us understand what lifestyle changes, dietary needs, herbs, and other tools can be used to regain health.
Although Ayurveda offers several approaches when illnesses do arise, there is a greater emphasis on preventative medicine. Ayurveda focuses on lifestyle choices and routine as foundational factors to providing health and wellness.
Many of the practices that are a part of the Four Pillars of Wellness have been adequately researched and documented. Many practitioners have different interpretations of the four pillars that reflect their styles of practice and clientele. With the wisdom of my teachers, I adjusted my perception to benefit my clients and feel it is manageable in our modern world. I know that all practitioners would agree on the Four Pillars, but each may have a different order of importance.
The Four Pillars of Ayurveda are:
- Lifestyle: routine
- Nutrition: what we take in through our senses
- Sleep: rest and digest
- Energy Management: dealing with stress
Deep healing and optimal health require time, connection to the rhythms of nature, and living in harmony. Ayurvedic wisdom guides us to live a joyful and healthy life; we need to follow guides such as these.
Ayurveda provides practical guidance on what supports our lives and what needs to change. We can all make better decisions and change our habits, and we can trust that our changes can be permanent. I have made many changes in my life and experienced the benefits that Ayurveda has to offer. I guide my clients to make adjustments for better health. Join my free talks and recordings on my social media to learn more about Ayurveda and how it can change your life.
I would love to support you on your journey to health and wellness.
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- Tuesdays Wellness Talk: Tea with Kamie 1:00PM – ZOOM IN LIVE
- Tuesdays: Blurb About Herbs with Kamie 1:30PM – ZOOM IN LIVE
- Wednesdays: Wellness Wednesdays with Kamie 6:00PM – ZOOM IN LIVE
- Wednesdays: Whole Hearted Living with Kamie 6:30PM – ZOOM IN LIVE
**All Live Event will be recorded and posted on Social Media and Links to YouTube.
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- Tea With Kamie
- Blurb About Herbs with Kamie
- Wellness Wednesday Events with Kamie
- Whole Hearted Living with Kamie