What is Ayurveda? 

Ayurveda is becoming increasingly popular, but this ancient tradition is one of the oldest ways to get the most out of life. Ayurveda is known as the “science of life”: looking at everyone as an unique person. In Ayurveda you look at a lot of different things around people: imbalances, problems, body type, face, environment they live in, their work, climate he/she lives in, and so on. Everyone should tailor their diet and yoga practice to their needs to become their best self. There is no diet that gives each individu the same benefits.

Also, as said before: Ayurveda is known as the science of life. Meaning, it’s not only about the food you eat… It’s nutrition, practice, herbs, how to treat your body(oils).

One of the most important things in Ayurveda is creating a morning ritual. A morning ritual is one of the easiest and most powerful things that you can bring into your life. You can find my morning routine example.

Want to learn the basics of Ayurveda:

– What are the different dosha’s (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)?

– How can you recognize your dosha?

– How can you find better balance, through changing your diet/lifestyle/practice?

Work, diet, relationships, and stress can cause you to feel off-balance, and while eating healthy often seems like the simple solution to everything, this might not be what you need. Food and other habits can become a crutch: like drinking coffee when you feel tired, for example. If you’re new to Ayurveda and the different dosha types. You can explore a little in the different dosha type descriptions. Just remember: we are all a combination of the different dosha’s. You will probably recognise yourself a bit more in one of them, this doesn’t mean you need to eat only the food that fits to this dosha type. It could be that you are from your natural state more a ‘vata type’ but that duo to your work, your pitta is a bit out of balance. I would recommend to do a consult with a ayurvedic trainer to find out your dosha. But it can already give you a new perspective on yourself.  

For example: if you don’t think you are a typical vata type from the body description, but you do recognise the symptoms when a vata is out of balance, it could be that you would benefit from eating the food that helps a vata when they are out of balance. Just explore a bit, and if you feel like diving deeper into the ayurvedic way of life. Book a consult!