Updated: Feb 18, 2019
A wisdom designed to help people stay Vibrant and healthy while realising their full human potential.
Nature functions with effortless ease, frictionlessly and spontaneously. It is intuitive, holistic, non-linear, and nourishing.
Students of CAM therapy believe that everything in the universe – dead or alive – is connected. If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, you have good health. When something disrupts this balance, you get sick
Ayurveda, which means “science of life,” has its roots in India, dating back more than 5,000 years. Considered the healing side of yoga, it offers a natural, balanced approach to optimal health.
Each person has a unique constitution – Ayurveda takes into account an individual’s unique qualities in order to create balance and health. The self-healing principles of Ayurveda teach people to become familiar with their individual constitutions, empowering them to make simple yet powerful choices that enhance their mental, physical and spiritual well-being. This harmonious state can prevent disease and encourages a joyful, productive and balanced life.
How Ayurveda Works?
In Ayurveda, one’s individual nature is mirrored in their body type, aka dosha. The doshas
reflect 3 main governing principles of nature, vata (air), pitta (fire), and kapha (earthwater).
Each person is a unique combination of these 3 principles or doshas, with different
proportions of each existing within.
One’s dosha depicts what and how they eat, how they exercise, when they sleep, and
even where they prefer to live.Being aware of your dosha will allow you to identify Ayurvedic
protocols to align your internal nature with the larger cycles of nature, such as the daily
rhythms and seasonal cycles, our circadian rhythms. It’s like having a roadmap that leads you
closer to your best self, so that you can reach your true potential, and be more radiant and joyful.
How Ayurveda is different from modern medicine?
In Ayurveda, every individual is unique and there is no diet or lifestyle routine that works for everyone.
Prevention is key. Ayurveda focuses on providing specific advice and guidance on how to maintain physical and emotional health.
Food and lifestyle routines are considered the most important medicine. If you come to an Ayurvedic doctor with a complaint, you are more likely to leave with a recipe than with a prescription for pills.
Ayurveda includes yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy, massage, astrology, surgery, as well as the use of precious stones, metals, music and dance. It is particularly the knowledge of a balanced diet that is of crucial importance in the teaching of Ayurveda.
Food as a Medicine
Food is considered medicine in Ayurveda. What you eat can serve you or work against you, depending on your predominant dosha, as well as your lifestyle habits at that time. Specifically, food can make you energetic or lazy, happy or sad, strong or weak, and focused or distracted. According to Ayurveda, what you eat directly influences your health and wellbeing.
Our Blends at SAMMIE'S are based on these ancient traditions, and focus on all 3 doshas.