Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Healthcare at North Shore Yoga

Ayurveda is a natural healing system that has been successfully practiced for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, this medical tradition states that each person's path toward optimal health is unique–because each person is unique. At North Shore Yoga, we use effective, time-honored principles that focus on understanding your particular body-mind constitution and the unique nature of your imbalance.

Patients choosing to do an Ayurvedic Consultation usually do so because they either want to maintain their health and rejuvenate their energy or heal from more serious diseases. Imagine being supported to make the changes in your life that will enhance your healing process. Imagine using specifically prepared herbal medicines rather than mass-produced drugs to reduce your symptoms. Ayurvedic healthcare is the path to restore your alignment with nature.

It's not unusual for each of us to have a number of physical and emotional idiosyncrasies we experience routinely. You might not even think about them because there is nothing "wrong." The most common include:

  • Heartburn

  • Dry Skin & Hair

  • Insomnia

  • Self Doubt

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Rashes

  • Elevated Blood Pressure

  • Gas, Bloating

  • Acne

  • Depression

  • Stiff Joints

  • Tendency to Overheat

  • Tendency to be Cold

  • Irritability

  • Lethargy

  • Anxiety

  • Weight Gain

  • Elevated Blood Sugar

  • Elevated Cholesterol

  • Repeated Colds or Infections

  • Loneliness

Ayurveda recognizes all of these as sub-clinical expressions of imbalance that, left unchecked, may become more serious and lead to disease.

With the help of an ayurvedic practitioner, you'll begin to see the connections between seemingly unrelated conditions and the underlying causes of imbalance. Once identified, sometimes simple changes in the foods we eat or our daily habits can alleviate these imbalances. Not all are easily or quickly fixed but it's surprising what can happen when you start on the path to balance.

Through an in-depth evaluation of your state of health, lifestyle practices and physical attributes, we will develop an understanding of your unique constitution and any root causes of imbalance or changes you may be experiencing. Your constitution or Prakruti is the fundamental and unique balance of three basic energies called doshas. Your consultation will result in a report of findings and recommendations to start your path of healing.

Each individualized program may include lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, herbs, pranayama practice, meditation, yoga asana, color therapy, sound therapy, aroma therapy, massage therapy, and other natural therapeutics. In order to successfully implement these Ayurvedic principles into your life, frequent regular follow-up visits are recommended over a six-to twelve-month period.

The goal of all Ayurvedic programs is to create within your body and mind an optimum environment for healing to take place and to maximize your body's ability to heal itself.