WHAT IS AYURVEDA ?
The “science of life” or longevity, this holistic medicine system comes from India and has been around for more than 5000 years. It is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, forming the foundation of others that came after. In this personalized health practice, the patient is empowered to become a student of their Dosha or mind-body type (there are three: Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and arrive at their own self-healing through guidance and knowledge of the optimal diet, exercise/yoga practice, supplements, herbal medicine, treatments, mantras and other lifestyle choices for that type. Our health is personal and the plan to achieve optimal balance health is equally personalized in practice. Above all else, Ayurveda believes that nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind itself. In Western medicine, the focus on physical symptoms has its place but can also disconnect itself from everything else, namely our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and the list goes on (Let’s just put it this way — would a doctor ever recommend forest bathing and hugging trees? Probably not :). In this practice, we look at everything as a whole ecosystem of health. The emphasis on preventing disease is rooted in finding and maintaining that balance in the mind, body and spirit to make healthy living a joyful, creative and proactively powerful experience. Everyone can benefit from this timeless medicine, whether you’re actively dealing with health issues or simply looking to fine tune your relationship to wellness, conscious living and stress management.
„The speciality of Ayurveda is that it’s not merely a science. It’s a complete system given to mankind from the Divine creator, to improve the quality of life, by being one with the universe.
Acknowledging that we are not a greater species than any others, is the first step to healing oruselves. Once we calm our Ego and Sense of enttlement, we allow nature to heal our body and mind the way it was built to. We are in Eco- system dependent on each other. „ ~Unkown~
(Ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and
reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life,
beneficial to humans bith in this world and the world beyond. „
(Charaka Samhita, I 42-43)
WHAT IS YOGA
This Sanskrit word means “union” and was created to activate the mind-body connection. Like Ayurveda, the ancient practice of Yoga is a whole system and way of being in the world. The experience of Yoga brings ever greater alignment to one’s ability to be present and fully alive in every moment, a dynamic meditation in its own way. By bringing more attention to our daily life, we are quite literally training the muscle of the mind to expand and channel inner flow, gratitude and overall happiness. The walls and self-limiting grooves of the mind and heart slowly break down, giving birth to spaciousness — spaciousness to imagine and feel into fuller possibilities! In the practice of Yoga, we first build our stability in the physical postures and from there, strength and flexibility follow naturally. We make this imprint on our mind-body connection, which feeds us both on and off the mat. In a balanced and whole life, we are doing the same — bringing flexibility, strength and lightness to all that we do no matter the challenges life tries to throw at us. Yoga grounds us in the timeless wisdom and insights we carry within, always. Not to mention, Yoga is for all stripes and colors — no one is left behind in the practice. Again, it’s all about personalizing for your unique mind-body type!
„Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind“
WHAT IS REIKI
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning UNIVERSAL LIFE ENERGY. We are all born with Reiki for it is the energy of life itself. The USUI SYSTEM of Reiki is a healing art that uses this power. Channeling it through our bodies and into the patient through “laying on of hands.” The energy is pulled through the body at a rate corresponding to the need of the patient and will go through cloth, blankets and even casts. The patient is not actually healed by the healer, but by the UNIVERSAL LIFE ENERGY. We are only channels for the Reiki energy. A healer is energized by treating patients. His or her energy is not drained but is replenished. Reiki will relieve pain and acute problems quite rapidly; depending on the symptoms it may take several treatments. Reiki is your life long friend, even if not used for longer time.
The touch of a hand is increasingly recognized as being important and also absent in much of modern medicine. Reiki as an alternative and complementary therapy provides the soothing comfort of human touch. This can make a world of difference to someone in pain. Reiki is the energy of love that never ends.
"Reiki is Love, Love is Wholeness, Wholeness is Balance, Nalance is Well- Being, Well- Being is freedom of Disease. "
Dr. Mikao Usui
What Is Mediation?
Meditation is considered both a state and a process. It is a state of intensely focused and deepened awareness. It cannot be taught and is beyond words. Meditation goes hand in hand with relaxation. A tranquil mind is a prerequisite for meditation.
We commonly use the term meditation to describe practices that can lead us to the experience of meditation. There are many different forms of meditation that can be practised including sitting meditation, walking meditation, and chanting. There are als many different types of techniques. Kaya Sthairyam, Om Chanting, Japa, Ajapa, Trataka, Dharma techniques, each have a different focus, but all move towards the state of meditation. Whilst meditation is usually developed through specific practice, ultimately it becomes a part of every moment, a way of life.
„Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawarness has built.“