Hi, my name is Elizabeth Jensen,
I have been a practitioner of yoga for roughly 25 years. The philosophy and practice of yoga and its history is something that deeply interests me. I didn’t begin my studies in Ayurveda, often called the “Sister Science” to yoga, until years later, but my passion for this science runs deep.
I love helping people, and living a healthy lifestyle enhances both my mental and physical wellbeing. I have a strong desire to share my knowledge and passion of Ayurveda and Yoga and welcome anyone who wants to learn and achieve balance in their lives.
Combining Ayurveda and Yoga together I believe will greatly enrich anyone.
What is Ayurveda anyway?
Ayurveda, which translates as “knowledge of life,” is a system of holistic health that was developed in India more than 5000 years ago. It is the oldest health system of recorded medicine. When we break down the word Ayurveda into two parts, we get the words “Ayur” which means “life” and “veda” which means knowledge.
The Ayurvedic system examines a person’s physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook in the context of living a healthy and satisfying life. According to the Ayurvedic philosophy, universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha.
We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. Though everyone has some of each, most people tend to have an abundance of one or two of the doshas. This unique combination is determined at the moment of conception, and is your own personal blueprint, or prakriti (your nature).
As you move through life, the proportion of each of the three doshas is constantly fluctuating according to your environment, your diet, the seasons, the climate, your age, and many other factors. As they move into and out of balance, they can affect your health, energy level, and general mood.
Ayurvedic treatment is carefully tailored to the individual. By examining a person’s constitution, current symptoms, diet and lifestyle, the practitioner/health counselor designs a treatment to relieve symptoms as well as to develop and maintain optimal health.