Ayurvedic approach to Life
Nourishing the Self with good habits, food and yoga practice suiting you personally to achieve the best of your health.
Ayurveda & Me
The Indian culture and in general healthy living was the center of my interest since my high school time, however about Ayurveda I have heard first only on my (first) visit to India in 2002/3. I have always preferred natural medicine, so it was obvious to turn to Ayurveda when I wanted to recover from a serious stomach infection. Those days Ayurveda only meant herbal medicine and massage therapy for me.
Ayurveda as a complex system was introduced to me in 2006, on my third visit to India, when in South-India I was fortunate enough to meet the "Herb-man", whose name I don't even know as everyone called him on his nickname. He was the local many-generational Ayurveda expert, who first talked to me about Prakriti and Vrikriti, and what and how I may change to get into balance. That's where my deep interest in Ayurveda started and it continues since then.
The first excellent book I read about Ayurveda was of Dr. Robert Svoboda, Prakriti. It encouraged me to start my Ayurvedic life and integrate as much as I can from the ancient wisdom. Since then I've collected a little library in the topic.
The next milestone in my Ayurveda journey has come, when I moved to India in 2012 (live there since, for 7 months per year), where I could observe on a daily basis through the work of housewives, practitioners and doctors the practical application of the science. Through my own and other's treatment I got a deep insight in the different fields of Ayurveda, the holistic approach it represents, which is far beyond the consumption of few herbal medicine.
In 2015 my studies continued in Udupi in a private course (over 200 hours of training) with Dr. Sreedhar Rao to deepen my knowledge in the field of Ayurvedic diet and general herbology. I could also get involved into his work and observe many patient's recovery process.
Beside that I've completed the Kaivalyadhama Research Institute's 100 hour Ayurveda Training for Yoga teachers and could cook with Divya Alter, one of the best known experts of Ayurvedic cooking outside of India.
This was the time, when the long years of studies sunk and blossomed into the deep understanding of the system of Ayurveda & it's applications.
In 2017 I put together the Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Basics training material, which I shared first on yoga teacher training courses. Since 2020 this knowledge base is available online for anyone as Ayurveda Start and Start + online programs.
2021 is another turning point in my studies, as I'll start my further education in the field with the 3-years undergraduate diploma course.
My goal is to raise awareness regarding diet and yoga as there are so many fashion trends to follow in our contemporary world, which leads to confusion or even worst, to dogmatic views. What seems healthy might be "poison" for you if you take it in a wrong form, amount or combination for your personal constitution.
On the other hand I would also like to demonstrate the wide range of tools we have in our home and body, which enable us to become active contributors to our own health and well-being.
The ancient science of Ayurveda is free from any extremes and the only holistic system, that is considering everyone's unique constitution and state and impacts every aspect of one's life instead of investigating one area only or treating based on generalisations.
With the guidance of this system we can develop our sensitivity towards our body's signs and signals, so we can better understand its functioning and needs. This will lead to a better understanding of our balance and it's prerequisites too.
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All the above listed information are suggestions based on general observations, if you wish to know more with details regarding yourself, please get in touch.