Ancient Wisdon for Modern Living
ThaiVedic Yoga brings together some of the most effective healing arts in the world today – Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga and modern medicine – a truly integrated holistic system to restore health and harmony.
We use the elegant diagnostic system of Ayurveda to give an overview of your current state of health. I love Ayurveda for it’s straight forward simplicity and the fact that it recognises our individuality – there isn’t a one size fits all way to be.
Translated as the science or knowledge of life, Ayurveda is a holistic system which originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It aims to create balanced health and harmony within the body both physically and emotionally. Preventative and curative, it helps us achieve our best state of health and is one of the most powerful systems of healing. It is called the Science of Life because it tells us which substances, qualities and actions are life-enhancing and which are not.
It’s rich and timeless wisdom is now being recognised and is spreading among the alternative medicine industry as people seek to take responsibility for their health and well-being from a more holistic perspective. You probably know a few of the simple practices of Ayurveda already and they have filtered through many cultures as “common sense” principles!
Modern science, and especially the field of neuroscience, are validating many of the holistic practices that Ayurveda, massage and Yoga have been advocating for centuries. The body/mind connection can no longer be ignored as we move into a more aware model for balancing our health and well being.
ThaiVedic Yoga is certainly not intended to replace modern medicine, but rather to give you tools to treat your body and mind according to its needs. This puts you firmly in control of your own health, with a better understanding of the connectedness of the bodily systems.
What can ThaiVedic Yoga help with?
- Aches and pains
- Inflammatory disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Weight management
- Stress and anxiety disorders
- Low mood and depression
- Tension release
- Digestive disorders
- Poor posture
- Healthy aging
- Headaches and insomnia
- High blood pressure
- PMS and menopause
- Personal Yoga plan
One of the core tenets of Ayurveda is that each of us is born with a distinct constitution or Dosha – a particular combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that is completely unique to each of us.
The Doshas are made up of the 5 elements.
Here is a brief description of the Doshas;
Vata is the energy of Ether and Air
Movement and impulse, creativity and connection. It governs breathe, heartbeat, movement, the nervous system, sensory perception, communication, our capacity for joy and expansive consciousness.
Pitta is the energy of Fire and Water
Digestion and transformation. It governs appetite, digestion, absorption, assimilation, intelligence, charisma, courage, and ambition.
kapha is the energy of Water and Earth
Structure and cohesiveness, grounding and stability. It governs nourishment, growth, lubrication, regeneration, fluid balance, fat regulation, strength, stamina, memory, our ability to feel compassion and contentment.
Everybody has all three doshas. But different individuals have different proportions of each one, and most of us are predominant in one or two of them.
Although your Dosha type is determined at the moment of conception (this is called your Prakruti) they are constantly shifting within the body. Just as the five basic elements fluctuate within nature, these elements will also fluctuate within the body. Therefore the Dosha dominance changes with age, time of day, your current life challenges and the seasons etc…
When we have an excess of a Dosha, it indicates that the tri-dosha have deviated from their natural balanced state and this imbalance is what contributes to the disease process. Our work here is to determine the imbalance (this is called your Vikruti) and use massage therapy, Yoga and lifestyle practices to restore health and harmony.
We determine the kind of lifestyle that is balancing and healthy for you, including the sorts of food you should eat and the amount and type of exercise you should do.
Although Ayurveda can be used to alleviate various conditions, it is founded on the principle of preventing disorders in the long term rather than waiting for problems to manifest themselves. Thus it is the ideal way for healthy individuals to maintain good health and general well being.
Absolutely amazing treatment from Lyn yesterday, she has given me fantastic supportive holistic advice that I can bring into my day to day life. My body feels so good! Thanks Lyn!! Becca
Any and all of the massage therapies I offer can be combined in the ThaiVedic Yoga approach for the best possible healing outcome, and we can design your personalised Yoga practice according to your needs
If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda I recommend reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra as a great beginners guide!
Your first consultation will take at least 2.5 hours so please allow plenty of time. Once we have done the initial Prakruti and Vikruti analysis and had a good chat, further appointments can be shorter.
Initial investement for you £80