ThaiVedic Yoga brings together some of the most effective healing arts in the world today – Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga therapy and modern medicine – a truly integrated holistic system to restore health and harmony.
During your consultation we will discover how you can live a happier and more balanced, harmonious life using lifestyle, diet, exercise, bodywork and meditation techniques
It’s all about balance…
We use the elegant diagnostic system of Ayurveda to determine your Pakruti (constitution) and Vikruti (current imbalance)
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 an ancient lifestyle practice which aims to create balanced health and harmony within the body both physically and emotionally. One of the oldest medical sciences in the world, Ayurveda is rich with simple methods to restore your health. It is thought that Ayurveda originated more than 5000 years ago, and is based on the philosophy of health and lifestyle that treats the whole person and not just the symptom. Its 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.
ThaiVedic Yoga is certainly not intended to replace modern medicine, but rather to give you the tools to treat your body and mind according to its needs.
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. If the Doshas are new to you, here is a brief description.
Vata is the energy of air and ether
Movement and impulse, creativity and connection. It governs breathing, the pulsation of the heart, muscle movement in general, the nervous system, sensory perception, communication, and our capacity to experience flexibility, 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, and our ability to feel compassion and contentment.
Everybody has all three doshas. We all do. 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, 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…
Your balance of Dosha determines 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.
We will also discuss the 3 Gunas (qualities) of Rajas, Tamas and Satva and how these translate into lifestyle choices to better serve us. We will also become familiar with the 20 opposing Gunas – light/dense – hot/cold etc and how these relate to our unique selves and our balance of Dosha.
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
In ThaiVedic Yoga we use the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth to understand the different qualities of Yoga asana and bodywork healing tools and techniques.
This enables us to quickly understand the benefits and possible side effects of any healing therapy or Yoga practice, and when they can be used to bring the body back to perfect balance.
Any and all of the bodywork 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!
Click here to watch my teacher Kimmana and his lovely wife Zia discuss Doshas and diet – see if you recognise yourself in these discussions. But remember, some of the most powerful medicine in this system are the lifestyle choices that we make everyday!