Who am I?

An avid believer of Ayurvedic medicine, I experienced and experimented with Ayurveda throughout my life. I had reached a point in my life where I wanted to go deeper into my understanding of Ayurveda so that I could ensure that everyone has access to this knowledge of life. Since then what an enriching journey it has been through various teachers, continuous personal experience, my clients and my passion for this ancient wisdom.

Fundamentally Ayurveda is a simple multidimensional philosophy of life strongly rooted in non-religious spirituality. It demands to be adapted to the place and people where it is practised. I apply this basic principle of Ayurveda to my practise and thus it is adapted to Europe - to Switzerland, its climatic conditions, and available resources. I always consider the origin and deep-rooted cultural eating & lifestyle habits of my clients when providing them with advice.

 

Through various ayurvedic tools such nutrition, lifestyle, manual therapies, herbs and spiritual practices of pranayama, meditation & mantra I educate my clients to comprehend the subtilities in their physical body, mind & soul to live a meaningful, healthy and fulfilling life.

The body and mind are the receptacles of diseases and happiness. The soul is eternal,  simply an observer , devoid of all pathogenicity . Soul is detached of all happiness or misery found in the mind and body.

C.S, Su.S 1.56

Ayurveda was transmitted orally for thousands of years but somewhere around 2,000 BC to 3,000 BC  the transformation of Āyurveda from an oral to a written tradition happened gradually & two schools of thought emerged– the School of Medicine and the School of Surgery which codified the āyurvedic teachings into texts. These texts today are used as references for all Ayurvedic therapies!

The word Āyurveda is composed of 2 words

Āyur (root āyus) =  'to live' or 'life'

Veda (root vid) = 'to know' or 'knowledge'

In the human body, these states of matter/elements are managed by 3 intelligent principles known as the doshas. These 3 principles are biological forces behind all functions of the body and they begin working prior to birth!

They produce the body structure, govern all physiological functions and are the causative factors in a disease process. They are also used to define seasonal cycles, cycles of day and night & cycles of age.

The correct understanding of the dosha at each of these levels is called the Tridosha theory which forms the foundation of the āyurvedic system. It is the key to a healthy and balanced life!

Ayurveda has its foundations in nature. All manifested matter in the universe is made up of 5 states of matter solid-state represented by Earth, liquid state by water, the gaseous state represented by wind, the power to change the state of any substance represented by fire, the field which is the source of all matter and which allows all other states to exists represented by ether.  

ETHER

AKASHA

WIND

VAYU

FIRE

AGNI

WATER

JALA / AP

EARTH

PRITHVI

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Ayurveda

The combination of these 3 doshas during conception gives rise to what is known as Prakriti. This combination is unique to each individual and determines his anatomy, physiology & psychology.

 

When these 3 doshas are in their natural state and are able to perform their functions in the body there is health, but when they are disturbed due to diet, lifestyle, environment etc there is dis-ease. The imbalance of the doshas is known as Vikriti. It reflects any aspects of diet, lifestyle, emotions, age, environment etc. that are not in harmony with one’s Prakriti.

Prakṛti determines for each individual their strengths, their weaknesses, their needs and their tendencies which one must take into account to live in good health, in balance and in harmony with oneself and the outside world. The basic constitution cannot be changed permanently. It can be affected by physiological or psychic dysfunction/disturbance because of one or more doṣa in excess. The therapeutic approach of Āyurveda is based on the determination of this disorder and then their treatment in order to bring the body into a state of equilibrium.

VATA

Principle of movement.

Controls all nervous functions & mobility in body.

Manages the Wind and Ether elements

Attributes

Dry

Light

Cold

Rough

Subtle

Mobile

Physical characteristics

Thin body frame

 Dry

Cold & rough skin

Cold hands & feet

Irregular digestion

Difficulty to gain weight

Psychological

Desire for change and stimulation

Love for new ideas, things, approaches to life

KAPHA

Provides structure, support, stability & lubrication to the body.

Manages Water and Earth elements.

Attributes

Oily

Cold

Heavy

Slow/dull  

Smooth  

Slimy/sticky  

Stable/static

Physical characteristics

Large heavy frame

Smooth

thick & soft skin

Thick

wavy hair

low but steady digestion

Gains weight easily

Psychological

Well-being of others is important, nurturing and family oriented in nature.

 

Desire stability and security

JAYA AYURVEDA

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PITTA

Responsible for all metabolic and chemical functions.

Manages Fire and Water elements

Attributes

Oily

Sharp

Hot

Light

Malodorous

Spreading

Liquid

Physical characteristics

Medium well proportioned

Strong appetite

Warm hands & feet

Good digestive power

Gains & looses weight easily

Psychological

Desire for achievement & recognition.

Love working towards clear goals and achieving recognition and personal accomplishment,

Sharp and fiery in nature