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ayurveda 101

The way we feel, our well-being, has a far-reaching ripple effect on our lives and that of others.

When in tune with your own sense of well-being, one can sense the times when we are out of balance, and how that affects our relationships, our self-image, and general contentment with life. In current society, most of us live in a constant state of imbalance due to stress, media, work and other factors, preventing us from living to the fullest.

Ayurveda, an Indian art of medicine dating back over 5,000 years, translates to the “science of life” or “the art of longevity”. It is founded on the principle that all of the elements of nature are a part of us, and that if we keep these elements in balance, we can lead lives filled with energy, contentment, and connection to others. In Ayurveda, there are 6 stages of disease, with the last two being manifestation and chronic, permanent change. The practice of Ayurveda addresses the first four stages, preventing issues before they arise.

Each plan is tuned to us as unique individuals who require specific and proactive treatments to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit. This involves customizing treatment to an individual’s unique constitution, or Prakriti. The types of constitutions are called doshas, are derived from the five elements of nature, and fall into one of three categories: Vata (wind and air), Pitta (fire), Kapha (earth and water). We digest everything in our lives, from food to the environment. As these factors change, our doshas fluctuate, resulting disrupted well-being. By identifying and addressing your specific prakriti and current dosha, counselors use food as medicine, bodywork, and other lifestyle adaptations, to achieve balance for long-term, sustainable wellness.

Ayurveda involves customizing treatment to an individual’s unique constitution, or Prakriti.

At Kosa, we offer a range of opportunities for clients to address their health, based on their desire to engage with Ayurvedic services. One can visit for one-time bodywork treatments and rituals, connect with oneself on a day retreat to enjoy the space, food, hydrotherapy, or engage in a more long-term wellness balancing plan. These longer-term plans involve initial consults with our Ayurvedic counselors and custom treatment plans ranging from quarterly to monthly visits addressing all aspects of Ayurvedic wellness.

By identifying and addressing your specific dosha using food as medicine, bodywork, and other lifestyle adaptations, balance can be achieved for long-term, sustainable wellness.