Ayurveda states that our bodies are made up of three doshas or vital energies (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) which are a combination of the five elements: ether (space), air, fire, water and earth. Vata is a combination of ether and air; Pitta of fire and water; and Kapha of water and earth. Everyone is born with an individual constitution, or prakruti, made up of the three doshas, determined by the parents’ doshas (and state of balance or imbalance) at the time of conception. Here at The Ayurvedic Center, a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner can confirm your prakruti by pulse assessment.
Over time, through improper diet, poor sleep, emotional trauma, stress, etc., our prakruti becomes out of balance and the doshas increase. Ayurvedic healing involves preventing the development of disease by working with the individual in order to restore the body to its natural state by pacifying the doshas that are out of balance. The goal is to balance the elements by using diet, exercise, herbs, lifestyle and cleansing programs. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, so the use of yoga therapy is a common practice in this holistic health care system.
Panchakarma, a rejuvenation therapy and detox treatment utilizing ancient healing techniques, is the center of Ayurvedic healing. It is a cleansing program that utilizes a series of Ayurvedic treatments that have been practiced for over 5,000 years. Panchakarma therapy is considered to be the most effective alternative health treatment for preventing and curing disease, as well as revitalizing the human body and enables us to feel fully alive again. It reverses the negative effects of stress on the body by removing impurities (toxins), slowing the aging process and restoring vitality, promoting a deep sense of peace. Here at The Ayurvedic Center, we see clients from all over the country and have many years of experience with various aliments, diseases and imbalances.
Our Center is dedicated to the teachings of Ayurveda. Our goal is to spread the wisdom of this beautiful science, to encourage self-healing through the wonders of nature and to share the knowledge we have learned from our distinguished teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad. We have chosen Vermont for the wise and open-minded people, clean air and four wonderful seasons. Namaste.
ayuh kamaya manena dharmartha sukha sadhanam,
ayurvedopadesesu vidheyah param adarah.
Those desirous of a long/healthy life (which is)
the means of achievement of dharma, artha and sukha,
should give their utmost attention (apply themselves fully)
to the teachings of Ayurveda.