“Ayurveda is the science of life and its approach is very simple: it is based on the principle that we make up a part of the universe, that the universe is intelligent and that the human body is a part of the cosmic consciousness.“
Ancestral, universal and modern medicine
Ayurveda – science or knowledge of life – is an ancient holistic health approach. Traditions have kept alive this ancestral knowledge, which was born in India, but its scope was intended from the beginning to be universal.
This centuries-old science is nonetheless up-to-date, both in its use of plants and health rituals. Because lifestyle habits, which are part of Ayurveda, support the human being as a whole. Indeed, like traditional holistic naturopathy, Ayurveda considers the patient in his or her global reality: physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intuitive and spiritual. In this way, Ayurveda can gradually and sustainably manifest the patient’s original equilibrium.
The concrete application of Ayurveda may accompany you from the moment you wake to the time you fall asleep in its daily care practices.
Ayurvedic principles (which include listening to the manifestations of the body) help us to learn to know ourselves better. And through observation, over the course of practice, to raise awareness and, gradually, see our way of thinking evolve. This concerns both our mental beliefs about ourselves, the universe and therefore our relationship to the world.
Microcosm and macrocosm
Everything in the universe emerges from a unified field of energy/intelligence/consciousness. Indeed, this is what the Indian visionaries known as the Rishis already realised 7000 years ago and what quantum physics confirms today.
The human body is a microcosm of the universe. All the elements of the universe are also at the heart of every cell and are repeated throughout our bodies. All matter is composed of five primordial elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. These elements combine to form what Ayurveda calls the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. These doshas are what give us our characters, according to their combination in varying proportions.
Ayurveda is an integrative medicine of the mind and body which takes into account all the planes of being. The most subtle levels, the highest vibratory frequency fields, are spiritual and intuitive. The most condensed manifestations, the lowest vibratory frequency fields, relate to the energetic and physical planes. Meanwhile, the intermediate frequencies pass through the mental and emotional planes. Everything that happens at the highest level will ultimately be expressed on a material level while our physical body and all its manifestations allow us to raise awareness of all the other planes.
We are not separated from the universe and the elements that surround us. Every change outside of us, in our surroundings, has an impact on us on the inside at the cellular level and therefore on our physiology. In the same way, all the changes inside us (our thoughts, the food we eat etc) will influence our expression and our way of being in the world and inevitably our environment.
In no way do I claim to be an Ayurvedic specialist but I have, nevertheless, been working for many years with Ayurvedic references and tools (in continuing education). These magnificently complement my experience as a holistic naturopath, bringing light and depth to my practice. Experience shows that they are a major support to help the body find all its functionality, adaptability and vitality. This is always based on listening and observing the cellular intelligence that guides us at every moment.
The spirit in the heart of each cell
Both holistic naturopathy and Ayurveda offer you the opportunity to begin an inward journey. Little by little, this process will allow you to discover your deep vibrant being in the heart of each cell, its needs and its place in the world.